Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
In last week’s post, I stated that the Army was abandoning LEED certification in lieu of a green building code based on ASHRAE 189.1. But it is now clear to me that I misinterpreted the testimony of Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.
Instead, the Department of Defense is going to (more…)
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
We have entered a new era of green building policy. The Army is abandoning LEED certification.
On February 28, 2012, I reported, via a BuildingGreen article, that the Army had reiterated its commitment to LEED certification despite DoD re-authorization legislation that banned LEED Gold and Platinum certification. (more…)
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
The Department of Energy and several interesting partners (both BOMA and NRDC, for example) have launched a website consolidating green lease resources. It is available here. A number of public agency versions of leases, as well as some guidance documents are included.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Microsoft Corporation, just known as Microsoft to the masses, is a multinational corporation headed up in the United States and is known for the development, manufacturing, support, and licensing of a broad range of services and products relating to the computer industry. Aside from its operating system and Microsoft Office supplies, it is known for the (more…)
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, in North Eastern United States. The city is known for its economic influence, especially its steel industry, but is also known for its robotics, financial services, technology, and health care. The city is also home to a number of major worldwide financial institutions, including Federated Investors, PNC (more…)
Monday, March 5th, 2012
Ottawa is the primary capital of the country of Canada. It is located in the province of Ontario and is the second largest city in the entire province and the fourth largest city in all of Canada. It is located along the Ontario – Quebec border. It is home to places like Center Block on Parliament Hill, the National War Memorial, National Gallery of Canada, as well as Chateau Laurier (more…)
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
The city of Sacramento is the capital of the state of California. It is the sixth largest city in the state and houses the fourth largest metropolitan area in the state. Sacramento is also one of the most racially and ethnically integrated cities in the United States. Sacramento quickly rose to fame during the Gold Rush era as it was a primary distribution point. Today, (more…)
Monday, February 27th, 2012
The terrain and climate in Florida provides for a unique opportunity to expand clean energy technologies. Florida is known as the Sunshine State, and therefore is seeking to take advantage of its immense capacity to create solar-powered energy. As well, Florida also has a number of fast-growing crops, including sorghum and sugarcane, both of which can be used (more…)
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Dallas is the third largest city in all of the state of Texas, as well as the ninth largest city in the United States. The Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex is the largest metropolitan area in the entire South and the fourth largest in the United States. The city is known for its historical importance throughout the cotton and oil industries as well as the focal point for the interstate (more…)
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
In April 2010, the Department of Defense (“DOD”) issued a memorandum (“memo”) that altered the structure of the defense budgeting cycle, beginning with fiscal year (“FY”) 2012 budget. These changes were ostensibly made to offer more stability to the budgeting process, which prior to the memo involved a more complicated two-year budgeting (more…)