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UL and USGBC Announce Strategic Collaboration to Help Architects and Designers Find Products that Contribute to LEED v4 Requirements

“UL strives to solve the challenges that architects, designers and purchasers face finding products that help contribute to LEED v4 credits,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager, UL Environment. “UL’s SPOT platform is the largest credible green database in the market and enables users to search more than 50,000 products by the LEED credit they contribute to. This greatly simplifies the LEED design, building and submittal process.”

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Dow and the U.S. Green Building Council Work Together to Support Sustainable Cities and Promote Energy Efficiency

The latest data indicate that buildings are currently responsible for about one-third of global energy consumption, and about 30 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions and 20 percent of total CO2 emissions. In an effort to reduce these emissions, Dow and USGBC will collectively advise two cities or communities to help in achieving LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification.

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Integrating Human Health into Green Building and the Dell Children’s Hospital

An Interview with Green Building Pioneer Gail Vittori. “By design, the integration of nature permeates the experience, from both inside and outside the hospital. This is accomplished through seven interior courtyards, a 3.5 acre interactive healing garden for patients, plant species that represent the diverse ecological zones from which the young patients come from and access to views of nature from almost everywhere within the hospital.” — Gail Vittori

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CBRE study finds San Francisco the nation’s greenest city

Institutional owners of office buildings continued to pursue green building certifications in the 30 largest U.S. markets during 2015. Continuing an upward trend over the past decade, green certifications are now held by 11.8 percent of all surveyed buildings, representing 40.2 percent of all office space. Both figures are slightly above last year’s results, according to the third annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE Group, Inc. and Maastricht University. “Green” office buildings in the U.S. are defined as those that hold either an EPA ENERGY STAR label, USGBC LEED certification or both.

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Dr. Jared Cohon Leads Carnegie Mellon University to Unprecedented Sustainability Success

As CMU’s third-longest President and current Director of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Dr. Jared L. Cohon has been a devoted catalyst for the university’s sustainability policies, practices, and successes. From energy efficiency and conservation to renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable product research, and much more, Dr. Cohon emphasized environmental sustainability from the start of his CMU presidency in 1997. He directed the university to reduce dining hall waste by switching to washable dinnerware and banning plastics, unveiled a new central recycling education center, and created a full-time environmental coordinator staff position.

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Johnson Controls targets the gold with Golden 1 Center

Johnson Controls and the Sacramento Kings have signed an agreement that will integrate the building automation systems, as well as fire and life safety systems, to create an all-encompassing impact on Golden 1 Center – the future home of the Sacramento Kings. Through these systems, Sacramento’s new, world-class entertainment and sports venue will be operationally smarter, safer and more sustainable, all designed to enhance the fan experience.

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Smart coatings market worth $8.1 billion by 2021

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Smart Coatings Markets 2016-2025” report to their offering. The report suggests that smart coatings have reached a stage of technological maturity where they can replace traditional anti-corrosion, anti-icing, anti-fouling, and other industrial protective coatings. These smart protective coatings will reach approximately $2 billion in sales by 2021, based on their ability reduce downtime and maintenance costs for vehicles, marine vessels, buildings and large pieces of industrial machinery

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Spire Building earns LEED Gold Certification

Spire Building advances communities by using environmentally friendly and sustainable practices across the company. These practices were recently recognized with LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for the office space at 700 Market in St. Louis. Spire worked with Arcturis, Tarlton and the Koman Group to go above and beyond with the green design and sustainable construction practices.

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Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP. Photo credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight

Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP. Photo credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight


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