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Dec 2014

A Parched Nation Needs Procurement Reform

Government must reform its procurement practices for improving water infrastructure to ensure the most efficient use of public funds.

Dec 2014

Construction Specifier Explores The Benefits Of CPVC Pipe

CPVC pipe offers greater value over the course of its service life than other piping materials.

Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID LEED AP BD+C, GGA - CIEB Dec 2014

Status on Codes, Standards & Guidelines: Who is Greening Whom?

There are many questions in the “land of green codes,” and being close to the development of sustainable guidelines, standards and codes, it occurred to me that a “primer” outline may be of assistance for those that are trying to understand the different organizations and related documents in relationship to green building.

Jane Rohde, Principle, JSR Associates, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID LEED AP BD+C, GGA - CIEB Nov 2014

Vinyl is the Key for Sustainable Access!

When is “sustainability” a gimmick versus truly a sustainable solution?

George Middleton, AIA, CSI, Green Globes® Assessor and LEED® Accredited Professional Nov 2014

4 Ways to Specify Products the Every Manufacturer Should Know

There are four ways of writing a specification that all manufacturers should know about: performance specifications, reference standards, generic descriptions, and proprietary specifications.