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March 26,2014

Facilities across the nation have been able to shave on average about 2.5% of their annual utility costs through efficiency initiatives spurred by...

March 26,2014

A dormitory fire at the University of Nebraska at Omaha that displaced with 42 students (but caused no injuries) could trigger local building code...

March 26,2014
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) cautioned that President Obama’s directive to the U.S. Department of Labor to change federal overtime rules...
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March 19,2014

The move will affect 24 districts that have schools inside Oklahoma City limits.

March 19,2014

Structures built to green standards have added resilience to destructive storms because green buildings are often constructed with stronger, more...

Ohio state Senate chambers. Photo: Wikipedia
March 19,2014

The resolution specifically mentions LEED v4, and calls for the U.S. Green Building Council to conform to ANSI. 

This city lot breaks numerous major rules in the code. Photo: Google Street View
March 19,2014

The city has been operating a downtown dirt parking lot in violation of its own code and the federal law for years.

March 19,2014

With developers in Santa Monica, Calif., looking for ways to build green more inexpensively, the city may consider alternatives to LEED such as...

Rendering: Michael Green Architecture
March 18,2014

The wood lobby is pushing Canadian provinces to pass “wood first” legislation specifying wood framed structures as the default for mid-rise public...

March 13,2014

The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Policy Alliance has launched a campaign to make the claim that LEED-certified buildings are less energy...