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NSF Receives ANSI Program Operator Status to Develop PCRs, Verify EPDs

NSF International has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a program operator for both the development of product category rules (PCRs) and the verification of environmental product declarations (EPDs). As an EPD and PCR program operator, NSF International says it will help meet the growing demand … Read more »

NSF Receives ANSI Program Operator Status to Develop PCRs, Verify EPDs

NSF International has been recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a program operator for both the development of product category rules (PCRs) and the verification of environmental product declarations (EPDs). As an EPD and PCR program operator, NSF International says it will help meet the growing demand … Read more »

ASHRAE

ASHRAE Achieves Four Green Globes

ASHRAE’s international headquarters in Atlanta has earned four Green Globes — the highest rating — in addition to its original LEED Platinum rating. Jerry Yudelson, president of Green Building Initiatives, which oversees the green building program, says only 3 percent of projects assessed by GBI achieve four Globes certification. Sustainable measures … Read more »

green building

What Building Owners Need to Know about Green Building Rating Systems

When it comes to green building rating systems, facility owners have several choices. Because of this, it’s important for them to have some familiarity with the most widely recognized green building programs in the US — LEED, Green Globes, Energy Star and the Living Building Challenge — says Lawrence Clark, … Read more »

green building

DOE Requires Water, Energy Efficiency Verification in Buildings

The US Energy Department on Friday issued a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are certified by private sector green building certification systems such as LEED or Green Globes. The rule goes into effect Nov. 13. The DOE says the … Read more »

USGBC

GSA Reviews LEED v4

The US General Services Administration has released a review of LEED v4, the first step to determine if the latest version of the green building system can help government agencies meet green building requirements. GSA says it will make a final recommendation on LEED v4 after receiving input from stakeholders … Read more »

Whole Foods

Grocery Stores Adopt Green Globes Certification

Whole Foods, Aldi’s and Publix are among the grocery stores across the US adopting Green Globes for green building certification, according to the Green Building Initiative (GBI), which administers the program. The properties also include New Seasons Markets in Oregon, and Price Chopper, Harris Teeter and Wegmans stores across the … Read more »

NSF

NSF to Pilot ANSI EPD Accreditation Program

NSF Sustainability, a division of NSF International, has been accepted by the American National Standards Institute as one of the first organizations to participate in a pilot program for Type III environmental product declarations (EPDs) to meet a growing demand for standardization in the environmental certification industry. NSF provides third-party … Read more »

GBI Launches Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) will launch a rating tool for eco-friendly interior designers and architects, called Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors, at the annual NeoCon commercial interior design tradeshow in Chicago. Interior Sources reports that GBI’s latest green building certification program will include a survey assessment, the use of … Read more »

green building

Green Building Wars Rage

The Green Globes rating system is “greenwash,” according to an open letter to the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) board of directors. The letter, spearheaded by Greenwash Action, a joint initiative of Sierra Club and Greenpeace, and signed by several environmental and green building groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council and … Read more »

LEED Platinum Community Emergency Services Station

Feds OK DoD Funds for LEED Gold, Platinum

A law signed by President Barack Obama late last year lifts limitations on using US Department of Defense funds to pursue LEED Gold and Platinum certifications, CleanTechies report. This is a big deal, according to the blog, because the National Defense Authorization Act includes $527 billion in base defense spending … Read more »

Future Looks Green for Building Industry

Green building in North America will continue its strong growth in 2014, with the ongoing expansion of commercial real estate construction together with government, university, nonprofit and school construction, says Yudelson Associates’ founder, Jerry Yudelson, a LEED Fellow. This prediction tops Yudelson’s list of major trends likely to affect the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Thermal Comfort, Hyundai, Nanoparticles

ASHRAE has published ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2013, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, which combines the 2010 standard and 18 published addenda into a consolidated standard. The core of the standard in Sections 4 and 5 specifies methods to determine comfortable conditions (temperature, humidity, air speed and radiant effects). The standard now … Read more »