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November 30, 2008
Green Building Study Finds Benefits of Building Green Outweigh Cost Premium
Green buildings cost, on average, less than 2 percent more to build than conventional non-green buildings, according to a study of 150 green buildings across the U.S. and in 10 countries. Sponsored Links:
Most green buildings cost 0 percent to 4...
November 28, 2008
USGBC Reaffirms Commitment to Developing Green Building Code
The U.S. Green Building Council reaffirmed its commitment to the development of Standard 189.1 P, which will be America's first National Standard developed to be used as a green building code when completed. Created specifically for adoption by states,...
November 26, 2008
LEED 2009 Passes Member Ballot
LEED 2009 has passed member ballot and will be introduced in 2009 as the next major evolution of the existing LEED rating systems for commercial buildings. The newest version of the green building certification program includes a series of technical...
November 23, 2008
Credit Freeze Drops October Construction Starts
November 20, 2008
USG Releases ICC Seismic Suspension Report
USG announced they have received ICC's ES Report to address all suspension systems. Also included in the report are installation methods used in seismic zones D,E& F.
November 19, 2008
The Architectural Billings Index (ABI) score fell to 41.4
The Architectural Billing Index (ABI) has dipped again... http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek08/1024/1024b_otb.cfm
November 19, 2008
USGBC upgrades LEED Rating Scale
The flagship rating system for green buildings is getting a major upgrade next year to make climate change and energy efficiency even higher priorities.
The U.S. Green Building Council will soon roll out its new Leadership in Energy and Environmental...