CSI will introduce GreenFormat at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Conference and Expo, Nov. 18-20 in Boston. Demonstrations of the format will be conducted throughout the event.
The institute will also offer an education session, “CSI GreenFormat: Review of
the Construction Product Sustainability Reporting Guide Release Version.” The
session is open to all conference attendees and will take place Wednesday, Nov.
19 at noon.
CSI and the Metropolitan New York Chapter will also hold a post-conference
education session for construction specifiers, designers and other team members
who need to know how to integrate LEED requirements into specifications. This
session, “Incorporating LEED into Project Specifications” will include
directions for using GreenFormat in specifications.
“We are excited to release GreenFormat and will be offering educational
sessions and demonstrations at our booth throughout Greenbuild,” said CSI
Executive Director and CEO Walter Marlowe. “We have completed an extensive
testing process with manufacturers and have received many positive comments on
the new format. Those in the construction industry that rely on CSI formats and
practice guidelines will find GreenFormat reliable and easy to use, and a real
benefit for bringing organization to the information overload that exists
Developed in collaboration with CSI member specifiers, product manufacturers,
BuildingGreen and the Charles Pankow Foundation, GreenFormat is a Web-based
format that provides a standardized framework for identifying the sustainable
properties of building products. Designers, constructors and building managers
will be able to use GreenFormat to find basic information about products to
help meet green requirements.
More than 100 manufacturers already participate in GreenFormat. CSI is offering
manufacturers a free account and product listing on GreenFormat if they sign up
by Jan. 1, 2009. For more information, visit www.greenformat.com.
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