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June 05,2012

In response to concerns by LEED users, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that it will delay the ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1,...

May 31,2012

This article explores some legal issues stemming from lawsuits in which plaintiffs have charged developers with not delivering on a promised level...

May 31,2012

The Green Building Initiative (GBI), a Portland, Ore. nonprofit organization, has had its new consensus-based standard for the design,...

May 31,2012

The Minnesota chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has teamed up with EnergyPrint, a St. Paul, Minn. energy consulting firm, to...

May 25,2012

Large national chains such as Starbucks, Marriott, Verizon, and Kohl’s are welcoming the LEED Volume Program that enables them to batch certify...

May 17,2012

ASTM International and NTA, Inc. are developing a new standard for Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) that would create a path for U.S....

May 17,2012

A June 12 webinar by the Construction Specifications Institute will outline what energy codes and standards have been adopted in each of the...

May 17,2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order recently that calls for all new or renovated state buildings of more than 10,000 sf to...

May 10,2012

Since a sustainable building is one you don't have to rebuild, some building sustainability experts believe adding points for "resilience" to...

May 10,2012

A research project underway at the University of Michigan will test the potential of intelligent building envelopes that are capable of monitoring...