USGBC envisions its new Building Performance Initiative as a comprehensive data-collection and analysis effort from all LEED-certified projects, yielding feedback with which owners can address predicted versus actual building performance gaps. It dovetails with a requirement the council announced earlier this year concerning ongoing performance data from buildings as part of certification under the latest LEED version.
After five years of investigation, three years of negotiations with federal officials, and $6.8 million already spent on remediation at 23 facilities Massachusetts and New Hampshire operations, Aggregate Industries–Northeast (NE) Region Inc., will pay a $2.75 million civil penalty and implement a regional evaluation and compliance program to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act
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