Posts Tagged ‘NIBS’
Institute Brings Industry Perspective to DOE InitiativesAugust 31st, 2010
NIBS has encouraged DOE to use a holistic approach to achieve sustainability in federal buildings; look at lifecycle costs instead of first costs as a basis for sustainable decision making; and include operations and maintenance staff and building occupants in the long-term strategies for sustainability.
New Report: VA Hospitals Could Set Healing Design BenchmarkSeptember 17th, 2009
If implemented, the recommendations in a new report from NIBS would provide the VA with a model that is paramount to the future success of veteran healthcare delivery and without precedent in the U.S. healthcare
Resilient Coasts Blueprint Outlines Steps to Reduce Risks and Losses in Face of Growing ThreatsApril 23rd, 2009
The blueprint cites the example of 500 commercial clients of the insurer FM Global, which experienced about 85% less damage from Hurricane Katrina as similarly situated properties. The reduced losses were directly the result of building retrofits and other hurricane loss prevention and preparedness measures taken by the insurer’s 500