The Department of Defense should continue to require that its new buildings or major renovations to facilities be designed to achieve a LEED-Silver or equivalent rating, says a new report from the National Research Council. The report concludes that green building certification systems such as LEED offer frameworks for successfully reducing energy and water use in buildings. The report found that DOD's current policy is sound, adding that not every high-performance or green building will have significant energy and water savings even if it is certified at a LEED-Silver or equivalent.
DOD should continue LEED-Silver or equivalent rating standard, says NRC
AIA speaks out against measure.
Mayor commits to goal for new and extensively renovated structures.
Perceived benefits make residents willing to help public works departments.
National labs, universities, businesses selected for total of $74 million in funding.
Practice optimizes power grid, incorporates more renewable power.
Functions as a transparency platform for organizations to disclose their operations.
Software toolkit enables access to deep energy retrofit and zero-net energy strategies.
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Process often used to predict interior surface temperatures on fenestration.