A newly published document from ASHRAE and IES gives users of their energy efficiency standard immediate access to an optional third path for compliance in ASHRAE Standard 90.1, providing more flexibility for the industry. Read the rest of this entry »
Posts tagged ‘LEED’
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Opinion
Categories: Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Green Building, Opinion
LEED 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 »
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 »
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 »
In the U.S. building industry, is it too easy to be green? USA Today reporter Thomas Frank says yes; USGBC top executive Rick Fedrizzi invites critics to take a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »
The U.S. Green Building Council today announced that the 12,000th commercial project has earned certification in the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The latest addition joins more than 137,000 LEED registered and certified projects, homes, communities and neighborhoods worldwide.
When it comes to buildings, Chicago has already done “tallest, biggest, and longest.” Now Chicago wants to be the “greenest”. We’ll find out how they’re raising the bar for all the other cities aiming for that same distinction.
Plus: From America’s biggest green-building expo, do-it-yourself 3D energy & carbon modeling — dark sunglasses for buildings — and devices that charge themselves up — all in this edition of Energy Priorities.