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    Delaware Valley Green Building Council Lunch & Learn: Liability in Green Building
    BY Kerstin Isaacs

    Liability in Green Building On June 13th, join Lane Kelman and Jennifer Budd for their Delaware Valley Green Building Council Lunch & Learn on liability in green building. The Lunch & Learn will be held at the Philadelphia office of ...

    Green Building
    Renewable Energy Construction: Moving into Federal Buildings

    In recent years, concepts such as “green construction” and “renewable energy” seem to have become almost commonplace. In what is perhaps an effort to lead the world by example in these areas, President Barack Obama recently ...

    Green Building
    GREENBUILD 2013: EXHIBITORS AND ATTENDEES LEAVE PHILADELPHIA RE-ENERGIZED
    BY Lane F. Kelman, Jennifer R. Budd

    As the Greenbuild 2013 posters, web cafés and stages are removed from the Convention Center in Philadelphia, attendees and exhibitors from across the country have been reenergized in thinking about green building, sustainability and resiliency. ...

    Green Building
    Clean Construction Pilot Credit Added to LEED Certification Rating System
    BY Lori Wisniewski Azzara

    By: Lane Kelman and Lori Wisniewski Azzara In an effort to reduce exposure to diesel exhaust in and around construction areas, on January 18, 2013, the US Green Building Counsel announced a Clean Construction Pilot Credit that can count toward ...

    Green Building
    Call For Artists/Sustainability Champions/Green Creators of All Shapes and Sizes
    BY Lane F. Kelman

    Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is coming to Philly November 20-22, 2013 and we are actively seeking proposals for the annual Legacy Project. The Legacy project could be anything from a straw bale playhouse or school gardening ...

    Green Building
    2012 International Green Construction Code Released
    BY Lori Wisniewski Azzara

    By: Lane Kelman and Lori Wisniewski Azzara After three years of public hearings and input from industry specialists, the International Code Counsel (ICC) recently released the 2012 International Green Construction Code (IgCC), which is the first ...

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    Building a Sustainable Business: Managing Risks and Reaping Rewards in Green Building – Upcoming Event
    BY Jonathan A. Cass, Lane F. Kelman

    Green building is more popular than ever, and achieving LEED certification for projects is a mark of distinction. Construction companies and developers need to understand how they can effectively manage the risks and reap the rewards of these ...

    Green Building
    LEED-Certified Existing Buildings Surpass New Construction
    BY Lori Wisniewski Azzara

    By: Lori Wisniewski Azzara and Jennifer M. Horn According to a recent report from the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED-certified existing buildings are outpacing their newly built counterparts for the first time. As of December 2011, the square ...

    Green Building
    Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Among the Top Cities to Employ Green Infrastructure to Address Stormwater Challenges
    BY Lori Wisniewski Azzara

    By: Lori Wisniewski Azzara and Jennifer M. Horn As a follow up to its 2006 report, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has issued a new report – Rooftops to Rivers II – that provides case studies for 14 geographically diverse cities ...

    Green Building
    Maryland’s Adoption of the International Green Construction Code Raises More Questions Than Answers

    As many in the industry are aware, Maryland became the first state to fully adopt the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) when Governor Martin O’Malley signed HB 972, effective March 1, 2012. In response to our IGCC blog post on this ...