Prominent Green Building Advocate to Help Grow Use of Green Globes Rating System
February 7, 2014
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced that it has named Jerry Yudelson as its president to accelerate growth of the nonprofit and further leverage its green building assessment tools, including the Green Globes® rating system, as it attempts to bring green building options to a larger audience.
Company Will Use Survey Data to Create Second Annual Green Industry Benchmark Report
January 29, 2014
HindSite Software has announced the release of its second annual Green Industry Benchmark Survey. The survey asks a series of questions related to business practices, marketing practices, human resources practices, educational practices, and business results.
ASHRAE has announced the newly published fourth edition of its GreenGuide, which contains updated guidance that reflects how green building practices as well as the industry have changed, according to the organization.
Nonprofit Organization Dedicated to Philanthropic Investments in Sustainability
January 16, 2014
Tommy Linstroth, owner and founder of Savannah-based Trident Sustainability Group, a leading sustainability and green building consulting firm, has announced a new venture, Sustainativity Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to direct philanthropic investments in sustainability.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. Plant in Knoxville, Tenn., Gains Distinction
January 9, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it has reached a new milestone with the issuance of the 20,000th Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for a commercial project.
Air Curtains, Dehumidifiers, Condensing Boiler Contribute to Supermarket’s Efficiency
January 6, 2014
Supermarket retailer Pete’s Fresh Market is recognized as one of the greenest supermarket retailers in the U.S., but something sets its nine-store Chicago-based operation’s green mission apart from other chains. The chain records energy data, utilizing equipment that has proven effective at other locations.
New Version Includes New Market Sectors, Time-Saving Support Tools, Building Performance Management
November 25, 2013
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program, launched at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia.
Thirty-thousand people from 90 countries are expected to attend this year’s Greenbuild, which will consist of “three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, a vast exhibition floor, and ample networking events.”
Colleges Reduce Their Carbon Footprints While Providing Hands-On Learning for Students
October 1, 2013
Thirty community college leaders and Siemens Industry Inc. are convening for a national event to promote campus living laboratories. Living laboratories are green and building system installations (e.g., solar panels, energy monitoring, etc.) that reduce colleges’ carbon footprints while serving as learning opportunities for students.