A recent study published in the Forest Products Journal identifies a lack of FSC-certified wood products as creating a green construction “bottleneck,” and calls on USGBC to open up its MR-7 Certified Wood credit to alternative forest certification regimes.
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NPR’s feature on brand LEED and green building sure seems like a big deal. But how was the story?
Just before the July 4 holiday, Fireman’s Fund, which launched the green building property insurance market back in 2006, released what it is calling its “next generation” of green building policy endorsements.
In Oregon, two small commercial tenants have bucked prevailing market trends and signed green leases with Unico Properties at the historic 13-story Commonwealth Building in downtown Portland.
Copyright concerns over green building amendments to Newark, Delaware’s building codes suggest some interesting questions about sovereign immunity and additional legal considerations for policymakers who may incorporate LEED into legislation.
The news that CBRE Capital Partners has originated $61 million in financing for the LEED Gold-hopeful Riverhouse condominium project also provides a bit of backdrop to the fledgling Gidumal litigation.
The owners of a condominium unit at the LEED Gold-hopeful Riverhouse development in lower Manhattan are alleging that the project’s developer breached the terms of its offering plan by failing to deliver the “green” building systems that were specified within the plan.
USGBC has denied the appeal which challenged the LEED Gold certification awarded to the Northland Pines High School in Eagle River, Wisconsin.
The fact that NYC’s very design incentivizes green behaviors to a huge degree are what makes New York City greener than, say, Los Angeles. Wait, that report you read says what?
In light of two recent articles discussing the interplay of LEED 2009′s Minimum Program Requirements, decertification, and the ongoing Northland Pines High School certification challenge proceeding, it’s worth revisiting these topics in greater detail to clarify some misconceptions that have persisted over the past few months, particularly after remarks in response to those articles from USGBC.