sustainability

10,000th LEED building certified

The U.S. Green Building Council announced the Green Building Certification Institute has certified the 10,000th LEED commercial project. Created in 2000, the LEED green building program has become a global symbol of sustainable building certifying more than 1.4 million square feet of new and existing buildings every day. “Business leaders around the globe are...

LEED 2012 public comment now open

USGBC has opened the second public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building rating system. The comment period, which will close on September 14, 2011, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and on-going development of the LEED program. Updated LEED rating system drafts and responses to...

Plus-size project

Post-frame beats out other building systems for storage facility There’s big … and then there’s big. Earlier this year, CDA Structures completed a rather large post-frame building. In fact, Brian Eiter of CDA believes it may be the largest post-frame building in the Northwest and anywhere along the West Coast. CDA Structures of Coer...

PFMI Update: Life cycle analysis and cost

Quantifying post frame’s sustainability By Daniel Hindman, PhD. Green building is one of the most dynamic market forces in construction today. Post-frame buildings are considered sustainable, but until very recently little documentation existed on the energy efficiency and the reduced impact on the environment created by post-frame buildings. However, members of the Technical and...

Steelscape introduced LEED guide

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a holistic green building rating program. Introduced in 2000 by the US Green Building Council, LEED has transformed the green building market. Steelscape, Inc. is a strong supporter of LEED and its goal of sustainable construction.  As such, Steelscape has developed a LEED Guide to assist...

Steelscape publishes sustainability technical bulletins

Steelscape, Inc. has made a long-term commitment to continually improve its environmental footprint and the sustainability of its products and services. In support of this company-wide commitment, Steelscape has developed “Sustainability Technical Bulletins” relating to sustainability issues that directly or indirectly impact the steel value chain.  The goal of these Sustainability Technical Bulletins is...