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2013-11-20 16:20:26

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- An ever-growing population. Rapid urbanization. Staggering building energy usage. Before hundreds of industry leaders, Geraud Darnis, president and CEO of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, the world's largest provider of building technologies, underscored the criticality of green building in addressing each of those realities as he opened Greenbuild's 2013 executive luncheon. UTC Building & Industrial Systems is a unit of United...

2013-11-20 08:21:35

122 projects across the globe projects already using new LEED system PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces that LEED v4, the newest version of the LEED green building program, launched today at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia. LEED has revolutionized the marketplace since 1998 as the world's premier benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green...

2013-11-19 12:24:11

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As rapid global urbanization strengthens the business case for green building, Carrier is proud to help connect international green building thought leaders as the presenting sponsor of Greenbuild's 2013 International Summit. Carrier, the world's leader in high-technology heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions and founding company number one of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is a part of UTC...

2013-11-19 08:22:17

EPD Pioneer and Third Party Certification Leader Unveils Details at Greenbuild 2013 PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading third-party certifier for the green building industry, unveiled details of its enhanced Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Health Product Declaration (HPD) services at the Greenbuild 2013 Conference and Expo in Philadelphia this week (Booth #1949). These enhancements are designed to more effectively fulfill the...

2013-11-18 12:31:16

Partnership will increase disclosure and awareness of building material products and processes to better inform building professionals and consumers WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the global LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification program, and Underwriter Laboratories (UL), the world's leading safety and certification group, have announced an exclusive...

2013-11-14 16:23:50

LEED Fellows represent green building industry's Most accomplished professionals NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company is pleased to announce the U.S. Green Building Council today named Chief Sustainability Officer Michael Deane to the 2013 class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program is the green building industry's most prestigious professional designation. The LEED Fellow designation recognizes exceptional contributions to green building and...

2013-11-12 23:22:57

LOBOS technology to help Demand Response Partnership Program refine LEED Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response. Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 In an effort to further develop the guidelines for LEED Pilot Credit 8: Demand Response, The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has invited Enerliance, the company behind the LOBOS automated demand response platform, to participate in the Demand Response Partnership Program (DRPP) as a technology solution provider. The DRPP is a...

2013-11-11 23:23:20

LEEDPLAQUES.COM introduces a customizable LEED plaque that communicates the design elements that earn certification; both showcasing the project and educating the public about LEED. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Since its introduction in 1998, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification has been awarded to more than 45,000 projects worldwide, translating in large part to an estimated $96-140 billion green building industry in 2013.(1) With green...

2013-11-07 16:23:58

Canada, India, China, UAE and Brazil lead with highest number of LEED projects outside the U.S. WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its second installment of the LEED in Motion report series: Places and Policies. The report states that there are nearly 60,000 LEED green building projects across the globe, spanning 10.6 billion square feet. Notably, Canada, India, China, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil lead...

2013-10-31 23:29:25

Priority Energy's energy efficiency products and services help SmartTech Homes' builders, Eco Development, attain two LEED Gold certifications. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Last month, Priority Energy and SmartTech® Homes were awarded two LEED Gold certificates for their achievement in unsurpassed green home building and design. A LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification guarantees that these two homes will save energy, water, resources and money at a...