08 Jan '18, 2pm

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

2018 will be a watershed year in the course of green building standards, codes and rating systems. There has been no other single calendar year that has seen the breadth of substantive change that is before us. In 2018 there will be new versions of LEED, ASHARE 189.1, 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. I am not naïve enough to think that the new 2018 versions of green building standards, codes and rating systems will do all of that or what “The Jungle” did to meat packing or what “Unsafe At Any Speed” did to the automotive industry, but it is clear that the ...

Full article: https://www.greenbuildinglawupdate.com/2018/01/articles/g...

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