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2014-04-09 08:24:15

PORTLAND, Ore., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Building Initiative (GBI) President Jerry Yudelson presented a keynote talk on April 8(th) at the ASHRAE High-Performance Buildings conference in San Francisco. Yudelson also participated in a discussion organized by the National Institute of Building Sciences around the topic of defining net zero energy buildings. Yudelson says, "The pressing issue of our time is dealing with climate change, and reducing the operating energy use of...

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...

2014-04-03 12:23:48

With impressive green practices and award wins, Earth Day is every day at Hyatt at Olive 8 SEATTLE, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While April 22, 2014 is set aside to inspire appreciation for the Earth and bring action towards conserving its resources, Hyatt at Olive 8 participates year round with its dedication to waste reduction and energy consumption. Since opening in February 2009 as downtown Seattle's first and only Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified hotel,...

2014-04-02 23:24:19

As the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program grows and evolves, so too does the need to understand the fit of a wide range of effective materials and processes to meet LEED certification requirements. As product use alone does not provide LEED points, the information in this just-released white paper focuses on identifying the LEED categories and options where pumice and pumice-enhanced products from Hess Pumice can be...

2014-03-31 23:31:53

The 'Athena Guide to Whole-Building LCA in Green Building Programs' demystifies the credits and explains how the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings software makes compliance easy. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a powerful tool to help sustainable design move towards a performance basis. An analytical method for estimating lifetime environmental impacts due to a product or process, LCA can help building designers quantify and validate their...

2014-03-27 23:04:54

One-of-a-kind design will assist NREL and its partners to shape the energy systems of the future. Golden, CO (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 One of the nation’s newest and most premier energy research facilities has been named R&D Magazine’s 2014 Laboratory of the Year. Designed and built by SmithGroupJJR and JE Dunn Construction, the $135 million Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden,...

2014-03-19 08:23:53

PORTLAND, Ore., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Building Initiative (GBI) Vice President for National Affairs Erin Shaffer participated in an event at the U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters on Tuesday, March 18(th), designed to highlight the Obama Administration's commitment to promoting building construction projects that use green materials, while also supporting jobs in rural communities. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140319/PH85963-a) (Photo:...

2014-03-18 12:22:34

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Cees de Jager, Executive Director of the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, applauded the Obama Administration's focus on the environmental and jobs benefits of using wood in taller buildings at today's "White House Rural Council Workshop Building with Wood: Jobs and the Environment." Announcements by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and the White House Rural Council to provide $1,000,000 in funding for WoodWorks (www.woodworks.org) and...

2014-03-18 08:24:33

PORTLAND, Ore., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Building Initiative (GBI) President Jerry Yudelson will attend an event at the White House on Monday, March 17 designed to highlight the Obama Administration's commitment to promoting building projects that use green materials and that also support jobs and rural communities. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/PH83895LOGO Titled the "White House Rural Council Workshop - Building with Wood: Jobs and the...

2014-03-17 08:24:28

MONTERREY, Mexico, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring innovative water efficiencies and optimized energy performance, Carrier's newest manufacturing facility has achieved LEED(®) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making the factory its sixth LEED-certified building and the 17th for United Technologies. Carrier, the world's leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems,...