In its inaugural year, Greenbuild China offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives and revolutionize business by addressing pressing issues such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change.
Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Join us in Boston from November 6 to 10 for two days of interactive workshops and three days of renowned speakers, industry-leading educational sessions, an interactive exhibit hall and valuable networking.
Certification program helps businesses and facilities work toward goal of zero waste
Lewisburg, Pa.—(Sept. 6, 2017)—Bucknell University has become just the second university and fourth organization in the world to achieve PEER certification from GBCI. The Bucknell Cogeneration Plant supplies 90 percent of the electricity used on campus and has helped reduce the university’s carbon footprint by more than 40 percent from 1996 levels.
China’s commitment to green building, stated explicitly in President Xi Jingping’s 13th Five Year Plan (FYP), is significant. The government of China sees clearly the importance of building sustainably. As such, the nation has rapidly moved to the forefront of sustainable development.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an internationally accepted, verified and published report focusing on the ways in which a product affects the environment throughout its life cycle.
An EPD discloses the life cycle story of a product’s environmental impacts—from material extraction through production, shipping, consumption and disposal. EPDs do not act as product ratings; rather, they are informational resources that help architects, designers, specifiers and other purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and environmental impacts.
GBCI is offering a two-day intensive workshop focused on the technical updates of the LEED v4 rating system. You can sign up to attend the workshop in Jaipur, Hyderabad or Chennai, India.
Jaipur I Sept. 8–9, 2017
Hyderabad I Sept. 22–23, 2017
Chennai I Oct. 13–14, 2017