CSI and USGBC sign memorandum of understanding at Greenbuild

The Construction Specifications Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council signed an MOU on Wednesday Nov. 7 at Greenbuild in Chicago.

11/07/2007


The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The new MOU provides an open exchange of information regarding "green" or "sustainable" building and maintenance practices during the entire facility lifecycle. It articulates several areas of joint interest, including development of documentation practices and procedures that achieve sustainability in construction.

"Key to this", said CSI executive director, Walt Marlowe, "is the opportunity for members of each organization to collaborate on the development of practices and procedures to achieve sustainability in construction."

As the leading organization dedicated to creating standards and formats for construction documentation and project delivery, CSI recognizes the importance of incorporating sustainable building practices and technology into its standards and formats. CSI and USGBC will seek ways to collaborate on the use of their respective continuing education networks, as well as training programs, for building product manufacturers and designers to remain current on LEED requirements.

"This new MOU between CSI and USGBC is the result of several years of hard work on the part of many people from both organizations" said Ross G. Spiegel, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, FAIA, LEED AP, Former President of CSI and CSI's Liaison to the Council for the last 14 years. "I am pleased to have played a role in bringing the new MOU to fruition and look forward to our continuing collaboration as we develop new tools for our members to use on their projects."





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