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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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Viracon’s Nicholas Peake Certified as LEED Green Associate

Nicholas Peake, architectural design specialist for Viracon, has earned accreditation as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Peake joined Viracon’s architectural design department in March 2012 with a bachelor’s … Continue reading

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