LEED changing city planning

LEED changing city planning

LEED isn't just a way to create individual greener buildings. Beyond energy-efficient structures with smaller carbon footprints, green building now means greener communities, greener cities and a global effort to fight climate change. Local leaders and city planners are using...

Medical product manufacturer's facility earns LEED platinum

Medical product manufacturer's facility earns LEED platinum

Global medical product manufacturer priMED Medical Products Inc. (priMED) has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification for its priMED Mosaic Centre. The priMED Mosaic Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is touted as the world’s northernmost net-zero energy commercial building, according to a release.

Greenbuild 2017 kicks off Wednesday

Greenbuild 2017 kicks off Wednesday

The world’s largest green building and sustainability event gets underway on Wednesday in Boston with a presidential and scientific feel. Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is expected to attract more than 20,000 people from around the world – builders, architects,...

Office, retail building receives prestigious accolades for sustainability

Office, retail building receives prestigious accolades for sustainability

Brunswig Square, a mixed-use development in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo neighborhood, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification and gold Wired Certification, its owners announced in a release. An office/retail building, Brunswig Square is distinguished...

Pakistan’s first LEED-certified construction chemical plant launched

Sika, a Swiss construction chemical manufacturing company, expanded has expanded its footprint with a new manufacturing plant that has earned LEED status. The fully automated manufacturing facility is Pakistan’s first-ever LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified construction chemical...

Manufacturing facility earns LEED gold

The North American Uponor Headquarters Annex manufacturing facility has achieved LEED gold certification, according to a release. The new 90,000-square-foot building supports the lean manufacturing operations for Uponor’s PEX plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating and cooling, hydronic piping,and pre-insulated piping...

Greenbuild International Conference to be held in Europe in 2018

Greenbuild International Conference to be held in Europe in 2018

Greenbuild, the renowned green building conference, will be held in Europe in April 2018, officials announced. The event will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin from April 17-18 and the call for proposals is now open at...

Data center takes top LEED honor

The Portland, Ore., facility of Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, has achieved LEED platinum certification. , the highest rating offered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Infomart Portland is the first data center in Oregon...

Cal Poly Pomona earns California's first green parking certification

Cal Poly Pomona earns California's first green parking certification

Cal Poly Pomona has earned the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification for a parking structure in California. Parking Structure 2 earned a bronze certificate from Parksmart, which is a component of the U.S Green...

3 CU buildings earn LEED gold

3 CU buildings earn LEED gold

Three University of Colorado Boulder buildings where missions center largely on sustainability all recently garnered recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council for the sustainable ways in which they were built and operate. The Sustainability, Energy and Environment Laboratory (SEEL)...

Transportation industry embraces sustainability, green building standards

Transportation industry embraces sustainability, green building standards

Transportation is one of the biggest drivers of CO2 emissions and also has the highest growth in CO2 emissions of any industry sector, according to a new report from the U.S. Green Building Council. Globally, in 2010, the transportation sector...

Sustainable landscaping project earns Idaho’s first SITES gold

HP Inc.’s Boise, Idaho, campus has been awarded gold under the Sustainable SITES Initiative rating system. The Sustainable Landscaping Project is the first to earn a SITES certification in Idaho and the first corporate campus in the world to be...

Utah basketball complex grabs LEED gold

Utah basketball complex grabs LEED gold

The University of Utah has scored its first athletics building to be LEED gold certified. The Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility, home to both men’s and women’s basketball, is officially a leader in sustainable design and energy efficiency, reports Utah Business.

Kentucky scores with stadium renovation

Kentucky scores with stadium renovation

Kroger Field, home of the University of Kentucky football team, has become the first venue for any sport in the Southeastern Conference to earn LEED certification. The stadium received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver for its high environmental...

WaterBuild addresses many facets of water resilience

WaterBuild addresses many facets of water resilience

With the extreme weather events of the past month—hurricanes, floods, drought and wildfires—water resilience and water risk mitigation are top of mind. The WaterBuild Summit at next month’s Greenbuild Boston tackles those topics through discussions aimed at better using and...

Fort Lauderdale airport takes 'smart' approach to parking

Fort Lauderdale airport takes 'smart' approach to parking

Airports have long understood why smartly-designed buildings and systems that maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact can boost their bottom line. Several U.S. airports have earned environmentally-focused recognition, such as the U.S.

Foundation's historic education center receives sustainability upgrade

Foundation's historic education center receives sustainability upgrade

The Sultana Education Foundation’s new center in Maryland has been awarded the highest LEED certification from the U.S.

Rhode Island adds SITES, LEED ND to Green Buildings Act

Rhode Island adds SITES, LEED ND to Green Buildings Act

Rhode Island has become the first state to include Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) its public policy after the Legislature passed a bill to expand its coverage to include public lands. The state Senate passed S-0952A/H-5427A, amending Rhode Island’s Green Buildings...

Boston office building earns LEED platinum

Boston office building earns LEED platinum

CBRE/New England announced that Boston’s 101 Seaport Boulevard has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest LEED rating level possible, reports the Boston Real Estate Times. The 440,000-square-foot 101 Seaport Boulevard Class A office tower is in Boston’s Seaport District...

Chinese village country's first to earn green parking designation

Chinese village country's first to earn green parking designation

West Village has earned Parksmart bronze, becoming the first project in China and the first outside the United States to receive the certification. The designation was awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the exclusive certification body for LEED and...

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