USGBC Seeks Proposals to Strengthen New LEED Standard
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is seeking proposals that will shape the next version of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, according to a council press release.
Melissa Baker, senior vice president of LEED, said that USGBC wants to strengthen LEED v4...
IPD and VDC can Lead to Project Success
Robert J. Garra Jr., PE, Cannondesign, Grand Island, New York; And Brian Skripac, CM-BIM, Assoc. DBIA, LEED AP, Cannondesign, Pittsburgh of Consulting-Specifying Engineer, discuss integrated project delivery and virtual design and construction.
Engineers can leverage the integrated project delivery and virtual design and...
10 Contractors Profiting from Sustainable Building
Kathleen Brown, associate editor for Construction Dive reports on the leading green building contractors by design revenue including CEA member the Walsh Group.
These firms are implementing sustainable practices across their projects and company culture to not only minimize their environmental impact but also to attain competitive...
6 Green Certifications Contractors Should Know About
Artice by Construction Dive's editor, Kim Slowey.
Besides LEED and Energy Star, there are other programs that building owners and contractors are exploring based on market demand for sustainability and wellness features."
What are the Benefits of Energy-Efficient Building Programs?
By BPT, The Los Angeles Times
Net-zero buildings, passive houses and LEED-certified buildings are the most widespread energy-efficiency programs adopted by North Americans."
U.S. Green Building Council Releases Annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building Per Capita
According to U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)."
What Is Design-Assist?
Blog by Rocco Gallo, Vice President, Director of Production of Karpinski Engineering
Design-assist is a way to reduce risk and provide better project outcomes for everyone on the team. It lets teams take the value they provide to the next level so that ultimately, the owner gets more value ."
FirstEnergy to Build $37 million Center for Advanced Energy Technology in Akron
News article by Jennifer Conn, Akron reporter, cleveland.com
The center will directly support FirstEnergy's efforts to design and build a smarter energy infrastructure."
D.C Announces the First Platinum-Certified LEED City in the World
As reported by Sarah Wright, staff writer for The Georgetown University newspaper, The Hoya.
Washington, D.C., is now the world’s first Platinum-certified environmentally friendly city, according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Cities program."
KSU and Turner Construction's Workshops for Minority Business Owners Foster Diversity
Crain's Cleveland Business article by Richard Weiner
We take supplier diversity very seriously... always out searching for minority partners to try to nurture so that they can become a viable supplier for us — almost like creating a business incubator."