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.

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. This is believed to be the first successful voter initiative petitioning a green roof mandate to voter ballot.

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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.

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5 Green Construction Practices that are becoming Standard Commercial Construction Procedures

Commercial Construction

Anyone in the commercial construction industry knows there are a variety of certifications and designations that individuals, companies and projects can achieve to show they follow a high level of green commercial construction practices.

Attend Greenbuild – The Best Way To Grow Your Green Building Business

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “ how can I expand my green building business? ” I do not claim any particular business marketing prowess, but Greenbuild has been the number one source of new clients for my sustainability and green building law practice!

Prospering thru Green Building in a Changing Environment

Green Building Law Update

I spoke to a gathering of construction industry attorneys the other day about that t he changing environment of Federal government regulation portends huge business opportunities for green building. More correctly, as stated below, green building can save mankind and our current way of life.

LEED Rating System For Green Buildings and Other Building Types

The Constructor

The LEED system is more associated with the construction of green buildings. This is not for a particular type of green building, but any type for. Building Technology and Construction Guide Buildings Green Buildings

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The Green Construction Footprint and Current Trends

ProCore

The definition of green construction is a moving target as the field is constantly growing and shifting. the modern movement toward green construction. green building green construction LEED certification

Miami Beach’s New Green Building Tax

Green Building Law Update

A builder has up to two years to obtain a full or partial refund of the fee depending on the level of green building certification achieved.

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Refocus the EPA through the Lens of Green Building

Green Building Law Update

In a time of changing national environmental agendas, including the Trump Pence Transition Team announced plan “to refocus the EPA” it is an ideal moment to articulate how green building is “the” ideal means of voluntarily mitigating the negative impacts that human activity has on the planet.

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Supreme Court Decision is Good for Green Globes

Green Building Law Update

United States , is a win for small businesses and very good for those that work on Green Globes projects. Among the significant beneficiaries of this Supreme Court decision will be the many small businesses involved with Green Globes green building assessment and certification system.

Now is the Time to Revise your Green Building Contracts

Green Building Law Update

These two dramatic changes to LEED have very real potential for increasing risk in green building, but updates are also underway to Green Globes and ASHRAE 189.1 as well as to a host of green codes. Today is the day to revise your contracts for sustainable projects. With the U.S.

Site Selection for Green Office Building based on LEED System

The Constructor

The location where the green building is indented to be constructed and the environment surround the location play an important role in the overall. Building Technology and Construction Guide Buildings Green Buildings

Green Construction Tax Benefits and Incentives

ProCore

The green building tax benefits and incentives offered by governments continually shift with the economic and political winds. But contractors of all types, construction managers, owners, and developers can all find opportunities by keeping up with them. renewable energy environment recycle

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Orientation of Green Office Buildings for Efficiency and Functionality

The Constructor

The orientation of green buildings for efficiency and functionality is considered during construction. Read More at Orientation of Green Office. Building Technology and Construction Guide Buildings Green Buildings

Trump Triumph is Awesome For Green Building

Green Building Law Update

Election day 2016 in which Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States and Republicans control both houses of Congress portends huge business opportunities for green building. But make no mistake, the green building industrial complex has its work cut out for it.

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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.

Now is the Time to Revise your Green Building Contracts

Green Building Law Update

Green Building Council’s recent announcement that all new projects registering for LEED 2009 beginning later this week, on April 8, 2016, will need to satisfy increased minimum energy performance thresholds, everyone involved with LEED projects should promptly review their contract documents to determine the implications of this significant change in LEED, and accordingly what amendments to contracts may be necessary and proper. as well as to a host of green codes.

Innovation with a green focus

BD+C

Our goal is to improve continuously in each of these areas and to offer innovative green products for a variety of applications At Valspar, we believe in protecting the environment, safeguarding human health, and giving back to the community.

