Micro-grids, performance, human health, sustainable landscapes and more—the definition of green building keeps expanding, but with the addition of several green building rating systems to the GBCI roster, you might be feeling a little lost in the initialisms.
New strategic partnership focuses on jumpstarting the availability of green, healthy homes across the country
2016 is shaping up to be a major year for the sustainability movement, and GBCI is excited by the surge of momentum across the planet to support the idea that we need 21st century infrastructure that is clean, healthy, resilient and secure. Just as the green building movement brought sustainability values to the mainstream of building and construction industry, GBCI believes that PEER will succeed in transforming how power is generated, distributed and utilized.
New credit continues push for better understanding and decision making around building materials & products
Washington, D.C.—(May 24, 2016)—Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new LEED pilot credit—Building Material Human Hazard & Exposure Assessment, which encourages project teams and manufacturers to assess human health related exposure scenarios for products during their installation and use phases.
The U.S. Department of Energy is offering a Better Buildings webinar on Tuesday, May 24: “All-Star LEEPers: Success Stories From the Parking Lot.”
Hear stories from two organizations that experienced significant energy savings through lighting retrofits: Rachel Healy of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will discuss upgrades to Metro’s 25 parking garages that serve the transit system of the nation’s capital, and Frank Inoa of Arby’s Restaurants will discuss retrofits of 100 Arby’s facilities.
China and the U.S. are poised to drive global sustainability coming off the Paris Agreement’s opening for signature on Earth Day. Indeed, at COP21 in Paris, President Xi Jinping made a strong commitment, promising that China will contribute to climate change by focusing on green building and transportation.
This article was previously published in Mexico by Inmobiliare as "Predicting the Future: How Sustainability will Reshape Real Estate Development and Investment in Mexico by 2020." Read the original article in Spanish.
As GBCI continues to bring SITES to new markets and potential users around the world, we are overwhelmed by the excitement about the program. All across the country and in far corners of the globe, leaders in sustainability and landscape design are weighing how to include SITES in new and future projects. Already, projects in New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Hong Kong and various other locations have registered for SITES.
GRESB, the global standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmarking for real assets, invites you to participate in the 2016 GRESB assessments. Assessment results are used by investors and fund managers to understand the risk and return profile of real estate and infrastructure investments.
The 2016 scope of GRESB includes four distinct assessments—the Real Estate Assessment, the Developer Assessment, the Debt Assessment and the Infrastructure Assessment.