Standards

January 16, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The General Services Administration, which manages a portfolio of almost 10,000 buildings, is usi...

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January 16, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

Roofs painted white can reflect heat and reduce warm-weather energy use, but in cooler regions li...

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January 16, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

NSF International, an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certif...

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January 16, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The ANSI A10 Accredited Standards Committee for Construction and Demolition Operations recently a...

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January 10, 2013 |

A developing technology could begin to have an impact on sustainable standards over the next few...

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January 04, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has released revised guidelines on Temporary Wind Bracing of...

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January 04, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

The 13-floor, 415,000 sf La Jolla Commons II office tower in San Diego will be the largest buildi...

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January 04, 2013 | Posted by BD+C Staff

One Angel Square in Manchester, England, is the highest scoring outstanding building for the Buil...

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January 02, 2013 |

Google has contributed a $3 million grant to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to help tran...

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January 02, 2013 |

Nantes has a strong commitment to address challenges such as urban sprawl and carbon dioxide emis...

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December 21, 2012 |

The American Institute of Architects released...

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December 21, 2012 |

A 120-million sf urban development in China will be designed according to high green standards fo...

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December 21, 2012 |

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) urges professionals to avoid using chemicals a...

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December 21, 2012 |

The Lake Nona campus of Valencia College in Florida shifted its sustainability standard to Green...

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December 21, 2012 |

On average, green schools use 33% less energy and 32% less water than their conventional counterp...

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December 14, 2012 |

A new set of Global Alternative Compliance Paths, or Global ACPs, are now available for all comme...

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December 14, 2012 |

Tokyo city officials calculate that its Green Building Program reduced energy consumption by 20%...

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December 14, 2012 |

Ecologically-sustainable building practices, or “green labels,” will now be included on official...

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December 04, 2012 |

The Construction Specification Institute’s sustainability practice group is offering a webinar No...

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December 04, 2012 |

The U.S. Green Building Council expects to substantially revise LEED next year, requiring builder...

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December 04, 2012 |

The ANSI/BIFMA e3-2012 Furniture Sustainability Standard now includes an additional point for fur...

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December 04, 2012 |

More than half of the respondents to a survey of members of the Green Building Council in 62 coun...

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December 04, 2012 |

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the newly developed safety and perf...

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December 04, 2012 |

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published QAG-2-12, Voluntary...

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December 04, 2012 |

The Durst Organization, the developer of the first LEED platinum certified skyscraper in the coun...

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December 04, 2012 |

Cities of the future can be both more resilient and more sustainable by promoting strategies that...

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November 29, 2012 |

Green procurement policies or green building mandates can help accelerate the adoption of green b...

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November 29, 2012 |

An effective document management system is necessary to stay in compliance with new and forthcomi...

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November 01, 2012 |

A new mapping tool from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Boston design firm can ca...

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November 01, 2012 |

The demand for green roofs and living walls is expected to climb from $5.3 billion in 2011 to $7....

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