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The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Green: Earth Day & Green Building 2004

Bill Walsh | April 19, 2004 | Policies

For inspiration this Earth Day, April 22, look to the green building movement. In word and deed, green building professionals have shown us the unbearable lightness of being green. Start by reading the comments to the US Green Building Council concerning Council governance (trade association membership) and LEED standards (a disputed PVC credit).[1...


Report from the USGBC PVC Hearing: Highlights, Observations and Surprises

Bill Walsh | February 25, 2004 | Policies

On February 18, 2004 the US Green Building Council (USGBC) PVC Task Group held its first public meeting to consider whether to extend credit in its LEEDâ„¢ green building rating program to buildings that avoid PVC plastic, also known as vinyl.

MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award winner Wilma Subra delivered the first presentation....