According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, a settlement is anticipated within the next several months for office workers who claim their illnesses result from exposures while working in buildings near Ground Zero following 9/11. The case involves approximately 1,300 employees who have sued various parties, including owners and contractors, responsible for 160+ [...]
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Tickets are still available for the final workshop in the Room-by-Room: Green Building & Your Health series. The Sept. 2 workshop will focus on ways to create a more healthful garage with proper ventilation and safe disposal of household hazardous waste. It will also identify health hazards linked to automobile exhaust and benefits associated with [...]
According to Architect magazine, Oberlin College’s Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies is the top green building since 1980. The ranking results from a survey of 150 green building experts and advocates (e.g., architects, engineers, and educators). For details, visit architectmagazine.com.
On Monday, Greenovate Principal/Owner Tyler Steele was featured in The Metropreneur Columbus, a recently-launched Columbus Underground spinoff devoted to small business news. In the interview, Steele discusses topics ranging from the founding of Greenovate to the company’s ongoing efforts to build the local green building market. To read article, please click here.
According to GreenBiz.com, Sunny Delight’s six manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Spain are now zero waste facilities. The company’s recent steps taken to achieve this goal include going paperless with its accounts payable and expense reporting activities. For more details, click here.
“A quick note of congratulations to Jerry Smith, USGBC-Central Ohio Chapter Board Member, on being inducted into the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) distinguished Council of Fellows. Fellowship is among the highest honors ASLA may bestow and recognizes the significant contributions these individuals have made to the profession and the public through their works, leadership and management, [...]
Award-winning independent news source Sustainable Industries announced EcoTimber Woven Recycled Poplar as one of its 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products award winners. Sustainable Industries‘ Top 10 Green Building Products guide is an annual publication profiling industry-leading green building products selected by a panel of expert judges and Sustainable Industries‘ editorial team.
“In a letter to the editor published in the August 2010 Columbus CEO magazine titled “LEED Program is Another Sham,” LEED denier Bruce Wingfield compares LEED to “Climate Gate.” So, by Mr. Wingfield’s logic, the U.S. Green Building Council, whose Central Ohio Chapter includes many of the most well-respected local contractors, engineers, architects, facility managers, and other building professionals [...]
The North Columbus Commercial District (N. High St., between Hudson and Dodridge) has been nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. According to a Dispatch report, a final decision (following review by the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board) should be announced in about three months. The district is one of nine Ohio sites [...]
According to a new report by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), writes Allyson Wendt of BuildingGreen.com, the LEED for Homes rating system and the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) developed by NAHB have many similarities, but maintain import differences in the area of energy efficiency. For example, unlike LEED for [...]