Standards

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November 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

This document provides a guide for manufacturers, architects/specifiers, contractors, and buildin...

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525kW BIPV CoolPly commercial roofing system which provides clean energy to the
November 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

National Roofing Contractors Association has released LEED v4: Roofing-related Provisions, a docu...

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November 14, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S Army's ambitious net-zero initiative has had several successful pilot trials, and planner...

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The projected 506 students will be distributed between three classroom wings, tw
November 06, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The design of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School on the site of the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school...

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October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Extending the deadline gives LEED users additional time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest versio...

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The Kennedy-Warren Apartment Building in Washington, D.C. Photo: Wikimedia Commo
October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The least energy efficient multifamily property may be spending $165,000 more in annual energy co...

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Byron G. Rogers U.S. Courthouse, Denver. Photo: courtesy GSA
October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

LEED Silver may be used, and in some instances, the Green Globes program may be substituted, acco...

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October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York City’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 includes tripling the amount...

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October 17, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Among the challenges the armed forces may face is rising sea levels that could put Navy docks and...

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October 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Labour announced that they will start using drones to help...

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October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fannie Mae’s new report on energy usage in the multifamily sector found that affordable propertie...

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The agency intends to use BIM as a life cycle tool where the models are maintain
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command will begin its Building Information Management and...

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September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

One Sansome Street, San Francisco is the first building in the U.S. to achieve LEED Platinum v4 c...

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September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from the World Green Building Council finds “overwhelming evidence” to support offic...

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September 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The report contains 12 case studies of cities around the world that have applied advanced flood m...

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September 11, 2014 | NIBS

The NCS helps architects, constructors and operators coordinate efforts by classifying electronic...

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September 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The mayor of Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough wants Quebec's housing authority to speed up its pl...

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In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule
August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...

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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The LEED Dynamic Plaque could aid certified buildings in maintaining performance with up-to-date...

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August 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Gypsum Association released updates to both GA-221 Repair of Joint Ridging and GA-222 Repairi...

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Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and US Courthouse, Grand Junction, Colo.  Pho
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The General Services Administration’s Net-Zero Energy Task Group is working on a draft letter wit...

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Photo: Whole Building Design Guide
July 01, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The National Performance Based Design Guide, based on research and development supported...

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June 30, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

New research findings indicate that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 milli...

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June 26, 2014 | AIA

The Studio is the first to be launched as part of the AIA Foundation’s National Resilience Progra...

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June 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Performance monitoring guidance is a key feature of the document. It provides designers of BAS sy...

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June 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has created the first standards to compa...

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June 05, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Farmers Insurance filed nine class action suits against nearly 200 communities in the Chicago are...

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June 02, 2014 | Green Parking Council

The Green Parking Council, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute, has launched the...

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May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New York City developers are using rooftop wind turbines in an effort to attract buyers by highli...

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CBRE's global headquarters in Los Angeles is the world's first WELL-certified co
May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard is the first protocol of its kind that focuses on improving human wellness within th...

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