Friday, January 20, 2012

To Businesses That Want to Be Green


UPS Corporate Office First in Industry to Earn Both LEED Gold Status and Energy Star Certification

Read the full story here.


Check out the UPS blog for an interactive display of how they stay green and efficient.

The National Fire Protection Association offers some resources for green and energy efficient building practices.  NFPA 5000 Annex G offers the following:

G.1 Scope. This annex provides regulations for the planning, design, construction, and occupancy of buildings or structures to improve life, health, property, and public welfare through methods of design and construction that will enhance and encourage a positive environmental impact and sustainable construction.

G.2 Purpose. The purpose of this annex shall be to provide regulations to enhance and encourage a positive environmental impact and sustainable construction of buildings.

G.3 Application. Buildings and sites shall comply with the minimum provisions of ASHRAE 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings.

G.4 Residential Buildings. Residential buildings shall comply with the minimum provisions of ANSI/ICC 700, National Green Building Standard.

The National Association of State Fire Marshals offer an extensive resource on fire safety and green buildings. Download the free .pdf guide, Bridging the Gap: Fire Safety and Green Buildings.