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Air Leakage Testing for High-Pressure Duct Systems

For the past four decades, NYC has been regulated by the Energy Conservation Construction Code of New York State (“ECCCNYS”), which has historically applied only to new buildings and major alterations. Per the authorizing New York State Energy Law, NYC is allowed to enact its own energy code, provided the City’s code is more stringent than the ECCCNYS.

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:10+00:00 April 3rd, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality|Comments Off on Air Leakage Testing for High-Pressure Duct Systems

How Efficient is Your Vehicle? LEED and the ACEEE

As one explores the USGBC and the various LEED rating systems, a realization occurs that without third-party programs, certifications, policies and verification...there would be no LEED as we know it today. These third-party programs help develop the framework that supports LEED on a universal scale. One instance of this is found with the accepted green cleaning products,

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:11+00:00 March 27th, 2013|Blog, Environmental Quality, Sustainability, USGBC|Comments Off on How Efficient is Your Vehicle? LEED and the ACEEE

California ENERGY STAR Benchmarking Update

In California on July 1st, 2013, AB 1103 will require building owners and operators to disclose energy benchmarking data to their prospective full building lessees, buyers or lenders. Energy performance ratings are a critical management tool for evaluating how efficiently a building is using energy compared to similar buildings nationwide. Buildings with superior performance are

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:11+00:00 March 20th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Sustainability|1 Comment

AB 1103 Update & FAQ – BOMA California

 This is an update provided by BOMA California. The Building Owners and Managers Association of California is a federation of all eight metropolitan BOMA local associations. Visit them online at www.bomacal.org  The Nonresidential Building Energy Use Disclosure Program kicks in this summer.  This is the mandatory Energy Star disclosure law we have been working on for over

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:11+00:00 March 15th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on AB 1103 Update & FAQ – BOMA California

Healthy, Honest, Happy

(Video from The Naked Brand) Healthy Buildings is deeply passionate about sustainability, a word misused, abused, and generally misunderstood. Daily we strive to create healthier, more functional and profitable buildings around the world. As I wrote about in a previous blog, one of the big steps we made as a company was becoming

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:18+00:00 February 15th, 2013|Blog, Sustainability|Comments Off on Healthy, Honest, Happy

USGBC-OC Kicks off the New Year

2013 Davis Magnet Greenovation and Vendor Faire - Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach CA Healthy Buildings attended the wonderful USGBC Orange County 2013 Kickoff Event at the Environmental Nature Center. Good food and healthy conversations started the night off with great energy as the attendees mingled about viewing the different vendor stands and discussing their life experiences. The

By | 2017-08-08T18:36:18+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Blog, Environmental Quality, Sustainability, USGBC|1 Comment

From Recycling to E-Cycling

Now that the gift-giving season is coming to a close and all of your new goodies are properly installed around the household, it is time to reflect and think about what happened to our waste and what we could have done differently. Many old electronics are thoughtlessly discarded, destroyed, and

By | 2017-11-22T18:16:08+00:00 January 8th, 2013|Blog, Sustainability|1 Comment

Our Industry and AB 1103

The aim of reducing California’s energy consumption has been a hot topic of conversation for decades. The talk around greenhouse gas emissions has led to world-wide events, new initiatives, sky scraping goals, and, our favorite, legislation. The EPA has been on the forefront of encouraging environmental change, and their infamous ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is the tool

By | 2017-01-03T22:38:17+00:00 January 8th, 2013|Blog, Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Quality|Comments Off on Our Industry and AB 1103

Healthy Buildings Achieves Climate Registered Status

For the third year in a row, Healthy Buildings achieved Climate Registered™ status by successfully measuring its carbon footprint according to The Climate Registry’s best-in-class program, having it third party verified, and reporting the data on The Registry’s website. Healthy Buildings joins other leading organizations across North America in adopting a truly sustainable approach to

By | 2017-01-03T22:38:24+00:00 December 17th, 2012|Blog, Environmental Quality|1 Comment
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