Tag Archives: U.S. Green Building Council

Greenbuild conference achieved 90 percent waste diversion

Informa Exhibitions U.S. and the USGBC released the 2017 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, detailing the sustainability strategies and initiatives implemented at last November’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held in Boston alongside the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX). With an attendance of more than 24,000 visitors, the report shows a waste diversion rate of 90.5 percent.

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LEED update looking for user input

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released an incremental update to the fourth installment of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. As part of ongoing improvement efforts, the council is requesting user feedback proposals to aide in the update’s development.

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Case study: Hancock Elementary School

Architect Sally Zahner of Eley Guild Hardy Architects did not have the luxury of increased spending for environmentally friendly products in the new elementary school in Kiln, Mississippi. Similar to many public projects, the budget was tight and non-negotiable.

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