A Simpler Approach to Better Buildings

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Is there a simpler way to a high-performance building?

 

A Simpler Approach to Better Buildings

Building rating systems such as Green Star, LEED, and Passive House are here to stay, but many builders and home owners have grown frustrated at their cost and complexity.

 Would it be possible to improve the performance, quality, and sustainability of more homes with a simpler, more streamlined, and cheaper building standard?

As Allison Bailes, accredited energy consultant and writer, asked in his blog, “Wouldn’t it be great if we could list just a handful of measures that a home builder has to achieve to build a Pretty Good House?”

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Evolving Green Building Standards Improve Performance

Evolving Green Building Standards Improve Performance

LEED, Green Globes, Green Star are evolving with each update.

Evolving Green Building Standards Improve Performance

Green Star, LEED, and Passive House U.S. standards are undergoing – or have recently undergone – substantial revisions and are racking up more evidence of their efficacy.

The Green Star – Design & As Built rating tool draft credits, for example, were recently released by the Green Building Council of Australia for industry and public comment. According to GBCA chief executive Romilly Madew, the draft credits are a major milestone in the evolution of the Green Star program.

A major goal for this revision, Madew explained, was to “reduce the cost of compliance and certification and encourage innovation and world leadership in the delivery of buildings that are more sustainable and better for people too.”

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Green Globes Now Handed Out for Sustainable Interiors

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Green Globes now offers a rating tool for sustainable interiors.

Green Globes now Handed Out for Sustainable Interiors

The Green Building Initiative (GBI) has unveiled an addition to the Green Globes rating system called Green Globes for Sustainable Interiors.

The rating tool is designed for non-residential buildings and aims to give both building owners and individual tenants the flexibility to choose design improvements for their space only, without needing to address an entire building.

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With Powerful Backing, Green Globes Standard Advances at LEED’s Expense

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Green Globes has recently seen several favorable government decisions.

With Powerful Backing, Green Globes Standard Advances at LEED’s Expense

As LEED has become more ubiquitous, it’s also drawn the ire of the timber, chemical, and plastics industries that say the standard maligns their products. In response, they created their own green building standard, Green Globes, administered by the Green Building Institute of Portland, Oregon.

Though launched by a timber-industry executive, Green Globes is now run by Jerry Yudelson, a veteran figure in the green building movement. The GBI counts as board members several members of the timber, plastics, and chemical industries.

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