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Green Building News

SITES Exits Legal Limbo by Joining GBCI

The landscaping equivalent of LEED has joined the ranks of programs falling under GBCI’s green certification portfolio.

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Cladding Industry Agrees to One Rulebook for Conducting LCAs

One set of rules, called PCRs, now governs environmental reporting for all cladding products, regardless of whether they are wood, vinyl, or metal.

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Consolidation of Green Codes Continues

In response to calls from the industry, the two most prominent green codes will be consolidated, with ASHRAE 189.1 to serve as the backbone of IgCC.

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How ‘Safe’ Chemicals Could Team Up to Cause Cancer

Chemicals that are benign on their own may turn malignant in combination with others circulating in the environment, researchers warn.

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August 2015

Volume 24, Number 8