Given the recent developments in European legislation on energy efficiency, the theme of Near or Net Zero Energy Buildings in has become a hot topic. In a market that tends to interchange names, definitions and standards of construction, we propose a reflection on the difference between a Passive House and a Near or Net Zero […]
From a purely commercial point of view, the Italian real estate market seems to now understand the concept of the energy certification of buildings. However, the certificate itself is not sufficient to ensure the comfort and quality of the building. Here’s why: Case-Study: an ‘Emilia Romagna Class B’ house Sometimes friends, family or potential clients […]
This evening’s live webinar from Everblue was entitled ‘Green Labeling’, a summary of green product labels. The goal of this presentation was to not only introduce various certification schemes for “green” products, but also to define what some of the criteria are for determining their “green-ness” as well as identify a few of the organizations responsible for certifying them.
Today I sat in on the live webinar ‘Carbon Accounting’, offered by Everblue as continuing education credits towards my LEED Accredited Professional credential. The goals of this presentation were to understand greenhouses gases, carbon accounting, and then identify what parts of the LEED rating system are affected by these concepts.
Yesterday I was able to complete an on-demand webinar class by Everblue in order to complete my Continued Education hours for my LEED AP BD&C credential. This one was called ‘Life Cycle Anaslysis’, and satisfied 2 hours in the ‘Acquisition, Installation and Management of Project Materials’ portion of required subjects…