Colo. building university's third to earn LEED status

The General Classroom Building at Colorado State University-Pueblo has received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The university says the three-story 40,000-square-foot facility, which opened in fall 2015, was designed and constructed to save 35 percent...

Bowling Green renovation earns LEED-ing recognition

A renovation at Bowling Green State University has earned a top environmental honor. The revamp of University Hall recently received LEED gold recognition, according to a release from the school. The renovation, designed by BHDP Architecture, welcomed students in fall...

Sustainable design at core of Toronto's first planned Toronto’s first tall wood building

Sustainable design at core of Toronto's first planned Toronto’s first tall wood building

Timber increasingly is becoming a core component of high-performance buildings around the world. It soon will be the foundation for a 12-story structure on Toronto’s eastern waterfront. George Brown College has unveiled plans to erect the province’s first tall institutional...

Calif. university constructing $101 million sustainable science building

Calif. university constructing $101 million sustainable science building

In just a little more than two years, Chico State University will have a new 110,000-square-foot physical sciences building that campus leaders hope will set an example in sustainability. After more than 10 years of planning, the California university this...

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

In 2016, the R.W. Kern Center became Hampshire College’s first new building in 40 years.

Irish eyes smiling: Notre Dame earns LEED honor

Irish eyes smiling: Notre Dame earns LEED honor

A University of Notre Dame facility has earned a top environmental award. McCourtney Hall, a facility dedicated to research in the molecular sciences and engineering, received LEED gold certification, according to the school. The 220,000-square-foot building, which opened in 2016,...

Retiring Dow chairman's donation to fund center for sustainable future

Retiring Dow chairman's donation to fund center for sustainable future

One of Australia's most senior international business leaders has donated $13.5 million to help build a Brisbane university research facility to develop budding leaders of a global sustainable future. Andrew Liveris will retire as chairman of DowDuPont in July and...

Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building

Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building

DePauw University’s new Hoover Dining Hall has received LEED gold certification, making it the campus’ third facility to earn the designation. Dedicated in October 2016, Hoover Hall is a 48,600-square-foot dining hall. The $32 million project, which took 29 months...

Hawaii college aims to be nation's first with battery-powered renewable energy

Hawaii college aims to be nation's first with battery-powered renewable energy

The University of Hawai'i plans for its Maui College campus to soon be among the first in the nation to generate 100 percent of its energy from on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) systems coupled with battery storage. The project is part...

Canadian college receives $1.2 million to research sustainable energy

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Canada’s Concordia University has received $1.2 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to design a net-zero energy research facility on the Loyola campus, which could be the first test facility of...

Minn. college building receives 'golden' renovation

The renovation of a 70-year-old building on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota has been awarded the LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Renovation of the more than 27,000-square-foot Arthur H.

Canadian college installing $9.1 million geothermal field

Canada’s Durham College plans to install a geothermal system to heat and cool one of its largest buildings. The project is part of a larger effort to institute energy upgrades at the school. The $9.1 million geothermal field will be...

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

In recognition for achieving a high level of sustainability, the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of undergraduate residences Flaherty Hall and...

Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Chicago’s Malcolm X College recently received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its successful efforts to make the new building, opened in January 2016, a sustainable addition to the community, reports the Weekly Citizen. Leadership in...

Harvard facilities earn two LEED commercial certifications

Two recent renovation projects by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Extavour Laboratory and the Science Center - Cabot Library Project, mark the next phase in Harvard’s commitment to green buildings with their recent achievement of the first and second...

Schools can chart path toward zero-energy status

Schools can chart path toward zero-energy status

Spring break is almost upon us and students are getting ready for some time away from reading, writing and exams. While students are hoping to return to high-scores, others may be returning to low scores – even zero. Zero energy...

Florida becoming a greener campus

The University of Florida, known for its orange and blue colors, is quickly becoming green. The school is adding its 75th LEED-certified campus building with an addition to the Career Resource Center and Weil Hall, reports TV station WUFT. LEED...

Colorado arts center earns LEED gold

Colorado arts center earns LEED gold

The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs’ Ent Center for the Arts recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, becoming the 10th campus building to hold the coveted designation. The building opened its doors to the campus Jan. 17, according to the school.

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

Several buildings at the University of Virginia are being renovated with modern amenities and being upgraded to become more sustainable and higher performing. In fact, the school’s new president won’t be moving into the traditional presidential hall in August. That...

Trio of Nebraska college buildings earn LEED gold

Nebraska’s Metropolitan Community College has had three of its buildings earn LEED gold status, reports radio station U.S. 92. The designations were for the Construction Education Center, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology and Career and Academic Skills Center. LEED is designated by the United States Green Building Council.

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