24 Sep '12, 1am

In Focus: Green Building Industry Regulation: With the green movement in full effect in the home improvement and...

In Focus: Green Building Industry Regulation: With the green movement in full effect in the home improvement and...

With the green movement in full effect in the home improvement and building industries , many people are going green without fully understanding the environmentally friendly rules and regulations that are out there. With that in mind, let’s go over a few of the organizations (both government and private) that regulate the standards of what is truly considered “green building”. United States Green Building Council (USGBC) We’re going to first start off with arguably the most important green building regulator in the U.S., the USGBC . The USGBC was founded in 1993 not as a government agency, but rather a non-profit trade organization. It pioneered what is known as LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The LEED building certification is not mandatory everywhere, however there are many cities within the U.S. that have made it mandatory. Home build...

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