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ISO Technical Standard Defines Green Heavy/Civil Parameters

27 ISO 150The new ISO/TS 21929-2, “Sustainability in building construction—Sustainability indicators—Part 2: Framework for the development of indicators for civil engineering works,” establishes core impacts for assessing sustainability performance in new or existing non-building construction, factoring design, construction, operation, maintenance, refurbishment, and end of service life. The standard is the latest green construction related effort from International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, whose reporting and documentation guidelines back product category rules and environmental product declarations emanating from cement, concrete and other heavy building material interests.

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USGBC yields to Golden State’s CALGreen standards in LEED documentation path

The U.S. Green Building Council will allow principals behind nonresidential projects subject to mandatory 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen) requirements an alternative documentation path toward LEED certification. CALGreen is the nation’s first statewide mandatory green building code, covering nearly all Golden State residential and nonresidential construction.

 

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Global survey reveals businesses’ energy strategies wanting

A survey of 1,500-plus professionals in the Americas, Europe and Asia finds that while most companies see the cost benefits of energy efficiency measures, the majority lack a clear strategy, concrete targets and a systematic approach to related goals. It was conducted by DNV GL – Business Assurance, a world leader among certification bodies, and the research institute GFK Eurisko.

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