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).
Backed by Technology from Honeywell, LEED Dynamic Plaque Helps Measure and Improve Facility Performance
November 18, 2014
Honeywell and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that they are working together to deepen facility sustainability by integrating USGBC’s new LEED® Dynamic Plaque™, a near-real-time monitoring tool, with integrated building automation technology from Honeywell.
Extension Offers Green Building Industry Additional Time to Prepare for Newest Version of LEED
November 14, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will allow Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015.
Agencies Must Use a System That Verifies Enhanced Energy and Water Efficiency
October 27, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design. Principal among the efforts is DOE’s issuance of a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance.
Study Examines Job Postings That Required a LEED Credential
October 1, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the results of a study of job postings from across the United States, revealing that demand for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period.
Move Will Coordinate Standard 189.1, International Green Construction Code, and LEED
September 4, 2014
ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) agreed to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and the LEED green building program.
Maracanã, South America’s Largest Stadium, Will Host Final World Cup Game
June 19, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that several World Cup soccer stadiums have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro.
Online State Market Briefs Provide Information Transparency
May 15, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has launched a new online resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the United States. The state market briefs highlight Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects, LEED-credentialed professionals, and USGBC membership in each state.
Major Milestone for the Global Green Building Industry
April 30, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification around the globe.
This Is Third Edition of the Standard and First Time That ASHRAE Has Partnered in Its Development
April 14, 2014
ASHRAE, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the International Code Council (ICC) have agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. This is the third edition of the standard and the first time that ASHRAE has partnered in its development.