Tuesday, October 21, 2014
On the heels of its 10 year anniversary, The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced two appointments to its Board of Directors that will continue to move the organization toward more engagement with national energy and environmental policy issues; Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy, Washington D.C., and Richard Mitchell, President and Managing Principal at Mackenzie, an integrated design firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a final rule establishing criteria for federal agencies that choose to employ green building rating systems (RIN 1904 – AC13). The rule covers new construction and major renovations of federal buildings — including certain residential construction — of $2.5 million or more begun on or after October 14, 2015. The rule does not specify use of any particular certification system, but rather establishes criteria that promote energy efficient building designs and that focus on energy and water management.