He joined USGBC in 2009 as senior vice president, technology, before being named COO in 2011
September 9, 2015
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) board of directors announced that Mahesh Ramanujam, USGBC’s chief operating officer, has been named incoming chief executive officer, and will move into the role after Rick Fedrizzi, co-founder and current CEO of the organization, steps down at the end of 2016.
It is one of a limited number of century-old buildings to achieve LEED certification
August 25, 2015
Carnegie Hall, the nearly 125-year old iconic New York City music venue, has announced its award of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it one of the oldest and most notable buildings to achieve the distinction.
Seeks entries from contractors, builders, engineers, and others responsible for installations using Bosch products
August 21, 2015
Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. announced that its Green Living Awards contest is returning for 2015. The contest, now in its third year, recognizes both residential and commercial projects that incorporate Bosch Thermotechnology products.
Agreement outlines each organization’s role in the development, maintenance of code
August 10, 2015
The code, scheduled to be released in 2018, will be powered by ANSI/ASHRAE/ICC/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.”
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.
Will provide a single way to deliver sustainable, high-performance buildings
July 31, 2015
The International Code Council (ICC) and ASHRAE have signed an agreement on development and maintenance of a new version of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), ASHRAE, ICC, Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Centralized team offers comprehensive portfolio of services
July 20, 2015
Intertek has announced the launch of a global team to provide environmental and sustainability solutions. The company said the comprehensive offerings will serve a wide range of industries, including building, industrial, and more.
Comfy optimizes energy efficiency and occupant comfort
July 20, 2015
Glumac’s new 17,500-square-foot office is the first Net Zero Tenant Improvement Living Building Challenge (LBC) registered project in the United States. The company views Comfy, from Building Robotics, as an integral component of its net zero energy design.
Order requires all large existing state buildings to achieve LEED-EB certification
July 8, 2015
CodeGreen Solutions has won a multi-year contract with the state of California Department of General Services to provide sustainability, energy efficiency, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) services for over 60 buildings around the state.