SALMON, WA — According to the New Buildings Institute Inc., 10 billion square feet of new commercial space is expected to be built in the United States by 2010 — enough to cover an area larger than the entire city of New York. That is why the institute says it developed its Advanced Building Guidelines.

The institute believes that the guidelines will provide a comprehensive best practices reference for the commercial building sector, according to Gregg C. Achtenhagen, mechanical engineer and president of Ring & DuChanteau Inc., an engineering firm in Milwaukee, WI. Members of the public and building professionals will have the opportunity this fall to comment on the first draft of the criteria, which is currently available.

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Publication date: 09/30/2002