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George Middleton, AIA, CSI, Green Globes® Assessor and LEED® Accredited Professional Dec 2013

World Green Building Trends

I recently heard a powerful statistic presented by a guest speaker at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia. Stuart Kaplow, an attorney and green building practitioner, said that over the last seven years, non-residential green building construction has grown from 1.4% to 44% of the construction market.

George Middleton, AIA, CSI, Green Globes® Assessor and LEED® Accredited Professional Dec 2013

Building Product Manufacturers: Make Your New Year Resolutions for Designer Outreach

As the year comes to an end, product manufacturers should begin working on their marketing and communications plans for 2014. I would like to offer some general perspectives on things manufacturers can do to be successful in marketing to their design and specification audience. 

Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID LEED AP BD+C, GGA - CIEB Oct 2013

Great News for GBI and Green Globes

GSA has made its announcement that Green Globes is being added to the list of acceptable Green Building Rating systems for federal projects. 

Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID LEED AP BD+C, GGA - CIEB Sep 2013

Environmental Product Declarations: Check it or Spec it?

In the effort to increase the transparency of product content, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are gaining momentum. They are highlighted in both LEED V.4 and Green Globes – New Construction as pathways for compliance.

Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID LEED AP BD+C, GGA - CIEB Jul 2013

Vinyl Graphics Support Retirement Actitivies

The Armed Forces Retirement Home located in Gulfport, Miss. was built to replace the facility that was destroyed during Katrina. This innovative space includes all types of vinyl graphics.