Posts Tagged ‘USGBC’

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Energy Efficient Solutions Help Carnegie Hall Secure LEED Silver Certification

Carnegie Hall is one of a limited but distinguished number of century-old buildings to achieve LEED... [...]

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Building Occupant Satisfaction, Sustainability Link Revealed

New research from DTZ and Kingsley Associates confirms the belief that sustainability impacts how building occupants perceive their... [...]

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Codes, Standards Developers Align Guidelines To Create Sustainable, High-Performance Buildings

Consistency will benefit the environment, code compliance, facility management professionals, builders, and... [...]

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Saint Paul RiverCentre And Xcel Energy Center Complex First In The World To Be LEED, Green Globes, APEX/ASTM Certified

When the program began, the annual recycling rate was 15%. Now the entire complex is recycling 60% of the two million pounds of waste generated on average each... [...]

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FM Frequency: It’s Not Easy Being Green(er)

Even the best laid sustainability initiatives can be foiled by unaware, unresponsive, or just plain unwilling... [...]

GSA Issues Recommendation For Green Building Certification Systems

LEED and Green Globes approved as third party certification programs for federal... [...]

To test demand response in large commercial and institutional buildings, researchers sent real-time signals and evaluated responses with no operator in the loop. (Image: LBNL)

LEED Projects In Southern California Adopt Auto DR In DRPP

Participants in the DRPP include the U.S. Green Building Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Southern California Edison, NV Energy, MelRok, and Skipping... [...]

Advanced Energy Design Guidance Offered For Large Hospitals

The book was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the United States Green Building Council... [...]

This RoofPoint Registered Project for Headquarters Honda in Clermont, FL, features a vegetative roof area that offset storm water retention requirements, allowing the building owner to increase the number of car service bays without constructing an on-site drainage pond. Controlled roof daylighting in the service area and a 126 kW rooftop PV system reduces the facility’s electricity demand from the grid.

Green Roof Trends: From LEED® To RoofPoint

There is a new sustainable roof assessment tool for the professional facility manager. This recently launched guideline focuses on roofing and its specific... [...]

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Green Operations At National Office Furniture

Constructed in the early 1970s to manufacture electronic entertainment equipment, today the Santa Claus facility produces wood and laminate office furniture solutions. The facility is ISO9001, ISO14001 and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody... [...]