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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 »

Robert Djurovic

Environmental Executive Moves: Diageo, GBI, Kurion, Camfil, TerraTherm

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Diageo: The alcoholic beverages giant has appointed David Croft to the role of global sustainable development director. He will assume the role on Feb.1, 2015. Croft is currently the director of quality and technical at the UK retailer … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Newalta, GBI, Nexant, Bosque Systems

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Newalta: The provider of industrial waste management and environmental services’ board of directors has appointed John Barkhouse as president and chief executive officer. Barkhouse most recently served as president of Bredero Shaw. Green Building Initiative: The green building … 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 »

Environmental Executive Moves: Panasonic, WEF, AKRF, Northern Trust Asset Management

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Panasonic Corporation of North America: The electronics company has appointed Dan Silver as president of Panasonic Eco Solutions North America, and he will concurrently serve as president of Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning North America. Silver previously held a succession … 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 »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: RoHS Consultation, GBI Seeks Applicants, R2 Addresses Concerns

The RoHS 2014 Consultation No. 2, including a substance assessment of diisobutylphthalat (DIBP) and review of quantitative information for substances on a shortlist, is now closed, and contributions are posted on the consultation website. The 2013 consultation No. 2, concerning Exemption Request 2013-6, is due to close on April 11. A new … Read more »

Construction Principles Document Released

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) launched its Guiding Principles Compliance for New Construction (GPC NC) of federal buildings. This is a related product to the GBI’s program for existing federal buildings, Guiding Principles Compliance EB. GPC NC was developed to reduce the amount of time and effort required from federal agencies … Read more »

Jerry Yudelson

Environmental Executive Moves: GBI, Fuel Tech, Earthbound, USGBC

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Green Building Initiative: The green building nonprofit that administers the Green Globes certification program in the US has named Jerry Yudelson (pictured) president. Formerly the president of Yudelson Associates in Tucson, Ariz., Yudelson has authored 13 green building … Read more »

Green Globes

Green Globes Wins DoD Endorsement

In another victory for the Green Globes, the US Department of Defense has decided to allow its facilities to use the green building certification program. While the US Green Building Council’s LEED certification has long been the standard of choice for the federal government’s new construction and major renovations, the … Read more »