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View’s Tinianov Joins USGBC Advisory Council

Brandon Tinianov, vice president of business development at View, was elected to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) advisory council. “I am a passionate advocate of the mission that USGBC represents—market transformation of the built environment with specific regard to … Continue reading

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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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Mahesh Ramanujam Incoming CEO of USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) board of directors announced COO Mahesh Ramanujam has been named incoming CEO and will move into the role after Rick Fedrizzi, co-founder of USGBC and current CEO, steps down at the end of 2016. … 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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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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