Posts Tagged ‘ USGBC ’

Vinyl Finally Gets Seat at LEED® Table

Nov 3rd, 2014

The USGBC’s Supply Chain Optimization Group is leaving many in our industry feeling optimistic. Finally, the USGBC seems to be opening its doors and seeking expertise from key groups, including the American Chemistry Council and the Vinyl Institute, as well as chemical suppliers, building product manufacturers, design teams, producers of raw materials, academics and government […]

HPDs Provide Transparency in Green Building Community

Jul 3rd, 2014

This is an example of an HDP.

As the green building community grows, so does the demand for disclosure of material content. And to make that disclosure process simpler, Health Product Declarations (HPD) have emerged over the last few years in the construction materials and products industry. United States Green Building Council education provider Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC) and third-party certifier GreenCircle […]

USGBC Certifies 50,000th Green Housing Unit

Jan 24th, 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its 50,000th LEED-certified green housing unit. “As one of the most rigorous green residential rating systems in the world, LEED for Homes is the standard against which all other such programs are measured,” says Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “Despite its demanding technical aspects […]

USGBC Opens Fifth Public Comment Period for LEED Green Building Program

Oct 4th, 2012

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the opening of its fifth public comment period for the latest updates to the LEED green building program (LEED v4). The comment period opened yesterday and runs through December 10. The public is able to view copies of LEED v4 drafts online and submit comments on USGBC’s […]

New Kid on the Block: Building, Design Industry Groups Establish Buildings Coalition to Develop LEED Alternative

Jul 19th, 2012

Several organizations have come together to form the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition (AHPBC), which intends “to unify leading building and construction industry parties to develop a fresh set of green building standards and implement these guidelines in federal, state and local governments.” The AHPBC consists of 27 industry organizations, which also backed the delay of […]

USGBC and Northern California Chapter to Launch Energy-Saving Challenge at CGI America Meeting

Jun 12th, 2012

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and USGBC’s Northern California Chapter (USGBC-NCC) have announced that they will launch the California Best Buildings Challenge at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America. Challenge participants will include firms that have committed to reduce their building energy, water and waste by 20 percent in two years, according to […]

LEED Rating System Ballot Delayed Until June 2013

Jun 5th, 2012

The LEED rating system that was scheduled to go to ballot this year, known as LEED 2012, was delayed yesterday, according to the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and many in the industry are applauding this decision. The delay of the ballot came in response to concerns of USGBC members, which […]

Industry Responds to New LEED Draft; Wood Certification and PVC Issues Elicit Feedback

Mar 13th, 2012

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its latest draft of its LEED Rating System and a few points are drawing criticism from some in the industry. First, in the section, Responsible Sourcing of Raw Material, new wood products must be certified by Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) “or better.” Organizations, including the Sustainable Forestry […]

The Home Depot and USGBC Launch Database of Green Building Products

Mar 8th, 2012

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with The Home Depot, has launched an online green home products database. The database: leed.homedepot.com is a special microsite within homedepot.com that features products geared toward green home building, many of which may contribute toward earning LEED points and prerequisites for the LEED for Homes program. Currently, […]