Tag: USGBC

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • USGBC Ranks Canada as Top Country for LEED Outside U.S.

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranked the top 10 countries for LEED® outside of the United States, and it didn’t have to look very far to find the frontrunner. According to the rankings, which are based on cumulative gross square meters (GSM) of space certified to LEED in each nation as of April 2014,…

  • Neural Response

    Neural Response

    Talk about striking a nerve. The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter, Fla., a $64 million research facility that houses scientists and research teams focused on brain function and neural circuits features, an abundance of large windows facing due north for maximum daylight; south-facing offices have external sunshades calibrated to provide ample daylight…

  • It’s That Time of Year

    Summer sets as the autumn tradeshow season dawns. GlassBuild America, September 10-12 in Atlanta, and CSI Construct, September 25-27 in Nashville, bring that bittersweet reminder that we have entered the third quarter. This year’s expos are expected to showcase new fenestration products to meet commercial buildings’ increasingly stringent performance and code requirements. Last October, Hurricane…