Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Green Building Council ’

Coalition of Manufacturers and Advocates Petition for Energy Efficient Tax Incentives

May 15th, 2019

In a letter addressed to Congress, a coalition of manufacturers, advocacy groups and trade associations petitioned national leaders recently, urging them to update and reinstate energy efficiency-based tax incentives. The group, which includes window, air conditioner and insulation manufacturers, presented Congress with a proposed list of incentives it said would both modernize and improve those […]

New Green Building Code Revises Glass, Fenestration Requirements

Dec 23rd, 2014

ASHRAE, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society recently released the 2014 version of the green building standard. The new version, Standard 189.1-2014, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” has implications for the glass and fenestration industries. “One change was in how they set the […]

View’s Tinianov Could Provide Industry Representation on USGBC Board Pending Vote

Oct 27th, 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will wrap up voting for the 2015 USGBC Board of Directors Friday, and one member of the glass industry hopes to make the cut. Brandon Tinianov, senior director of business development at dynamic glass manufacturer View, is on the ballot. If elected, Tinianov would be the only fenestration professional […]

PPG Joins Green Building Councils in Five Latin American Countries

Oct 22nd, 2014

PPG Industries’ flat glass business announced that it has joined green building councils in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. All five councils are members of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC). “We are grateful for PPG’s support of our work, which promotes sustainability in the building environment,” says Cristina Gamboa, chief executive officer of […]

ICC Publishes 2012 IgCC

Mar 28th, 2012

The International Code Council (ICC) published the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) today. The new model code addresses the construction and remodeling of residential as well as commercial structures, and is expected to increase cost savings and job growth and spur sustainable building design and construction. The code cites 46 ASTM International standards covering […]

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