building certification Articles

  • Recent Federal Developments

    TSCA/FIFRA EPA Extends Comment Period For Draft Guidance For Pesticide Registrants On Notifications, Non-notifications, And Minor Formulation Amendments: On October 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of extension of the comment period for the draft guidance  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Building Envelope Training and Certification Held in Orlando

    Training and certification seminar for Building Envelope offered by the Building Envelope Science Institute on October 20-23, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. These courses offer attendees an opportunity to gain knowledge, increase skills, and rise to the top of the construction industry as an expert in building envelope.  To learn more about the institute or the courses offered, go online to ...

  • HQ to be the first Chilean building achieving LEED green building certification

    Transoceánica headquarters use a system of energy efficiency that incorporates passive design and solar reflection. The new headquarters for private equity firm Empresas Transoceanica in Santiago looks nothing like a conventional commercial set up. But it is expected to use just one-fifth of the energy of a comparable Chilean office. A wood-wrapped north facade deflects solar ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Green demolition certification

    This paper describes a proposed certification as a means to validate 'sustainable' building removals by a government agency or building owner. It may be used for several purposes such as: pre-qualifying a contractor, issuing a deconstruction permit, documenting waste diversion goals, or for awarding incentives. Certification is awarded to any project meeting all prerequisites and earning 25 or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • QI Tower first to achieve DUAL Certification in Malaysia

    Certifying an existing high rise building which was not built with green in mind was the challenge. Motivated by Malaysia’s Green Building Concept, GreenA Consultants were engaged to provide lead consultancy services for this project. In this article, you would learn how the 15 story office tower could be transfromed to sustainable despite architectural and engineering challenges. The ...


    By GreenA Consultants

  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • Green Certification Providers – Who should you choose?

    Our previous article on How to Get a Green Certification generated several inquiries. Almost everyone had the same question: with so many green certifications available out there, how can we discern who’s serious? A good rule of thumb is how long the process takes. A solid certification is bound to take at least one month, from the moment you submit your application to having the green ...


  • REWE Green Building World`s First Supermarket to Receive Gold DGNB Certificate - Pilot project in Berlin saves almost 50 per cent of energy

    When REWE Group opens its first Green Building in Germany tomorrow (5 November) it will set a national and international standard for sustainable building and operation of retail real estate.The REWE store in Berlin-Rudow, measuring 1,830 square metres (sales area), was the first supermarket in the world to be awarded a gold label by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen- DGNB (German ...


  • Building a house like Lego

    Home show exhibitor builds houses out of cargo containers that can be assembled in just a few hours OTTAWA - Bernard Morin would like us to start thinking inside the box. If we did. he says, we could build homes more quickly, less expensively and a lot greener. Morin, along with his wife and business partner, Jocelyne Labelle, sells homes made from recycled maritime shipping ...

  • Stocking Your Green Building Toolkit

    1. Introduction Designing, constructing and operating environmentally friendly buildings can be a lot more complex than it seems, especially when it comes to materials selection. We would all like simple measures or rules of thumb that would make the selection process easy, but they are hard to come by, if they exist at all. The reality is that we are constantly forced into a balancing act, ...

  • Do certified sustainable buildings perform better than similar conventional buildings?

    The aim of this study is to assess the performance of sustainable buildings. Its objective is to compare certified green buildings with similar in location, size, age and function conventional buildings by testing hypotheses that green buildings perform better than conventional ones. Objective data including building costs, energy and water consumption, material recycling, indoor pollution ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green Building Boom – What are the 4 new risks for Green Building Industry?

    New government mandates, long-term cost savings, and an enhanced sensitivity to partnering an environmental outline are the prime reasons for this exponential growth. In the year 2005, green building market was a meagre 2 percent of all non-residential construction initiations. However; this number grew by 28 - 35 percent by 2010 and approximately 40 to 48 percent by the year 2014, - comprising ...


  • Building green when times are lean

    In an article entitled “Actions Speak Louder than Greenwash” last December we looked at how some unscrupulous property developers in Thailand preferred to market “greenwash” rather than embrace the concept of sustainable building design and construction. Indeed, it seemed as if the property developers were suddenly falling over themselves in their rush to surf the green wave, with project ...

  • LEED certification provides many benefits for your transfer station

    One of the objectives of solid waste managers is to find new ways to educate people about how to live and work more sustainably. When you build your new transfer station, material recovery facility or other solid waste facility, you have a tremendous opportunity to put into practice those sustainability efforts to show people what a difference it can make. What does that mean for the design and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Geoplast received BCA Singapore Certification for its formworks efficiency

    We are glad to announce that Geoplast received the BCA Singapore Certification for its Formworks efficiency. BCA is an agency under the Ministry of National Development, championing the development of an excellent building environment for Singapore. ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • 1st University worldwide to achieve ISO 50001 Certification case study

    Company Overview Founded in 1845, University College Cork (UCC) is one of the oldest universities in Ireland. It combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship with a view to responding effectively to the needs of a global society. Today University College Cork has grown to almost 16,000 ...


    By Enerit Ltd

  • Tradable Certificates for Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

    Untitled Document Executive Summary The Study This study analyses options for the design of tradeable certificate systems to finance the recovery of ...

  • Certification of road weather sensors with DIN EN-15518 – a clarification

    When driving attentively on the motorways you can discover a lot of road sensors. There are stationary sensors embedded into the road surface or – for some years now -non-invasive ones, which sometimes are the only solution to generate measurement data on bridges. Recently also mobile road sensors, installed on driving vehicles, were added to this list. The European ...

  • Swedish solution for high-rise building fires

    Swedish fire fighting nozzle specialists, Unifire AB, have developed what may very well usher in a new era in fire fighting: a fully automatic fire detection and extinguishing system, called FlameRanger. The system, according to Unifire, is capable of detecting and extinguishing a fire in seconds of its breaking out, with minimal use of water, and without any human intervention required. Unifire ...


    By Unifire AB

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