USGBC Adopts Living Building Challenge Requirements

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge within the LEED green building program, the council announced on April 7.

The Living Building Challenge is touted as a program that sets the highest benchmarks for sustainability in the built environment. The move between the USGBC and the Living Building Challenge means that projects achieving energy and water requirements in the challenge will be considered as technically equivalent to LEED.

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Greenbuild International Conference Begins

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.

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