Tag: green building

  • Trending Green

    When I was about 14 I decided I wanted to make a difference in the world, grow up and work for the Environmental Protection Agency. I declared to my family, friends and anyone who would listen, we have one earth and we must do our part to save it. I made the profound (probably somewhat…

  • LEED v4 Made Easy for Product Manufacturers

    Achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points can seem daunting to many glass and metal manufacturers, despite materials and resources being one of the major LEED credit categories. GreenCE, an education partner of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) put on a webinar hosted by Devotion Phillips, education coordinator with GreenCE, to help…

  • Greenbuild Exhibitors Focus on New Glazing Developments and Opportunities

    Sustainability and green building are nothing new to the glass industry, and the trend won’t be stopping anytime soon. Companies focused on green building are helping the planet while stepping into a role that meets market demand to save energy and costs. Greenbuild 2017, along with ABX 2017, are taking place today through Friday at…

  • Study Finds Green Home Building Continues to Gain Traction

    Green homes, including multifamily construction projects, are continuing to gain market share. According to “The Green Multifamily and Single Family Homes 2017 SmartMarket Brief,” the latest in a series of studies conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), green construction is rapidly gaining traction among both…

  • USGBC Ranks Top 10 Countries for LEED

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED, which highlights countries outside of the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and market transformation. These countries represent the growing international demand for LEED green buildings.

  • Glass Plays Significant Role in New Sandy Hook School

    Glass Plays Significant Role in New Sandy Hook School

    Safety, security, natural light and views to nature were at the center of the design of the newly constructed Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn. Glass and glazing were key in attaining this goal.

  • EE Global Forum Puts Efficiency Front and Center

    EE Global Forum Puts Efficiency Front and Center

    The 2016 Energy Efficiency (EE) Global Forum commenced in Washington, D.C., last week with a major announcement about corporate commitment to a greener future.

  • Turning Colors: Where the Global Green Market is Heading

    Turning Colors: Where the Global Green Market is Heading

    Developing markets will speed up green building worldwide, according to a new report.

  • Report: U.S. Green Building Market Should See Strong Growth

    The U.S. market for green building materials reached nearly $43.8 billion in 2014, and it’s expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent to nearly $69 billion into 2019, according to a new report from BCC Research, a market research company based in Wellesley, Mass.

  • Green Building Ordinance Released by Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School

    The Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School has released a model green building ordinance for use by municipalities looking to promote the construction and design of new buildings that make efficient use energy, water and materials. The model ordinance is designed to be readily adopted by local jurisdictions. “With 40 percent of…