What is an Environmental Product Declaration and how does it impact standard of care in the built environment?

As many people know, LEED v4 took a lot longer to be finalized than originally anticipated—largely due to political struggles involving key stakeholders and certain large enterprises. As many of my friends and colleagues know, I despise politics. Therefore, rather than get into all the muck, let’s dig into one of the more controversial subjects … Continue reading What is an Environmental Product Declaration and how does it impact standard of care in the built environment?

Last chance to add your input on the 2015 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard

Stuart Kaplow, of Green Building Law Update writes: With nearly 128 million residential housing units existed in the U.S., if green building is going to mitigate the negative impacts that human activity has on the planet, green building must include houses. While most professionals in the A/E/C industry have at least heard of LEED for … Continue reading Last chance to add your input on the 2015 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard

Conch Republic Goes Green! Key West now requires 3rd party green building certification

According to Stuart Kaplow of Green Building Law Update, the City Commission of Key West, Florida now requires third party green building certification for all new residential projects. Acceptable standards: USGBC LEED for Home Certified Florida Green Building Coalition Bronze level certification In Key West, residential development is strictly limited to correspond to the evacuation … Continue reading Conch Republic Goes Green! Key West now requires 3rd party green building certification

2012 ICC 700: A consensus-based and ANSI-approved residential green building standard

As most professionals in the A/E/C industry know, while the LEED rating system promoted by the USGBC is the most famous, it isn’t the only third-party green building standard. Due for a major revision in 2012, adoption of the next version of LEED has been postponed while some controversial aspects can be resolved. In the … Continue reading 2012 ICC 700: A consensus-based and ANSI-approved residential green building standard

Green Developer achieves measurable results, avoids “green mine field”

Frank Deluca is the CEO of DCL Equity Partners, a company which describes itself as follows: DCL Equity Partners is a boutique private equity commercial real estate investment firm focused on delivering above average future returns and capital appreciation by means of developing, constructing, and managing a portfolio of truly green and sustainable real estate … Continue reading Green Developer achieves measurable results, avoids “green mine field”