Spurred by Chemical Industry, Ohio Moves Anti-LEED Bill Forward

Urging a LEED v4 ban, SCR 25 has passed in the Ohio Senate with support from the vinyl, coal, and forestry industries.
Environmental Building News—April 1, 2014

Data Show Plaque Thresholds Push LEED Projects Higher

Researchers argue that almost 20% of LEED projects earn additional points simply for the marketing benefits of a higher certification.
Environmental Building News—April 1, 2014

Passive House Standards to Add Net-Zero-Energy Options

New categories of certification under the Passive House standards will recognize buildings that offset energy use with onsite renewables.
Environmental Building News—April 1, 2014

Feds and Green Building: Behind the Scenes of LEED, Green Globes Rulemaking

There’s public wrangling over green building policy, and then there’s the stuff that goes on behind closed doors. We got a rare peek through the keyhole.
Environmental Building News—April 1, 2014

$9 Million to Help Ten Mayors Jumpstart Energy Programs

The New City Energy Project brings mayors from ten U.S. cities together to make their cities’ large buildings more energy efficient.
Environmental Building News—March 1, 2014

Major Canadian Timber Company Loses FSC Certification

Accused of trampling indigenous rights and disrupting caribou, Resolute Forest Products has months to clean up its act before FSC paper and lumber supplies are affected.
Environmental Building News—March 1, 2014

Making the Case for More and Bigger Deep Retrofits

An RMI report details how to calculate the full value of investments in deep energy retrofits and make the case for bigger projects.
Environmental Building News—March 1, 2014

Pushing Weatherization, Feds Look the Other Way on Radon

When using federal dollars to button up, low-income homeowners don’t get additional funding for radon mitigation. What happens next? The government isn’t telling.
Environmental Building News—March 1, 2014

Architects Push for Clearer EPDs with 2030 Challenge

Input from practitioners is needed, says Architecture 2030, to develop a more readable format for life-cycle data and environmental product declarations.
Environmental Building News—March 1, 2014

GSA Shares More “Green Proving Ground” Experience

With lessons learned from its own buildings, GSA reports conditions under which high-performance window panels, mag-lev compressors, and onsite PV are viable.
Environmental Building News—February 1, 2014
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