Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

July 29, 2013 by  
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If you’re reading Inhabitat , you’re probably interested in green building , and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally conscious a manner as you can. But how do you measure, compare and make choices about the environmental footprint of different products, materials and building practices ? Over the past few years, you’ve probably encountered a veritable cacophony of eco labels competing for your attention, stamped on everything from carpeting, appliances and furniture, to building materials , windows and roofing, to entire buildings . If you’re feeling overwhelmed by this onslaught of competing eco labels, fear not. Inhabitat is here to break them down for you and help you decipher what green building labels really mean, and which are the most important ones to pay attention to when it comes to building green . Read the rest of Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy star” , “leed” , American National Standard , ansi , ASHRAE , ASTM , BIFMA , BREEAM , building green , Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method , c2c , cradle-to-cradle , eco building , eco labels , ecologo , environmental footprint , environmental product and building certifications , epa watersense , first party eco label , Forest Stewardship Council , FSC , fsc certification , green architecture , Green Building , green building labels , Green Building Labels 101 , green building practices , green products , green seal , greenguard label , inhabitat , International Standards Organization (ISO) , iso , Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design , lee logo , leed certification , leed CI , leed for homes , leed for schools , LEED gold , LEED platinum , leed silver , LEED-AP , LEED-NC , living building , living building 2.0 , Living Building Challenge , NAHB , National Green Building Standard , net zero waste , net zero-water , net-zero energy , ngbs , SCS certified calCOMPLIANT , scs scientific certifications system , second party eco label , Sustainable Building , third party eco label , U.S. Green Building Council , UL , ul environment , usgbc , USGBC LEED , usgbc leed logo , voc free , watersense        

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How to prove your construction company is building green

November 19, 2012 by  
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As the construction industry faces more pressure than ever to operate sustainably, now may be the perfect time to consider a sustainability report. Here are some tips for success.

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Free REMA Webinar: Why Green Power Matters – How RECs impact project development and achieve sustainability goals

June 20, 2012 by  
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Why Green Power Matters – How RECs impact project development and achieve sustainability goals A free REMA webinar Wednesday, June 27, 2PM ET

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Green Schools "Breakout Session"

June 14, 2012 by  
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Free Webinar Series on Designing and Building Green Schools Scheduled for June 20 on GreenExpo365.com; www.greenexpo365.com

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Bioplastics Not Necessarily the Greenest

December 3, 2010 by  
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Bioplastics would seem to be a positive development in many ways.

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