Feds fixate on LEED as project benchmark

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

The General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) Green Building Advisory Committee has officially recommended that the agency use the LEED green building certification system for all of its projects. The committee cites the LEED system as GSA’s best measure of building efficiency, energy and water use, and that the LEED standards are conducive to Energy Independence and Security Act compliance.

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FHWA, PCI release first joint document on precast pavements

Source: The Transtec Group, Austin, Texas

Developed under a cooperative agreement between the Federal Highway Administration and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, State-of-the-Art Report on Precast Concrete Pavements provides agencies, owners, producers, and contractors information on a highway construction and retrofit method that can speed up schedules, net long service life, and reduce roadway downtime.

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