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May 18, 2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order recently that calls for all new or renovate...

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May 10, 2012 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Since a sustainable building is one you don't have to rebuild, some building sustainability exper...

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May 10, 2012 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A research project underway at the University of Michigan will test the potential of intelligent...

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May 03, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A mandate that requires installation of green roofs on new commercial and residential buildings i...

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May 03, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

LEED for New Construction, Neighborhood Development and the LEED Volume Program offer some ways t...

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April 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Those wanting to pursue development in heavily regulated and environmentally sensitive areas are...

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April 26, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

New York’s City Council introduced a measure last week that would require the city’s 7,000 elevat...

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April 19, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The updated LEED 2012 system will introduce a new credit category, “Location and Transportation,”...

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April 13, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A community building in Oregon and an office building in California are the first two projects to...

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April 05, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council’s updated LEED 2012 standards will require two systems to be mode...

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March 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Last year, developers of 23,000 U.S. multifamily housing units applied for LEED certification....

March 30, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the third draft of LEED 2012, if approved as w...

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March 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved two American Society of Safety Engi...

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March 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Several key changes are proposed for the LEED-...

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March 08, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A new study by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the University of Michigan’s Taubman C...

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March 02, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

There are many other recognized national, state and local programs that offer a variety of best m...

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March 02, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

As LEED standards continue to rise, the top level, LEED Platinum, will likely mean net-zero energ...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

A plan to build the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Kansas is among several major build...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The federal government is especially focused on renting LEED-certified spaces.

February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The New York Port Authority and the city’s fire and building departments are investigating an acc...

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February 23, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

After March 1, all building plans in Virginia must adhere to the 2009 code that was adopted a yea...

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February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Ensure that small business goals take into consideration actual small business capacity in releva...

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February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Design or construction problems likely contributed to the collapses, according to city officials....

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

USGBC says that LEED's strength comes from its continuous evolution.

February 17, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Unions have learned to help employers win contracts with bids made competitive through good safet...

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February 15, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Specifying air curtains as energy-saving, cost-cutting alternatives to vestibules in 3,000-square...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

The bill is similar to a White House planto cut $8 billion worth of building costs by the end of...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

This case study will focus on strategies used to save the client money, achieve certification, an...

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February 09, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Much of that growth will be in the European Union, where near-zero energy buildings are mandated...

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