More Than Green Buildings, Green Roads

Green Building Law Update

If green building is going to repair the planet it will have to include green roads. But when modern American society thinks about green building, those thoughts are almost universally of buildings and not of infrastructure like roads and bridges. As sustainability increasingly becomes mainstream, one of the strategies some government departments of transportation have adopted is a “green streets and highways rating system.”

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Green Globes New Multifamily Rating Systems Respond to the Market

Green Building Law Update

On July 11 the Green Building Initiative launched the Green Globes Multifamily for New Construction and Green Globes Multifamily for Existing Buildings. Much of that market opportunity is driven by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac green financing programs.

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23 Different Green Building Materials

The Constructor

Knowing Green Building materials is an important step in designing a green building to be more efficient and energy saver. Green Building Materials. Building Building Materials Building Technology Guide Buildings Green Buildings

What is green concrete and Green building?

The Constructor

What is green concrete and Green building? The post What is green concrete and Green building? Where it is used? appeared first on The Constructor

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Green Cement: Definition, Types, Advantages, and Applications

The Constructor

Green cement is an environmentally friendly product that minimizes carbon footprint of cement production. Cement Concrete Technology construction Materials Eco-friendly construction material Eco-friendly material green cement Green Concrete

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Green Globes 01-201X about to be Green Lighted

Green Building Law Update

There is an electric charge running through the green building industrial complex with the announcement last week that “Green Building Initiative Launches New Green Globes Pilot Program.” The real news behind that headline causing great enthusiasm is that after a 3 year process, the Green Building Initiative is nearing the end and a completely revised “Green Globes Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings” will be available in 2018. green building sector.

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Saint Paul Green With Envy

Green Building Law Update

When the Saint Paul City Council votes this Wednesday on Ordinance 17-60 it should amend the legislation to not delete, from the existing law, Green Globes as one of the approved green building standards. Silver or Green Globes 2 globes or State Guidelines Building Benchmarking and Beyond (B3) or Saint Paul Port Authority Green Design Review.”. Over 100 localities and 23 states currently accept Green Globes for green building projects.

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Green Globes to be Approved in Maryland

Green Building Law Update

Last week the Maryland Green Building Council voted unanimously to recommend that Green Globes, at the two Green Globes level, be approved by the Maryland Secretaries of Budget and Management and General Services as a “high performance building” as defined in Maryland law. The vote is being widely heralded as a significant step forward in expanding green building in the State and across the country. There are already 48 Green Globes certified buildings in Maryland.

Arc is Electrifying Green Building

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Council and its sister organization, the Green Business Certification, Inc. Previously, Scot was the chief product officer at the USGBC where he oversaw LEED, so he is uniquely qualified to explain Arc’s place in the cacophony of green building standards, codes and ratings systems including its space in the orbit of LEED. New construction of green buildings cannot save the planet when less than 170,000 new commercial buildings were constructed in the U.S.

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Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building

Business Facilities

Read: Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building at BusinessFacilities.com. Massachusetts and Hawaii round out Top 5 on USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes current leaders committed to sustainable buildings, cities, and communities.

Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” But Greenbuild has been a prime source of new clients for my sustainability and green building law practice (. Greenbuild 2018 in Chicago will be “the” target rich environment for green people this year.

The Business Benefits of Green Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Green construction isn’t new anymore. These certifications highlight the growing demand from building owners to go green, but also the interest of municipalities and industry associations in encouraging this type of building. While green construction is obviously popular for environmental reasons, it also comes with many other upsides including long-term benefits for owners, occupants and the community. Economic Benefits of Green Building.

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The Business Benefits of Green Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Economic Benefits of Green Building

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Bioswales and Green Infrastructure and ….

Job Order Contracting

Embracing green infrastructure as an approach and installing specific interventions comes with many challenges. What is Green Infrastructure? Learn more… The post Bioswales and Green Infrastructure and … appeared first on 4BT. Bioswales and Green Infrastructure

Green Development & Sustainability: Letting The Sunshine In

Business Facilities

Read: Green Development & Sustainability: Letting The Sunshine In at BusinessFacilities.com. Business Clusters/Corridors California Capital Investment Energy Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Industry Focus Magazine Highlights Manufacturing Renewable Energy Taxes & Incentives Utilities Virginia BF-March/April-2019 california Earth Day Fauquier County green building green development Green Development Zones industry focus michigan Shiawassee County Sustainability

Green Building Transactional Due Diligence

Green Building Law Update

As ever larger numbers of green buildings are bought and sold, due diligence related to the green features of commercial buildings takes on an increasing importance. If there is a single issue that arises most often as a surprise, although admittedly it is of only modest dollar impact, if at all, new owners have not been pleased to be learn after the fact that a multi year commitment to purchase green power was a credit achieved for LEED certification.

