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USGBC to Adopt RELi Building Standard

4 December 2017 — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced at Greenbuild 2017 that it will formally adopt RELi, a resilient construction standard developed in 2012 by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability, Perkins + Will and others. Like the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, RELi uses a point system…

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Concrete Masonry Is Sustainable

Masonry’s strength and ability to withstand severe weather and fire are helping to meet new demands for climate-resistant building materials. Moreover, concrete masonry’s (CMU) thermal mass benefits can reduce energy bills and improve thermal comfort in buildings.…

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SMU’S Dallas Hall Wins LEED Gold Certification

SMU’s Dallas Hall, the oldest building on a campus known for its distinctive Collegiate Georgian architectural style, is the first academic building on a Texas university campus and only the second 100-year-old building in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification for the operation and maintenance of an existing building.

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Are More Green Building Rating Systems Good for the Construction Marketplace?

According to a recent report from the Green Building Initiative (GBI), a non-profit dedicated to increasing the knowledge and use of green building in the home-building industry, the construction market has seen a 250% growth rate in alternative rating systems – systems other than LEED®. The Green Building Initiative notes the key findings of the just-released…

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Laticrete Joins Forces With ecoScorecard.com

Laticrete has joined ecoScorecard™, a database of free, web-based, manufacturer-specific micro sites that help architects and designers search, evaluate and document environmental impacts of building products and materials against the leading environmental system.

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