Tag Archives: U.S. Green Building Council

New green construction code released

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) was released earlier this month by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Code Council (ICC), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES). IgCC is a model code with wide applicability for incorporating resilient, high-performance green construction strategies into building codes to improve the standard of living.

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California hospital achieves LEED Platinum

The main building at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University in California has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), becoming one of the first new hospitals in the world to achieve this designation.

“Sustainability is a core theme for our new hospital and served as a guiding principle in the design and planning process,” … Continue reading California hospital achieves LEED Platinum

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Studio Gang’s “solar carved” NY tower tops out

A New York City building designed to prioritize natural light has topped out. Designed by Studio Gang, 40 Tenth Avenue is located by the Hudson River in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Applying the firm’s ongoing research into tall buildings, the 10-story structure’s chiseled shape was sculpted in accordance to angles of the sun using a process called “solar carving,” which prevents the building from casting shadows and prioritizes natural light.

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