Green Building

Last week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed legislation that would have required fire sprinkler systems to be installed in all new single and two-family homes built in the state.

The intent of revisions to the NGBS is to provide approximately equivalent paths for Performance and Prescriptive.

Ecotech Institute, a school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, announced that it will offer its Business Administration – Sustainability degree program.

The U.S. House and Senate are in the midst of passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015, which includes a reference to reference to ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, as well as LEED, and Green Globes.

Rolf Jacobson of the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) at the University of Minnesota, outlines his research examining the performance of eight different Passive House Walls systems.

A new analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that one "green-building" concept gaining prominence is the net zero–energy building, which generates as much renewable energy as is necessary onsite.

Michael Anschel has hopes that architectural panels will soon help fill a need in residential building. In this segment, he and Carl Seville look at Dri-Design wall panels made from recyclable materials like aluminum, zinc, and copper.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016.

Michael Anschel, CEO of Verified Green, and Carl Seville, principal at SK Collaborative, are the Green Police. In this video they discuss the merits Owens Corning's collaborative wall system.

Green Globes, a web-based rating program provided by the Green Building Initiative (GBI), joins LEED as an approved green building certification system for federal buildings.