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
Feature image: Nanchang Wanda Mall, LEED Silver.
USGBC, Wanda Commercial Properties Co., Ltd. and the U.S.–China Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) have jointly organized the first WBIM International Digitalization Award in China, with strategic support from Autodesk (China). The WBIM Award was officially launched on August 18 in Beijing.
The first annual Greenbuild India International Conference & Expo, will be taking place November 2–5, 2017, in Mumbai. Greenbuild India offers a forum for the green building community to unite, change lives, revolutionize business and address pressing issues, such as air quality, human health, energy use and global climate change.
As the architectural and construction industries increasingly emphasize sustainability, more comprehensive methods are being developed to evaluate and reduce environmental impacts by buildings. Over the years, holistic environmental assessment of buildings, building components and building materials from has gained significant importance.