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Team to study impact of ‘green’ buildings

Source:  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Increasingly, everyone from new home builders to major companies like PNC Bank have embraced the green credo of buildings that are not only energy efficient but use environmentally sustainable products.

But exactly what environmental impact those buildings have over the life of their existence from construction to operation to demolition and disposal is not fully understood.

A team of Pittsburgh engineers and architects will try to get at that very notion — known as “life cycle assessment.”

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