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USGBC extends LEED 2009
HPAC Engineering
To give the green building industry more time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest version of the LEED rating system, which features increased rigor and multiple updates, the U.S. Green Building Council recently extended the date to which users can register projects under LEED 2009 from June 15, 2015, to Oct. 31, 2016.
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The challenges of greener cities
Harvard Magazine
The Harvard Center for Green Building and Cities recently held its inaugural Challenge Conference, bringing together leaders from industry and academia to discuss pressing questions for the fields of sustainability and design, ranging from why holistic mapping tools could help developers think on a more regional scale, to how to implement promising new solar technology.
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Green building materials market to touch $234.77 billion globally by 2019
ReleaseWire
The green building materials market is regarded as a voluntary pursuit of environmental activity which is concerned directly with environmental management, energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste management, recycling and water management. Demand for green building materials market is expected to reach $234.77 billion by 2019 globally, climbing at a CAGR of 12.5 percent in the forecast period, 2013 to 2019.
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Do different industries have different facilities management requirements?
iOffice
Much like the facilities management profession, the global business sector is a very diverse group. Along with the varying industries, companies range in size, overall goals and how they engage with those looking to support them. Some embrace technology while others look to maintain the status quo, sticking with the old methods that worked for generations before. Even within the FM field, job titles vary as much as the scope of their duties. But do one industry's requirements really vary that much from the next?
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Green building regulatory trends drive plastics use
Don Rosato
The construction and operation of buildings has a significant impact on the environment. In the U.S., buildings account for 39 percent of total energy consumption and 38 percent of carbon dioxide emissions. Buildings also use a tremendous amount of natural resources to construct and operate. Constructing green buildings that consume resources more efficiently has become one of the primary goals in the industry. In turn, this will minimize pollution that can harm renewable natural resources that are crucial to a sustainable future.
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What the US-China climate agreement means for the future of cleantech
TechRepublic
The U.S. and China took a huge step forward in advancing clean energy and cutting carbon emissions. Here are some key things it could mean for the future of renewable energy technology.
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A shift in lighting: LED bulbs fall below $8
Greentech Media
Just over a year ago, a 60-watt equivalent light-emitting diode bulb was selling for about $10. Now, the price has come down again, with Philips offering its SlimStyle, a dimmable 75-watt equivalent, for slightly less than $8 at Home Depot when paired with a utility instant rebate in certain locales, such as Maine.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of AFE Weekly Headlines, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of AFE, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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