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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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Off Site Search Optimization

Off site search engine optimization techniques involve efforts made on websites outside of your own to push your own ranking higher. These can include: a. Fake Out Pages This can take a variety of forms from running links that are not even from your brand in ways that don’t match the homepage layout to using […]

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BD+C Green Building White Paper Acknowledges Potential Green Liability Issues

I’m planning a more detailed post about Building Design + Construction‘s recently released 2006 White Paper on Sustainability (this year’s is titled Green Building and the Bottom Line), but I wanted to briefly point out that item number ten (of ten!) in the editors’ Executive Summary is a direct acknowledgement of the legal issues that […]

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GSA to Require BIM for Select Projects

Following up on my last post about BIM, the General Services Administration has announced that it will require new buildings designed through its Public Buildings Service to employ BIM during the design phase. “We are making this fiscal ’07 requirement as a minimum requirement,” said Calvin Kam, GSA’s BIM project manager. “We are encouraging [people], […]

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Thoughts on the Autodesk/USGBC Partnership

The news coming out of Greenbuild includes the announcement of a partnership between Autodesk and USGBC. This is excellent news for smaller projects interested in applying for LEED certification, but at the same time will present liability issues for design teams, particularly with respect to Building Information Modeling (“BIM”). Autodesk and the Green Building Council […]

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