TITLE

Groups Initiate Green Standards Efforts

PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/6/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 9, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that two independent initiatives are under way to develop standards for commercial green buildings, both targeted for release late next year. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers Inc., and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America are cosponsoring development of a baseline standard for high-performance buildings. The three organizations announced in February that they would collaboratively craft a set of requirements to be recognized by the American National Standards Institute for new commercial buildings and renovation projects. The standard also is intended to become a prerequisite under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the rating system developed by the USGBC known as LEED.
ACCESSION #
20214513

 

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