JUDGE STEVEN W. Rhodes’s decision to allow Detroit to file for municipal bankruptcymay prove to be a landmark in the history of urban America. This is only partly because it enables the fabled Motor City to make a desperately needed “fresh start,” as Judge Rhodes put it. Hemorrhaging population, plagued by inadequate public services and saddled with$18 billion in debt, Detroit had little alternative but to [...]
Schools in Grand Rapids are set to benefit from an energy auditprovided by the Michigan Department of Energy’s Rebuild Michigan program, according to MLive. The program aims to increase the energy efficiency and management of buildings throughout the state. The school district will also become the first in Michigan to host a Green Schools Fellow with the help of the U.S. [...]
As the U.S. green building movement enters its third decade, the market has reached a tipping point. The 2013 global Energy Efficiency Indicator [PDF] research study of 3,000 facility management executives indicates that only 5 percent had certified a green building before 2012. Yet 29 percent plan to certify a least one facility in 2013. This represents tremendous growth, but [...]
THANE: The Centre is learnt to be finalizing a draft policy on non-financial incentives like providing additional floor space to promote green buildings. The move has been welcomed by Thane developers, who say the concept can get a boost if the government provides financial support to the housing sector in the form of incentives like capital subsidy. As per the proposal, the central government was supporting a number [...]
The way Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green buildings are certified will change next spring, which will shorten project time, says Raleigh LEED Fellow Douglas Brinkley ofClark Nexsen. The updated energy efficiency prerequisites, version four, will be called LEED v4, according to Greentech Media. “With any new version of the LEED rating system, an educational time factor needs [...]
At the end of September, Newport Computer Systems relocated from an older factory building in north Rochester, and into a custom-designed 30,000-square-foot building in the prestigious and high visibility Granite State Business Park. The company, in keeping with its international business, is now called NCS Global. The new building, the first of its kind it the city, has been constructed [...]
MED-Ed Facilities Boston, the healthcare and educational facilities design and construction event for New England, April 1-2, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston Massachusetts, announced that Mark Kalin, FAIA FCSI LEED will be the conference director for the event.Centerville, MA (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The two day MED-Ed Facilities conference program covers: Affordable Care Act.
Green building isn’t just the domain of off-grid hippies anymore. In fact, McDonalds is getting in on the act too. As reported in QSR Magazine recently, Ric Richards, a franchise owner in Cary, N.C., hasjust opened the third LEED-Gold certified McDonald’s in the country. Featuring natural daylighting, LED lighting, water saving features, electric vehicle charging and an awning made from solar [...]