Gov. Inslee announces new carbon-reduction plan

Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced his revised carbon reduction rule. Ash Grove Cement and Nucor Steel are among the businesses impacted by the rule.
Posted on: 06/06/2016

Build Schools? USGBC Announces Effort to Make them All Green, LEED

From a USGBC press release: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its newest initiative The Center for Green Schools at USGBC. There are nearly 140000 schools colleges and universities in the United States; no one has ever counted the buildings but thousands are barely built to code. ...
Posted on: 10/04/2010

National Green Building Plan

David D’Hondt Doug Moore and McKinstry employees at Building a Green Future press conference The nation’s buildings and infrastructure will become more efficient significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy consumption according to a new green construction plan released t...
Posted on: 04/27/2010

Green Building Holds Risks, Opportunities for Contractors

In a green building project the contractor has to account for the added risk of not achieving the certifications; overselling of performance by architect; and assuring subcontractor compliance and lack of control over final acquisition of certification. On the other hand if properly done the con...
Posted on: 10/12/2009

Green Buildings Myths, Realities, Risks and Liabilities - Two Presentations

Contractors are becoming enmeshed in green building projects either voluntarily or involuntarily. It is time to take a hard look at some of the basic issues and concerns especially as it has an impact on the risks the contractor must manage. The risks from rushed or misguided legislation overly o...
Posted on: 09/15/2009

Congress Should Eliminate Restrictions on Green Jobs Training

Congress should eliminate restrictions on new green jobs training grants that disqualify construction training programs that arent affiliated with a union the AGC of America said. Saying the future economy should be as inclusive as possible it urged members of Congress to support newly introduce...
Posted on: 04/28/2009

What is a Green Job? A Construction Job!

In a letter sent to Congressional leaders AGC of America CEO Steve Sandherr made the point that construction jobs meet all the criteria of the loosely defined green job including: • Improving the environment; • Offering good-paying jobs; • Offering opportunities for advancement; • Are jobs that ...
Posted on: 04/28/2009