Chicago retail development receives LEED gold

Chicago retail development receives LEED gold

Three components of Chicago’s NEWCITY retail and residential complex have been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Located at 1538 N.

Old offices transformed with top environmental ratings

Owners of aging premium office towers up to 30 years old are achieving significant upgrades to their environmental ratings as they retrofit buildings to attract and retain key tenants. Well-known 30-year-old Rialto building in Melbourne, Australia, has received a 5.5...

Multifamily development L.A.’s first fully self-sufficient rentals

Multifamily development L.A.’s first fully self-sufficient rentals

In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Houston-based developer Hanover Co. spotted an opportunity to paint a new class of multifamily, sustainable housing into the city’s rapidly evolving skyline.

Fla. credit unions adds 2 green buildings

Suncoast Credit Union has opened two green buildings in Fort Myers, Fla., reports Florida Weekly. The Riverdale Service Center and the Southern Training Center neighbor each other on Palm Beach Blvd. “Both our training center and the new Fort Myers...

Montreal office building a city LEED-er

Montreal office building a city LEED-er

Montreal-based real estate developer Ivanhoe Cambridge’s Le 1500, a downtown Montreal office building, has been LEED certified in the category Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance by the Canada Green Building Council. Located with a direct connection to the McGill metro...

N.Y. apartment complex applauded for green expansion

N.Y. apartment complex applauded for green expansion

Peconic Landing has seen the future — and it's green. The Greenport, N.Y., apartment building’s new expansion has received a platinum-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, reports North Fork Patch....

Hoboken condo project offers green, sustainable lifestyle

Hoboken condo project offers green, sustainable lifestyle

In creating the homes at 118 Madison St., Chartier Group, in partnership with Pintak Development, has set out to not only achieve LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council but also to do so while crafting carefully considered,...

In the LEED: San Francisco hotels go green

In the LEED: San Francisco hotels go green

As their economic advantages become clearer, eco-friendly features matter more and more to the hospitality industry. Not only can these programs decrease building operating costs, but some studies also show that green features can boost revenue, too. Within the San...

Canadian hospital a 'golden' facility

Canadian hospital a 'golden' facility

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH) has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for new construction with the Canada Green Building Council, reports the Oakville Beaver. LEED is a nationally-recognized certification program for the design, operation and...

Michelin awarded LEED gold for Midwest distribution center

Michelin awarded LEED gold for Midwest distribution center

Michelin’s Midwest distribution center in Wilmington, Ill., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a press release. The LEED rating system is recognized as a benchmark for the...

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse earns energy recognition

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse earns energy recognition

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has been recognized for its energy efficiency and use of renewable energy by the Association of Energy Engineers after reducing consumption by 12.7 percent in the past decade. That’s according to a Wisconsin Department of...

Miami tower earns Florida green building certification

After meeting the sustainable standards established in the Florida Green High-Rise Residential Building certification program, Melody Tower in Miami has been certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition. The certification represents achievements in categories such as water conservation, indoor air...

University building helps people make healthier choices with smart design

University building helps people make healthier choices with smart design

George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health doesn’t just promote public health through teaching. Its smart design also steers people to make healthier everyday choices, reports Inhabitat. Boston-based Payette Architects and D.C.-based Ayers Saint Gross Architects designed the...

Duke's buildings among 'greenest' in higher education

Duke's buildings among 'greenest' in higher education

With all of the construction on the Duke University campus in recent years, it’s easy to focus on concrete being poured and steel being erected. But with every project, there’s a distinct aspect of sustainability many may not see. Duke...

Aldi earns LEED status for California HQ

Aldi earns LEED status for California HQ

Discount grocery chain Aldi has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmentally sustainable distribution center and regional headquarters in Moreno Valley, Calif., according to Progressive Grocer. "Aldi is taking...

Canadian community center uses technology to reduce energy consumption

The city of New Westminster has received LEED gold certification for the Queensborough Community Centre expansion, three years after the project was complete. Jim Lowrie, the Canadian city’s director of engineering, said the project started in 2010, was completed in...

Brooks building makes run at sustainability

Brooks building makes run at sustainability

In ultra environmentally-conscious Seattle, most builders put at least a couple sustainable features in their projects, but few have taken on the challenge of the city’s arduous Living Building Pilot Program. Brooks Running’s Seattle headquarters last week became only the...

University of Arizona facility earns highest LEED status

University of Arizona facility earns highest LEED status

The Environment and Natural Resources 2 building at the University of Arizona has achieved LEED platinum certification, the highest possible certification and one of the most distinguished sustainability designations in the country, according to the campus website. In the process,...

Pennsylvania university's green-roofed facility built using recycled construction waste

Pennsylvania university's green-roofed facility built using recycled construction waste

The University of Pennsylvania is welcoming students this semester to its newest campus building — the LEED silver-seeking New College House. The energy-efficient building is the school’s first purpose-built college house that will bring together undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff...

First net zero townhome development going up in Tempe

Wealth development firm Caliber has broken ground on a 32-unit net zero energy townhome community in Tempe, Ariz., according to a release. The new community, called The Roosevelt, is considered the city’s first green solar townhome development designed to achieve...

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