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Whether it’s regulatory pressure or voluntary incentives, there are many external forces that affect green building practices. Here we collect info on everything from local codes to award programs to the internal policies of the federal government.
House designs generated by the competition will be built in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and the Joplin, Missouri, tornadoes.
Levels of the worst chemicals are finally declining in our bodies, but health concerns about alternatives grow.
It will stick with LEED, but the government's second-largest building owner, the GSA, is recommending either LEED or Green Globes for federal agencies.
Trendsetting regulations in California will have manufacturers disclosing ingredients and reformulating their products.
Although data quality remains rough, multifamily buildings and water use information released for the first time provides fodder for research in energy efficiency.