Green Building Focus
USGBC Official Blog - Mar 4
Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations constitutes a list of expectations and requirements for building design, construction, and alteration. As a result, per capita energy consumption in California buildings has flat-lined for the last thirty years, while the rest of the nation has doubled.
PR Newswire - Heavy Industry & Manufacturing - Mar 4
Through 2017, a rebound in construction activity will propel growth in green building materials demand 11% annually to $86.6 billion.
USGBC Official Blog - Mar 4
USGBC's Congressional briefing panel last week, sponsored by Congressman Cory Gardner (R-Co) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.), allowed business leaders to tell Congress about the positive direct impact the green building industry has had on their companies.
Hines - Mar 5
The EPA honored Hines with the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of the company's continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. This is the ninth time Hines has been recognized by the EPA and the sixth time Hines has received the Sustained Excellence Award.
Jets On Green - Sustainable Building - Mar 3
Manhattan tower 7 Bryant Park, scheduled for completion by 2014, will offer 470,000 square feet of LEED Gold certified office space.
Eco Home Magazine - Green News - Mar 3
Students and faculty who attend sustainable schools and universities report improved student health, well-being, and performance, as well as teacher and faculty satisfaction, according to a new McGraw-Hill Construction study. The study also reports financial benefits from green school activities.
EarthTechling - Green Tech, Green Products & Energy News - Mar 2
The Urban Green Council’s plan would reduce CO2 emissions in NYC by 90% by 2050, mostly through better building materials and techniques.
EarthTechling - Green Tech, Green Products & Energy News - Feb 28
Nestlé Waters is planning two 1.6-megawatt industrial wind turbines at its Cabazon, California bottling plant. The company estimates that the turbines will meet 30% of the plant’s power needs.
Wall Street Journal - Bankruptcy Beat Blog - Feb 28
A Chicago judge signed off on Peregrine’s receiver’s request to sell the company’s unique, 48,250-square-foot headquarters in Cedar Falls, Iowa, once called "the greenest building" in Cedar Falls.
Green Tech World News - Feb 28
According to the USGBC, there's been a 35% increase in the number of new U.S. buildings that are being certified by LEED.
Clean Techies Blog - Feb 28
Ski resorts worldwide are beginning to adopt sustainable features at their facilities. The world's greenest ski resorts include Aspen in Colorado, Jackson Hole in Wyoming, and Kaprun in Austria.