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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Greenbuild 2016: Green Buildings Team Up with Zero Waste, Certified Buildings Lead to Smarter Employees

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

October 6, 2016 Original Post: Environmental Leader by Jessica Hardcastle Greenbuild 2016, the annual green building conference and expo, opened yesterday and runs through Oct. 7 in Los Angeles. Also yesterday the Paris climate agreement crossed the threshold for adoption now that more than 55 countries, accounting for over 55 percent of global emissions, have ratified the [...]

LEED-Certified The Bloc Is First US BREEAM Development

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

October 5, 2016 Original Post: Environmental Leader by Jessica Hardcastle The Bloc development in downtown Los Angeles has already achieved LEED Silver green building certification and it’s working on WELL Building Standard certification for its healthy building features. Now the huge redevelopment project — it occupies an entire city block — also holds the distinction of [...]

BREEAM USA Takes Aim at In-Use Structures

October 21st, 2016|Categories: Media Coverage|

August 22, 2016 Original Post: Energy Manager Today by Carl Weinschenk Earlier this month, the BRE Group, in conjunction with BuildingWise, brought the international standard to the United States. BREEAM USA will kick off in earnest at the beginning of October when the first assessors are accredited and the first structure – The Bloc in Los [...]

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