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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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Three Billion Square Feet of Green Building Space LEED®-Certified

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced yesterday that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED® certification around the globe. “This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and environmental case … Continue reading

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NSF International Develops Flat Glass Product Category Rule

NSF International, in collaboration with the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Flat Glass Manufacturing Division, developed a product category rule (PCR) for flat and float glass. Flat glass, for purposes of the PCR, includes sheet glass, plate glass, rolled … Continue reading

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As Window EPD Nears, LEED and Green Globes Focus More on Products

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Just as work on an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for windows gets set to reach an important milestone and the broader certification landscape continues to evolve, both LEED and the newer Green Globes programs are increasingly reflecting the trend of … Continue reading

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USGBC Releases the Top 10 States in Nation for LEED Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED®. The per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2013. Among … Continue reading

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