Ultra-Energy-Efficient Windows are on the Horizon

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

Windows guru Stephen E. Selko-witz is on a new campaign to usher to market super-energy-efficient insulated-glazing units. His brainchild is a thin triple-glazed unit that can double the insulation value of a retrofitted double-glazed unit without changing its bulk or weight. The “thin triple” retooling is based on off-the-shelf products and does not alter a double-glazed [...]

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BREEAM for Existing Buildings: The British are Coming

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

BRE Global Ltd., the 97 year old Great Britain based world’s leading authority on all aspects of the built environment (.. it all started with fire testing for homes), with over 2,247,696 BREEAM registered buildings across 77 countries in its sustainability assessment method, will before the end of the year award its first BREEAM In-Use certification [...]

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Better energy benchmarking could save multifamily buildings $3.4B annually

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

November 8, 2016 Original Post: Shalina Chatlani by Construction Drive Dive Brief: Improving the energy performance of U.S. multifamily buildings — nearly 18.5 million households — could save $3.4 billion, but better building performance data capture is needed, according to a new report from the Institute for Market Transformation. According to the IMT, building owners and managers typically [...]

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Energy Efficiency Goes Hand in Hand with Renewable Certification Efforts

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

November 30, 2016 by Carl Weinschenk Positive reinforcement — along with constructive criticism, usable suggestions and guidance — is important to energy managers implementing building management tools aimed at creating more environmentally sound structures and facilities. Codes from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and other standards-settings bodies and the increasing number [...]

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Green Building Certification for Every Building

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

Newly launched BREEAM USA In-Use is the latest regional standard from the 97-year-old science-based company BRE, the grandfather of all green building rating systems in the world http://www.buildingenclosureonline.com/articles/86548-green-building-certification-for-every-building?v=preview

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European green-building model is heading to Colorado

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Coverage|

Like a lot of 27-year-olds, BREEAM is making its way to Denver. http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2017/01/24/european-green-building-model-is-heading-to.html

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IWBI, BRE Announce Alignments Between WELL, BREEAM

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

IWBI, BRE Announce Alignments Between WELL, BREEAM Green Building Standards Offering Mutual Credit Recognition London/San Francisco – Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) and BRE (Building Research Establishment) announced an agreement between the two organizations to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) and BREEAM to make it easier for projects [...]

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BREEAM USA CEO: New green standard harnesses the power of data for existing buildings

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

October 11, 2016 Original Post: Construction Dive by Emily Peiffer There's a new green building standard in town, and it has its sights set on more than just certification. BREEAM USA, a joint venture between the global BRE Group and consultant firm BuildingWise, launched this summer with the goal of gathering data on the 5.6 million [...]

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New ‘Green’ Building Standard

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

October 10, 2016 Original Post:Plumbing Engineer by Steve Smith There’s a new green building standard in the U.S. geared toward the country’s 5.8 million existing commercial buildings that are not currently benchmarking sustainability efforts. It’s a great market to zero in on. According to the EPA, commercial buildings account for nearly one-fifth of U.S. energy consumption. [...]

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Data: The next frontier in the green building movement

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

October 7, 2016 Original Post: Construction Dive by Emily Peiffer After struggling for years to capture the attention of owners, developers and investors, the green building movement has taken off and no longer needs to work as hard to convince industry stakeholders of the benefits of sustainable construction. But as the movement seeks to tackle trillions [...]

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