92 wood product firms are now eligible for LEED credits.
Approved courses will help meet growing demand for LEED-certified professionals As the boom in energy efficient commercial and residential construction continues, demand for green building professionals also continues to rise. Jobs that require LEED accreditation grew 46 percent in 2014, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the approval of its new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) on April 5. The NLBMDA, a lumber dealers association, applauded the new LEED alternative compliance path for sustainable forest management certifications other than the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its LEED in Motion: Hospitality report, in which it forecasts tremendous industry growth in green building and defines the scale up opportunities for the hospitality sector. More than 109 million square feet of hotel space is currently LEED certified.
On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will face-off for Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium - the first LEED Gold certified football stadium and one of the most energy efficient stadiums in the world. The $1.2 billion home of the San Francisco 49ers was the first stadium to open in the U.S. to achieve LEED Gold Status certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
As timber grows, it soaks up carbon dioxide, and that carbon is stored in wood products, a carbon sink mitigates climate change. About half of the dry weight of wood is stored carbon; while 16 percent of global fossil fuel goes into manufacturing steel, concrete and bricks. www.TheMostNaturalResource.com. touts benefits of building with wood.
Ed Begley Jr. was looking to build his home to meet the LEED(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating. To help achieve the Platinum rating, he installed reclaimed hardwood flooring with the help of Bostik's Ultra-Set SingleStep 2, which contributes to LEED points for its low VOC's and recycled post-consumer content.
An oak surfaced table that developers say can heat and cool rooms has been designed by a French architect/design pair.The Climatic Table is the brainchild of Raphaël Ménard and Jean-Sébastien Lagrange. Ménard, an architect and engineer, and Lagrange, a designer, say the technology isn't new, but their application could allow homes and businesses to conserve energy while maintaining a comfortable temperature around 71F (22C).
SANTA BARBARA, CA - Allen Construction has formally launched a Commercial Division, to complement its residential building activity and respond to an increased number of commercial projects, usually incorporating interior architectural build outs.