The Greenbuild international conference and expo, presented by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), concluded earlier this month in Chicago. The 17th edition of the conference explored the connection of the built environment to climate change, health, human rights, and equity.
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.
The 47,752-m2 (514,000-sf), 30-story Bridgestone Tower in Nashville, Tennessee, has been awarded Leadership in Environment and Energy Design (LEED) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).