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  1. First Hospital Receives LEED-HC Rating from USGBC

    May 16, 2013 | 0 comments

    Courtesy of Group Health

    To address the unique design requirements of green healthcare facilities, the U.S. Green Building Council established its LEED for Healthcare (LEED-HC) rating system in 2011.


  2. Comparing Green Building Certification Programs

    January 29, 2013 | 0 comments

    Because most professionals agree on what constitutes good energy, environmental, and sustainable processes and practices, there are more similarities than differences when it comes to comparing green building certification programs.

    But we break down the basics of each program, going beyond the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system, to give you a better idea of where your building (more…)

  3. Maintenance Helps Achieve Green Building Goals

    January 21, 2013 | 0 comments

    Man washing windows on commercial buildingOperations and maintenance programs can help your organization reach some of its green goals without any significant capital investment. This has the potential to make a favorable difference for the facilities management budget. Depending on repair and maintenance costs, tax savings could be significant when (more…)

  4. Zero-Energy Building: Better for New or Existing Buildings?

    December 18, 2012 | 0 comments

    Is zero-energy design more achievable in new construction or existing building environments? Some professionals debate that zero-energy buildings (ZEBs) are easier to complete when they’re newly constructed vs. working with an existing building.

    There are existing buildings, however, that have been (more…)

  5. Green Building Certification for Small Facilities

    November 6, 2012 | 0 comments

    Although LEED certification is possible for buildings of any size, the green building program can be cost-prohibitive for small facilities. The Earth Advantage Institute’s new Earth Advantage Commercial (EAC) certification hopes to change the number of small U.S. buildings being certified by offering a more affordable (more…)

  6. The Greenest Buildings in the World

    September 12, 2012 | 0 comments

    It’s hard to pinpoint the greenest building ever built, but there are a few that stand out for being extremely effective with energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives.

    While the number of green buildings worldwide keeps growing, there are a few vying for the title of “greenest building in the world.”  They strive to reach the (more…)

  7. SERF Aims to Make Green Building Certification Simple

    June 5, 2012 | 2 comments

    Established less than two years ago, the SERF (Society for Environmentally Responsible Facilities) certification program aims to make green building recognition as easy as possible. Based on a self-scoring system, SERF wants to move away from using third-party consultants like commissioning agents and energy simulation consultants for documentation (although all SERF documentation is verified by a licensed architect or engineer before certification is granted). (more…)