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Maryland Expanding Green Building Thru Government Leases

Green Building Law Update

The Maryland Green Building Council recommended a broad and deep expansion of green building leasing by state government and the Maryland Department of General Services has agreed to enlarge what is a “high performance building” for the purposes of state government leasing. The regulatory change is being widely heralded as a dramatic step forward in expanding green building in the State and across the country, not only because of its efficacy (i.e.,

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Green Building that Cleans the Air

Green Building Law Update

Today’s green building standards, rating systems and codes are stale, largely based in decades old science and do not go far enough to be efficacious for most business to invest in. But the green building industrial complex is missing that green building can be the solution to many of the environmental impacts arising from human activity and at the same time make a business case that green building can be profitable.

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GBI Acquires Green Globes Expanding Sustainability

Green Building Law Update

Last week Green Building Initiative announced that it had completed the bold and innovative acquisition of Green Globes from JLL and I had an opportunity to speak with Vicki Worden, President and CEO of GBI and Bob Best, Executive Vice President of JLL. In 2008, JLL, a Fortune 500 company with more than $50 billion of real estate under asset management, purchased ECD, a Canadian sustainability consulting organization that had developed Green Globes.

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Green Building Codes Not Eligible for Copyright Protection

Green Building Law Update

Ruling that “the law,” whether by statute, ordinance, regulations, or code, and even when its source is a judicial opinion, is not subject to federal copyright law, has broad implications, particularly for green building.

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ESG, including Advantaged by Green Building, Requires Risk Oversight

Green Building Law Update

Some group of investors considering ESG factors will certainly not invest in fossil fuel companies, but there are industries that are more ESG friendly than others, like green building.

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Is There Lead in the Drinking Water of Your Green School?

Green Building Law Update

Other green building programs have similar targets. Have the green building programs not taken into account science in the area of water quality in the quest to reduce the quantity of water used? And you might want to test the water in your green building for lead.

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The New and Improved 2020 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard

Green Building Law Update

The 2020 version of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now available for free download and public use. You care about this because the NGBS is the most used green building standard in the United States. As of April 1, 2020, more than 216,000 residential dwellings have been certified to the NGBS through NGBS Green, the third-party certification program administered by Home Innovation Research Labs.

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What Is Green Construction

Lets Build

Green construction, or Green Building as many call it, has started attracting more and more attention during the last years. The concept behind green construction lies far beyond the creation of a building that doesn’t harm the environment. Green construction tries to establish those conditions that will eventually upgrade the quality of our planet. By investing in green construction, you are investing in the planet and hence in your own well-being.

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Top 10 Countries, Regions For LEED Green Building

Business Facilities

Mainland China topped USGBC'S list of global green building leaders outside the U.S., Read: Top 10 Countries, Regions For LEED Green Building at BusinessFacilities.com. Asia-Pacific Corporate Real Estate Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured International Surveys & Research China Clean Energy construction Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Energy Efficiency green building LEED mainland China Site Selection Sustainability USGBC

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Denver Voters Petition Green Roof Mandate to the Ballot

Green Building Law Update

The Denver Elections Commission has announced that the Denver Green Roof Initiative, a mandatory green roof ballot initiative will appear on the November 7 ballot. For existing buildings without sufficient loading capacity for a green roof, there will be an exemption process that will encourage implementation of a smaller green roof or some combination with solar panels. to mandate green roofs or solar panels on new buildings as of January 1, 2017.

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Less than 20% of Green Building Contracts Properly Drafted

Green Building Law Update

BuildingGreen will be hosting a series if meetups at their booth at this is a chance to meet and hangout with other green people. In a recent review of contracts involving green building construction projects, less than 20% had properly drafted provisions addressing green building matters. 100 contracts involving green building construction projects were reviewed. 1% were pursuing Green Globes. Only 1% used the ConsensusDOCS Green Building Addendum.

How to Plan Green Hospital Construction?

