Groups Seek to Update Green Building Standards

Groups Seek to Update Green Building Standards

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the International Code Council (ICC), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) are proposing changes to high performance building standards. ASHRAE says that the organizations are offering nine changes to Standard … Read more…

PEER: A New Rating System for Power Systems

PEER: A New Rating System for Power Systems

Green Business Certification (GBCI) officially launched PEER, its rating system designed to measure and improve sustainable power system performance. Modeled after the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system, PEER, or Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal, evaluates power generation, transmission and distribution … Read more…

LEED Makes Nice with Living Building Challenge

LEED Makes Nice with Living Building Challenge

In the world of rating systems there is a sense of competition, but nevertheless, the US Green Building Council will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge green building system within the LEED green building program. USGBC says it shares common … Read more…

ASHRAE/USGBC/IES to Develop Biomass Requirements for Green Building Standard

ASHRAE/USGBC/IES to Develop Biomass Requirements for Green Building Standard

The development of biomass requirements is being explored by ASHRAE, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), for inclusion in their co-sponsored green building standard. ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1 for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings, contains minimum requirements for … Read more…

USGBC Joins Global Energy Efficiency Initiative

USGBC Joins Global Energy Efficiency Initiative

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has joined the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform, a program of UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) also joined the initiative. The Accelerator Platform and its members … Read more…

USGBC, EDF Want Commercial Buildings Enrolled in Demand Response

USGBC, EDF Want Commercial Buildings Enrolled in Demand Response

A demand response partnership between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) reports that 133 LEED-certified buildings, representing 51 million square feet, have either enrolled in the partnership’s program, are evaluating enrollment, or have been determined to be demand response … Read more…

LEED Impacts Assessed

LEED Impacts Assessed

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Impacts and Innovation report details key impact areas and results of the thousands of projects that are utilizing the LEED® green building rating system. A foreword written by Bridges to Prosperity Executive Director Avery Bang, who spoke at USGBC’s … Read more…

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