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...
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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....
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...
ASHRAE Press Release
Contact: Jodi Scott, Public Relations at (678)539-1140, or [jscott@ashrae....
A recent survey conducted by the National Institute of Building Sciences on behalf of the International Code Council (ICC) reveals information that if not addressed in the coming years, may have an impact on the public safety of thousands of communities in the United States.
The survey, which consisted of 25 multiple-choice questions, went out nationwide to building code compliance professionals at the federal, regional, state and local levels this spring. A total of 3,850 code...