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The Results Are In: Green Builders and Designers Might Need Toxicology Summer School

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 20, 2012 01:01 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Jul 19, 2012

Author name:  Paula Melton Blog Category:  GreenSpec Insights We’ve run the numbers from our quiz on toxic chemicals in building products, and we all have some explaining to do. Put down your #2 pencils and listen up! SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t yet taken the GreenSpec toxic chemical quiz , head over and do it now—yes, before you read the answers. Find out how you did Find out below how well you did on the GreenSpec toxic chemical quiz. And feel free to brag, commiserate, add your expertise, or kvetch about “trick questions” in the comments. Afterwards, if you want to learn more about toxic chemicals in building materials—or if you are looking for a simple, straightforward way to share your knowledge with colleagues, students, or clients—please check out the report we’re about to release, Avoiding Toxic Chemicals in Commercial Building Products: A Handbook of Common Hazards and How to Keep Them Out. Through Friday, July 27, you can get this handbook at a special early-bird price ($79 for BuildingGreen members and $99 for non-members). Which one applies to you? 20–25 points: Consider a career change: you should be teaching toxicology summer school! 13–19 points: You have a pretty good handle on how to design healthier buildings—but the unknowns could keep you up at night. 6–12 points: You know just enough about toxic chemicals to be dangerous! 0–5 points: What you don’t know can hurt you: consider brushing up. read more






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