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  • Much of the success of advancing and promoting energy code adoption and implementation can be attributed to tireless work behind the scenes by people like our Energy Code Champions. For more than 20 years, David Weitz has contributed smart thought and energy efficiency leadership to developing technical best practices for building code design and building...

    posted by Seul Rhee | October 16, 2014
  • In September, BCAP President Maureen Guttman was elected chairman of the Governing Committee of ICC’s Sustainability Membership Council at the International Code Council 2014 Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale. The Governing Committee serves to actively engage ICC members in discussions about priorities and opportunities and advises the direction of ICC with regard to...

    posted by Seul Rhee | October 16, 2014
  • October is the designated national month for energy efficiency. In 1981 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated American Energy Week to raise energy awareness. Five years later in 1986, DOE turned the Energy Week into a month-long observance to address the growing concerns regarding energy scarcity and climate change. Since then...

    posted by Seul Rhee | October 16, 2014
  • by Charlie Smith on October 8, 2014 at 6:30 AM

    THE B.C. BUILDING code rarely makes news, but according to NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert, it has a huge impact on public safety and the cost of housing.

    And Chandra Herbert, the MLA for Vancouver–West End, worries that the B.C. Liberal government is preparing to introduce a new code next spring without seeking sufficient public input....

    posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2014
  • By SustainableBusiness.com News

    Green building professionals are in great demand, with jobs that require LEED Accreditation growing 46% over the past year, says the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

    There have been 9,033 job posts during that time that require LEED credentials, according to Pearson, which conducted the study. The certification indicates the person has advanced knowledge in specialized areas of green building, expertise in a particular LEED rating system...

    posted by amadison | September 25, 2014
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