• BlueBookUniversity.com

    The Blue Book Network has partnered with four leading content providers to launch “BlueBookUniversity.com,” a comprehensive database of continuing education courses, programs, and publications targeted to the commercial construction industry.FULL STORY
  • Handmade Tile: Functional Sustainability

    Provides an overview of handmade tile and its benefits, including sustainable manufacturing, durability, and contributions to indoor environmental air quality.
  • Cementitious Materials in Concrete: Performance & Sustainability

    Provides an overview of the manufacturing, characteristics, and performance properties of cements and Supplementary Cementitious Materials in concrete and how they can enhance concrete performance, including a discussion on their role in sustainable construction.
  • High Performance Glass Block: LEED® and Beyond

    This course reviews the performance characteristics and green benefits of designing with glass block systems, including how glass block supports LEED® building certification, daylighting strategies and sustainable design.
  • Sound Attenuation with Resilient Sound Isolation Clips

    Provides an overview of acoustics and building construction techniques for sound attenuation with a focus on the use of resilient sound isolation clips.
  • Continuing Education Courses

    Fulfill your credentialling maintenance requirements. Visit Playworld's continuing education page to view their course offerings.
  • Building Green Interiors With Wood Products

    Provides an overview of types of interior wood flooring and moulding products and includes discussions on their sustainable attributes, Baltic birch plywood, on-site and factory finishing methods, and green building programs and organizations.
  • Benefits and Applications of Photocatalytic Oxidation Coatings

    Provides an overview of photocatalytic oxidation coatings and includes discussions on the chemistry behind the reaction, properties of photocatalytic oxidizers (PCOs), air quality, and the benefits and applications of photocatalytic oxidation coatings.
  • Energy Efficient Envelope Design with Insulated Concrete Sandwich Walls

    Provides an overview of insulated concrete sandwich walls, their benefits, applications, thermal and moisture resistant properties and contribution to sustainable buildings.
  • Photoluminescence: Applied Use in Code Compliance and Enhanced Safety

    Provides an overview of the benefits of photoluminescent (PL) safety products and the codes and testing standards related to photoluminescent way-finding systems.
  • Continuing Education Courses

    Fulfill your credentialling maintenance requirements. Visit Amba Products' continuing education page to view their course offerings.

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Extension of LEED 2009

Extension offers the green building industry additional time to prepare for the newest version of LEED



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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will allow LEED users to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until Oct. 31, 2016. After a poll taken at Greenbuild found that 61% of respondents said they are "not ready" or "unsure if they are ready" for LEED v4, the USGBC extended the use of LEED 2009 by 16 months. This will allow more time for LEED users to move into to the new rating system.

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