Green Building

USGBC Adopts LEED v4

Council Voted 86 Percent in Favor of Adopting the System

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its membership has voted to adopt Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4, the next update to the green building rating system.


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July 17, 2013: LEED v4 Passes Ballot and Will Launch This Fall

Newest Version of Green Building Rating System to Launch at Greenbuild
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its membership has voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to its green building rating system. The final overall vote was 86 percent in favor of adopting LEED v4.


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Contractor Showcases Intelligent Home

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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Saving Energy With VRF, Geothermal

In 2002, the board authorized the construction of a 25,000-square-foot county conservation learning center using a geothermal cooling and heating system. How did it turn out?


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Contractor Builds Green Enterprise

While Steve Saunders, CEO of Tempo Mechanical, TexEnergy, and U.S. Ecologic, stands at the intersection of green, energy efficiency, and HVAC, he’s truly directing traffic on behalf of planet Earth. What’s the latest in his endeavors? 


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GreenSTAR Contractors Lead the Way

As the green movement continues its forward momentum, numerous contractors are well ahead of the learning curve, thanks to a comprehensive qualification program, courtesy of the Mechanical Service Contractors of America. What is the association’s latest offering?


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Manufacturers Go Green at Greenbuild

A number of manufacturers are greening their product offerings. Several of these manufacturers will be attending Greenbuild 2012. What will they bring to the show?


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Greenbuild Invades San Francisco

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) 11th annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will take place Nov. 14-16 in San Francisco. What can be expected?


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Twin Maples Embraces Sustainable Future

Since its construction in 1908, Twin Maples has been a silent witness to history, some of it up close and very personal, including a 2008 top-to-bottom makeover. How did it become a green show house?


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What Green Is in 2012

Green seemed to be all the rage several years ago, both inside and out of the HVACR industry. But is it the buzzword it once was? In 2012, what does green mean for the HVACR industry and what are customers, especially commercial customers, seeking?


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NEWSMakers: Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh of Alpha Controls drops in to the NEWSMakers podcast to discuss his role with the company, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, and current energy-efficiency projects being worked on. Posted on Sept. 26.

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