GREENBUILD 2011

October 05, 2011 |

BD+C is providing daily news updates from Greenbuild 2011, Oct. 4-7, in Toronto. Be sure to check here for daily updates.

 

GREENBUILD 2011, OCTOBER 7, 2011

+ Demand response partnership program announced at Greenbuild 2011

Program will use USGBC’s newly revised LEED Demand Response credit as an implementation guideline and leverage its relationships with the building community to foster adoption and participation in existing utility and solution provider demand response offerings. For more information, click here

+ Otis Elevator announces new contracts for sustainable building projects

Wins reinforce Otis’ position as leader in energy-efficient products. For more information, click here.

+ UL Environment releases industry-wide sustainability requirements for doors

ASSA ABLOY Trio- E certified to robust criteria for materials, energy and water use, manufacturing, performance, and product stewardship. For more information, click here.

+ UL Environment clarifies emerging environmental product declaration field

White Paper Defines EPD, details development process and identifies emerging trends for manufacturers, architects, designers, and buyers. For more information, click here.

+ Otis Elevator introduces energy-efficient escalator

The energy-efficient NCE escalator from Otis offers customers substantial “green” benefits. For more information, click here.

+ Schools program receives grant to track student conservation results

To track results they will use the newly developed Sustainability Dashboard, a unique web-based service that makes tracking sustainability initiatives affordable and easy. For more information, click here.

+ Transparent Concrete Makes its North American Debut at Greenbuild

Concrete panels on displayed at the Cement Association of Canada exhibit. For more information, click here.

 

GREENBUILD 2011, OCTOBER 6, 2011

+ Greenbuild: Growing Green Building Market Supports 661,000 Green Jobs in the U.S.

Green jobs are already an important part of the construction labor workforce, and signs are that they will become industry standard. For more information, click here.

+ Dow Corning feature new silicone weather barrier sealant

Dow Corning 758 sealant used in GreenZone modular high-performance medical facility. For more information, click here.

+ NEXT Living EcoSuite showcased

Tridel teams up with Cisco and Control4 to unveils the future of green condo living in Canada. For more information, click here.

+ Kingspan Insulated Panels North America spotlights first-of-its-kind Environmental Product Declaration

Announces updates to Path to NetZero. For more information, click here.

 

GREENBUILD 2011, OCTOBER 5, 2011

+ Johnson Controls announces Panoptix, A new approach to building efficiency

Panoptix combines latest technology, new business model and industry-leading expertise to make building efficiency easier and more accessible to a broader market. For more information, click here.

+ An architectural game changer

Interactive modeling software transforms the design­build process. For more information, click here

+ Tile manufacturer attains third-party certification for waste recycling processes

Crossville has joined with TOTO to recycle that company’s pre-consumer fired sanitary ware. For more information, click here

+ Sustainable construction should stress durability as well as energy efficiency

There is now a call for making enhanced resilience of a building’s structure to natural and man-made disasters the first consideration of a green building. To learn more, click here

+ Solar PV canopy system expanded for architectural market

Turnkey systems create an aesthetic architectural power plant. For more information, click here

+ Kohler builds sustainable booth at Greenbuild 2011

In a setting composed of reclaimed materials, biodegradable signage, energy-efficient lighting and more, Kohler highlights its new products with ecological awareness. To learn more, click here.

+ Brick offers growing options for sustainable building design

Brick exteriors, interiors and landscaping options can increase sustainability that also helps earn LEED certification. For more information, click here.

+ Roof hatch designed for energy efficiency

The cover features a specially designed EPDM finger-type gasket that ensures a positive seal with the curb to reduce air permeability and ensure energy performance. For more information, click here.

 

GREENBUILD 2011, OCTOBER 4, 2011

+ Wall protection line now eligible to contribute to LEED Pilot Credit 43

The Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Wall Protection Line offers an additional option for customers to achieve LEED project certification. For more information, click here.

+ Mythic Paint launches two new paint products

A high performance paint, and a combination paint and primer now available. For more information, click here.

+ Two new recycled glass products announced

The two collections offer both larger and smaller particulates. For more information, click here.

+ Ready-to-use wood primer unveiled

Maintains strong UV protection, clarity even with application of lighter, natural wood tones. For more information, click here.

+ Nearly seamless highly insulated glass curtain-wall system introduced

Low insulation value reflects value of entire curtain-wall system. For more information, click here.

+ Large diameter polypropylene-random pipe unveiled

Available in North America for large scale piping applications including high-rise buildings, large chilled water systems, district energy, and water mains. For more information, click here.

+ Johnsonite features sustainable products at Greenbuild 2011

Products include rubber flooring tiles, treads, wall bases, and more. To learn more, click here.

+ Methods, impacts, and opportunities in the concrete building life cycle

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Concrete Sustainability Hub conducted a life-cycle assessment (LCA) study to evaluate and improve the environmental impact and study how the “dual use” aspect of concrete. For more information, click here.

 

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