Articles Tagged with ''green building''

Contractor Showcases Intelligent Home

December 10, 2012
Hugh Joyce, owner of James River Air Conditioning in Richmond, Va., initially wanted to create a place to showcase some innovative and energy-efficient products. However, after a year of planning and construction he opened something much greater. What is it?


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LEED Trend Losing Steam

November 30, 2012

Despite widespread popularity over the past several years, LEED certifications may soon start to dwindle, according to a new survey.


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USGBC Announces Changes to LEED 2012

June 25, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced that it will delay ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1, 2013. Because of this date change, LEED 2012 is being renamed LEED v4.


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Project Files: Utility Deploys Platinum Power

May 28, 2012
At Georgia Power, the objective was to become the first LEED Platinum office facility in Savannah, Ga.


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April 16, 2012: Standard 189.1 Included as Compliance Option for 2012 Green Construction Code

April 16, 2012
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has announced that ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2011, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, now serves as a compliance option with the newly published 2012 International Green Construction Code.


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USGBC Certifies First LEED Platinum Prefabricated, Modular Home in Washington

April 2, 2012
Greenfab has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for a new home built in Seattle. The prefabricated, modular home is the first to be certified LEED Platinum in the state of Washington.


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March 27, 2012: New, Updated Credits Introduced to LEED Pilot Credit Library

March 27, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) next update to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program, LEED 2012, will include various updates to credits within the LEED Pilot Credit Library.


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ASHRAE Updates Green Standard

March 12, 2012
A newly published version of the high performance green building standard from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) focuses on making buildings and systems more sustainable.


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USGBC Seeks LEED Comment

March 5, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced that the third public comment period for a proposed 2012 update to its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building program opened March 1, 2012.


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March 1, 2012: Delmar Releases Three New Green Building Books

March 1, 2012
Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, has announced the availability of three new books for the green building industry. As part of its Green Destination series, the new titles cover all aspects of green building, from gaining certification, to codes, concepts, technologies, and alternative sources of energy.


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