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October 29, 2017

The city is ready to take the next step with Sustainable DC 2.0, meant to engage every citizen in saving resources and reducing pollution, including such ambitious goals as moving to zero waste. Sustainability 2.0 aims to push even further, for instance in a citywide c...

October 11, 2017

The area of Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (DC-VA-MD-WV) gets the title of LEED Capital of the U.S., for both residential and commercial construction. The metro area holds 183,363,548 residential and 310,943,355 commercial sustainable square feet.

October 1, 2017

Starting with November 8th, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the GBCI Certification Work Zone will be at our disposal for all questions about a GBCI project or the certification process.

During the  Greenbuild International Conference and Expo 2017 it will...

September 14, 2017

"The U.S. Green Building Council has named the D.C. as the first city in the world to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Cities Platinum award, the highest certification given by the U.S. Green Building Council." - informs us Jeff Clab...

September 5, 2017

The District is launching new product stewardship programs, expanding zero waste initiatives, and partnering with the private sector to create opportunities for waste reduction and reuse.  According to the same source, since the execution of the Department of General S...

August 30, 2017

Two years ago, The Washington Post's article " Condos as green as their owners" by Elle Metz introduced to us a story of three-condo building, LEED Platinum Certified. The building attracted certain profile of owners, keen to purchase sustainable condo. While certified...

August 21, 2017

Steve Sorrell from Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK, argues that demand will not be reduced without rising energy prices and adequate policies. The measures currently underrepresent are behavioral changes in order to support new and energy efficie...

August 18, 2017

The performance path is a future of building in-use tracking. It might look as more demanding and complicated but is far more suited to the streamlined reduction in energy and water use. 

It's outcome oriented approach, rather than modeled or prescriptive one.

August 8, 2017

we need some clarification about intention behind Arc program. The performance score generated through Arc platform doesn't represent substitution for LEED project certification level, and is not replacement for initial certification. The intention behind is that Proje...

August 2, 2017

Scot Horst, Arc CEO, confirmed that Arc is designed to support LEED and all other rating systems because, in fact, the future of green building isn't a rating system but performance measurement and that actual data is the factual truth teller. He said that "volunteers...

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