Tag Archives: Sustainability

CSI’s revised GreenFormat available to purchase


CSI has updated its GreenFormat resource, which is now available to purchase by both members and non-members for $50. GreenFormat is a standardized structure for organizing sustainable information elements associated with materials, products, systems, and technologies used in the built environment.

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AAMA summer conference focuses on sustainability


Speakers at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) summer conference focused on ‘green’ matters within the industry. The gathering, which took place in Seattle in late June, included topics on alternatives for green certifications, window technology in Europe, and the future of building products.

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Study finds fewer small office buildings categorized ‘green’

Small modern public office building mixing wood and brick material.

A recent study by a commercial real estate group and a Dutch university found a significant gap between small and large office buildings that have adopted sustainability practices in the United States. The “2015 Green Building Adoption Index,” cosponsored by CBRE Group and Maastricht University, states 62 percent of large office buildings (greater than 46,452 m² [500,000 sf]) and less than five percent of small office buildings (less than 9,290 m² [100,000 sf]) qualify as ‘green.’

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Ontario high school deemed world’s greenest school


The Global Coalition for Green Schools’ sustainability competition crowned Canada’s Dunbarton High School (Pickering, Ont.) the ‘Greenest School on Earth.’ The annual competition held by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Center for Green Schools was started by the Global Coalition for Green Schools initiative.

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