Tagged: LEED

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USGBC Introduces LEED v4.1

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has introduced LEED v4.1 for existing buildings and spaces. According to USGBC, the rating system is simplified. The scorecard and requirements have been streamlined and new methodologies for tracking and rating performance are integrated directly into the rating system. This provides a...

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USGBC Announces LEED for Cities Grant Program

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, along with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, announced a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Cities certification. LEED for Cities enables local governments...

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Arcollab – A New Architecture Firm is Launched

The founders of Bork Design, Inc. and Hall Smith Office, two award-winning and long-standing architecture firms in Georgia, have combined their expertise and created Architectural Collaborative LLC., branded as Arcollab. Principals Lori Bork Newcomer, Joseph Smith, and Gabriel Comstock will lead the new firm, located in...

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Hardwoods Re-Introduces EcoPlus MR50

West Fraser’s year-long rebuilding and updating of the WestPine mill in Quesnel, B.C. is complete and production has returned to  normal operating levels. With this significant milestone behind the company, WestPine has re-introduced its moisture resistant MDF. EcoPlus MR50 is available through all Hardwoods Distribution –...

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GBCI Announces 2017 LEED Fellows

Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) announced its 2017 class of LEED Fellows, an annual recognition of outstanding LEED professionals. This year’s LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of achievements and contributions to the green building community and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The LEED...

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LEED Expert Named Managing Principal of HDR Minneapolis

Amy Williams, AIA, LEED AP, former managing principal, vice president of HDR’s Los Angeles architecture studio, has assumed the managing principal role in the Minneapolis studio. All LEED professionals are required to maintain their credential by earning continuing education hours. LEED Green Associates must earn 15...

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Trump Administration Could Set Back Green Building

A group of influential architects and green-building advocates have expressed concerns about the future of the sustainable building movement under the administration of President Donald Trump. These concerns were recently brought to light in an article published in the Architectural Record: What the New Administration Could...

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GBCI Announces 2016 LEED Fellows

“LEED Fellow” designates the most exceptional professionals in the green building industry, and it is the most prestigious designation awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). The organization announced its 2016 class of LEED Fellows and this year’s 24 LEED Fellows exemplify a diverse array of...

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Mosa Offers Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Tile

Cradle to Cradle was developed by Prof. Michael Braungart (EPEA) and architect William McDonough (MBDC) and has since become a well-known sustainability concept. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII) was founded in 2011 and manages the Cradle to Cradle product standard. Headquartered in San...