Posts tagged ‘Greenbuild’

USGBC’s LEED DR Credit Encourages Peak Load Reduction

Written October 23rd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Green Building, Opinion
USGBC’s LEED DR Credit Encourages Peak Load Reduction

2014-10-gb-maccracken-speaking-calmac-thumbLEED v.4 includes a “Demand Response” credit. A better name would underscore important contributions by building owners who reshape their peak loads every day. Read the rest of this entry »

Greenbuild Exhibitors Are Pulling the Plug To Demonstrate Net Zero Energy

Written October 22nd, 2014 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, News, Renewable Energy

NZ pavilion (emerge)IMG_6719In the Net Zero Zone at Greenbuild 2014, exhibitors will demonstrate a solar-powered microgrid by disconnecting from the energy utility. Read the rest of this entry »

Greenbuild 2014 Agenda – Editor’s Picks

Written October 16th, 2014 by
Categories: Green Building, Opinion
Greenbuild 2014 Agenda – Editor’s Picks

2014-11-greenbuild-cities-thumbDenis Du Bois tore open the Greenbuild 2014 agenda like a kid in a candy store. Here are his suggested education sessions and events. What’s on your schedule? Read the rest of this entry »

Cresa, JLL tell owners and tenants how to drive energy efficiency together

Written November 19th, 2012 by
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, News
Cresa, JLL tell owners and tenants how to drive energy efficiency together

The commercial landlord-tenant relationship can be adversarial, with split incentives and other hurdles to implementing energy efficiency upgrades. Two real-estate pros share their experiences from the front lines of sustainability and offer their advice for fostering collaboration. Read the rest of this entry »

Green building movement leader tells critics: “Bring it on”

Written November 14th, 2012 by
Categories: Green Building, News
Green building movement leader tells critics: “Bring it on”

The head of the United States Green Building Council tore into critics of LEED this morning in his opening keynote to Greenbuild 2012. He rallied an army of architects, planners and builders with a battle cry of “we are right.” Read the rest of this entry »

@ Greenbuild 2012 Agenda Editor’s Picks

Written October 29th, 2012 by
Categories: Green Building, Opinion
@ Greenbuild 2012 Agenda Editor’s Picks

Denis Du Bois will be at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco. So many sessions, so few days. Here are his suggested sessions and events. What’s on your schedule? Read the rest of this entry »

Thomas Friedman at Greenbuild 2011: Work within the Political and Economic Constraints

Written November 24th, 2011 by
Categories: Energy Business, Green Building, News
Thomas Friedman at Greenbuild 2011: Work within the Political and Economic Constraints

Thomas Friedman keynoted at the 2011 Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Toronto, Ontario. He was joined by USGBC chairman Rick Fedrizzi, CaGBC president Thomas Mueller, Kohler CEO David Kohler, journalist/author Cokie Roberts, and Diesel Canada CEO Joie Adler. Friedman’s message to the audience included a specific course of action to halt damaging geopolitical trends and to put the world on a more sustainable path.

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