26 Sep '11, 9pm

Green Building Laws: Are We LEEDing Legislators Down the Garden Path?: Green building is about more than saving

Green building is about more than saving money, but policymakers are embracing the business case for LEED and other rating systems--with sometimes confusing results. A school bike rack is standard, but it doesn't help anyone if the bike rack stays empty. Schools, like all buildings, need to find ways to bridge the gap between design features and the people who end up using them. (Photo: Century Cycles) What is it about the bike racks? They seem to come up every time someone has a bone to pick with LEED. So it was in a recent op-ed about public buildings designed to state-mandated LEED Silver standards--the subject of a preliminary report (PDF) on energy savings in public buildings in the state of Washington. I've been keeping an eye on the responses to this report, because I think we'll be seeing green building rating systems used more and more frequently as political foot...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/live/index.cfm/2011/9/26/Gre...

Tweets

Wells Fargo, Bloomberg, Malkin Named Green Building Leaders

Wells Fargo, Bloomberg, Malkin Named Green Buil...

greenbiz.com 26 Sep '11, 12pm

Banking firm Wells Fargo , Anthony Malkin , the guiding force behind the Empire State Building's sweeping retrofit and New...

Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) rele...

gbca.org.au 27 Sep '11, 2am

Design Review Research Paper - For Comment Tue 27 Sep, 2011 Green Star / Green Star Communities / Latest News & Updates Re...

New UK-GBC Task Group sets out to combat greenw...

ukgbc.org 28 Sep '11, 11am

Due to report early in the New Year, the Task Group will explore issues such as how products and services can meaningfully...

MT @ecohomemagazine: Roundup of green bldg news incl. growth of Passive House movement + Energy Star’s 25% market share:

MT @ecohomemagazine: Roundup of green bldg news...

ecohomemagazine.com 28 Sep '11, 3pm

Passive House Movement Gains Momentum Amid Controversy The construction technique continues to gain ground as the Passive ...

Case Study: Idaho Builder's Green Cottage Stand...

ecohomemagazine.com 26 Sep '11, 4pm

Selle Valley Construction has since built another NGBS-certified home next door—the Gray Cottage—and six more are either i...

The Green Building Certification Institute is r...

gbci.org 30 Sep '11, 1pm

Enrollment windows for LEED APs without specialty will end on a specific date between August 1 and October 27, 2011; end d...

Here's something I think a lot of us could use:...

buildinggreen.com 30 Sep '11, 9pm

This brief manual offers practical design strategies for creating buildings that are safe for birds. Some of the causes of...

Habitat for Humanity: Building Good Green Homes

Habitat for Humanity: Building Good Green Homes

care2.com 29 Sep '11, 5pm

Habitat for Humanity is addressing a global housing crisis one home at a time. According to the non-profit, Habitat for Hu...

Case Study: Idaho Builder’s Green Cottage Stand...

ecohomemagazine.com 28 Sep '11, 9pm

Selle Valley Construction has since built another NGBS-certified home next door—the Gray Cottage—and six more are either i...

World Green Building Week Kicks off Across the ...

edcmag.com 29 Sep '11, 5pm

Countries around the world are kicking off World Green Building Week, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is doing...

Public comment period now open for the National...

nahbrc.com 28 Sep '11, 2pm

Home > News > Media Releases & Alerts 2011 Media Releases & Alerts NAHB Research Center Contact: Contact: Anne Holtz Schmi...

Construction of Beijing’s tallest building starts

Construction of Beijing’s tallest building starts

luxuo.com 26 Sep '11, 3pm

Construction has started on Beijing ‘s tallest skyscraper , set to rise 500 metres and shaped like a vase , the state-owne...

If you want a green building, make it out of wood:

If you want a green building, make it out of wood:

grist.org 05 Oct '11, 6pm

The third little pig might have staved off disaster, but the second little pig was the greenest, according to the USDA. Th...

World Green Building Week Kicks off Across the ...

edcmag.com 28 Sep '11, 6pm

Countries around the world are kicking off World Green Building Week, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is doing...

NYC’s First LEED Gold Office Building Achieves ...

greenbuildingsnyc.com 28 Sep '11, 1am

In a deal that hopefully demonstrates the continued resiliency of the World Trade Center submarket, financial services fir...