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Guidelines, Codes & Standards

Guidelines, Codes & Standards
Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C & Green Globes - CIEB Assessor Feb 2017

Taking Credit!

The new Certified Multi-Attribute Products and Materials pilot credit encourages specifiers to use products and materials with available life cycle data.

Guidelines, Codes & Standards
Jun 2016

Mayor of Gulfport (MS) Says Open Bidding Fundamental Right of Local Governments, AWWA Wrong to Oppose

“[It] is with some consternation that I learned of the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA)

Guidelines, Codes & Standards
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.

Guidelines, Codes & Standards
Marcelo M. Hirschler, Ph.D., M.R.S.C., C.Chem., GBH International Jul 2014

How is California Lowering Furniture Fire Safety?

The state of California has eliminated the requirements, in effect since 1975, that foams within upholstered furniture must pass an open flame test. It did this by replacing the traditional California TB 117 standard with a new standard that does not require open flame testing but only requires testing for smoldering (cigarette) ignition, especially for cover fabrics.

Guidelines, Codes & Standards
Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID LEED AP BD+C, GGA - CIEB Jun 2014

Green Globes – Sustainable Interiors Introduced

The Green Building Initiative recently launched Green Globes® – Sustainable Interiors at the NeoCon Conference in Chicago, June 8 – 11, 2014.  

Guidelines, Codes & Standards
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.