14 December 2011

RPN’s Green Building Initiative helps green existing buildings

The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN), with support from the US Environmental Protection Agency, has launched a new project to help public agencies, green building professionals and facility managers shrink the environmental footprint of their existing buildings, while cutting costs.

RPN is holding both online and in-person workshops designed to demonstrate how to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and improve indoor air quality by purchasing “green” building maintenance products. These include, ENERGY STAR-qualified LED lighting, HVAC equipment, on-site renewable energy systems and GREENGUARD-certified flooring and adhesives.

Two webinars have already taken place and the outcomes are available online. Different US states are grouped into regions, with some qualifying for free technical assistance to help advance their high-profile green building initiatives. Qualifying projects must be likely to yield measurable environmental results in reducing energy, water, or pollutants.

For more information, click here.