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Randyl Drummer / CoStar / July 31, 2013
Proposed Program Would Bridge Engagement Gap Between Building Owners and Occupiers In Sustainability Efforts
While it stands to reason that tenants account for most of the energy use in office buildings, most current sustainability and green building practices, incentives and certifications are primarily geared toward building owners, property managers and developers.
Such programs as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program and the U.S. Green Buildings Council’s s Leadership in Environmental Efficiency and Design (LEED) have scored major successesRead More
Katie Weeks / ECOBUILDING Pulse / July 23, 2013
Can upgrades to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Portfolio Manager tool help make commercial buildings at least 20 percent more efficient by 2020? That’s the goal, according to the agency, who recently updated the online tool with a more user-friendly interface, enhanced data sharing capabilities, better reporting, and the ability to manage buildings through their lifecycle from design through occupancy. Custom tabs now let users plan and set goals for current and future projects, and data entry has been made easier.
Will the upgrades help more buildings
Craig Webb / REMODELING / May 23, 2013
Legislation would reinstate opt-out provision, slashing the number of homes affected
Twenty-two members of the House of Representatives caught up with their Senate colleagues May 22 by introducing legislation to lighten the burdens imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule.
H.R. 2093 was referred to the Energy and Commerce Committee, where the bill’s principal sponsor, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) heads the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. It’s identical to legislation introduced in the lastRead More