Northern Arizona Science and Health building deemed LEED gold

Northern Arizona Science and Health building deemed LEED gold

Northern Arizona University’s Science and Health building, one of the newest additions to the Flagstaff campus, has been deemed a gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building — bringing the total number of LEED certified buildings on...

Stetson welcome center recognized for sustainability

Stetson welcome center recognized for sustainability

The newly built welcome center at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., has been recognized by the Florida Planning and Zoning Association as the state's 2017 Outstanding Sustainability Project. The university says the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center was...

Cornell Tech plans to reach net zero with first academic building

Cornell Tech plans to reach net zero with first academic building

Cornell Tech, under construction on Roosevelt Island in New York City, plans to achieve net zero energy efficiency for The Bloomberg Center. Designed by the architecture firm Morphosis, The Bloomberg Center is the first academic building to be constructed on...

Hawaii Community College earns LEED platinum

Hawaii Community College’s Pālamanui campus has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest rating possible in the sustainable building program, according to the school. The school “is committed...

Western Michigan hall garners highest green building ranking

Western Michigan hall garners highest green building ranking

Western Michigan University's historic Heritage Hall has earned platinum status, the highest ranking possible, in the Leadership in Environment and Energy Design—LEED—system, which is the nation's most widely used green building ranking. The University was notified earlier this month by...

University of Kentucky means business; earns LEED gold

University of Kentucky means business; earns LEED gold

The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Building has been certified LEED gold by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Iowa college helps meet demand of expanding wind energy industry

Iowa college helps meet demand of expanding wind energy industry

When you turn on a light in Iowa, there's a three-in-10 chance that the electricity powering the bulb came from a wind turbine. The American Wind Energy Association says, in 2016, Iowa's 3,965 wind turbines provided 36.5 percent of all...

2017 Green Ribbon Schools honored

2017 Green Ribbon Schools honored

Awardees recognized for energy efficiency, impact on health and well-being and sustainability efforts

Baylor school means business with sustainability

Baylor school means business with sustainability

A new badge of honor is now on display at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, home of the nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The facility, which opened to faculty and students in August 2015,...

LEED helps schools achieve better health, learning for students

LEED helps schools achieve better health, learning for students

Where we learn matters. Globally, one in eight individuals sets foot in a school every day. School buildings have an enormous impact on people and the environment. School facilities also directly affect student learning, student and staff health and school...

Carbon-neutral lab earns highest green building accolades

Carbon-neutral lab earns highest green building accolades

A carbon-neutral laboratory built from natural materials by infrastructure services firm AECOM has become one of the first buildings globally to achieve the highest certifications under BREEAM and LEED standards systems for green buildings. Designed for Nottingham University, and part...

New program to help schools bridge gap to sustainability

New program to help schools bridge gap to sustainability

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council is launching a new program called Arc + Schools.

Berkeley Lab building earns gold recognition

Berkeley Lab’s Shyh Wang Hall, home to the Computing Sciences organization, is being commended for its environmental and energy-efficient design after earning a gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC), according...

New classroom building earns Calif. university its 17th LEED certification

New classroom building earns Calif. university its 17th LEED certification

Ten years after receiving its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), University of California-Merced has earned platinum certification for its Classroom and Office Building 2 (COB2). UC Merced remains the...

Canadian university's residences recognized for sustainable design, construction

Canadian university's residences recognized for sustainable design, construction

Named in homage to the Canadian Rockies, Aurora and Crowsnest Halls are home to more than 650 undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Calgary. They are also the most recent additions to the university's list of buildings certified...

2017 Best of Green Schools honorees announced

2017 Best of Green Schools honorees announced

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC), in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), announced the 2017 Best of Green Schools award recipients. The awards recognize 11 individuals, institutions, projects, and events representing...

Ore. university gets on sustainability fitness plan

Ore. university gets on sustainability fitness plan

The renovation of the campus fitness center at Williamette University in Salem, Ore., has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The university says the upgrade of the Sparks Fitness Center included salvaging existing materials and installing...

N.C. university recognized for leadership in sustainability

North Carolina’s Elon University has been has been recognized for taking a bite out of sustainability. The school has been given the "A Green Apple a Day" award by the Piedmont-Triad Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Zero-emissions university building completed with help from students

Zero-emissions university building completed with help from students

A new building with exciting geometry and eco-friendly design is inspiring students at Leuphana University at Lüneburg, Germany. Architect Daniel Libeskind recently completed the New Central Building, a landmark university structure designed in collaboration with the students as part of...

Arizona State constructing green student pavilion, biodesign buildings

Arizona State constructing green student pavilion, biodesign buildings

Northeast of the Memorial Union on the Arizona State University-Tempe campus lays a hulking 74,650-foot construction site, where the Student Pavilion will be completed by August 2017. The structure will feature a new event space and office spaces for the...

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