Chew on this: Ohio dining hall renovation helps students, environment

A recently renovated facility at Ohio University has become the Athens school’s first dining hall to achieve LEED certification. Nelson Court has received LEED silver certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), according to the Jackson County Times-Journal....

Butler University fieldhouse renovation scores big in sustainability

Butler University fieldhouse renovation scores big in sustainability

The old pool section of Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, which has been converted into a weight room, training center and administration offices, has received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the Indianapolis campus paper The...

Delta facility earns top LEED rating

The renovation of its existing headquarters building has earned Delta Electronics in Taiwan LEED’s top rating. The company’s facility recently was recognized with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification in the category of operation and maintenance of existing...

Ariz. distribution center a model of sustainability

Given its stated commitment to environmental stewardship and green practices, retail co-op Recreational Equipment Inc. went all out in designing its new distribution center. Rather than just throwing in extra insulation and adding a bike rack, the co-op, better known...

Hollywood office buildings take LEED spotlight

The office component of the Columbia Square mixed-use development project in Hollywood, Calif., have earned LEED gold certifications under the Core & Shell rating system created by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a press release. The 469,000-square-foot office...

Mass. college gets gold for going green

Mass. college gets gold for going green

Nichols College has made Worcester, Mass., a "greener" city, after being awarded gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award looks at different criteria to determine what advances certain buildings are making to become more "green." The U.S.

Silver Oak earns first LEED platinum certification for eco-friendly winery

Silver Oak earns first LEED platinum certification for eco-friendly winery

One of Napa, Calif.’s most recognized wine producers has been honored with top award for green building practices at its Oakville winery, according to industry website Wine Spectator. Taking energy-efficient winemaking to a new level, California Cabernet producer Silver Oak...

Northern Arizona University building saluted for energy-efficient lighting

Northern Arizona University building saluted for energy-efficient lighting

The Student and Academic Services building at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for its efficient use of lighting, reports the website American School and University. The facility, which opened in...

Developer experiments with eco-friendly net zero units in large rental complex

Developer experiments with eco-friendly net zero units in large rental complex

Houston-based developer Hanover Co. opened its third in a series of seven-story downtown Los Angeles apartment buildings in April.

Energy savings brewing at Ga. Dunkin' Donuts

Energy savings brewing at Ga. Dunkin' Donuts

The Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant that opened recently in Doraville, Ga., is the first in the Atlanta area to be part of the company’s DD Green program, reports The Champion newspaper. Started in 2014, DD Green is a certification program designed...

Chicago building taking on 'dynamic' challenge

Chicago building taking on 'dynamic' challenge

A Chicago office building is making strides on efficiency, in part because of a unique dynamic display that gives occupants real-time information on energy use. The U.S. Green Building Council unveiled the LEED Dynamic Plaque, which maintains running efficiency scores...

Infographic: Inside some of America's greenest buildings

The green building movement continues to blossom, becoming more and more a vital component in commercial building strategies. Many once considered the goal of building more energy-efficient buildings as too lofty. But as the clamor for a concerted change continues...

Toyota focusing on sustainability with new headquarters

When Toyota moves into its new $1 billion North American headquarters next year, the automaker will shrink its carbon footprint thanks to a 7.7-megawatt solar array. Upon completion, Toyota’s Plano, Texas, solar photovoltaic system will provide a quarter of the...

New Balance building vaults to platinum status

The New Balance World Headquarters building in Massachusetts has earned LEED platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s v2009 Core and Shell rating system. Located in Allston-Brighton, the 250,000-square-foot facility is the first in the U.S.

Report: Focus on energy-efficient buildings to create opportunities for global pump market

The global pump market to grow at a compounded annual rate of more than 5 percent through 2020, according to research from research firm Technavio. The study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global pump market for...

Conservatory's second 'Living Building' to be certified soon

Conservatory's second 'Living Building' to be certified soon

You need office space and classrooms for children with room for a few experiments -- just enough to put your hands in the earth and squiggle around. But you can't use any toxic construction materials.

Electrochromic glass creating comfortable environment for commercial office tenants in Colo.

Electrochromic glass SageGlass has been installed in a new LEED platinum-certified mixed-use property in downtown Boulder, Colo., according to a press release. The 28,910-square-foot, three-story sustainable building owned and developed by Unico Properties features ground-floor retail, as well as commercial...

Online course reveals faucets' link to water conservation

Online course reveals faucets' link to water conservation

Chicago Faucets now offers an online course, Commercial Faucets: The Hidden Link to Water Conservation, on the AEC Daily platform that focuses on understanding faucet design and installation considerations (e.g., aesthetics, technology) and their impact on water conservation. The course,...

L.A. museum proves to be golden

The $140 million museum The Broad has an unrivaled collection of contemporary art. Now it has something else: environmental credibility, according to the website DT News. Staff at the Los Angeles museum have announced that the 120,000-square-foot attraction has been...

Office nets Cayman's first LEED platinum designation

Office nets Cayman's first LEED platinum designation

The newly renovated and expanded Arch & Godfrey office has been awarded the highest level of certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, according to the Cayman Reporter. The designation marks...

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