Infographic: How LEED rating systems develop

Infographic: How LEED rating systems develop

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a certification program that provides independent verification of a building’s green features. The program encourages the design, construction, operation and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings.

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,...

Atlanta airport first to earn LEED for Communities pre-certification

Atlanta airport first to earn LEED for Communities pre-certification

The nation's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, has become the world’s first airport to be awarded precertification under the LEED for Communities program. As part of a larger effort at the airport, the Department of Aviation’s Planning and Development (P&D)...

Canadian community earns platinum certification

Canadian community earns platinum certification

A mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development in Victoria, British Columbia, recently earned a major environmental recognition.

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.

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...

Infographic: Advancing net zero

Infographic: Advancing net zero

The World Green Building Council has released an infographic highlighting key information relating to its global project, Advancing Net Zero. The project, which calls for 100 percent net zero carbon buildings by 2050, was launched in 2016 and has already...

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...

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

China soon will add the world’s highest skybridge to its skyline. The Raffles City Chongqing project under construction in southwest China, reports New Atlas. Developer CapitaLand's reference to the skybridge as a horizontal skyscraper is an exaggeration, but a forgivable one. Named the Conservatory, the structure measures 984 feet in length.

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...

Pa. high school makes green-certification grade

Pa. high school makes green-certification grade

Lewisburg, Pa.'s new high school, which opened last year, has earned among the highest ratings given to new "green" facilities. Administrators at Lewisburg Area School District recently learned that the 181,000-square-foot high school earned LEED gold Certification, the second highest...

LEED for Cities grant program unveiled

LEED for Cities grant program unveiled

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) green building program, with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, have announced a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S.

Mass. lab earns LEED gold

Mass. lab earns LEED gold

The state’s transportation Research and Materials Lab off the Massachusetts Pike has been nationally recognized for its environmentally-friendly features. The state Department of Transportation facility, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and constructed in 2016, has achieved MassDOT’s first Leadership in...

Nutritional products maker's new HQ earns LEED gold

Nutritional products maker's new HQ earns LEED gold

Prolacta Bioscience, a leading provider of human milk-based neonatal nutritional products to hospitals, has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for its new headquarters. The 40,338-square-foot facility in Duarte, Calif., was recognized for its highly...

Investor Confidence Project rolls out certification, training through GBCI

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, is now administering certifications for commercial and multifamily projects pursuing the Investor Confidence Project’s (ICP) Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification....

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...

Factbook reports gains in clean energy

Factbook reports gains in clean energy

The sixth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook provides an in-depth look at industry trends in energy efficiency and renewable energy over the past year. The book was released by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The U.S.

JFK terminal grabs LEED gold

JFK terminal grabs LEED gold

Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport has become the first air terminal in the United States to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance gold certification, according to the terminal’s...

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...

Research center earns platinum status

Research center earns platinum status

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) has been awarded LEED platinum certification. The recognition is the highest environmental building achievement attainable by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), pushing the center a step closer to becoming a Net Zero Energy...

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