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Are More Green Building Rating Systems Good for the Construction Marketplace?

According to a recent report from the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a non-profit dedicated to increasing the knowledge and use of green building in the home-building industry, the construction market has seen a 250% growth rate in alternative rating systems – systems other than LEED®. 366 more words

Soup of terms

Have you came across one of these: LCA, LCI, LCM, LCT, LCIA, PCR, EPD….etc..?

You probably will find this blog helpful.

I am an LCA practitioner and I owe a contribution to the community and individuals who would like to contribute to the movement of sustainability but are faced with so much confusion. 32 more words

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New innovative insulation systems

Personally having been inspired by the small home movement and the off-the-grid concept; I have decided to research into how certain types of insulation can impact energy usage. 368 more words

The changes and challenges of LEED V4

By Jose Castilla

After having the opportunity to work in both LEED N2.2 and LEED 2009 BD&C versions, I see that the new LEED V4 will challenge the building industry quite substantially. 819 more words

Energy Consumption

good for the environment, good for you

Last month the US Green Building Council announced three new social equity pilot credits as a part of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. 223 more words

LEED: The future of building

Canada has been using LEED (Leadership in energy and environmental design) since 2003; previously there has been a lack of involvement. For those who don’t know they give certifications out based on; improved air quality, using less energy, and water saving. 64 more words

LEED Gold for Updated Collegiate Gothic

One of the projects I was fortunate to develop for my alma mater was a conference center and office building for IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences), the… 620 more words