Net Zero Certification Program Announced by USGBC

Green Building Law Update

There is no doubt that the newly announced LEED net zero certification program is aspirational. USGBC announced last week that it will be unveiling the Beta version of a new Net Zero Certification program at Greenbuild in November.

Marketing Certification Program for Construction

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) announces the availability of a new and exciting marketing certification program: the Certified Construction Marketing Professional (CCMP) Program. For more information, read about the marketing certification program for construction.

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Viewpoint Earns SOC 2 Type 1 Certification

Surveyor

Viewpoint’s SOC 2 certification shows a commitment to providing a secure cloud platform for its products. On February 1, 2019, Viewpoint earned SOC 2 Type 1 certification on seven products within our global portfolio as reported by independent auditor Moss Adams, LLP – the climactic denouement of a collaborative yearlong effort. The process to achieve SOC 2 Type 1 certification was internally collaborative and lengthy.

OSHA Certification

Safety Services Company

OSHA CERTIFICATION 10 VS. 30 HOUR. Welcome to Safe Friday, this week we’re going continue to cover the ins and outs of OSHA certification. This week, we’re going cover the basics of 10- and 30-hour OSHA certification. But don’t forget, OSHA certification is an investment.

Revocation of LEED Certification

Green Building Law Update

Revocation of LEED Certification is the title of the largest section within the U.S. Green Building Council’s Guide to LEED Certification: Commercial. And one of the most common questions by owners considering LEED certification is, does USGBC revoke certification?

Meet BREEAM, America’s Newest Green Building Certification

Surveyor

If you work in construction, you’re most likely familiar with LEED certification, the green building standard that many building owners aim to achieve. The BREEAM certification process was developed in 1990 and uses a rating system to assess building sustainability in a variety of categories.

The First BREEAM USA Certification

Green Building Law Update

million square foot shopping mall located in Thousand Oaks, California, owned by Macerich is the first project achieve certification under the new BREEAM In-Use program for existing buildings. based LEED certification consultancy headed by Barry Giles. The Oaks, a 1.3

LEED CERTIFICATION & BENEFITS

The Constructor

What is LEED certification? In the United States and in a number of other countries around the world, LEED certification is the recognized standard. Building Technology Buildings Green Buildings Green LEED LEED Certification Sustainable Building

6 green certifications contractors should know about

Construction Dive

Though they trail LEED and Energy Star, several other unique benchmarks for building in a way that is healthy for both occupants and the environment are gaining ground and can't be ignored

Workplace wellness: Top 3 tips for Fitwel certification

BD+C

While many sustainable certification programs focus on materials, in-depth cleaning guidelines, or product lifespans, the Fitwel rating system focuses on the health of the occupants themselves.

Florida may eliminate certificate of need requirement for new hospitals

BD+C

Ron DeSantis includes a repeal of the certificate of need (CON) requirement for new hospital construction A bill now before Florida Gov.

Job Order Contracting Education, Training, & Certification

Building Information Management

Job Order Contracting Education, Training, & Certification. As a LEAN construction delivery methods, Job Order Contracting – JOC, requires continuous education, training, and improvement.

Online Certification in Construction Management Program – Is It Worth It?

Geniebelt

Is a certification necessary to get into construction management ? However, if the recent trends are anything to go by, a construction management degree or certification have almost become a requirement. Online Certification in Construction – An Overview.

OSHA publishes updates to crane operator certification requirements

BD+C

OSHA published the long-delayed updates to its crane operator certification requirements in the Nov. As was expected, the agency will require certification by type of crane, and will accept certification by crane type and its lifting capacity.

5 Ways BIM Can Help You Reach LEED Certification

Surveyor

Our Portland, Oregon, headquarters is a LEED Gold certified building , and we’re committed to helping our customers reach LEED certification on projects as well. LEED points, LEED credits, and LEED prerequisites all contribute to achieving LEED certification.

Army Abandons LEED Certification

Green Building Law Update

Instead, the Department of Defense is going to simultaneously require compliance with its green building code and with LEED certification. The Army is abandoning LEED certification. Less than one month later, the Army has announced it is abandoning LEED certification.

Underwriters Laboratories launches wellness certification

BD+C

says it has developed the first certification program that verifies products’ compliance with the WELL Building Standard. The product designation will help projects achieve certification UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.),

BIM Certification by AGC

Collaborative Construction

The topic of BIM Certification has reared its head in a number of conversations I've had with clients recently. It looks like the AGC is aggressively responding to the market with an examination titled, "Certificate of Management - Building information Management" that you can sign up and take for around $500.

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ACI certification builds concrete wisdom

GCP Applied Technologies

ACI certification builds concrete wisdom. Why, then, is ACI certification so important in such a controlled—the lab is kept at an ideal 70°F—environment? Phillip.fry@gc…. Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:38. GCP Applied Technologies. March 21, 2018.

