CHICAGO — A new online database is offering a single source for environmental product declarations (EPDs) that will help green builders assess the potential environmental impact of a product.Read more
RIDGEFIELD, Wash. — GreenCE of Ridgefield has launched the industry’s first LEED v4 specification program for building product manufacturers.Read more
DENVER — In the past year alone, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has updated its LEED certification program and introduced a tool to help certified buildings benchmark their efficiency.Read more
Sustainability for buildings and interiors has become a fundamental tenet of design, whether or not a project pursues LEED certification. The products and processes used for building should be thoughtfully manufactured, installed, recycled and disposed of when they are no longer of use.Read more
ARLINGTON, Va. — Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), documents that explain how a product will impact the environment, are becoming more popular as the interest in green building grows. Now, the building industry can add aluminum to a list of products that come with an EPD.Read more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is giving the building industry additional time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest version of LEED.
The USGBC announced Oct. 29 that LEED users will be allowed to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. The new date is more than a year after the original deadline of June 15, 2015, when new projects would have to be certified using LEED v4.Read more
WASHINGTON — A working group formed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will focus on a new LEED v4 credit that encourages and rewards project teams for selecting sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings.Read more
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — An advanced cooling system has helped Grainger’s new data center achieve LEED v4 Gold certification, a first for this type of facility.Read more
PHILADELPHIA — The new version of LEED, LEED v4, was officially launched last week at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in order to bring new methods to sustainable building.Read more
PHILADELPHIA — The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo kicked off today to bring together green building industry leaders from across the globe to discuss leading technologies and innovations.
The world’s largest international conference devoted to green building began with several education sessions and featured a LEED Certification Work Zone. Representatives from the world’s leading green building firms and organizations are set to present workshops focused on a wide variety of subjects from lighting to lifecycle safety.Read more