The world’s most rigorous green building standard just got more flexible. That doesn’t mean it’s suddenly a push over.
The builders, designers and manufacturers tackling the immense challenge of embodied carbon have a blunt bit of advice for their colleagues: Just talk about it.
I’ll be reporting this week from the Living Future 2019 conference in Seattle, which promises to be newsworthy for at least two reasons.
It makes sense that ASHRAE, a leading proponent of efficient buildings, would hire leading green building architects and engineers for the Zero Energy renovation of its new Atlanta building.
We asked 30 green building leaders: What notable trends do you see emerging in commercial green building in 2019? Most of the answers revolved around climate change.
For the built environment to meet global carbon-reduction goals, more buildings must reach net zero quickly. There are signs, finally, that this is happening.
Mass timber has grown into the go-to structural material for green mid-rises. In 2019, you can expect it to sprout even higher.
Batteries and other forms of energy storage are set to enjoy the kind of growth in 2019 that solar electricity has had for the last decade.
State governments, local governments and a large part of the business community have stepped into the void of federal inaction on climate change. In 2019, their actions may drag the rest of the country kicking and screaming toward action.