Bucknell Becomes Second University to Earn PEER Certification


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.

Decoding Environmental Product Declarations

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.


USGBC and Wanda Commercial Properties organize the first international digitalization award

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.


Setting the bar high with the Greenbuild India 2017 education program

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.


Whole building life cycle assessment through LEED v4

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.