The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced a new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) pilot alternative compliance path (ACP) it says will “get rid of irresponsibly sourced building materials, such as wood.”
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) partnered with Dodge Data and Analytics to release the “World Green Building Trends 2016” report. Based on a study conducted in nearly 70 countries, the report found green building will continue to double every three years and emerging economies like Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa will be engines of growth.
Located in Fort Collins, Colorado State University’s (CSU’s) Pavilion transcends physical bounds to teach students sustainability through materials, advanced systems, and programmatic features. Showcasing unique passive technologies, its katabatic cooling tower and its Trombe parapet wall are a dynamic duo making this green structure truly innovative.
Masonry is inherently a sustainable building material, thanks to its attributes contributing to resiliency—including protection against rotting, mold, and termites—that translates into lower maintenance costs and reduced need for virgin products.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the world’s second tallest building, Shanghai Tower in China, achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum for Core and Shell (CS).