Tag Archives: LEED

Survey Shows Top Companies Prioritize LEED in Sustainability Efforts






The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED to achieve their goals, according to a new survey released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The … Continue reading




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DFI Undergoes Exclusive LEED Points Evaluation






Diamon-Fusion International (DFI) announced it is the first hydrophobic protective coating company to have its products specifically reviewed for compliance in association with USGBC’s LEED rating system. The process is used to confirm how they can contribute in the categories of … Continue reading




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USGBC Extends LEED 2009 Through October 2016






The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until October. 31, 2016. The original date for LEED 2009 registration to close was June 15, 2015. According to … Continue reading




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Finding Meaning in Green

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The term “green” has different meanings to different people. We took to Greenbuild 2014 to find out what green components glass and fenestration industry-related companies have to offer, as well as what attendees think “green” means to them. Continue reading




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DOE Sets New Green Standards for Federal Buildings

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a rule aimed at ensuring federal buildings use proper energy certifications. The rule, which goes into effect November 13, makes certain that in cases where agencies choose to use green building certification systems … Continue reading




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Second Version of HPD on Horizon for Green Building Community

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The Health Product Declaration (HPD) continues to be on the move in the green building industry, and it’s growing in the architectural glass sector, as well. The HPD Collaborative is set to release HPD v.2.0 to the public in to … Continue reading




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Industry Groups to Streamline Green Building Tool Coordination and Development






The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) signed a memorandum to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International … Continue reading




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AGC Adds Three to Architectural Sales Team






AGC Glass Company North America recently announced the addition of Wes Thorpe, Armando Aragon and LEED green associate M.E. “Marty” Biskup as architectural sales representatives. Thorpe has a decade of experience in the fenestration industry having worked with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® and … Continue reading




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New Energy Codes Gaining Traction

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Thomas D. Culp, president of Birch Point Consulting LLC, joined Jason Weber, director of business development for construction products at Sapa Extrusions North America, for a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) webinar last week, which highlighted the industry’s new energy codes … Continue reading




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USGBC Ranks Canada as Top Country for LEED Outside U.S.






The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranked the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, and it didn’t have to look very far to find the frontrunner. According to the rankings, which are based on cumulative gross … Continue reading




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