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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.

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

The Sustainable Healthcare Market: Guidelines, Standards & Codes

The recent Planning Design and Construction  Summit in Orlando, FL, brought together the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) focusing on the theme of Where Top Industry Perspectives Converge.  Sustainability was one of many topics addressed during the conference.

Guidelines, Codes & Standards
Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID LEED AP BD+C, GGA - CIEB Mar 2013

Green Globes Keeps Pace with Green Marketplace

The U.S. General Services Administration, the agency responsible to managing the federal government’s real estate, evaluated and accepted Green Globes-New Construction (GG-NC) as one of two green-building rating systems deemed acceptable for federal construction projects.  In addition, the GG-NC has undergone a major update that includes the evaluation of each sustainable category: project management, site, energy, water, materials and resources, emissions and other impacts, and indoor environment.