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Guidelines, Codes & Standards
Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C & Green Globes - CIEB AssessorSusan Wade 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
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.

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.

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.

Jane Rohde, Principal, JSR Associates, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID LEED AP BD+C, GGA - CIEBSusan Wade 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.

Richard Krock meeting with EPA
Richard Krock Mar 2014

VI Discusses National Standard For Water Main Breaks With EPA

Vinyl Institute’s Technical Director, Richard Krock, proposed a national standard for water main breaks as a way of curbing the tremendous losses in energy and resources hurting our nation’s water supply.