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The survey found that one in three of those surveyed said the majority of U.S. schools are in “poor” shape. Only 6% said U.S. schools are in “excellent” shape.
Each year during the third week of September, Green Building Councils and their members mark this occasion with events and activities that reflect the diversity of their cultures and industries.
Launched in 2010, the enhanced pilot credit establishes guidelines anticipated to increase participation in automated demand response.
President Obama has unveiled his plan to make America’s commercial buildings more energy- and resource-efficient over the next decade.
As energy efficiency strategies get “smarter,” HVAC systems are one area of opportunity for facility managers.
The proposed update builds on the foundation of LEED 2009, including the alignment and weighting of credits and further advances the “bookshelf” framework where credits are applied to specific building types.
Protocols are developed at three levels for each of six performance categories: energy, water, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, lighting, and acoustics.
Public comments, which can be submitted until this Friday, May 14, will serve as the agenda for the hearings.
Under current executive authority, the Obama Administration has the ability to use over 30 existing federal programs worth $72 billion to enhance efficiency in commercial buildings and multifamily housing, with no new legislation.
Just in time for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges” – which is based on a survey of hundreds of colleges nationwide – profiles the nation’s most environmentally responsible campuses.