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  • 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.
  • Vieglass has suggested that it would play a consultancy role in assessing and examining the quality of glass imports to Vietnam to ensure that the imports can meet the country's set standards.The proposal was made after people complained about the chaotic glass market and confusion surrounding the quality of glass products. Vietnam has imported 12 million square meters of equivalent glass in the...
  • Southeast Asia's largest glass exhibition, Glasstech Asia 2008, will open in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.The three-day exhibition will bring together the world's latest technological innovations and market practices in glass materials, said organizers.Spreading over an area of 7,000 square meters, the exhibition will showcase...
  • Planes of the future may have wings made of metallic glasses, thanks to a major breakthrough in understanding the nature of glass by scientists at the University of Bristol in U.K.Despite its solid appearance, glass is actually a 'jammed' state of matter that moves very slowly. Like cars in a traffic jam, atoms in a glass can't reach their destination because the route is blocked by their...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
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