Green Standards

Sustainability is Dead, What's Next?
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Sustainability is Dead, What's Next?

While architects debate on a more meaningful way to carry out net-zero design, the... More

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Dropping LEED

Baltimore, one of the first U.S. cities to mandate LEED, has switched to the International Green Construction Code 2012 as an overlay to the city's building, fire, and related codes. More

U.S. Green Building Council Names ORCO Block & Hardscape Most Sustainable Manufacturer
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U.S. Green Building Council Names ORCO Block & Hardscape Most Sustainable Manufacturer

The concrete masonry product manufacturer was recognized for its sustainable... More

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Hanley Wood, USGBC Share Greenbuild 2013 Sustainability Successes In New Report

Several sustainability initiatives were part of the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo and the new report outlines the successes. More

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ASTM Standards in Building Codes is Available

The compilation contains more than 2,000 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. More

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Certifiably Green

New certification program helps masons earn sustainability credentials. More

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Masonry Alliance for Codes and Standards

This largely unknown group is working hard to preserve markets for the industry. More

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Natural Stone Council Links Green Building Certification Programs and Genuine Stone

New case study outlines ways natural stone may contribute to sustainable design and construction. More

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Showcase: "Sustainable Beauty"
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“Green” Fireplaces

Contrary to popular belief, they fit quite nicely into the sustainable movement. More

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