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Green Globes Ratings System Helping in Environmentally-Friendly Building

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If you’re going to spend the necessary money in making sure the process of constructing a new building is environmentally-friendly, you might as well get the most for your dollar by using the Green Globes ratings system. That was the … Continue reading

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LEED v4 Launches at USGBC’s Annual Greenbuild Conference

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program, launched today at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia. “LEED v4 is a quantum leap for LEED,” … 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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PPG Names Patterson International Sales Manager for Latin America

PPG Industries has named Deron Patterson international sales manager, flat glass international. A 14-year sales veteran in the U.S. glass industry, Patterson has been handling architectural accounts in Texas, Louisiana and Mexico for the past seven years while also conducting … Continue reading

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Experts Stress Transparency in Promoting LEED v4 Awareness

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The more candid, the better. Or at least that’s the preferred method for the latest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system that rewards progressive building architects, designers and builders for projects that are environmentally-friendly. LEED v4, which … Continue reading

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Experts Raise Awareness for LEED v4

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The latest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system isn’t all that different from the previous one, but Jeremy Kuhre says there are a few differences of which people should be aware. Kuhre, a LEED AP specialist with … 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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USGBC to Offer Free LEED Certification to Groundbreaking Projects in New Markets

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building program, has announced a new campaign by which it will offer free LEED certification to the first projects to certify in the 112 countries where LEED has yet … Continue reading

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GSA’s Green Building Advisory Committee Recommends LEED for All GSA Buildings

The Green Building Advisory Committee established by the General Services Administration (GSA) has officially recommended to GSA that the LEED green building certification system be used for all GSA buildings as the best measure of building efficiency, according to a … 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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