Green Building

Manufacturers Scramble to Meet New EPA Formaldehyde Emissions Compliance Deadline

Certifier SCS Global Services prepared to help companies meet expedited schedule
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April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - By the beginning of June this year –less than two months away – virtually all composite wood products manufactured or sold in the United States, as well as products made with composite wood components, must meet tough formaldehyde standards. As a result, manufacturers of hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, particleboard, and a wide range of products containing these materials, are now racing the clock to have their products certified in time to demonstrate compliance.

Stowe Beam Named SCS Global Services’ Vice President of Environmental Certification Services

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 3, 2018  /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to announce that Mr. Stowe Beam has been promoted to Vice President of the company’s Environmental Certification Services division.

Living Future unConference 2018 Opens for Registration

The conference where big ideas gain momentum
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The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 12th annual Living Future unConference in Portland, Oregon on May 1-4, 2018. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design event of the year.

New From Ecotone Publishing: Creating Biophilic Buildings

A visually-rich, case study-filled book from CEO Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA showcases how design can regenerate life
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SEATTLE, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, (CEO, International Living Future Institute) turns her award-winning eye for sustainable buildings toward biophilic design, an emerging design discipline that creates spaces where people and nature can thrive together as an integrated whole.

Whirlpool Corporation Awarded Gold, Silver LEED® Green Building Certifications

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation has been awarded a prestigious LEED® Certification for two of its recent building projects, both located in Benton Harbor, Mich.

Surprise! What LCA Reveals about the Built Environment and the Circular Economy

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Life cycle assessment (LCA) has gained significant traction in the green building sector as a tool for evaluating the environmental performance of building materials and products, especially since USGBC LEED began recognizing LCA-based Environmental Product Declarations.  As manufacturers and stakeholders have learned, LCA supports t

News from Neocon

Mohawk, Humanscale Breaking New Ground in Regenerative Product Design in the Living Product Challenge and World's Leading Product Certification Companies Partner to Accelerate Living Products
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The Living Product Challenge (LPC), introduced in 2015, is growing and scaling thanks to the commitment of courageous companies who are redesigning products and processes to work within natural and social systems, it was announced at Neocon World Trade Fair today. Neocon exhibitors Mohawk and Humanscale both debuted products created under the Living Product Challenge.

Sodexo Ranks Top Metropolitan Areas for Sustainable Workplaces to Commemorate 2017 World FM Day

Washington, D.C., San Jose, San Francisco, Denver and Seattle are the top five metropolitan areas
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Facilities managers play a critical role in conserving energy and water, maintaining air quality and using sustainable products in overseeing the daily operations of an office building. In recognition of World FM Day, Sodexo, world leader in quality of life services, assessed the top metropolitan areas boasting office buildings that have accumulated the highest number of per-capita LEED-certified points.

Major Brands and Entrepeneurs Now View 3rd-Party Certification as Integral to Operations

SCS Global Services’ 2016 Annual Report Reflects Broad Industry Adoption
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 12, 2017 /3BL Media/– Company efforts to establish sustainability and quality track records are increasingly being supported by third-party certification to market-recognized standards. SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading third-party certifier and standards developer, has once again documented this growth in its latest Annual Report, released Friday.

International WELL Building Institute™ Announces Alignments Between the WELL Building Standard™ and LEED®

New guidance streamlines dual certification for green building projects pursuing both WELL™ and LEED
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April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced alignments between the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and LEED that will make it easier for green building projects pursuing dual certification.  IWBI and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have identified specific credits whereby submitted documentation will be recognized by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the certifying body for both LEED and WELL. This alignment saves project teams the time and costs, and reduces documentation.

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