Posts Tagged ‘ green building ’

Education Breeds Opportunity for the Fenestration Industry

Dec 7th, 2015

Dodge Data & Analytics’ World Green Building Trends 2016 Report reveals that green building is doubling every three years worldwide. This speedy rate of adoption can be attributed to many factors, but the top reason might surprise some of you. The survey, which included responses from 1,000 architects, engineers, contractors, owners, specialists and consultants in […]

IGMA Goes Green: Experts Weigh in on Industry Sustainability Efforts

Feb 9th, 2015

IGMA 2015 Winter Conference attendees gather for the general meeting breakfast Friday.

There’s no way to discuss the modern manufacture of building products and construction without hitting on the topic of sustainability. That point was not lost on attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week. All the trending acronyms were discussed—LCA (life cycle assessment), EPD (environmental product […]

DOE Sets New Green Standards for Federal Buildings

Oct 13th, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a rule aimed at ensuring federal buildings use proper energy certifications. The rule, which goes into effect November 13, ensures that in cases where agencies choose to use green building certification systems to meet federal sustainability and energy standards, they must select a system that verifies enhanced energy […]

Green Building Accelerates Globally through Economic Downturn

Nov 15th, 2012

Around the world, the green building marketplace is accelerating, according to a new study being released by McGraw-Hill Construction in partnership with United Technologies. The study indicates a shift in the global construction market, now viewing green as a business opportunity rather than a niche market. According to the release, firms report that their top […]