“Green Building Policy in a Changing Economic Environment” is the fourth study in The American Institute of Architects' “Local Leaders in Sustainability” series. The study offers an analysis of local green-building policies and features case studies of major U.S. cities, such as Los Angeles, Boston, and Philadelphia.
— The American Institute of Architects
A paper from Jones Lang LaSalle details the results of a 2009 global survey on corporate real estate and sustainabililty. Key findings include: 74 percent of respondents say they are willing to pay a premium to retrofit space they own for sustainability criteria. Graphs and charts are featured.
— Jones Lang LaSalle and CoreNet Global
A report on research conducted for the Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation describes U.S. water use, the importance of water conservation, and water as it pertains to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System.
— Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation
A study from Siemens, “2009 Greening of Corporate America: The Pathway to Sustainabililty From Strategy to Action,” describes the importance of sustainability from a corporate point of view. Key findings include: Energy savings remains the most important driver toward sustainability.
— Siemens Industry Inc. and McGraw-Hill Construction
A brochure from Sloan Valve highlights a selection of electronic retrofit options for manual Flushometers. The brochure covers the company's battery- and solar-powered Flushometer retrofit products, which convert most manual Flushometers to hands-free automation operation. The brochure describes five available retrofit options.
— Sloan Valve Co.
A guide from Solatube discusses how the company's daylighting systems can help earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits. Product descriptions, LEED-credit-contribution calculations, and requirements for LEED rating systems, such as LEED for New Construction and LEED for Core and Shell, are listed.
— Solatube International Inc.
A brochure from Tate explains the benefits of underfloor service distribution. The brochure includes photographs and illustrations that compare traditional overhead service distribution with underfloor service distribution, as well as four case studies and information on the company's interactive cost-modeling tool.
To better understand the domestic job potential of green buildings, the U.S. Green Building Council asked Booz Allen Hamilton to estimate the number of jobs associated with the green-building market. The study shows that the economic impact from green-building construction is significant.
— U.S. Green Building Council and Booz Allen Hamilton
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