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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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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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