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Green Building Consultant Jerry Yudelson Peers Into 2007 Green Building Crystal Ball

Former USGBC board member, current chairman of Greenbuild, and author of Marketing Green Buildings and Developing Green, Jerry Yudelson, offers some 2007 green building predictions in the latest edition of Consulting-Specifying Engineer. (Image used with permission of Cristalier.com). First, Yudelson believes that by the end of 2007, the cumulative number of LEED certifications will exceed […]

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From the Botanical Garden to Silvercup Studios: Going Green in the Borough of Queens

While (some of us anxiously) wait and see if the Mets’ CitiField will join the new ballpark in Washington for the Nationals in seeking LEED certification, a variety of other ambitious green projects are either underway or in the works over in Queens. The Queens Botanical Garden The first, the Queens Botantical Garden’s Sustainable Landscapes […]

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Napa Valley Hotel Demonstrates Dangers to Developers Posed by LEED Creep

In the wake of the D.C. Council passing significant LEED legislation last week, there’s been substantial commentary about how positive the bill is for green building at large. While I agree that the legislation is certainly a step in the right direction, a recent post I wrote about the D.C. mandate describes what the BD+C […]

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BD+C Webcast Compares Energy Star, LEED, and Green Globes Rating Systems

Eric Truelove, P.E., LEED-AP, Director of Sustainable Services at The Renschler Company in Madison, Wisconsin, kicked off last Thursday’s Building Design + Construction, New Developments in Green Building, webcast with an excellent overview, and comparison, of the Energy Star, LEED, and Green Globes rating systems. Subsequent presenters during the hour and a half webcast also […]

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Thursday’s BD+C Webcast

Just a quick post to direct you to tomorrow’s (Thursday’s) free Building Design + Construction New Developments in Green Building Webcast. BD+C EiC Robert Cassidy will moderate a panel discussing the pros and cons of LEED and Green Globes, as well as daylighting and site planning issues, starting at 2PM EST. I’ve never participated in […]

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China’s First LEED-CI Certification in Shanghai

The first-ever LEED for Commercial Interiors certification in China has been awarded to an InterfaceFLOR facility in Shanghai. The company, which produces modular floor coverings, received LEED-CI Gold for its 4,500 square foot space in Shanghai’s historic district, successfully incorporating a variety of low-flow water fixtures and reclaimed materials, including antique timbers reclaimed from nearby […]

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