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LEED Aligns with International Green Construction Code

Several leading associations that develop codes and standards to create green buildings are collaborating to align the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), ANSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1 and the LEED green building program. The new guidelines will make it easier for owners, designers, builders and code officials to build sustainable, high-performing buildings, … Read more »

More Buildings Reaching Carbon Reduction Targets

There has been a 200 percent increase over 2012 in the number of building design projects that meet the American Institute of Architects’ 60 percent carbon reduction target, according to a report released by AIA earlier this month. The AIA’s 2030 Commitment Program, introduced in 2009, is a voluntary initiative … Read more »

USGBC

Industry Groups Streamline Green Building Tool Development

ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have signed a memorandum to collaborate on the development of Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the LEED green building … Read more »

buildings

How to Build Better Buildings

US design and construction companies along with building owners and operators have agreed to incorporate resilience in planning, building materials selection, design, construction and operational techniques. The industry groups define resilience as the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from and more successfully adapt to adverse events. The … Read more »

UL

UL Environment Launches LEED Toolkit

UL Environment has launched a LEED toolkit, geared to support the architecture and design community in their product specification and selection processes. In addition to a redesigned Sustainable Product Guide, the LEED Toolkit provides tip sheets for both LEED v4 (including hotlinks to more detailed resources) and Achieving Points towards … Read more »

environmental leader microsoft signs climate declaration

Microsoft, Owens Corning Join Climate Declaration

Microsoft, Owens Corning, Diageo, Thornton Tomasetti and Acer America have signed the Climate Declaration, calling on US policymakers to enact climate and clean energy policies that will benefit the economy. These five global companies, all with more than 100,000 employees, join more than 650 other companies including General Motors, Unilever … Read more »