Archinect - News 2017-09-21T10:25:26-04:00 Ohio Looks at Banning LEED Brian Henry 2013-11-23T12:37:00-05:00 >2013-12-12T03:12:24-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[U]nlike some other states that have moved to ban the use of LEED in public projects this year, [...] the Ohio resolution, SCR 25, takes on LEED v4 directly, asserting that LEED v4 should no longer be used by Ohio state agencies and government entities and that the state's Office of Energy Services begin an immediate review of alternative rating systems, codes, and standards.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Citing LEED's failure to adhere to "recognized voluntary standard development procedures," such as ANSI, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resolution</a>&nbsp;makes a move to ban the use of LEED for its government buildings because of LEED's apparent lack of openness, transparency, and scientific basis in the development of its green building rating system standard. The USGBC has recently had to face similar challenges in other states including North Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Georgia.&nbsp;</p> Architecture for Humanity Announces Strategic Partnership with The Center for Green Schools, U.S. Green Building Council Archinect 2013-03-12T19:02:00-04:00 >2013-03-18T18:29:34-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Architecture for Humanity announced their strategic partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The announcement comes in conjunction with today&rsquo;s release of the Center for Green Schools 2013 State of our Schools Report, which calls for the federal government to commission the first comprehensive study of our nation&rsquo;s school facilities needs in 18 years. Together the two groups hope to join others in eliminating our nation&rsquo;s deferred school maintenance bill through implementation of school improvement projects, addressing financing and providing tools to educators. The report estimates that $271 billion is needed to bring existing school buildings up to code &ndash; double that amount if we are to modernize schools - and that further research is needed to clarify how and where this investment should be targeted.</p> <p> About 50 million students attend nearly 100,000 public elementary and secondary schools across the United States. One in four stu...</p> U.S. Green Building Council Announces $3 Million Grant from Google Archinect 2012-11-14T17:30:00-05:00 >2012-11-19T18:05:16-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today, on the main stage at its annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, a $3 million grant from Google that will catalyze the transformation of the building materials industry and accelerate the creation of healthier indoor environments.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>