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USGBC to launch new version of LEED

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Members of the U.S. Green Building Council have voted to adopt LEED v4, the next update to the organization’s green building rating system.


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Do No Harm: Protecting IAQ In Health Care Settings

Day-to-day operations and the occasional renovation create two sets of distinct threats to IAQ and patient health.
By Garold Hamilton P.E. LEED®
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Day-to-day operations and the occasional renovation create two sets of distinct threats to IAQ and patient health. From monitoring stations and magnehelic pressure gauges to multiple resources for design and O&M guidance, the author points to recent projects and current wisdom to create a valuable resource.
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LEED Earth program offering free certification

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The U.S. Green Building Council has launched a new campaign offering free LEED certification to the first projects to certify in the 114 countries where LEED has yet to take root.


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LEED certification recommended for all GSA buildings

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification has been recommended as the best measure for building efficiency for all GSA buildings.


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AABC seminar to focus on HVAC system performance

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“Optimizing HVAC System Performance” is the title of an upcoming regional seminar from AABC. The Associated Air Balance Council will bring the one-day seminar to the Hilton Baltimore on May 17.


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Air handler helps wire manufacturer reach LEED® Platinum

Installing a new air handler allows factory to save 20% in energy costs and 88% in water consumption.
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When Encore Wire, a manufacturer of copper electrical wire and cable was ready to expand, they knew they wanted sustainability to feature prominently in the design of their new building.
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Free guide to green colleges available

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The Princeton Review has published the fourth annual edition of its free guidebook showcasing the most environmentally responsible green colleges.


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DBIA expands online education offerings

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The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is adding a new online course. "Design-Build Sustainability" assumes the student has a basic knowledge of the various project delivery methods and preferably has taken the Fundamentals of Project Delivery course offered by DBIA.
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LEED® software: Integrated Environmental Solutions

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Integrated Environmental Solutions has release its LEED® Workflow Management Software IES TaP for LEED 2009.
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How The Culture Of Inefficiency Is Outfoxing LEED®, ASHRAE, And Efficiency Programs

By Peter Kleinhenz, MS, P.E., Greg Raffio, MS, P.E., Charlie Schreier, MS, P.E., John Seryak, and Franc Sever, MS
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How many energy-efficient or certified buildings are not living up to the label? Very, very many, if this Ohio commissioning/auditing firm’s experience is close to typical. They report on common weaknesses in efficiency strategies and on real-life patterns of upgrades gone wrong across an array of equipment types. While flaws in well-intentioned processes remain, a more careful investment of human energy can still yield the desired reduction in building energy.
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