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LEED and healthcare

LEED v4: Healthcare Sector May Struggle

The healthcare industry – which lags behind many other sectors in LEED certifications – will take some time to adjust to the requirements of the soon-to-launch LEED v4 standard, Healthcare Design reports. The development of environmental product declarations, healthy product declarations and lifecycle assessments will be time-consuming, says Russell Perry, co-director of … Read more »

Building Health founding partners

Adobe, Google Among Founding Partners of USGB Building Health Initiative

Adobe, CalPERS, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, Salesforce.com, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and 20 other corporations and institutions are founding partners in a new green building initiative. The US Green Building Council-Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) launched the Building Health Initiative on Tuesday night at its annual Super Heroes Awards … Read more »

Web Tool Identifies Commercial Building Products Recycling Options

Web Tool Identifies Commercial Building Products Recycling Options

Construction Specialties and Earth911.com have launched a web tool designed to help customers locate facilities that recycle commercial building products. The C/S Recycling Locator, which debuted at the 2013 American Institute of Architects National Convention in Denver, includes a geo-locator feature that allows users to find the most convenient recycling … Read more »

Staples, HP, Kaiser Permanente to Use Chemical Tracking Tool

Staples, Hewlett-Packard and Kaiser Permanente are among the companies that will use a new tool that tracks the safety of chemicals in products and supply chains. The Guide to Safer Chemicals is a how-to resource for implementing four BizNGO Principles for Safer Chemicals: know and disclose product chemistry, assess and … Read more »