Category Green Buildings

This is the nineteenth and final post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). To summarize our recommendations, we believe that the following should occur in an effort to enhance

This is the eighteenth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). The green design movement is transforming the design and construction marketplace like no other innovation in the lifetime

This is the eleventh post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Intent: Provide additional outdoor air ventilation to improve air quality for improved occupant comfort, well-being, and productivity. For

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May
Materials & Resource...
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This is the eighth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Intent of these 14 Materials & Resources Credits: Reuse of existing building components, the management of construction waste,

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Apr
Overview of LEED Credits...
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This is the fifth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). LEED Credit Number Description Issue Comments Sustainable Sites (SS) Credit 7.2 Heat Island Effect: Roof Option of installing

This is the fourth post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Through our evaluation of various LEED credit opportunities for designers, we hope to establish the fact that a

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Feb
Ensuring the Moisture Int...
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This is the second post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). Yesterday’s seal of approval for new products was “It was developed by NASA.” Today the seal of approval

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Feb
The Hidden Risks of Green...
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This is the first post in a series by J. David Odom (ASHRAE), Richard Scott (AIA/NCARB/LEED AP), and George H. DuBose (CGC). It was first published as a mini-monograph for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards). “Most new products are experiments and most experiments fail.” ~ Quote from “How Buildings Learn: What Happens After

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Sep
USGBC Officially Adopts C...
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It’s official – the controversial LEED v4, after three years and six public comment periods, has finally been adopted by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Despite quite a bit of resistance and discussion along the way, the new standard was actually approved in June 2013 by a landslide, with 86% of the voting

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Aug
When Being Green is a Lit...
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An article titled “Going Green” by George DuBose appeared in the May issue of Construction Executive. Shortly after, Mr. DuBose received an email from Ken Brown, president and CEO of MKT Metal Mfg. (a mid-Atlantic manufacturer of duct) who had read the article. Attached was the article below, which Ken had written for a trade publication.

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Jan
New law bars LEED energy...
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The Defense Department is barred from using any money to certify its buildings LEED Gold or Platinum, under a law President Obama signed Dec. 31. Those ratings are the two highest from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Program — which the Defense Department and other agencies use to measure

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Oct
Taking the Rose-Colored G...
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By Leslie Guevarra Published October 06, 2011 Tags: Building Design, Energy Efficiency, More… There’s a difference between a green revolution and a green party, and many in the sustainability movement have been mistaking the latter for the former. That was one of the key messages that New York Times columnist, author and three-time Pulitzer Prize

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Sep
Portland Invests in Green...
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By Sun Joo Kim | September 26, 2011, 7:25 PM PDT Portland’s city council approved plans for the Oregon Sustainability Center last week. The city and its project partners hope the Center will be the world’s first and tallest mixed-use office building to achieve Living Building status…

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Jun
IGCC Series: Using Trees...
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The International Green Construction Code (IGCC) is a model code for cities seeking to promote sustainable building practices through their building codes. The IGCC promotes transition from the current voluntary green construction certifications, like USGBC’s LEED, to mandatory green construction codes. As the most recent revisions of the IGCC are currently under review, Green Building