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November 2012

Published on November 30, 2012 Written by Dan Geiger Posted in Advocacy and policy
Dan Geiger, USGBC-NCC & Phil Ting, City of SF. Credit: USGBC – Northern Ca

San Francisco, CA. I had the pleasure of participating in an important press conference today highlighting San Francisco’s continuing leadership in green building public policy.

San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting and Department of Environment Director Melanie Nutter announced the launch of “Green Labels” at a press...

Published on November 30, 2012 Written by Dimitri Contoyannis Posted in LEED
Credit: COMNET

While energy modeling analyses have become increasingly important to driving energy performance within the green building industry, the efficiency of transferring the resulting data is still fairly poor. In particular, filling out LEED Online template forms represents significant time for design teams and present opportunities for errors as...

Published on November 30, 2012 Written by Maggie Comstock Posted in Advocacy and policy

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 18th Conference of Parties (COP18) is underway in Doha, Qatar. Much is at stake this year yet to a great extent, the international media has fallen silent on the coverage of the negotiations.

The future of the Ad Hoc...

Published on November 29, 2012 Written by Jeremy Sigmon Posted in Advocacy and policy

An impressive collection of the building code glitterati gathered a couple of weeks ago for our inaugural Codes Summit at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. All together, more than 350 wonks, experts, specialists, professionals, advocates and other stakeholders participated in the summit...

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