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.
Company Is Encouraging Auto Dealers Across All Brands to Download the Guide
January 9, 2015
To help auto dealers adopt more environmentally responsible business practices while also reducing costs, Honda has released its Green Dealer Guide. This comprehensive energy efficiency guide was developed specifically for dealerships and similar commercial buildings with high energy loads.
Ten Individuals, Institutions, Projects, and Events Recognized
December 31, 2014
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the 2014 Best of Green Schools recipients, recognizing 10 individuals, institutions, projects, and events representing the national leaders and innovators in school sustainability for the year.
NAHB Said This Action Will Provide Affordable Choices in Meeting Military Energy and Water Reduction Goals
December 31, 2014
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that it applauds Congress for authorizing the International Code Council (ICC) 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) for all military residential construction, which represents 16 percent of the federal real estate portfolio.
Status Acknowledges Company’s Role as a Quality LEED Project Administrator
December 25, 2014
Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) announced that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has designated it as a LEED® Proven Provider™. This designation was developed to streamline the LEED project review process for experienced organizations that demonstrate consistent excellence.
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.
New requirements to further reduce energy and environmental impacts of buildings are contained in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).