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Passive House & Prefabricated Homes: The Way Forward?

Passive House,Prefabricated Homes,EcoCor,Richard Pedranti Architect

by aahassonjee

With evolving building standards, certifications and processes, there has never been a better time for architects, contractors, consultants, and supply companies to unite and create a truly green future. High performance prefab firm Ecocor… more...

  Filed under: Passive House

0 replies | 1668 views | Posted on: 09/21/2016 | Last updated: 09/22/2016

Energy Star: A Leading Label in Voluntary Energy Conservation

Energy Star,EPA,Green Products,Energy Department,Green Building Certifications,Conservation,Energy Conservation,Going Green,Labels

by EmmamHowe Marketing/Green Policy Development

Although long popular, Energy Star has recently become a top symbol for energy conservation and going green, helping save families and businesses $300 billion on utility bills while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions by two … more...

0 replies | 4347 views | Posted on: 07/11/2016 | Last updated: 07/23/2016

What is The Living Building Challenge?

Living Building Challenge,Green Building Certifications

by NSchepis Student at Bridgewater State

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is an international sustainable building certification program, created in 2006 by the International Living Future Institute, as a part of the Cascadia Green Building Council, itself a chapter of both the… more...

  Filed under: Living Building Challenge

0 replies | 608 views | Posted on: 02/01/2016 | Last updated: 02/01/2016

WELL Certification Standard

Well Building Standard

by Jason L. LEED AP O+M

Hello Allison and all I was able to meet during USGBC Greenbuild! For those of us who work primarily within the Indoor Environmental Quality arena, I am excited to see the WELL Building Standard gaining so much speed in the marketplace. A… more...

  Filed under: WELL Building Standard

2 replies | 599 views | Posted on: 01/29/2016 | Last updated: 02/01/2016

The One World Observatory Recently Achieved LEED Gold Certification

by NSchepis Student at Bridgewater State

The observatory on the top of New York’s Freedom Tower, known as The One World Observatory, recently achieved LEED Gold Certification. The observatory opened earlier this year on May 29. The new building that towers over Ground Zero, is 1… more...

  Filed under: LEED (USGBC)

0 replies | 575 views | Posted on: 09/27/2015 | Last updated: 01/29/2016

Downtown Tampa Area to become first Well Building Health and Wellness City District

Well Building Standard,Florida

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Tampa's downtown Amalie Arena will be part of the world’s first health- and-wellness city district, to be certified according to the Well Building Standard. Partners in the project include Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, buildi… more...

  Filed under: WELL Building Standard

0 replies | 587 views | Posted on: 10/13/2015 | Last updated: 01/29/2016

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Launches Residential Energy+ for Home Energy Performance and Cost Measurement

Residential Real Estate,Energy Measurement,Home Energy,Energy Effciency

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is launching Residential Energy+, an initiative to measure and value home energy performance and costs in valuing residential real estate. The measure has three top goals: 1. Putting a home energy metric i… more...

0 replies | 680 views | Posted on: 10/18/2015 | Last updated: 01/29/2016

Flux and Partners debut the Quartz Project Open Database to help Decisonmakers Select Lower-Impact and Lower Toxicity Materials

Green Building,Climate Change,Healthy Building Materials,The Quartz Common Product Database,Toxicity

by Allison Friedman Rate It Green Admin

There continues to be exciting collaboration around health and green building. This week at Greenbiz' VERGE Conference Flux, the Healthy Building Network, Google and Thinkstep launched the Quartz Project, a data initiative that helps buildi… more...

0 replies | 522 views | Posted on: 10/28/2015 | Last updated: 10/28/2015

LEED v4 – Navigating the Changes & Understanding the New Materials Selection Criteria

LEED,New York Events,Upstate New York

by Chelsea W. Student

USGBC NYS Upstate Chapter presents its July Sustainable Speakers Series presentation exploring the newest addition to the LEED certification. Presented by: Aliesa Adelman LEED BD+C and Kim Bawden LEED GA, LCACP Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2… more...

  Filed under: LEED (USGBC)

0 replies | 633 views | Posted on: 07/15/2015 | Last updated: 09/26/2015

LEED Marketing Brochure, USGBC

by NSchepis Student at Bridgewater State

I found a helpful interactive brochure that describes the certification options for various categories of green building within LEED. http://leed.usgbc.org/ more...

  Filed under: LEED (USGBC)

0 replies | 246 views | Posted on: 09/26/2015 | Last updated: 09/26/2015

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