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2011, 2016

Verdant Checked Cannabis is Coming

November 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Nearly one quarter of U.S. residents now live in states that allow the recreational use of cannabis. While we all have been focused on the Presidential election results, cannabis law reform won in eight out [...]

1311, 2016

False Advertising Claims over Net Zero and LEED Certified Homes

November 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Homebuyers are making claims of false advertising over “Net Zero LEED certified” houses in midtown Sacramento - that may be neither. The website for the architect on the project, today still says, “2500 R Street [...]

611, 2016

Increased Flexibility for LEED Multifamily Residential Projects

November 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Dramatic changes have been announced by the U.S. Green Building Council to the LEED v4 Homes Multifamily Lowrise and Multifamily Midrise rating systems with the aim of broadening market share. Regular readers of this blog [...]

3010, 2016

BREEAM for Existing Buildings: The British are Coming

October 30th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

BRE Global Ltd., the 97 year old Great Britain based world’s leading authority on all aspects of the built environment (.. it all started with fire testing for homes), with over 2,247,696 BREEAM registered buildings [...]

2310, 2016

IgCC to be Mandatory for All Building in Montgomery County

October 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Update. On November 15, 2016, the Montgomery County Council adopted Resolution 18-669, voting to extend time until June 30, 2017 for Council action on Executive Regulation 21-15, Adoption of the 2012 International Green Construction Code [...]

1510, 2016

Organic on the FTC Agenda

October 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

The word “organic” as it relates to non-agricultural products is the topic of the October 20, 2016, roundtable sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is a big deal. The [...]