Originally published in Interiors & Sources

04/24/2007

Noteworthy: Green Notes

Climate Change Calculator Shared with Green Building Community

 
Climate Change Calculator Shared With Green Building Community
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) recently became the first organization in North America to develop a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool for integrating the evaluation of building assemblies in green building rating systems. GBI is offering a generic version, free of charge, to the entire sustainable construction community. Developed for use with GBI’s Green Globes™ environmental assessment and rating system for commercial buildings, this new software tool measures the global warming potential and other environmental impacts of more than 400 common building assemblies in low- and high-rise categories. It was created by Morrison Hershfield Consulting Engineers in association with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Building Research and the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute. Organizations interested in acquiring a free copy of the LCA tool, once released, should go to www.athenasmi.ca.

EPA Announces Green Building DESIGN Challenge
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with GreenBuildingBlocks.com, the Building Materials Reuse Association, the American Institute of Architects and West Coast Green, announce the first Lifecycle Building Challenge—a national competition to develop green building strategies and designs that reduce waste and conserve resources by facilitating adaptation, disassembly and reuse. The goal of the challenge is to inspire the green building movement to look at buildings as future stocks of resources by developing innovative practices and products to maximize material recovery and reduce both environmental and economic costs. The Lifecycle Building Challenge is seeking the nation’s architects, designers, engineers, reuse experts, and other building professionals and students to participate. Ideas that facilitate reuse, minimize waste, support disassembly and anticipate the future use of building materials are encouraged. For more information or to enter the competition, visit www.lifecyclebuilding.org.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
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