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Researching the Materials and Technology of Your Building
After finding books and journal articles on your building (under "History & Culture" tab), you will know the kinds of materials used to create the building. Then you can search for those materials in books and journals to find out more about the timeline of when they were used and by what culture, etc.
Search example: steel AND building, steel AND architecture, concrete AND building, concrete AND architecture, concrete AND history, etc.
Green and Sustainable Materials and Technology
Search BuildingGreen database for journal articles and specifications for green building materials and technologies.
BuildingGreen offers information resources that promote building with environmental issues in mind. BuildingGreen contains journal articles from the journal Environmental Building News, green building products listings and ratings, building specifications, building codes and certifications (such as LEED), architectural case studies, and blog posts. The easiest way to search is to input your topic in the overall search box at the top right of the screen. Then you will receive all of the different formats of information mentioned above on your topic. BuildingGreen is also now in Designer Pages https://www.designerpages.com/. Students can sign up for a free BASIC Designer Pages account by choosing register at the top of the Designer Pages home page.
Green Architecture & Sustainable Design Councils