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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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ICC, ASHRAE Outline Roles for New Green Construction Code

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It took some time, but isn’t that the case with all things code-related? After nearly two years of hashing out the details, the International Code Council (ICC) recently signed a final agreement with ASHRAE, outlining each organization’s role in the … Continue reading

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USGBC CEO Announces Resignation

After 22 years of service, Rick Fedrizzi, founding chair and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is stepping down. “We set out to simply build better buildings, but we quickly learned that in doing so, we were changing the … 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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New Green Building Code Includes Glass, Fenestration Implications

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ASHRAE, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society recently released the 2014 version of the green building standard. The new version, Standard 189.1-2014, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” includes … 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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View’s Tinianov Could Provide Industry Representation on USGBC Board Pending Vote

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will wrap up voting for the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors Friday, and one member of the glass industry hopes to make the cut. Brandon Tinianov, senior director of business development at dynamic glass … Continue reading

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USGBC Announce Opening Plenary Speakers for Greenbuild 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the speakers for the Opening Plenary of the 2014 Greenbuild Conference and Expo. The Opening Plenary, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 22 at the New Orleans Superdome, will feature … Continue reading

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View Earns USGBC Best of Buildings Award

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) named View Dynamic Glass the recipient of its “Best Product for Exteriors” honors in the 2014 Best of Buildings Awards. According to the USGBC, the Best of Building Awards celebrate the year’s “best products, projects, … Continue reading

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