Posts Tagged ‘ LEED ’

WDMA Session Covers Fenestration’s Place in WELL Building Standard

Jun 18th, 2021

A new building standard has been introduced to the industry. Building off of the work done by its predecessor, the WELL Building Standard – Version 2 (v2) has passed in a unanimous vote from the International WELL Building Institute Governance Council. During a session of the this year’s virtual Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) […]

Industry Experts Discuss Energy Efficiency Trends in Webinar

Jul 29th, 2019

Energy efficiency has been a major topic within the glass industry of late, especially since New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s comments denouncing all-glass buildings back in April. Glass industry professionals spent ample time on the topic of glass and energy efficiency in a webinar yesterday titled, “Professional Roundtable: Perspectives on Glass and Glazing in Design.” […]

ASSA ABLOY Adds 7 Environmental Product Declarations

Mar 21st, 2017

ASSA ABLOY recently announced the completion of an additional seven Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). EPDs are third-party-certified, comprehensive reports that document the ways in which a product, throughout its life cycle, affects the environment. ASSA ABLOY Group brands have now completed numerous EPDs with UL Environment across doors and frames, locks and hardware and perimeter […]

USGBC Lists Top 10 States for LEED

Jan 25th, 2017

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the Top 10 States for LEED, an annual ranking that highlights states throughout the U.S.  that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the world’s most widely used and recognized green […]

USGBC Ranks Top 10 Countries for LEED

Dec 15th, 2016

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED, which highlights countries outside of the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and market transformation. These countries represent thegrowing international demand for LEED green buildings. This year, China moved from second to first on the […]

Prestige vs. Savings: A Tipping Point for Green Certification

Nov 14th, 2016

Since its inception in 2000, LEED has become the clear leader in green building certification. With more than 80,000 certified projects globally, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) continues to push the envelope with its version 4, which demands that projects be 14 percent more efficient than previous versions. The new criteria will make it […]

Homes of the Future: Where Does Glass Fit In?

Oct 7th, 2016

What will homes be like in 2020? 2050? And, maybe even more important, what role will glass and fenestration products play in the homes of the future? The Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt was a highlight of the expo that took place this week in Los Angeles. The demonstration home, constructed on the show floor with […]

New LEED Building Credit Aims to Stop Illegal Logging

Apr 7th, 2016

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has issued a LEED alternative compliance path (ACP) that recognizes wood and paper from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program as part of an integrated approach to encouraging environmentally responsible forest management and eliminating illegally harvested wood from the building material’s supply chain — including the door and window […]

Report: U.S. Green Building Market Should See Strong Growth

Nov 13th, 2015

The U.S. market for green building materials reached nearly $43.8 billion in  2014, and it’s expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent to nearly $69 billion into 2019, according to a new report from BCC Research, a market research company based in Wellesley, Mass. Structural materials will increase from nearly $28.7 billion in […]

Are Green Building Codes ‘A Food Label For a Building’?

Oct 20th, 2015

The importance of environmental transparency in the manufacture of doors and windows was a big part of the second day of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) fall conference in Cambridge, Md., on Tuesday. Aaron Smith, the director of sustainable building solutions with ASSA ABLOY, gave a presentation titled “Opening the Door to Transparency – LEED v4, […]