Choosing Green Building Over Traditional Construction Methods
Are you getting ready to embark on new home construction? Or maybe you’re going to be expanding your existing property with a new addition. One thing to consider is how green your new building space is going to be. With new advanced technology, utilizing green construction practices can help you live a cleaner, greener lifestyle. Here are just a few reasons as to why you might want to choose these building practices over traditional construction methods.
U.S. Green Building Council Launches Real-Time Green Building Data Resource for U.S. States
Washington, D.C. - April 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched its new online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. The enhanced state market briefs — highlighting LEED projects, LEED-credentialed professionals and USGBC membership in each state — provide green building advocates and the general public a look into LEED’s impact within any U.S. state.
USGBC Adds “Clean Construction” Pilot Credit to LEED Green Building Rating System
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 31, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Jan. 24, 2013, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that a Clean Construction Pilot Credit can be used toward Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. This optional pilot credit rewards projects that take specific steps to reduce emissions from diesel engines during the construction phase of the project.
NAHB Announces National Green Building Awards Winners
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Several builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals were honored yesterday as winners of the National Green Building Awards given by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The awards were presented during the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.
Fractional Ownership Makes It Easy To Be Green
Asheville, NC - March 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- To the long list of reasons of why your family should consider owning a fractional private residence club instead of a traditional vacation home, add, “better for the environment.” Before dismissing this assertion as green-marketing fluff, consider the following
Tool Helps Green Building Become Beautiful Building
Boulder, CO - March 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A study recently completed by PatternMapping® institute, with the University of Colorado Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department, has developed a tool that opens the door for beauty to be considered alongside building science, paving the way for qualitative measuring to inform high-performance building design and development
Registration Now Open for the 2012 National Green Building Conference and Expo
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Builders, remodelers and other building professionals interested in green building are invited to register for the 2012 National Green Building Conference and Expo. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in multiple cutting-edge education sessions, take advanced level courses, attend special sessions offered by the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance and earn credits towards NAHB’s green designations. Additionally, participants will be able to tour the show floor and visit the booths of numerous suppliers and manufacturers of green products.
Utah’s Greenest Living Community Terra Sol Opens in South Salt Lake
IRVINE, CA - January 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, announced today the opening of Utah's newest living community, Terra Sol, a pioneering urban infill development near downtown Salt Lake City....
Second Public Comment Period Now Open for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program
Washington, DC - August 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened the second public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building rating system. The comment period, which will close on September 14, 2011, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and on-going development of the LEED program.
Turner’s Commitment to Green Buildings Results in Achieving LEED Certification of 200th Project
New York, N.Y. - July 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Turner Construction Company announced that the Yale University Health Center in New Haven, Connecticut is the 200th Turner project to have achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the Green Buildings Certification Institute.
The Station at Othello Park in Southeast Seattle Awarded LEED Silver Status by U.S....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Characterized by its innovative environmental and sustainable features, The Station at Othello Park development in Southeast Seattle now represents the first mixed-use project on Seattle’s Central Link light rail to earn prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Scientific Conservation Inc. Collaborates with the U.S. Green Building Council To Develop Products for...
Washington, DC - June 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI), a leading provider of energyefficiency solutions via predictive diagnostics and analytics, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the LEED green building program, today announced they will collaborate to develop and deliver third-party applications to be integrated into LEED Online. LEED Online is used by project teams to submit documentation toward the certification of LEED projects.
NAHB Research Center Announces Pardee Homes Commitment to ‘Gold Standard’ for Green Building
Los Angeles, CA - May 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Pardee Homes is California's first production homebuilder to commit to getting an entire community of homes certified to the National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) by the NAHB Research Center, and internationally recognized, independent third party. Pardee's new LivingSmart® Homes in Santa Clarita's Fair Oaks Ranch®, will all be built to the Gold-level criteria of the NGBS, inspected at least twice by an accredited green verifier, and Green Certified by the Research Center.
NAHB Announces National Green Building Award Winners
WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 3, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Thirteen builders, remodelers and other home building industry professionals were honored yesterday as winners of National Green Building Awards by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) at the 13th annual National Green Building Conference in Salt Lake City.“These awards recognize and celebrate the most forward-thinking builders and remodelers in green building,” said Bob Jones, immediate past chairman of NAHB and a builder from Bloomfield Hills, Mich. “These award winners are pushing the envelope of what we can achieve with energy and resource efficiency.”
CB RICHARD ELLIS GROUP, INC. CERTIFIES 100 CLIENT BUILDINGS UNDER THE LEED® FOR EXISTING...
Los Angeles, CA - April 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it has certified its 100th building under the LEED® for Existing Buildings rating system, demonstrating the company’s industry leadership and satisfying a 2007 commitment to achieve 100 building certifications in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED program. CB Richard Ellis is the first manager of commercial property to have 100 buildings certified under the LEED for Existing Buildings rating system.
Research Center Partners with N.C. Home Builder Associations, Green Councils to Keep Local Builders...
Upper Marlboro, MD - April 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Now more than ever, homebuyers are looking for homes that are comfortable year-round with no hot and cold spots, healthy indoor air quality, and lower operating and maintenance costs. A home built to the National Green Building Standard and third-party certified by the NAHB Research Center delivers all the benefits homebuyers are looking for in a new home in a cost-effective way.
Green Home Building Continues to Flourish; Passes 10,000 LEED-certified Home Milestone
Washington, DC - April 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 10,000 homes across the U.S. have earned LEED certification through the LEED for Homes program, according to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED-certified home projects span the residential market, from multi- and single-family, to market rate and affordable housing.
Hanley Wood Business Media Announces the Third Annual Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership...
Washington, D.C. - March 23, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) --The Hanley Foundation, in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council and its Greenbuild International Conference & Expo; EcoHome magazine and Hanley Wood, is proud to announce the launch of the 2011 Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. Entering its third year, this annual award honors an individual or organization that demonstrates extraordinary, lasting and far-reaching contributions to the advancement of sustainable housing in the United States. The award winner will receive $50,000, the largest annual grant given for advancing sustainable housing. The 2011 award will be presented at the USGBC Hanley Award Dinner at the Greenbuild Residential Summit in Toronto this October, which has become a magnetic annual event attracting green building leaders from all sectors of the industry
Newly-Released Toolkit Provides Educators Guidance on Green Building
Upper Marlboro, MD - March 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- High-performance green homes don't happen by chance. Green homes achieve their above-code efficiencies and improvements for homeowners as the result of taking an integrated, whole-house approach to the entire building process. To help educators convey these important green construction concepts to construction students, the NAHB Research Center recently unveiled a new resource that is available online.
List of Top 10 States for LEED Green Buildings Released
Washington, DC - March 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released its 2010 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. The District of Columbia leads the nation, with 25 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2010, with Nevada being the leading state, with 10.92 square feet per person in 2010.
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