FEATURE ARTICLE

Making the Case for Green Building

The benefits of green building range from reduced infrastructure and faster lease-out to improved health and easier employee recruiting. There are lots of reasons to build green, and this article lays out 46 of them to help you make the case!

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Green Building News

USGBC Awards First Platinum Pre-Certification in LEED-CS Pilot

The U.S. Green Building Council is pre-certifying green core-and-shell projects, and two in China are setting the pace.

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Architecture Schools Now Required to Teach Sustainable Design

The National Architectural Accrediting Board has added sustainable design to its criteria for approving degree programs.

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Washington Passes First State Law Requiring LEED

Washington will now require LEED Silver certification for all major projects built with public funds.

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Scottsdale Calls for LEED Gold

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Mercury Exposure Reduces Earning Potential

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ASHRAE to Study Noise

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Sherwin-Williams Ends Legal Challenges

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Kresge Revises Grant Guidelines

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BMRA Announces Call for Presentations

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Yost Announces New Company

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Marco Island, Florida, Bans Artificial Turf

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Product News & Reviews

Owens Corning Increases Recycled Content and Joins Sustainability Consortium

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National Gypsum and USG to Purchase Recycled Drywall

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Non-Chemical Water Treatment for Cooling Towers

The Dolphin Series from Clearwater Systems cleans cooling-tower water using pulsed electromagnetic fields in place of harsh chemicals.

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Underwater Timber Salvage

An Oregon company pulls sinker logs from the bottom of the Columbia River Basin, removing navigational hazards while salvaging a long-lost resource.

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April 2005

Volume 14, Number 4

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