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Fanney, A. H.; Whitter, K. M.; Cohn, T. B.

NIST SP 863; June 1994.

National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). U.S. Green Building Conference, 1994. February 16-17, 1994, Gaithersburg, MD, Fanney, A. H.; Whitter, K. M.; Traugott, A. E.; Simon, L. N., Editor(s)(s), 150 pp, 1994.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB94-206364


building technology


This report constitutes the proceedings of the Green Building Conference held in Gaithersburg, Maryland, February 16-17, 1994. The conference was co-sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Over 450 individuals attended the conference representing building product manufacturers, building owners and managers, environmental groups, utilities, contractors, builders, architects, engineers, and the local, state, and the federal governments. The conference provided an opportunity to acquire practical, useful information on green buildings, resources, and guidelines. The conference commenced with welcoming remarks from David Gottfried, USGBC President and Samuel Kramer, Associate Director of NIST. Cathy Zoi from the White House Office of Environmental Policy gave the keynote address entitled "Green Buildings - The White House Perspective." The remainder of the conference focused on the following topics: (*) International Activities: A presentation of assessment methodologies and performance criteria for green buildings in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States; (*) U.S. Activities: An overview of the leading national non-profit organizations and government agencies involved in the development of green building programs, standards, and educational resources; (*) Exemplary Green Buildings: A presentation of green building case studies, including residential, commercial, and institutional structures; (*) Current and Future Technology Needs: A discussion of current and promising new technologies in the areas of building materials, lighting, and indoor air quality.

Selected Papers

NIST Green Building Program.
Hill, J. E.