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Will California's statewide green building codes advance energy-efficient construction or undermine stricter standards like LEED? The CALGreen codes promote efficiency without the costs of third-party certification, but critics note that the standards are prescriptive rather than performance-based.
Date: 01/06/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Materials
Building Construction
State and local code officials voted to adopt new building codes that will achieve 30% in energy savings, using the 2006 model code as the baseline, for commercial and residential buildings. The new code will impact building construction, additions, and renovations in 47 states and Washington DC.
Date: 11/02/2010
Type: Article, News
Many European nations are investing heavily in green building, attempting to make a significant portion of structures carbon neutral.
Date: 08/10/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Materials, Modeling
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers is developing a new rating system for buildings that gives an energy efficiency grade between A and F.
Date: 08/09/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling
To reduce the energy used by commercial buildings, the International Code Council has launched the International Green Construction Code initiative, which models code for new and existing buildings.
Date: 08/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Modeling

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