The Constructor

Green hospital construction includes the implementation of specific tools and processes for the construction and operation of a hospital in an. How To Guide

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You Need a Green Building Consultant (Who Speaks for the Trees)

Green Building Law Update

We are often asked “what is the best way to assure success in a green building project?”. Whether that query is from a Fortune 1000 businesses or an architect, the answer is the same, have the owner engage an experienced green building consultant as early as possible in the project. My go to move is to recommend Lorax Partnerships based in Baltimore who are among the best of green building consultants we work with.

Suing But Not Because it was Not a Green Building

Green Building Law Update

With the maturation of the green building industrial complex it has become clear there is no more or additional liability associated with constructing a green building versus a similar non green structure. But, the claims that have resulted in much of the recent litigation involving green building projects are different from those in other construction disputes. As with the vast majority of claims involving a green building that this law firm reviews (.

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2018 will be a Year for New Green Building Standards, Codes and Rating Systems

Green Building Law Update

2018 will be a watershed year in the course of green building standards, codes and rating systems. IgCC, ICC 700, Green Globes and. True believers seek to design to a reality that green building, at its foundation, is fundamentally human; that engineering is second rate without aesthetics in the building architecture; and, that buildings work best when the people who will occupy the space have the most contact possible with those who will erect it. Green Building ASHRAE 189.1

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Brownfield Laws can Save Green Building and the Planet

Green Building Law Update

So, why then on the 20 th anniversary of many state brownfield programs, is there so little correlation between green buildings and brownfields? As green building programs look to be relevant in an era of diminishing market share, the next versions of those rating systems, standards and codes would do well to accentuate and a make a priority of giving credit for brownfield program participation. It is widely accepted that the greenest building is one already built.

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Green Is Catching On

Constructech

For decades, construction and architecture has had a focus on environmentally sustainable building: Going Green. The Green Movement has been granted new energy with the publication of the 2020 Edition of the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) which was approved by the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and is available for public use. An example of a Green Building project is a development of Fourth Wave Energy, Inc.,

Waterproofing for a green roof

GCP Applied Technologies

Waterproofing for a green roof. Studies abound that green roofs reduce the effects of urban heat islands. Green roofs provide shade, comfort and a place to enjoy the greenery in an otherwise concrete jungle. The answer to "Why a green roof?" Phillip.fry@gc….

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Meet BREEAM, America’s Newest Green Building Certification

Viewpoint Construction Technology

If you work in construction, you’re most likely familiar with LEED certification, the green building standard that many building owners aim to achieve. Viewpoint’s Portland headquarters is a LEED Gold building , so we’re certainly familiar with the goals of those who want to achieve green building certification, as well as the challenges along the way. Featured News Trends Green Construction Innovation

Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” Greenbuild has become much more than only “green building” as sustainability has become woven into the fabric of business, the conference has evolved into the watering hole for leaders across the entire environmental industrial complex. But Greenbuild has been a prime source of new clients for my environmental law practice focusing on sustainability and green building law practice (.

Green Building: A Start

Construction Cost Estimating

Building Green In case you're hoping to manufacture a green home, try to discover a plan and construction organization concentrated on eco disapproved of arrangements. Not exclusively will they have understanding and recognition with the essential standards, yet they will likewise have associations with the organizations that give green and earth friendly materials. concrete construction estimating green building News

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Green Building Data Risk as an Opportunity

Green Building Law Update

Green buildings generate large quantities of data. In an age when many have opinions about Edward Snowden’s disclosures, foreign state sponsored hacking, and Uber’s massive customer data hack, most people have not considered matters of data protection from their real estate, green building or otherwise. So there are implications for owners and operators of green buildings.

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Is there Lead in the Water of your Green Building?

Green Building Law Update

But the broad growth of green buildings, including green schools, that include water conservation strategies has the potential to negatively impact the quality of drinking water in those green building plumbing systems. But the consequences of that reduced water have lead to concerns across the country including in green schools from the West coast to the East coast. a residual level of chlorine) was generally not maintained in the plumbing of the green buildings.

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Green Steel

Natural Building

Founded in 2010, IBUKU’s team of designers, architects and Balinese bamboo craftsmen have created hundreds of structures, many of which are now famous as part of the iconic Green School and Green Village. The post Green Steel appeared first on Natural Building Blog. According to Orin Hardy, founder of bamboo training course Bamboo U, “There was a time when nobody would want to be seen to live in a bamboo house.”

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