Credit: Peter Vanderwarker
Designers are reinventing the art and science of passive comfort control even where climate and culture favor mechanical systems.
Product News & Reviews
A whole-building air barrier system with a 15-year warranty is offered as a package from Dow Corning.
WaterFurnace’s CLW Chiller “geothermal” heat pump also uses excess heat and cooling within a building to provide energy-efficient HVAC.
Green Building News
After years of anti-LEED lobbying, the American Chemistry Council says it wants to work to make LEED better.
Some lawmakers want government agencies to justify green building and change how they use certifications like LEED and Green Globes.
Building codes could harmonize seamlessly with LEED certification as USGBC, ASHRAE, and ICC join forces.
GBCI will partner with Bureau Veritas to provide global support for LEED certification, with a focus on customer service and rigor.
Now publicly available, the updated rating system features new credits and benchmarks based on expert input.
From the Editors
Collaboration skills and sustainability concepts are being “elevated” by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)—but it’s really a demotion.
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