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July 2012

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Published on July 27, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in Media
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FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDING OWNERS

Overall Trends

  • The top two reasons for building green: client demand (35%) and market demand (33%).1
  • Between 2008 and 2012, there was dramatic growth in the percentage of firms that built green to achieve lower operating costs (increased to...

Published on July 26, 2012 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Media

Healthy, high-performing buildings continue to crop up in every corner of the world

Washington, DC – (July 26, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced that the total footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED green building program surpassed two billion square feet. An...

Published on July 25, 2012 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Media

Washington, DC – (July 25, 2012) – More than 1,200 leading businesses and organizations representing a wide array of industries across all 50 states today sent a letter asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to continue to use the LEED green building rating system to advance innovation in construction and save taxpayer dollars.

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Published on July 18, 2012 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in Media

Washington, DC – (July 18, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today applauded the creation of the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition by the American Chemistry Council and others, noting that, after 20 years, it was significant that the representative groups were finally engaging in conversation about the critical...

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