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Ahead of the LEED

Site-based sustainable design can speed official approval - The effort to create sustainable buildings has long centered on technical certifications, such as LEED. But now, some companies are taking more of a...more

Does Energy Efficient Technology Make Buildings More Energy Efficient? The Answer May Not Be So Obvious

ClimateWire had a fascinating story on Monday about federal efforts to increase the energy efficiency of buildings, which are estimated to consume about 40% of our nation’s energy. The story concerns the less...more

dasHaus Coming to Tempe this Saturday

The dasHaus Tour, an exhibit of advanced technologies for building construction and solar energy use, will be in Tempe from Jan. 21-30 as the third stop on its North American tour. "Das haus" means "the house" in German and...more

Construction Law Update: There's an App for That!

Applications are used in all industries - the construction industry is no exception. With tablets and smart phones readily available, and with their increased use on job sites, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) has jumped...more

Green Building Update - August 9, 2010

In This Issue: *Ten Million Solar Roofs bill moves ahead *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Report: U.S. retrofits could save $41B yearly *California receives $22M in grants for clean tech *Indianapolis unveils green building...more

Green Building Update - January 21, 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: *California's green building code -- mandatory 01/01/11 *Green Building Focus ..Green Building Survey ..Commercial green buildings to reach 50% of market by 2015 *VERDEXCHANGE Conference 2010 *Is...more

EPA Publishes New Rule to Reduce Stormwater Pollution From Construction Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a final rule to reduce stormwater pollution from construction sites (“Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point...more

Green Building Update - September 4, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Curb Sprawl *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Studies show contractors may overestimate green costs *Green consultants become mainstays in LEED certification *Website lists all...more

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