The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carmen Cruz, will address conference participants during the closing meeting at the 2018 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, on Nov. 14-16 in Chicago, Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced.
Scientific research, best practice guidelines, and certification systems can help design/construction professionals sidestep building failures while delivering high-performance buildings. When inexpensive solar panels are added to the mix, buildings that produce as much energy as they use are actually within reach.
SITES is a globally sustainable rating system used by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers, and policy-makers to align land development and management with innovative sustainable design. After several years of beta testing, version SITES v2 was released last year.
With the release of the latest version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating program, the concept of ‘disclosure’ has taken center stage as the next big topic in the ongoing discussion of how sustainable buildings are defined and evaluated.