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.
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.
BIPV Takes on the Dual Role of Both Building Envelope Material and Power Generator
May 22, 2015
The annual installed capacity of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) is projected to exceed 11 GW by 2020, driven by the increasing focus on renewable energy and the green building movement in the construction sector, according to a new report by Global Industry Analysts Inc.
The Study Looked at Fortune 200 Companies, Most of Them Users of LEED and Members of USGBC
April 24, 2015
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program to achieve their goals, according to a new survey released by the USGBC.
Committee Intends to Work on a Definition of Biomass as Well as Requirements on the Use of Biomass
February 17, 2015
Biomass requirements are being explored by ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) for inclusion in their green building standard — ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings.