27 Aug '14, 10am

New Effort Will Streamline Green Building Standards

New Effort Will Streamline Green Building Standards

Five of the country's most influential developers of construction industry standards have announced a joint effort to create a single green standard that would be more coherent and cohesive than the jumble of overlapping green building standards and regulations that currently exist. The agreement is an attempt to create a "single, holistic system" integrating the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. program, ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). International organization dedicated to the advancement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigerat...

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