Trimble acquires green SaaS vendor

Extranet Evolution

Trimble continues to grow its cloud capabilities targeting the whole design-build-operate cycle, acquiring London-based Sefaira. Trimble has announced its latest AEC software business acquisition: London and New York-based Sefaira , adding this cloud-based sustainability design application to a portfolio already boasting considerable cloud potential. Background.

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Top 10 green building products for 2015

BD+C

released its annual Top-10 Green Building Products list. Last week, during the Greenbuild show in New Orleans, BuildingGreen Inc. read more.

Green Technology Used to Combat Climate Change – Infographic

Jetson Green

Hydropower is the largest sector of green energy in the U.S., Learn more about the arsenal of green tech being employed to reduce pollution from this infographic. Energy Efficiency Green Tech green technologyImage Source – greenbuilding.org.au.

A Super Green Building Planned for Brussels

Jetson Green

Among the green tech planned for this project are the already mentioned large solar power arrays, wind turbines, airtight building envelopes, natural ventilation, and rainwater collection systems.

What Is Green Construction

Geniebelt

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. The True Value Of Green Construction.

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Earth Day 2016: Contracting Green

Constructor Magazine

As it turns out, green contracting can do more than help the environment, it can save money for your clients while helping to expand your business. Green

Can the EDGE Green Building System Save the Planet?

Green Building Law Update

EDGE, the acronym for “Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies” is a green building certification system for new residential and commercial buildings in emerging markets and developing countries. Green building can save the planet, or at least the people on the planet.

GREEN GIANT: Jerry Yudelson is revamping the green building movement

BD+C

He wants to get architects, engineers, contractors, and property owners talking— really talking—about the future of green building. Jerry Yudelson is on a mission.

CLT for Enduring Green Construction Infrastructure

Jetson Green

Weighted with data from the US Green Building Council that 40% of national CO 2 emissions come from buildings, it is more than clear that we must reexamine our go-to for construction materials. For green building, wood is an obvious choice.

Maryland Governor Announces $7.5M To Create Green Energy Institute

Business Facilities Blog

To Create Green Energy Institute on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Business Clusters/Corridors Daily News Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Maryland Renewable Energy Research & Development Clean Energy Economic Development Employment Energy Research Center Green Energy Maryland Clean Energy Center Site Selection University of Maryland Workforce DevelopmentPart of Gov.

New study finds green construction is major U.S. economic driver

Constructor Magazine

Green building sector of the U.S. The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. Business Development Greenconstruction industry slated to contribute 2.3 million jobs in 2015, growing to 3.3 million by 2018.

WHAT MAKES A BUILDING GREEN? – GREEN BUILDING CONCEPT

The Constructor

The green building concept is gaining importance in various countries. Building Technology Buildings Green Buildings Sustainable BuildingThese are buildings that ensure that waste is minimized at every stage during.

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Green buildings don't have to cost more

BD+C

Consider these takeaways from the World Green Building Trends 2016 Smart Market Report The business case for sustainable design keeps getting stronger.

Top 10 green building products for 2014

BD+C

Green Building Council’s Greenbuild convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, November 21. BuildingGreen, Inc., publisher of GreenSpec and Environmental Building News (EBN) today announced this year’s winners of its annual Top-10 awards.

SELECTION OF GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS

The Constructor

The selection of green building materials and products represents one important strategy in the design of a green building. Green building materials. Building Technology Buildings Green Buildings

Modern Home That Features a Green Roof

Jetson Green

Each of these volumes also has a green roof. Sustainable San Francisco Home is Turning Green. Green Roof green roof international modern architecture modern design residential single family

Bearing of the Green

Business Facilities Blog

Read Bearing of the Green on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. A new study reignites the never-ending debate on the value of economic development incentives.

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Creating a Green Yard the Sustainable Way

Jetson Green

Nearly everyone strives to be sustainable, but avoiding chemical cleaners in your home and recycling plastic bottles isn’t nearly enough to call yourself green. For another, green, healthy lawns are quite beautiful. Green and Sustainable Prefab Home.