Uponor Annex achieves LEED Gold certification

Contractor Magazine

and PCL Construction have announced that the North American Uponor Headquarters Annex manufacturing facility has achieved LEED Gold certification, through the United States Green Building Council Minnesota Uponor, Inc.

Why Certification Standards Matter

ENR Construction

Many associations and other groups offer a wide variety of training and credentialing programs under a confusing canopy of terms, including self-certification, certificate, micro-credential, accreditation and other designations

Viewpoint: The Need for Contractor Certification

ENR Construction

Constructor certification is the mark of a true professional in the industry

ARTBA Names Director of Safety, Certification

Construction Equipment

Katie Chimelewski has been named director of safety and certification for The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). In the newly created position, she will be responsible for managing operations and expanding industry participation in the American National Standards

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ILFI launches new Zero Carbon Certification

BD+C

The International Living Future Institute has unveiled a new Zero Carbon Certification. The new certification is the first worldwide Zero Carbon third-party certified standard, ILFI says

Designing healthier buildings: Fitwel certification system

BD+C

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 93% of their life indoors.

Report shows how LEED certification supports net zero energy

BD+C

A report by the New Buildings Institute highlights where LEED certification aids in the goal of achieving net zero energy. Most of those reached either Platinum or Gold certification levels

CRANE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION

Safety Services Company

OSHA recently announced that it would extend deadline for implementing its crane operator certification rule requiring employers to ensure that crane operators are certified until November 10, 2017. Certification by an independent nationally accredited testing organization. Inputs from concerned parties indicated that the proposed certifications wouldn’t guarantee that crane operators could operate their equipment safely at a construction site.

BoA Gives $500,000 for LEED Certification in 16 Cities

ENR Construction

Green Building Council $500,000 to support LEED certification of 15 U.S. The Bank of America recently gave the U.S. cities and communities

Earthship Farmstead Receives Passive House Certification

Jetson Green

Recently, Earthship Farmstead received Passive House certification and is gathering data toward LEED Platinum certification.

Windows That Help with LEED Certification

Jetson Green

For this article I want to focus on how Marvin windows contribute towards a home’s efficiency and LEED certification. Windows and LEED Certification. This is the third installment in our series called Energy-Efficient Windows 101 made possible by Marvin Windows and Doors.

Job Order Contracting Certification Course

Building Information Management

ACE Job Order Contracting (JOC) Certificate Program. The ACE Job Order Contracting (JOC) Certificate Program is an. receiving their JOC Professional Certification upon completion. of the program and the passing of the Certification exam. A certificate of completion will be awarded for successful completion. Register Online: www.ace4aec.com/course/job-order-contracting-joc-certificate-program-10292012. Mondays, 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

evolv1 earns Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building-Design certification

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was awarded Zero Carbon Building – Design certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). evolv1, a multi-tenant commercial office building under construction in Waterloo, Ont., It is the first building to earn this award

La Jolla Home Receives LEED Platinum Certification

Jetson Green

The La Jolla, CA home of Jill and Jack Nooren recently received the highest LEED certification awarded to homes, LEED Platinum. Related Articles on JetsonGreen.com: Portland’s Pearl Place II Receives LEED Platinum Certification.

FTC Warning about Green Certification Seals

Green Building Law Update

Three weeks ago the Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to 5 providers of environmental certification seals and 32 businesses using those green seals, alerting them to the Agency’s concerns that the seals could be considered deceptive in violation of federal law. The Green Guides provide businesses with detailed information about how to make non-deceptive environmental marketing claims, including through environmental certifications and seals of approval.

NCCCO Introduces Certification Program for Drill Rig Operators

Construction Equipment

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and the International Association for Foundation Drilling (ADSC) have joined together to announce the introduction of a certification program for operators of drill rig equipment.

NATE Changes Certification Program

Contractor Magazine

North American Technician Excellence announced major changes to its certification program for HVACR technicians. read more. Best Practices

Hydronic certification becomes reality

Contractor Magazine

Many years ago, the Radiant Panel Association, predecessor of the Radiant Professionals Alliance, developed the first certification program for radiant installers and designers.

Plainfield, Ill., recreation center projected to achieve the Passive House Institute US PHIUS+ Source Zero certification

BD+C

is projected to be the first building of its kind to achieve the Passive House Institute US PHIUS+ Source Zero certification The recently completed Prairie Activity and Recreation Center (PARC) in Plainfield, Ill.,

Palm Beach Mansion Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Jetson Green

The Art Deco home situated on a Colonial Lane property in Palm Beach, and designed by architect Jacqueline Albarran recently received the LEED Platinum certification. This home is the first in the Palm Beach area to receive this, highest LEED certification.

ASSE offers infection control training, certification at annual meeting

Contractor Magazine

ASSE 12000 infection control certification is intended for plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, HVAC technicians, demolition laborers and mechanical systems workers