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Green Building

Green Building 2016-12-14T16:28:54+00:00

Retrofitting existing buildings is new frontier of energy efficiency

The current political climate in the U.S. puts the country’s federal commitment to clean energy and reducing carbon emissions into question. At the same time, leaders on the state and city level have reaffirmed their commitment to energy efficiency and lowering carbon emissions. Local lawmakers, civic leaders and citizens recognize the importance of curbing climate change and the very real impact that local legislation and green initiatives can have.

Enter the retrofit. Existing U.S. building stock accounts for around 40% of energy consumption, with housing nearly a quarter of that use. The burden of this energy consumption is on property owners, who spend more than $230 billion annually to heat, cool and power more than 113.6 million homes.  Considering this, it’s clear that the retrofit market presents a huge opportunity to solve one of the world’s biggest energy problems – inefficient buildings.

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June 19th, 2017|

Green organizations team to accelerate green building in Canada

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) have signed an agreement to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc. Canada (GBCI Canada), with final terms anticipated to be agreed upon this summer.

Beginning in early 2018, GBCI Canada will deliver all of the current and future GBCI offerings including certification and professional credentialing services for LEED v4, WELL, SITES, PEER, Parksmart, Zero Waste and GRESB in Canada, according to a press release. The new organization is being established to more effectively support the Canadian market.

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June 6th, 2017|

High-Performance Building Week focuses on buildings as part of infrastructure

This year’s High-Performance Building Week, set for June 5-9 in the nation’s capital, seeks to inform and stimulate discussion about the benefits — water/energy conservation, improved safety/environmental quality — derived from high-performance buildings and practices.  The focus and theme of this year’s event is to help policymakers understand “The Critical Role Buildings Play in America’s Infrastructure,” according to Contractor Magazine.

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June 6th, 2017|

Nation’s Tallest Timber Building to Rise in Portland

The nation’s tallest wooden high-rise will soon take shape in Portland, Oregon.  Funded by a $1.5 million-dollar award from the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition, the innovative timber building, named Framework, will be built from domestically sourced and engineered wood products.  LEVER Architecture designed the mixed-use high-rise as a beacon of sustainability with its use of low-carbon materials, green roof, and resilient design.

Read More at Inhabitat >

June 6th, 2017|

Canada Green Building Council CaGBC launches Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard

New Standard represents the next evolution of green building innovation necessary to meet Canada’s emission reductions targets
On May 29th, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has taken a major step toward achieving Canada’s climate change commitments with the launch of the country’s first Zero Carbon Building Standard.  This highly-anticipated Standard assesses carbon use in commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings in Canada. In order to achieve large-scale market transformation, it was designed to be broadly applicable for many types of new and existing buildings across the country.  It is also the only program of its kind to make carbon reductions the key indicator for building performance.

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May 31st, 2017|