USGBC and ACC Collaborate to Improve LEED

09/16/2014 |

Using materials science to improve energy efficiency outcomes

Coming soon after the two organizations' public disagreement over building materials credits in LEED v4, a new partnership between the USGBC and the American Chemistry Council has been announced. The initiative is designed to achieve further efficiency and cross-industry dialogue by applying technical and evidence-based approaches to the LEED program. 

The new team will be called the Supply Chain Optimization Working Group and will include representatives from both organizations. Initially, the group will work to further develop MRc4, the LEED v4 credit the ACC had taken issue with in the past, to make it more workable and understandable. In addition, the group may work to develop the next version of LEED and on various other initiatives related to building materials and sustainability. 

By finally burying the hatchet, the two organizations hope to incorporate state-of-the-art safety, sustainability, and lifecycle-based approaches into the LEED certification process without sacrificing the program's strict efficiency standards. 

"The looming impacts of climate change and the possibilities of improving human health and well-being favor collaboration and engagement as key strategies. The goal is forward progress," says Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the USGBC. 

Interested in LEED v4? Take a look at Destination: Certification to find the right choice for your facility.

Connectrac® wireways are the new standard for bringing power & communications cable management to all interior applications. Free yourself from core drilling!

Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.

Connectrac® wireways are the new standard for bringing power & communications cable management to all interior applications. Free yourself from core drilling!

Surpass State Energy Requirements with Dual-Cooling Data Center CRAC Technology

See how professionals like you are taking advantage of the highest performing precision cooling system for their computer rooms and data centers, and why Data Aire is fast-becoming the number one choice for facility managers and building owners looking to decrease their energy consumption. 

Data Aire understands how digital technology and data gravity is rapidly impacting and transforming businesses. That’s why they developed ultra-efficient cooling technology to support the most modern (and not-so-modern) data centers.  Learn how One Wilshire in Los Angeles, one of the most advanced carrier hotels today, is surpassing California's strict energy efficiency requirements with Data Aire’s purpose-built system, which provide full-economization for 260 days – almost 72% of the year. That’s a measurable savings! Furthermore, the projected PUE on an annual basis for a full load is at or below 1.2.


Related Coverage