Romanian office building earns highest environmental award

Romanian office building earns highest environmental award

The Bridge, a new office project developed in Bucharest by Romanian company Forte Partners, received the LEED platinum certification, with the highest score awarded by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to a property in Romania, reports Romania Insider. LEED,...

Report shows how LEED helps achieve zero energy goals

Report shows how LEED helps achieve zero energy goals

The New Buildings Institute recently released its "Getting to Zero Status Update and List of Zero Energy (“ZE”) Projects for 2018," a compilation of almost 500 certified, verified and emerging zero energy projects in the U.S. and Canada. The report...

Colorado arts center earns LEED gold

Colorado arts center earns LEED gold

The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs’ Ent Center for the Arts recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, becoming the 10th campus building to hold the coveted designation. The building opened its doors to the campus Jan. 17, according to the school.

Canadian high school recognized for sustainable construction, energy savings efforts

Greater Victoria School District in Canada has registered its first official LEED gold certified building. Oak Bay High School was recognized by the Canada Green Building Council for its sustainable construction, reports Victoria News.

China hospital first to earn LEED gold

A Chinese hospital has become the country’s first health care facility to earn LEED gold certification. Jiahui International Hospital in Xuhui District was recognized in the area of health care construction, reports Shine. Built and promoted by USGBC (U.S. Green...

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

Several buildings at the University of Virginia are being renovated with modern amenities and being upgraded to become more sustainable and higher performing. In fact, the school’s new president won’t be moving into the traditional presidential hall in August. That...

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...

Trio of Nebraska college buildings earn LEED gold

Nebraska’s Metropolitan Community College has had three of its buildings earn LEED gold status, reports radio station U.S. 92. The designations were for the Construction Education Center, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology and Career and Academic Skills Center. LEED is designated by the United States Green Building Council.

China LEEDing nation outside U.S.

China LEEDing nation outside U.S.

Nation has more than 47 million gross square meters of certified space

Green Business Certification Inc. continues China expansion

Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the exclusive organization certifying all LEED projects worldwide, has opened a new office in Shanghai. Through rigorous certification and credentialing standards, GBCI drives adoption of green building and business practices through LEED and other green...

China college strikes LEED gold

Schwarzman College has earned LEED gold certification under new construction, according to a release. On the campus of Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious universities, Schwarzman College opened in 2016. Designed by Robert A.M.

Dow, USGBC team to support sustainable cities, promote energy efficiency

Dow Building Solutions, a global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products division, is collaborating with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to deliver solutions that contribute to building more sustainable communities and cities. The goal of the collaboration is to...

Va. environmental center certified LEED platinum

The Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) Environmental Center has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Of the 2,364 LEED-certified buildings in Virginia, only 2 percent (51) are LEED platinum...

USGBC premieres human health podcast

USGBC premieres human health podcast

Every story about a building is a story about people. That’s a common mantra within the U.S.

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

The Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, joining Kresge Centennial Hall as a Northwestern University building to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest green building rating. Opened...

Manhattan office tower joins LEED ranks

Takenaka Corp.’s 27-story Heron Tower, a boutique office building in Manhattan’s Plaza District, has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Currently under Cushman & Wakefield’s management, a team comprising Property Manager Joseph McCausland and Chief Engineer...

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...

Construction underway on efficient Colorado residence hall

Construction underway on efficient Colorado residence hall

Construction is well underway on a new energy-efficient residence hall at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The 178,000-square-foot Williams Village East facility is being built according to LEED gold standards, with such renewable energy features as solar panels, LED...

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

A glass-clad office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, N. J., has earned the highest level of LEED certification. J.E.

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