The Green Building Initiative has updated its green building certification program to comply with the U.S. government’s standards for sustainability in federal buildings. Green Globes for New Construction program now is based on the American National Standards Institute’s GBI 01-2020: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings.
Green Globes update complies with federal sustainability standards
Intl. Code Council and Modular Building Institute combine forces.
Pedestrian-friendly “Slow Streets” pilot starts on Earth Day 2019.
Transparent wood, self-cooling walls, bricks that filter air pollutants among the technological breakthroug...
Variations include laboratory test method for determining rate of air leakage.
Even if power goes green, transportation will still be a major emissions source.
Developer prompts new rules to use rainwater for heating and air conditioning.
Regulation would mandate signs warning that buildings could be unsafe during earthquakes.
State also repeals business furniture flammability standard.
Penalties total $2.7 million.
Atlantic City, Annapolis among communities affected.