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ASHRAE Joins NAHB and ICC to Develop New National Green Building Standard

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE and the International Code Council (ICC), developers of the ICC Family of Codes for the built environment, today agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 … Continue reading

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GSA Makes Recommendation on Green Building Certification Systems

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Marlon Arias applauds the possible changes in federal guidelines that would make for greener construction and renovation. The owner of Trinity Glass Company in Springfield, Va., says he welcomes the chance to help lessen the environmental imprint of government buildings … Continue reading

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Green Systems, Codes and Standards Play Different Roles in Making Environmentally-Friendly America

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They are at times confused and often misapplied, but Michael Schmeida says that green building systems, codes and standards each have a role to play in making America more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly. Schmeida, the vice chair for the ASTM International … Continue reading

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Green Building Growing, According to New Construction Report

According to a new report by McGraw Hill Construction in partnership with Waste Management, entitled “Green Retail and Hospitality SmartMarket Report: Capitalizing on the Growth in Green Building Investments,” owners of retail and hotel establishments are reporting growing levels of … Continue reading

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GSA Seeks Industry Input on Green Building Certification System for Federal Buildings

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for information (RFI) seeking public and industry input regarding green building certification systems. According to the RFI, GSA has been charged with providing a “formal recommendation to the Secretary of Energy … Continue reading

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