Energy Department Sets Green Certification Standards


(10/22/2014)
The Energy Department issued a final rule on Oct. 10 that requires new and retrofitted federal buildings to verify energy and water performance through green building certification systems in the private sector.

Green Technology Market to Reach $60 Billion


(10/22/2014)
Energy-efficient technologies around the world earned $36.3 billion in 2013 and jumped to $41 billion in 2014, according to a new report from BCC Research in Wellesley.

Report Finds Green Building Affects Worker Health


(10/08/2014)
The design of an office building significantly affects worker health, wellbeing and productivity, according to a new report.

Cleaning Companies Pilot Green Business Program


(10/08/2014)
Five San Francisco companies have successfully completed the first green business program in the county with training focused on custodial worker health.

LEED Credentials in High Demand


(10/01/2014)
More employers in the construction and engineering industries consider LEED credentials an essential part of hiring criteria, according to a study of job postings from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

U.S. Solar Energy Production Jumps 21 Percent


(10/01/2014)
More than half a million U.S. homes and businesses are generating solar energy, according to a new market report released in early September.

JLL Releases Sustainability Report


(09/17/2014)
LL, a Chicago-based real estate investment management firm, has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, which provides a summary of the company’s performance against its sustainability areas.

D.C. Hits LEED Milestone


(09/17/2014)
The District of Columbia has surpassed 100 million square feet of space certified as meeting LEED standards, Mayor Vincent Gray announced on Sept. 11.

ARCOM Partners with GreenWizard


(09/17/2014)
ARCOM, a provider of building specification tools, and GreenWizard, a company that helps track green-building progress, are combining their resources to help architects identify products and materials that will fulfill green-building goals.
 

DBIA 2014 Award Winners Announced


(09/17/2014)
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) in August announced the 2014 winners of the Design-Build Project/Team Awards.