5 of the Most Important Changes to the LEED Green Building Rating System

The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED green building certification has come a long way in more than a decade. Once criticized for lacking in mandatory energy efficiency prerequisites, the latest iteration, version 4, takes energy management one step further. Greentech Media spoke to Brendan Owens, vice president of LEED technical development, about five updates in LEED v4 that energy geeks will want to …

Building Code Revision Launches In California Toward Zero Net Energy Buildings

Building Code Revision Launches In California Toward Zero Net Energy Buildings Article By: Bill Roth at Triple Pundit Starting in 2014, California is implementing a tsunami of building code revisions called Title 24. These revised building codes will move California’s residential and commercial buildings toward Zero Net Energy (ZNE). In a ZNE building, the annual energy consumption is equal to …