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Whole Building Design Guide
Conceived in 1997 by the NAVFAC Criteria Office in collaboration with the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council, ...
The WBDG is managed by the National Institute of Building Sciences in Washington, D.C., while overall development ...
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announcement
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced the selection of a 32-member Consensus Body (CB), to revise and ...
Cooperation between International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and the LEED green building program
The International Code Council (ICC), ASHRAE, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Illuminating ...
Zero Net Energy
Zero Net Energy Commercial Buildings Initiative Goal: Generate as much energy within a commercial building as it consumes by 2025.
This initiative was enacted via The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Its aim is directed at commercial buildings and is a very ambitious goal. Achieving Zero Net Energy Buildings would be accomplished by dramatically reducing commercial building energy demand and meeting remaining energy needs from renewable resources.
In just its first year, several Blue Chip companies, including WalMart, Target, Home Depot and Petco, are already applying technologies developed by this alliance and are developing showcase stores leading toward zero-energy performance.