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Green Building Standard User’s Manual Offers Help to Engineers, Architects, Contractors

Green Building Standard User’s Manual Offers Help to Engineers, Architects, Contractors

A newly published user’s manual clarifies the intent and implementation of the building industry’s leading green building standard by explaining its requirements and providing example applications. The User’s Manual to ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is intended to help engineers, … Read more »

IgCC partners

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 »

USGBC

Biomass Requirements to be Included in New Green Building Standard

ASHRAE, US Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society are exploring the development of biomass requirements for inclusion in their co-sponsored green building standard. ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings, contains minimum requirements for the siting, design and construction of high-performance green buildings … Read more »

ASHRAE

2014 Green Building Standard Released

More stringent water-use and energy-efficiency requirements are among the new requirements to further reduce buildings’ environmental impacts in the 2014 version of the green building standard from ASHRAE, the US Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society. The ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings … 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 »