Mineral wool is increasingly being used in building exteriors to enhance thermal performance. Especially when builders are looking to mitigate fire risk, noise intrusion, and energy waste, as well as ensuring moisture control in an “all-in-one-solution”. Sto Product Manager Karine Galla recently penned a piece in Construction Specifier on the attributes of mineral wool; for a synopsis of her article, take a look at our blog this week.
According to a new study, Atlanta is one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the country when it comes to office buildings. The fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index – a study conducted by researchers at CBRE and Maastricht University -- showed that more than half (55%) of Atlanta’s office space is “green certified,” either through the USGBC LEED program or through Energy Star. Out of the 30 largest office markets in the United States, Atlanta ranks third on the list of eco-conscious office spaces, following San Francisco (#2) and Chicago (#1). Almost 25 percent of all offices in Atlanta are Energy Star labeled—second only to Manhattan and nearly double the national average.