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Greenbuild 2016: Green Buildings Team Up with Zero Waste, Certified Buildings Lead to Smarter Employees

Greenbuild 2016: Green Buildings Team Up with Zero Waste, Certified Buildings Lead to Smarter Employees

Greenbuild 2016, the annual green building conference and expo, opened yesterday and runs through Oct. 7 in Los Angeles. Also yesterday the Paris climate agreement crossed the threshold for adoption now that more than 55 countries, accounting for over 55 percent of global emissions, have ratified the deal. It will … Read more »

The No. 1 Green Building Benefit: Lower Operating Costs

The No. 1 Green Building Benefit: Lower Operating Costs

The building industry is rapidly developing new technology to manage emissions and improve energy efficiency and water management, while also lowering operating expenses. “Commercial and industrial property owners who oversee green buildings will see a significant savings across energy, trash, water and maintenance costs,” says USGBC spokeperson Leticia McCadden. “Over … Read more »

Autodesk Tools Help Cost-Justify Sustainability Strategies

Autodesk Tools Help Cost-Justify Sustainability Strategies

Autodesk’s energy analysis tools — featured at Greenbuild 2014 — have tighter integration between Building Performance Analysis (BPA) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows and financial calculators integrated within design environment to help cost-justify sustainability strategies.

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 »

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Greenbuild 2014: Green Buildings, Healthy Workers, Sustainable Design Apps, Free Online Learning

Some 47 percent of building owners cut their healthcare costs for employees in facilities with green building features such as daylighting and natural air circulation, according to a study by McGraw Hill, the AIA, CBRE, US Green Building Council, United Technologies and a host of other partners, presented at Greenbuild … Read more »

Greenbuild Roundup, Day 3: Open Standard for Building Products, C40, USGBC

  Here is the latest news from the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which wrapped up in San Francisco on Friday: The Health Product Declaration Open Standard, an open format for reporting contents and chemical hazards in building products, was released during Greenbuild. The HPD Open Standard, which is available … Read more »

Greenbuild Roundup, Day 2: School Survey, FSC Awards, CalStar Bricks

Here is the latest news from the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, taking place in San Francisco this week: A McGraw-Hill Construction study, released in conjunction with Greenbuild, said K-12 schools and universities plan to continue investments in green buildings, largely driven by financial and social benefits. The New & … Read more »

Greenbuild Roundup, Day 1: $3m Google Grant, Top 10 Products, Niche No More

Here is the latest news from the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, taking place in San Francisco this week: The US Green Building Council announced Google will award a $3 million grant aimed at encouraging change within the building materials industry and accelerating the creation of healthier indoor environments. The … Read more »