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  • While other trade shows might be struggling, the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, organized by the U.S. Green Building Council, Nov. 19-21, in Boston was bursting at the seams. With more than 25,000 attendees crowding the aisles of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the show provided evidence that demand for green is “real,” as one window manufacturer noted....
  • The OAO Gomelsteklo glass producer presented a project to investors for the establishment of a sheet polished glass production facility at an investment forum in London in mid-November, according to a Nov. 18 Belta news agency report. An official from Belarus’ Ministry of Construction and Architecture said that the new facility will produce 1.5-millimeter-3-mm-thick and 8-mm-19-mm-thick...
  • During the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 19-21, in Boston, Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., announced expansions to their high performance glass offerings. Guardian announced its SunGuard CrystalGray, a combination of the company’s CrystalGray float glass with the latest SunGuard coatings. Architects and designers now have five new...
  • New rating system resets the bar for green building performanceLEED 2009, the long-awaited update to the internationally recognized LEED green building certification program, has passed member ballot, and will be introduced in 2009 as the next major evolution of the existing LEED rating systems for commercial buildings. It includes a series of major technical advancements focused on improving...
  • In a word, noLate last year, I began to get the sense that green building fatigue was setting in. On my end, I sighed when a press release announcing a new LEED building landed in my inbox; that fact, alone, no longer seemed like news. But all over the country, the housing bubble was beginning to burst. I wondered: Would green building survive?
  • The fast growth of green buildings is having a demonstrable effect on saving energy, water, land, and materials, and in making more productive workplaces, but progress is insufficient to adequately curb global climate change, according to a new report.
  • The value of green building construction starts increased substantially between 2005 and 2008, according to a report released Nov. 19 by McGraw-Hill Construction.The report — based on data found in the McGraw-Hill Construction Network and released at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston — shows green starts totaled between $36 billion and $49 billion this year...
  • Building to “green” specifications costs less than you think, a new study reports. Building green costs an average of 2.5 percent more up front, a study sponsored by the US Green Building Council and other real-estate and architectural groups has found.The study, whose results were released to coincide with a major green-building conference in Boston this week, says that the premium...
  • Project debuts today at Greenbuild 2008Photo by Joe Renckly, courtesy of PPG Industries, Pittsburgh View the project photo gallery.Glass, coatings and paint products from PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, are part of a special demonstration project showcasing the “High Performance School of the Future, Today,” opening today at the 2008 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in...
  • Boston gets greener this week, as tens of thousands of construction and design experts hit town for conferences that showcase building techniques that are environmentally friendly.
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