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Business is booming for the USGBC as it welcomes a Canadian version of LEED, introduces LEED for Existing Buildings and for Commercial Interiors, and hails legions of new LEED accredited professionals. Plus, Malin gives a first-hand account of taking the new LEED-AP exam.
Nearly 8,000 green building enthusiasts gathered in Portland, Oregon in early November for the USGBC's third annual conference and expo.
The USGBC formally launched LEED for Existing Buildings during Greenbuild. This article explains the most important differences among LEED-NC, the version of LEED-EB that was piloted, and the just-launched LEED-EB.
LEED for Commercial Interiors was approved by members and launched during Greenbuild. This article compares the new system to LEED-NC and to the LEED-CI pilot.
The Canada Green Building Council's launch of LEED Canada is imminent. It is similar in most respects to the U.S. version of LEED-NC, but includes some features, including a building durability credit, that may affect future versions of LEED in the U.S.
USGBC has released for public comment a draft of LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations, version 2.2. This article explores the proposed changes.
A new report developed by the LEED HCFC Task Group, and ratified by USGBC just prior to Greenbuild, recommends broadening EAc4 to include the global-warming potential as well as the ozone-depletion potential of refrigerants.
The Consejo Mexicano de Construccion Sustentable was launched during Greenbuild; it will be open to membership in April 2005.
With more than 20 billion ft2 of new construction each year, China's construction practices have a huge impact on the environment. A new green building strategy aims to lessen that impact.
Product News & Reviews
The core of each Humabuilt door is made of a stable, formaldehyde-free wheatstraw product bound with waterproof, formaldehyde-free MDI binder.
This energy-recovery ventilator, designed to exchange air while transferring both heat and humidity, uses a brushless DC, variable-speed ECPM motor to deliver the industry's most efficient operation.
This boot hanger for air-supply ducts installs quickly between joists, trusses, or studs and simplifies achieving LEED IEQ credit 3.1.
This high-design, lightweight, formaldehyde-free panel is made of waste fiber left over after processing sorghum.
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