As pioneers in the green building movement, the U.S. and China continue to seek common ground on developing sustainable solutions for the built environment. Indeed, China's leadership has demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting green buildings in China, and USGBC is committed to learning from the region and supporting local leaders so that green buildings will flourish and benefit China.
In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building program, announced today—World Environment Day—a new campaign offering free LEED certification to the first green building projects to certify in the 112 countries where LEED has yet to take root.
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recently published a document that recommends static water penetration resistance test pressures for non-hurricane-prone U.S. regions. AAMA TIR A13-13, Recommended Static Water Penetration Resistance Test Pressures in Non-Hurricane-Prone Regions of the United States was prepared for those who require information on maximum static pressures used during testing of products’ resistance to wind-driven rain penetration, when such tests are conducted as part of the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) test regimen.
Schüco, the market leader in energy-efficient building envelopes, has recently launched its new building material Window AWS 50 BL in the Chinese market. The new product has passed the quality test and certification conducted by the global test center of Schüco and applies to all building types, and can provide satisfactory thermal insulation performance. The BL system is a high-and-mid-end system designed and developed by Schüco especially for China market, and its modular system has perfectly integrated quality, innovation, cost and personalized design, so as to ensure that all its customers obtain the optimal return on investment in terms of the construction and consultation of door, window and curtain walls. In addition, as a safe and reliable new building material, the BL system is another masterpiece created by Schüco to support the development of Chinese building industry.
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Hallmark Certification Committee approved procedures for extending the term of Hallmark certification from four (4) years up to a total of eight (8) years. The new procedure is available to WDMA Hallmark licensees for actively certified products that have not changed during their initial four year certification term and where the licensee follows the product renewal protocol.