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LEED and Green Globes approved as third party certification programs for federal facilities.
Participants in the DRPP include the U.S. Green Building Council, Environmental Defense Fund, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Southern California Edison, NV Energy, MelRok, and Skipping Stone.
The book was developed by a committee representing a diverse group of energy professionals drawn from ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
There is a new sustainable roof assessment tool for the professional facility manager. This recently launched guideline focuses on roofing and its specific characteristics.
Constructed in the early 1970s to manufacture electronic entertainment equipment, today the Santa Claus facility produces wood and laminate office furniture solutions. The facility is ISO9001, ISO14001 and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certified.
Changes address revised delivery and ballot schedule; due out in 2013, revision will become LEED V4 instead of LEED 2012.
The International Green Construction Code has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical construction.
The release of this report comes on the heels of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO) review of the 2010 report and calls for additional coordination between federal agencies in funding projects with green building criteria.
This resolution gives building owners and tenants the capacity to make informed decisions to drive energy efficiency improvements, while the aggregate nature of the data protects the privacy of occupants.
Facility managers will be able to use SCIwatch™ through the LEED Online platform to enable automated fault detection for ongoing building commissioning and predictive maintenance in commercial buildings.