Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
NRMCA is accepting through July 31 entries in the Commitment To Environmental Excellence Awards competition, recognizing member producers’ contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound management practice in their operations.
Source: Green Building Initiative, Portland, Ore.; CP staff
The Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes is less expensive to conduct and faster to complete than the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, according to a GBI-cited study of costs attending a recently completed building—bearing three Green Globes and LEED Gold certification—at Drexel University’s West Philadelphia campus.
Source: CP staff
Responding to the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI) Green Globes as an alternative to the LEED green building rating system, environmental activists have chartered Greenwash Action, and released a report dubbing the former certification “a ‘green’ building rating system backed by the chemical, plastics and timber industries.”