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Mahesh Ramanujam Named Incoming CEO of U.S. Green Building Council

September 10, 2015 - in Energy, People

Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2015—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors announced today that USGBC’s Chief Operating Officer Mahesh Ramanujam has been named incoming Chief Executive Officer, and will move into the role after Rick Fedrizzi,…

LEED to Recognize Living Building Challenge Energy and Water Requirements

April 7, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

Washington, DC, April 3, 2015— The U.S. Green Building Council announced today that it will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living…

Australia’s Authority on Sustainable Buildings and Communities Partners with GRESB to Ensure World-class Benchmarking

March 18, 2015 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering

Amsterdam and Sydney, March 18, 2015—The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has formed a new partnership with GRESB, the leading global sustainability…

Plastic Pipes for Drinking Water Come Under Scrutiny

November 18, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Drinking water, Water

November 13, 2014--Americans are familiar with local and regional variations in the quality of their water supply. What is not part of the typical conversation, however, is the impact that the plastic or metal pipes used within individual buildings have on…

Turner Survey on Green Buildings Shows Greater Focus on Benefits

October 21, 2014—Turner’s sixth Green Market Barometer reveals occupant wellbeing and water efficiency are rising in importance and energy efficiency remains the highest ranked benefit of green buildings. Key findings of Turner's 2014 Green Market Barometer…

GRESB Joins Forces with GBCI

October 15, 2014 - in Analysis, Buildings, Corporate

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 15, 2014—GRESB, the leading source of sustainability data for the global real estate industry, announced today its merger with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), a non-profit organization providing independent certification…

GSA Reviews New Version of LEED

September 26, 2014 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released a review of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Version 4 (LEED v4), the new version of the LEED green building certification system published in November…

CSA Group and Canada Green Building Council Form Alliance to Support Sustainable Building Product Practices

CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development and testing and certification services, and Canada Green Building Council, a national organization of industry leaders advancing green building and sustainable development practices in Canada since…

Green Building Initiative President Keynotes ASHRAE High-Performance Buildings Conference

Green Building Initiative (GBI) President Jerry Yudelson presented a keynote talk on April 8th at the ASHRAE High-Performance Buildings conference in San Francisco. Yudelson also participated in a discussion organized by the National Institute of Building…