Green building industry contributes more than $134.3 billion in labor income
October 14, 2015
The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year, according to a new U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) study from Booz Allen Hamilton.
62% of large buildings qualify as green, compared to less than 5% of small buildings
July 31, 2015
Owners of small buildings have an opportunity to differentiate themselves by implementing energy-efficient practices, due to a significant gap between large and small office buildings in achieving green certification, according to a new study by CBRE Group Inc. and Maastricht University.
The USGBC oversees the LEED green building certification program
June 30, 2015
Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has announced that he will be stepping down as CEO at the end of 2016 to make way for a leadership transition that will take place in January 2017.
Combination Will Serve the Needs of Existing Clients, as well as Accommodate the Growing Sustainability Market
January 21, 2015
Steven Winter Associates Inc. announced that it has acquired the assets of Everyday Green LLC, Washington, District of Columbia, a building science consulting and verification firm specializing in green building certification programs.
Buildings Used an Average of 5.5 Percent Less Energy
December 19, 2014
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded green investments are helping federal buildings use less energy, even during harsh winters.
Extension Offers Green Building Industry Additional Time to Prepare for Newest Version of LEED
November 14, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will allow Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015.
Agencies Must Use a System That Verifies Enhanced Energy and Water Efficiency
October 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. Principal among the efforts is DOE’s issuance of a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance.
HVAC Optimization Software to Cut Annual Energy Use
October 13, 2014
Constellation Place in Century City, California, is known for its progressive environmental efforts. From solar panels and fuel cells to high-efficiency plumbing and lighting, the 35-story JMB Realty Corp. architectural landmark is setting the bar in efficiency.