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Chicago's Willis Tower Goes LEED Platinum

Green Building,LEED Platinum,Willis Tower

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Chicago’s Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, is now the largest US building to achieve the USGBC’s LEED Platinum rating.  At 1451 feet tall, the building was the world’s tallest skyscraper from i’s… more...

  Filed under: LEED (USGBC)

0 replies | 2147 views | Posted on: 01/27/2020 | Last updated: 02/07/2023

PCC Community Markets Opens the World's First Living Building Challenge Petal-Certified Grocery Store

Living Building Challenge,Grocery Store,Grocery Stores,Petal-Certified,Petal Certification

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Congratulations to PCC Community Markets for opening the World's First Living Building Challenge Petal-Certified Grocery store in Ballard, Seattle.  PCC Community Markets (PCC) is the largest community-owned food co-op in… more...

  Filed under: Living Building Challenge

0 replies | 1952 views | Posted on: 12/03/2020 | Last updated: 01/19/2023

An Introduction to NGBS Green, Green Certification for Existing Buildings, Free Webinar, January 19, 12-1pm EST

AprilAire,National Green Building Standard - NGBS,NGBS

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Existing multifamily and mixed-use buildings can use the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) to earn green certification when the buildings are renovated to be more sustainable and efficient. The NGBS accommodates building renov… more...

0 replies | 1839 views | Posted on: 12/13/2021 | Last updated: 12/13/2021

LEED Residential in the Mid Atlantic Region, December 15, 10:30-12 PM EST

Green Building,LEED,Multi-Family Housing,Single Family Homes,healthy living,Residential Buildings

by Richard Minasian Student

In its second generation, the USGBC is guided by four pillars: sustainability, resiliency, health, and equity. USGBC remains committed to a sustainable and equitable world. Now more than ever it is important that we examine programming… more...

  Filed under: LEED (USGBC)

0 replies | 1217 views | Posted on: 11/19/2021 | Last updated: 11/20/2021

Passive House Primer, September 8, 1-2 PM EDT

Construction,Passive House,High Performance

by Richard Minasian Student

BE-Ex’s Passive House Primer is an engaging, one-hour seminar on Passive House fundamentals and their application in the real estate market. Available as a free session at the Building Energy Exchange, the Primer is ideal fo… more...

  Filed under: Passive House

0 replies | 1453 views | Posted on: 08/25/2021 | Last updated: 08/26/2021

Announcing: On-Demand Passive House Training for All, by NAPHN and BEEx

Passive House Training

by North American Passive House Network (NAPHN)

This summer, North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) and Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) announced the launch of a new, coordinated on-demand Passive House training pathway for all those people even a tiny bit interested in the Passiv… more...

  Filed under: Passive House

0 replies | 3037 views | Posted on: 08/13/2021 | Last updated: 08/13/2021

NAPHN’s Certified Passive House Designer/Consultant (CPHD) Training, June 16-18 & 24-25, Online

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

NAPHN's core Passive House training is appropriate for a wide range of building professionals and stakeholders who want to know the guts of what makes Passive House tick and build a foundation of Passive House knowledge. Stude… more...

  Filed under: Passive House

0 replies | 1053 views | Posted on: 06/08/2021 | Last updated: 06/08/2021

Passive House Policy Summit, a Passive House Accelerator Event, April 26, 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST

Passive House,Passive House Summit,Passive House Accelerator

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

It’s often said in Passive House circles that we already have the solutions at our fingertips to make buildings part of the climate solution rather than the climate problem. We just need to use them. Passive House Accelerator&rsquo… more...

  Filed under: Passive House

0 replies | 477 views | Posted on: 04/18/2021 | Last updated: 04/18/2021

Virtual Passive House Workshop, April 16, 9 am EDT

Passive House,Connecticut,Training,Connecticut Passive House

by samanthaklein Intern

Building on previous sessions in this series, this module will focus on the quality control and quality assurance techniques for high-performance construction. The need for oversight on the construction of Passive House buildings is essenti… more...

  Filed under: Passive House

0 replies | 1414 views | Posted on: 03/19/2021 | Last updated: 03/21/2021

Webinar: Keep Your Construction Materials Sustainable, USGBC First Friday Webinar, October 2, 12:15PM

USGBC,Building Materials,EPD

by USGBC - United States Green Building Council

This webinar is designed to help building design and construction professionals understand how to use environmental product declarations in the procurement process and credit achievement for LEED v4 buildings. It covers the LEED v4 BD+C, LE… more...

  Filed under: LEED (USGBC)

0 replies | 819 views | Posted on: 09/22/2020 | Last updated: 11/30/2020

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