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2014-04-07 08:24:07

PORTLAND, Ore., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced today that it is seeking applicants to serve as members of its consensus body, which is being formed to formally update its new construction assessment protocol - ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings. The standard was originally completed in 2010 and must be updated every five years according to procedures established by the American National Standards...

2011-08-18 14:35:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system, has announced a partnership with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) designed to help bolster the American workforce for the growing number of clean energy jobs of the future. Under a memorandum of understanding signed July 28, ANSI and IREC will pursue an independent, joint accreditation program for credit or non-credit...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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