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USGBC Launches LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities Certification Programs

28 Feb , 2017  

LEED to Certify Entire Communities, Cities Building Green, February 7, 2017 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is attempting to take LEED to a whole new scale as it launches two new certification programs: LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities. Built on the newly released Arc platform (see New Tech Startup, Arc Skoru, to Support […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Building Envelopes Generate Impressive Savings

13 Sep , 2016  

Building green with energy-efficient materials: Insulation USGBC, September 7, 2016 Did you know that the energy lost through a building’s walls, roofs and windows is the largest single waste of energy in most buildings—especially in hot summer months? As a result, the energy efficiency of a building often depends on the materials that help create […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

RMI Identifies Four Core Efficiency Measures

14 Apr , 2016  

efficiency measures

Pathways to Progress USGBC. Image credit: maxmann Today, according to Campbell, people rarely look beyond three years in terms of investment and the energy profile of their building. “Are people making decisions based upon the 50-year life cycle of the asset? Probably not.” He believes all resources need to be equally valued—the idea being that transitioning […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Green Building Adoption Has Been Primarily a Big Building Phenomenon

22 Sep , 2015  


Study Finds Significant Gap in Number of Large and Small Green Buildings ACHR News, July 31, 2015. Image credit: Stefan Georgi 62% of large buildings qualify as green, compared to less than 5% of small buildings Owners of small buildings have an opportunity to differentiate themselves by implementing energy-efficient practices, due to a significant gap between […]

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