ORGANIZATIONS – MARCH 2021

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has chartered a Small Producer Council, aimed at shaping the future of committee and staff work supporting the group’s widest range of members. The SPC was formed to ensure participants have an opportunity to lead a conversation on their unique needs and consult peers on issues of most consequence to their businesses. James Schelzi…

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Massachusetts, California top 2020 LEED project, professional ranks

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.  Massachusetts, Washington and Illinois lead the U.S. Green Building Council’s Top 10 States for LEED ranking, reflecting gross square footage of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified projects per capita. Across the three states, more than 60 percent of certifications were office, healthcare, higher education and K-12 projects. While not ranked due to…

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Titan Florida earns first zero waste nod from LEED administrator

Better known as Pennsuco, the Titan America cement plant in Medley, Fla., is the first operation of its kind to attain the highest level of certification under the Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) rating system for zero waste. Administered alongside the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system by the U.S. Green Building Council-aligned Green Business Certification…

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Committee opens call for Greenbuild 2020 presentation proposals

Source: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

Organizers of the 2020 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, November 4-7, San Diego, are accepting education session proposals through February 10. Individuals, companies, organizations or agencies with green building perspectives in architecture, engineering, construction and planning are invited to submit outlines covering such topics Materials, Infrastructure Systems, Resilience, Building Peformance, Energy Efficiency, Affordable Housing, and Smart Buildings. The Greenbuild 2020 education program will run concurrent with networking, USGBC committee and exposition activities at the San Diego Convention Center. Additional information on submissions can be obtained from the Greenbuild Program Team, [email protected]

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LEED certification system eclipses 100K commercial building mark

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Auditors for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program have registered and certified more than 100,000 commercial facilities across the globe. LEED certification is present pacing more than 2.6 million square feet of space daily, the group notes, signifying how project teams and owners are going “above and beyond to ensure a building is designed, constructed, operated and performing to the highest level of sustainability.”

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ORGANIZATIONS – AUGUST 2019

The National Precast Concrete Association is promoting the inaugural Precast Days as an event where producer members can provide engineers, specifiers, students, professors, and the community at large with a personal, up-close look at their operations. NPCA has set up a portal, www.precast.org/precastdays, through which members can choose a plant tour date during the last two weeks of October. The NPCA Board has approved funding to provide national marketing support for the event, including an extensive campaign in business-to-business publications, along with promotion in social media channels.

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LEED rating system development goes nimble

Sources:  U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

USGBC has announced a call for proposals to solicit feedback and concepts for the next version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, the 20-year-old green building rating program whose most recent update was released in April. The standard is revised through a continuous improvement process, USGBC challenging the building sector to be more resource efficient and sustainable with each new version.

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Research probes public attitudes to green-building value proposition

Sources: U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.; CP staff 

U.S. Green Building Council research finds limited recognition among the general public on the significance of issues at the core of the green building community’s mission—sustainability, the environment, and energy efficient, occupant-friendly space—and their connection to resource conservation and climate change.  

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