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  • Green buildings on the rise

    Green building continues to gain momentum as it demonstrates numerous opportunities to improve the impacts of buildings on the environment and health. To acknowledge this growing trend and EPA's expanded role in it, EPA has released a new video on green buildings in its Green Scene series. The video features Dr. Bill Sanders, director of EPA's National Center for Environmental Research, talking ...

  • Green Building Architecture and Development

    Koch Architekten Dusseldorf - REWE Green Building Berlin, Winner "Best Building Solution" + Finalist of Sustainia Award in Copenhagen The REWE Green Building - the future concept" in Berlin is the Winner of the category ...


  • The costs of not building green

    Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the same budget as a non-green building.  According ...

  • Darden's Green Buildings

    SOURCE: Darden Restaurants DESCRIPTION:With more than 2,000 restaurants, Darden's physical footprint is one of the most significant ways we impact the environment. Incorporating environmental considerations into how we design, construct, and remodel our restaurants is one of the central ways ...


    By 3BL Media

  • `Building Green` for environmental sustainability

    "Green building" is a term which refers to a better way of designing and constructing buildings in an environmental friendly way. Green buildings consume less energy and resources. With lower operating costs they provide opportunity for better return on investment. There is growing confidence that investment in Green Building and sustainable construction technologies not only make environmental ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • India: green building equipment

    India’s construction sector is poised to grow at the rate of 15-20 per cent annually for the next two years. There was an estimated investment of USD 100 billion in the sector during 2004-2005 (March-April), with private sector contributing to over 32.7 per cent of this investment. The sector is likely to record higher growth in the coming years, due to the Government of India’s (GOI) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greening government buildings - leading by example

    From airport terminals in rural Canada, sky-high green roofs, to state-of-the-art buildings in urban centres, the Government of Canada is leading the way when it comes to sustainable building design. All over the country, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is finding innovative ways to green government operations and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ten Megatrends for Green Building in 2014

    What are the major trends likely to affect the green building industry and markets in the US in 2014? One of the world’s leading green building consultants, keynote speakers and authors, Jerry Yudelson, offers his top 10 list of green building megatrends. At the top of Yudelson’s 2014 list is the prediction that Green building in North America will continue its strong growth in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green Building Trends in ‘11 and ‘12

    Green building has had its ups and downs lately. Many professionals complain about the USGBC’s LEED standards, ranging from it’s too expensive and difficult to get certification to it does not truly result in sustainability. The number of projects in the LEED pipeline has reportedly stagnated lately. Some have talked about putting out new competing standards or simpler ones that will ...


  • Tearing down the walls to green building

    Green buildings represent the best opportunity in North America to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to a panel of experts who spoke at GLOBE 2008. In order to take full advantage of this opportunity several barriers across the building sector must be removed. In North America buildings are responsible for 35% of all GHG emissions and with respect to achieving climate ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • US Green Building Materials Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: US Green Building Materials Market ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Global Green Building Materials Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Green Building Materials Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • New toolkit to help local governments with green building practices (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announced the release of the Sustainable Design and Green Building Toolkit for Local Governments (Toolkit). The Toolkit was developed collaboratively by the Agency’s Regional Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Division and Water Protection Division and Pollution Prevention Office, with support from the EPA Green Building and Smart ...

  • Make practical green part of your futureproof bran

    When it comes to green, virtue doesn't work. That is the sadly obvious conclusion reached by The New York Times' John Tierney a few weeks back. Ever since the Kyoto Protocol imposed restrictions on industrial countries, we've made it our objective ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • International property sector launches green buildings code

    World leader in commercial real estate analysis, Investment Property Databank, this week launched the first ever international Environment Code for buildings. Developed with support from international firms Barclays, Bureau Veritas and CB Richard Ellis, the Code sets a new global standard for measuring the environmental performance of corporate buildings. A universal framework that can be applied ...


  • New Green Building Codes Set to be Enforced in California

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive testing solutions for new construction and remodeling to meet California’s new green building codes.   In less than a month cities across California will begin enforcing the new California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen Code) beginning on January 1, 2011.  These new ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Celerion Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

    Celerion, a premier provider of innovative early stage drug development solutions, announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Silver established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. Celerion is the ...

  • New Green Building Topic Experts Join Green Code Pro

    Green Code Pro is the one-stop shop for green building code information. Topic Experts serve as volunteer moderators on the site by monitoring the Question & Answer Forum to ensure that the discussions are on topic and valuable to the group. Green Code Pro is fortunate to have two outstanding new Topic Experts to welcome to our community. Architect, Kyle Moss, AIA, LEED AP, is accredited by ...


    By PRWeb

  • EIB building upgraded to “Excellent” for its green credentials

    The EIB’s new East building which received the rating “Very good” from BREEAM for its design has gone through a post-construction assessment in 2009 and has been granted the ranking “Excellent”. From the outset of the project, the EIB decided to put environmental considerations at the forefront of the construction of its new building. As such, the Bank chose to present the building to BREEAM, the ...

  • Green Building Market in Canada Growing Steadily

    The Canadian green building market is poised to see strong growth over the next three years, with surveyed Canadian firms expecting to grow their green practices from one third in 2014, to one half by 2017. These findings are part of a new report prepared by McGraw Hill Construction and commissioned by the Canada Green Building Council. The report, titled Canada Green Building Trends: Benefits ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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