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Turning Colors: Where the Global Green Market is Heading

Developing markets will speed up green building worldwide, according to a new report. More than 1,000 building professionals across the globe participated in Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends 2016 study. Respondents gave insight into their current green activity, future … Continue reading

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Greenbuild Exhibitors Bring in the Light, Keep out the Heat

The glass, glazing and fenestration industry made its presence felt at this year's Glassbuild.

Green building offers a unique challenge for the glazing industry. It demands buildings bring in more light to reduce artificial lighting costs and enhance occupant health, while simultaneously asking for better thermal performance for lower energy usage. Fortunately, the industry … Continue reading

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Report: U.S. Green Building Market Should See Strong Growth

The U.S. market for green building materials reached nearly $43.8 billion in  2014, and it’s expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent to nearly $69 billion into 2019, according to a new report from BCC Research, … Continue reading

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In the Office Sector, Green Building is only a “Big” Business

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When it comes to green building for commercial spaces, large is in charge. Real estate services company CBRE Group recently collaborated with Maastricht University to create the 2015 Green Building Adoption Index, an annual measurement of commercial green building adoption … Continue reading

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Green Building Initiative Announces New Building Certifications

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced a diverse list of recently completed projects in the institutional, commercial and retail segments that have received Green Globes certification, according to GBI president Jerry Yudelson. “These projects represent several major new growth areas … Continue reading

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ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 … Continue reading

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GSA Makes Recommendation on Green Building Certification Systems

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Marlon Arias applauds the possible changes in federal guidelines that would make for greener construction and renovation. The owner of Trinity Glass Company in Springfield, Va., says he welcomes the chance to help lessen the environmental imprint of government buildings … Continue reading

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Green Systems, Codes and Standards Play Different Roles in Making Environmentally-Friendly America

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They are at times confused and often misapplied, but Michael Schmeida says that green building systems, codes and standards each have a role to play in making America more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly. Schmeida, the vice chair for the ASTM International … Continue reading

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Green Building Growing, According to New Construction Report

According to a new report by McGraw Hill Construction in partnership with Waste Management, entitled “Green Retail and Hospitality SmartMarket Report: Capitalizing on the Growth in Green Building Investments,” owners of retail and hotel establishments are reporting growing levels of … Continue reading

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GSA Seeks Industry Input on Green Building Certification System for Federal Buildings

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for information (RFI) seeking public and industry input regarding green building certification systems. According to the RFI, GSA has been charged with providing a “formal recommendation to the Secretary of Energy … Continue reading

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