Climate Change Dominates Greenbuild Conference Agenda

With several announcements at the 2006 Greenbuild conference in Denver, the U.S. Green Building Council signaled that it would use its LEED Rating System to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, by tightening LEED requirements and by increasing the number of buildings designed to LEED standards.

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Product News & Reviews

Cold Climate Heat Pump Redux

The two-stage high-capacity cold-climate heat pump that was introduced in 2004 and then discontinued in 2005 is back, and from more than one company.

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Fiber-Optic Luminaire Mixes Sun and Electric Light

A new system from Sunlight Direct includes a roof-mounted concentrating mirror that tracks the sun, fiber-optic cables, and conventional-looking light fixtures on the ceiling that deliver a calibrated mix of sunlight and electrical light.

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New Admixture Solves Concrete's Weaknesses

A new concrete admixture, Hycrete, could come to replace a variety of waterproofing and corrosion-proofing membranes and coatings applied to concrete.

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Green Cleaning Network Launched

Green Building Alliance Launches New Products Program

Green Communities Offers Charrette Grants

UK to Introduce Code for Sustainable Homes

USGBC Approves FloorScore for LEED Credit

Rohm and Haas, CSI Link Up

Integrative Design Standard Released for Comments

Green Building Consultants Form New Company

Yale Team Hired to Support USGBC's Biobased Materials Deliberations

Green Building Leaders Form Terrapin

Kirsten Ritchie Joins Gensler

Rob Watson Leaves NRDC to Form Consulting Firm

Interface Opens New Consulting Venture

BD&C Survey Finds Growing Expectations for Green Building

DOE Proposes New Furnace Efficiency Standards

PricewaterhouseCoopers Endorses "Green Growth Plus"

Stern Report Advises Paying Now to Avoid Climate Change

December 2006

Volume 15, Number 12

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