FROM THE FIELD: FREE LITERATURE
- How To Make Greenbuild Better. Miodonski, Bob // Supply House Times;Nov2011, Vol. 54 Issue 9, p94
The article presents the author's suggestions for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to improve the Greenbuild event in the plumbing-and-heating industry. The author suggests that USGBC focus on the U.S. markets to increase attendance, emphasize the message on green building and its...
- Green Hospitality. Miazga, Mike // PM Engineer;Sep2010, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p22
The article details the efforts of several hotels in achieving U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Status through sustainable technology. Hotels included are the Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque New Mexico owned by Goodman Realty, the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Baltimore by Summits Associates,...
- LEED-Certified Building Stock Tops 2 Billion Sq Ft Worldwide. Arnold, Scott // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Sep2012, Vol. 84 Issue 9, p17
The article reports based on a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announcement that the total footprint of commercial buildings around the world certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green-building program has exceeded 2 billion square feet with an additional 7...
- Achieving 'Low-Cost' LEED Projects. Miranda, Hernando // Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Apr2005, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p32
Presents ways to determine the lowest-cost points in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System by the U.S. Green Building Council. Keys to achieving a low-cost LEED project; Levels of LEED certification; Critical factor to achieving a desired LEED rating.
- The Tech Side of LEED. Easton, Jennifer // Environmental Design & Construction;Jul2011, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p20
The article focuses on the technological efforts of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in which its new offerrings include Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Scoring Tool, the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG), and the Building Performance Partnership (BPP).
- PRACTICING WHAT THEY PREACH, QUIETLY. Cramer, Ned // Architect;Fall2007 Special Guide, p8
The editor reflects on the decision of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to make their headquarters a showcase for sustainable materials and design strategies. He cites that several people involved in the construction industry like architects, contractors, and developers will pass through...
- USGBC Testifies Before Congress on Benefits of Green Building. // Floor Covering Installer;Oct2010, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p49
The article reports on the promotion of the U.S. Green Building Council on sustainable building to the U.S. Congress.
- Green-building momentum. // Concrete Products;Dec2005, Vol. 108 Issue 12, p11
The article reports on the U.S. Green Building Council's Greenbuild International Conference and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. Among the companies who exhibited were Hanover Architectural Products, Holcim Inc., Leight Cement and Pavestone Co. Concrete and cement groups also announced new...
- What it takes to be a green building. // Garden Center Magazine;Aug2008, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p34
The article offers a list of criteria from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to grade recently constructed buildings for sustainability with topics including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor quality, and innovation.