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Founded by Alex Wilson and Nadav Malin in 1992, BuildingGreen quickly became the go-to organization for straight facts about important environmental issues. The Vermont-based group is known for launching the monthly newsletter Environmental Building News (EBN), which became one of the earliest credible sources of information available about green building products and technology. BuildingGreen is also the publisher of theGreenSpec Directory and online technical resources at In 2010, Wilson won the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing.

TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter rounds up some of the most important BuildingGreen moments of the past 25 years, including issues such as suburban vs. city development, foam products, and flame retardants.

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