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October 2013

Published on October 30, 2013 Written by Jason Hartke Posted in Advocacy and policy
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“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

That’s what General Services Administration (GSA) concluded again on October 25. After a lot of study, the GSA decided that the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building rating system can and should be used in government buildings. LEED, it said, advances...

Published on October 16, 2013 Written by Cecilia Shutters Posted in Advocacy and policy
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Check out Stuart Kaplow’s Green Building Update to see a highlight of how much LEED does in just one week. Some stand out stats include:

  • 45 projects were certified. Those 45 projects comprised 5,891,366 square...

Published on October 10, 2013 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

October is not even 10 days through and it’s already been a great month for greener building codes.  Here are four of this month’s highlights (in reverse chronological order). Thank goodness none of these required any action by the federal government!  One thing seems pretty clear to me: we’re getting a little...