USGBC-LA adopts Discovery Garden as 2018 project

USGBC-LA adopts Discovery Garden as 2018 project

The Legacy Project is now an annual gift from the USGBC-LA to a local community, a permanent project providing an enduring means of service and education.

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

The new main building at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been awarded LEED platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., which opened in December 2017, is one of just five new...

Sustainable 'Smart City' grows in Thailand

Sustainable 'Smart City' grows in Thailand

When it launched in July 2015, WHIZDOM 101 in Bangkok, Thailand, was dubbed “The Great Good Place.” The project, officials said, represented a step into the future and was designed to be a one-stop world for a person’s every need,...

Green tower sprouting in Singapore features vegetation inside, out

Green tower sprouting in Singapore features vegetation inside, out

Being in nature, or even having a view of it, can help soothe the soul and make us feel calmer.

Green office covered with native plants rescued on-site

Green office covered with native plants rescued on-site

Ho Khue Architects has created an office space in Da Nang infused with lush native greenery. The Vietnam-based firm constructed the Modern Village Office on an old lot that was covered in native plants. Inspired by the plants’ resilience, the...

Tennessee aquarium achieves LEED gold

Tennessee aquarium achieves LEED gold

Inside the walls of the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute’s freshwater field station, scientists are conducting vital research to better understand and protect the Southeast’s unparalleled diversity of aquatic life. When it comes to achieving the institute’s conservation mission, however, people...

Solar helps power Vans headquarters to environmental honor

Solar helps power Vans headquarters to environmental honor

Less than a year after moving in, the new corporate headquarters of shoe-maker Vans has earned a top environmental award. The facility in Costa Mesa, Calif., received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest standard for...

Vertical gardens greening European cities

Vertical gardens greening European cities

Central London hotel Athenaeum has seven stories of lush greenery winding up a corner, while the entire side of Madrid museum and cultural center, the CaixaForum, is blanketed in plants and flowers. In Paris, the entrance to the Musée du...

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans to build a new energy efficient campus in California. The tech giant has chosen BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to design its new campus, reports New Atlas. BIG previously designed the company’s Charleston East and London facilities. The newest...

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

A refurbished building in downtown Fayetteville, Ark., has earned the highest LEED certification, the only such designation awarded in the state during 2017, reports the Fayetteville Flyer. 15 North Church, home to local architecture studio Modus Studio, Specialized Real Estate...

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Two Seattle-area Better Buildings Challenge partners have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their successful energy-efficient upgrade achievements at the King County International Airport and the local Shari's in Lynnwood, Wash. Through the Better Buildings Challenge,...

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.

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...

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...

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...

5 steps to greener groundskeeping

5 steps to greener groundskeeping

Sustainability is more popular than ever, and forward-thinking environmental practices can no longer be ignored. As a result, many facility management executives continue to move toward sustainable landscapes as a part of an overall commitment to social responsibility in their...

Beijing gets closer to nature with futuristic complex

Beijing gets closer to nature with futuristic complex

A new development in Beijing’s central business district is nearing completion. Comprising a series of multi-purpose buildings inspired by the country’s mountains and sea, Chaoyang Park Plaza – by MAD Architects – will offer an eye-catching new addition to the...

Smart city infrastructure going green

Smart city infrastructure going green

Thanks to more examples of successful implementations, new technology and a steadily increasing body of evidence about benefits, there is growing interest in the use of green infrastructure to manage issues such as stormwater, pollution and rising temperatures, as well...

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, has officially achieved LEED platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Toyota’s new campus is the largest commercial LEED platinum project in the state of Texas, to date, officials said in a release.

Renovated Florida facility earns sustainability honor

Renovated Florida facility earns sustainability honor

When the University of Florida budgeted $18.9 million for Newell Hall renovations, it penned in sustainability expenses. The university’s eco-friendly efforts were realized when the 24/7 study center received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold-level certification, said Dustin...

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