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National Institute of Building Sciences Council Outlines New Priorities for AEC Industry National Institute of Building Sciences Council Outlines New Priorities for AEC Industry

The council provides policy recommendations to the White House and Congress, focusing on the industry's workforce, resilient construction, and code enforcement. More

DOE Approves Green Globes for Certification of Federal Buildings
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DOE Approves Green Globes for Certification of Federal Buildings

The Green Building Initiative's web-based certification system joins the U.S.... More

Building Organizations Commit to Promoting Resilient Design
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Building Organizations Commit to Promoting Resilient Design

Twenty organizations from the building, construction, and design industry sign on... More

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Blacklisted from the NYC Department of Buildings, a Former Architect Tries His Hand at Green Development Blacklisted from the NYC Department of Buildings, a Former Architect Tries His Hand at Green Development

As one of today’s most notorious designers in New York, Robert Scarano, Jr., claims that he has reformed his filing practices. But is his newfound evangelization of sustainable design a convenient cover for business as usual? More

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Get Caught Up on Green Building Rating Systems Get Caught Up on Green Building Rating Systems

You may know the forthcoming LEED v4 inside and out, but other green building certification programs are pushing the industry forward as well. More

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Energy Codes as They Apply to Existing Homes Energy Codes as They Apply to Existing Homes

Using the International Energy Conservation Code as a guide for improving existing buildings. More

California Adopts New Building Standards
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California Adopts New Building Standards

The new code includes stricter energy efficiency requirements and... More

ANSI Approves Next Generation of the National Green Building Standard
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ANSI Approves Next Generation of the National Green Building Standard

Notable changes impact energy requirements and scoring of remodeling projects. More

Energy Star 3.0 Marks First Year
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Energy Star 3.0 Marks First Year

Green builders of all sizes can learn from early adopters of the year-old standard. More

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