By Marie Rohde An unsuccessful attempt to revoke the U.S. Green Building Council’s gold certification for an Eagle River high school is raising questions about how the organization operates and whether its awards are worth the premium price. In 2004, ...Read More »
By Scott Carlson Special to The Daily Reporter Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification is rising in popularity for Wisconsin buildings, despite the costs associated with the recognition and the continued struggles of the construction market. Through the first ...Read More »
A green buildings bill recently vetoed by Gov. Jim Doyle is the latest example of well-intended environmental efforts getting ahead of themselves. Doyle’s veto killed Senate Bill 616, which would have directed all funds available under the authorized state building ...Read More »
Darryl Enriquez and Sean Ryan A bill that would have applied green building standards to public projects died Wednesday when Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed the proposal. State Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point, chided members of Doyle’s administration for not ...Read More »
Miron Construction Co. Inc. on Wednesday announced its support for SB 616/AB843, which would require future Wisconsin buildings 10,000 square feet or greater to meet the standards for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification, according to a press ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A bill that would mandate green building standards for public projects still faces resistance despite clearing the state Senate and Assembly. The bill‘s sponsor, state Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point, said Monday he is discussing the ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A Wisconsin lawmaker is easing some of the requirements in his green building bill making its way through the state Capitol. But the changes may not go far enough to gain some municipal groups’ support. State Rep. ...
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By Paul Snyder A state lawmaker wants to require public buildings be constructed to green standards despite fears by project owners that the law would bust their project budgets. State Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point, has introduced a bill ...
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