The American Chemistry Council (ACC) launched a new website, buildingwithchemistry.org, that provides architects, materials specifiers, interior designers, and other building and construction professionals with tools and information about green building codes and standards, materials selection, and the role of chemistry in developing innovative, sustainable building materials.

The website includes an interactive graphic of a mixed-use residential building that highlights how chemical ingredients are used in everything from polycarbonate panels in skylights, to plastics in piping and polyester fibers in carpeting. Individual pages feature specific chemicals used in a range of building and construction applications, with information on the functionality they provide.

A “Green Building” section provides an overview of commonly used standards, codes, certification systems and assessment tools, while a subpage on “Materials Selection” highlights different approaches that specifiers, architects and designers can consider when choosing materials and products.