Environmental Protection

Green Building


ICC Releases Green Construction Code

The International Code Council claims its newest code is the most comprehensive and effective code for alternative water sources and encompasses the latest alternative energy sources for ever greater sustainable design.

America Greenest School 2009

The Search for America's Greenest School is On

The second annual contest sponsored by IC Bus will award the winning school a scholarship, a green school makeover, and a new hybrid school bus.

ASTM Committee Developing Green Meetings Standards

The Convention Industry Council is working with ASTM to produce best practices for creating green meetings and has invited interested parties to contribute.

Southern California Edison Pays Out $1 M for Education

Power company donates money to 10 California community colleges for green education and job training.

'Green Budget' Calls for Ending Tax Breaks for Polluters

Conservationists and public interest groups encourage Congress to cut $20 billion in spending and invest in a green economy.

University, CH2M Hill Create Sustainable Road Design Specs

Greenroads rating system seeks to recognize companies using sustainable methods and provide a catalog of ideas for greener practices.



Clarkson University Replaces Portland Cement with Glass

A new student center being built on the campus is using recycled industrial glass powder in place of 20 percent of Portland cement in its concrete blocks.

Consultant Lists Top 10 Green Building Trends for 2010

Green building consultant Jerry Yudelson offers his insights on the green building industry.

ACEEE Profiles Local Energy Efficiency Programs

Free report offers insight into proven program models of energy efficiency.

Experts to Share Sustainable Building Practices at Trade Show

25th RCI International Convention & Trade Show will cover roofing, waterproofing, and exterior wall systems.

Greeting Card Company Expands Using LEED Standards

Posty Cards breaks ground on the first manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Mo., built to LEED v3 Gold building standards.

Pelosi: Talks at COP-15 Find that Clean Energy Good for Businesses

U.S. Congressional delegation talks to businesses, European lawmakers about value of clean energy legislation.

Casa Grande, Ariz., Food Facility Achieves LEED EB Gold

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay facility becomes first existing food manufacturing site to earn LEED EB gold certification.

AIA Says Green Building Programs Up 50% over 2007

Local policies to promote energy-efficient buildings continue to thrive despite prolonged economic downturn.

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