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https://t.co/mE2VmFZZOF .quartzproject to offer #opendata for green #construction https://t.co/zyPWb2IV1W #AEC

https://t.co/mE2VmFZZOF .quartzproject to offer #opendata for green #construction https://t.co/zyPWb2IV1W #AEC

Professionals in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries suffer from the absence of comprehensive, accessible, and standardized data about materials when making construction decisions. A new project addresses that problem by sharing data of one standard that can serve as a guideline for the entire industry. The Quartz Project , debuted in late October, is an open dataset that promotes the transparency of building materials and products. It is the first time that both life-cycle impacts and health hazards of building materials are included in a single database. “ In the past, it was really hard for professionals like builders and architects to make decisions on building materials, because the existing data were disorganized and hard to analyze,” said Larry Kilroy of Healthy Building Network, at a Quartz project demo at Greenbuild in Washington, D.C....

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