The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA) released environmental product declarations (EPDs) for fabricated hot-rolled steel sections and fabricated steel plates.
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Committee on the Environment (COTE) selected 10 projects exemplifying sustainable architecture and ecological design. The ‘Top 10 Green Projects’ program celebrates buildings with an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has adopted the SITES rating system for its capital construction program. SITES is the most comprehensive program from sustainable land development and management and is used by landscape architects, engineers, developers, and policy-makers to align land development with innovative sustainable design.
The renovation of the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City received the Honor Award at the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s (SBIC’s) 2015 ‘Beyond Green’ High-performance Building and Community Awards.