Tag Archives: LEED

How will EPDs be used?

In the November 2015 issue of The Construction Specifier, this author examined the basics surrounding building material disclosure and environmental product declarations (EPDs). In this followup article, he looks at how the information will be used in lifecycle databases, whole-building analyses, product manufacturer improvement, green project rating systems, and building codes.

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Green construction a major economic driver, says USGBC

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the green construction sector contributed 2.3 million jobs this year and expects it to create up to 3.3 million by 2018. The group’s “2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study” says the sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the United States.

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