Complications of Sustainability Requirements

What could possibly go wrong?

Sustainable Design - What's the Strategy?

A program at the Philadelphia AIA Design on the Delaware annual conference last week, discussed the legal aspects of green building. The panelists used an outlandish hypothetical case to explore where the design pitfalls may lie. Issues ignored by the..

Can Goals Be Requirements?

I just completed review of a new document that the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) will be publishing soon: The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide, one of a series of practice guides. The guide references the CSI flagship..

Please. Energy is Not Renewable

Can we please stop calling solar, wind, and other LEED and government promoted energy sources "renewable?"

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT - Bio-Based Wall and Door Protection

With LEED being the "hot" ticket item of late, architects and designers are always looking for new, innovative products that will not only meet the LEED requirements, but also meet the design criteria and be esthetically pleasing. In the world of door..

The Many Options for LEED Specs

How should LEED compliance be specified? The Construction Specifications Institute's Specifying Practice Group explored the options and the Group's opinions about specifying LEED.

Your Guide to the New Draft of LEED - BuildingGreen.com

Environmental Building News (EBN) published a guide to the proposed changes to LEED NC issued for public comment and expected to be released in 2012.  The EBN article nicely lays out what is mostly the same, what is different, and what is totally new. ..

WATG-Designed Bardessono Achieves LEED Platinum Certification | WATG

Conspectus wishes to congratulate our client, WATG, and the entire project team for achieving LEED Platinum Certification for the Bardessono Inn and Spa in Yountville, California.  Bardessono is one of only two hotels in the world to achieve LEED..

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