The AIA Strongly Opposes the EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule

If enacted, the new rule could empower states to relax emission standards for remaining coal-fired power plants. By Katharine Keane Today, the AIA released a statement voicing the Institute’s “strong opposition” to the Environmental Protection Agency’s...
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EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing

On June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) which allows new products containing asbestos to be created on a case-by-case basis. By Sydney Franklin Fast Company recently reported on the potential comeback of one of the most infamous building materials of...
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Designers Anxious About the Environment in the Trump Era | Architect Magazine

The building industry hopes that the president’s business background will lend some pragmatism to decisions related to energy efficiency and infrastructure. By Chris Bentley President Donald Trump’s tumultuous first month in office has many architects wondering what his...
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