Memphis site world's largest LEED platinum building for historic adaptive reuse

Memphis site world's largest LEED platinum building for historic adaptive reuse

Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tenn., has become the world's largest building to be awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for historic adaptive reuse, according to the Memphis architecture firm that worked on the project. The...

NYC tower tops LEED certification chart

NYC tower tops LEED certification chart

Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group’s 18 million-square-foot Hudson Yards project, the largest private real estate development in U.S.

Phoenix becomes LEEDing sustainable community

Phoenix becomes LEEDing sustainable community

The city of Phoenix has become one of the first cities to achieve Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design, LEED for Cities platinum certification, the world’s most widely used green building rating program. "Phoenix has earned a national reputation for...

NHL arena achieves Canadian LEED first

NHL arena achieves Canadian LEED first

Edmonton’s Rogers Place recently became the first National Hockey League (NHL) facility in Canada to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification, according to stadium officials. Since opening in 2016, the home arena of the Edmonton Oilers...

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

A new high-tech United States embassy building was recently completed in London. The billion-dollar project had been in the works for seven years and takes the form of a massive glazed cube supported atop colonnades, reports New Atlas. And the...

Penn State medical center honored for sustainability

Penn State medical center honored for sustainability

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has received two awards for its sustainable practices from the United States Green Building Council Central Pennsylvania (USGBC). The medical center received the honors at the Forever Green awards ceremony hosted by...

R.I. science building earns LEED gold in challenging feat

R.I. science building earns LEED gold in challenging feat

Forgive University of Rhode Island Director of Capital Projects Paul DePace for saying there’s been some alchemy going on at the Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. That’s because the 134,623-square-foot Beaupre Center has been certified LEED gold by...

Arlington earns nation’s first LEED For Communities platinum certification

Arlington earns nation’s first LEED For Communities platinum certification

County cited for setting goals, deploying strategies to improve residents' quality of life

Spectacular green roof tops Vancouver’s double LEED platinum convention center

Spectacular green roof tops Vancouver’s double LEED platinum convention center

Vancouver’s convention center doesn’t shy away from breaking records. Not only is the building home to Canada’s largest green roof, but it also recently became the world’s first double LEED platinum-certified convention center, reports Inhabitat. Vancouver Convention Centre West —...

Number of LEED-certified schools hits 2,000

Number of LEED-certified schools hits 2,000

Milestone spotlights several sustainability trends

Mass. business center earns LEED gold

Mass. business center earns LEED gold

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s North Campus Innovation District has struck gold again. The Pulichino Tong Business Center earned LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the school.

Johns Hopkins receives LEED gold for energy-conscious design, operations

Johns Hopkins receives LEED gold for energy-conscious design, operations

Malone Hall, a multi-functional space for students, engineers, scientists and medical researchers that opened on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood (Md.) campus in 2014, recently received a gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The internationally recognized...

Microsoft building new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

Microsoft building new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

Microsoft has started construction on its new campus in Silicon Valley designed to achieve net-zero, non-potable water certification as a response to California’s water shortage. The new 643,000-square-foot Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View will have an integrated water management...

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef research facility in the Florida Keys has become the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED gold-certified commercial building in Monroe County. The recognition honors the facility’s eco-friendly design and construction, reports SRQ Magazine. Mote’s Elizabeth...

Building sustainability, certification systems evolving

Building sustainability, certification systems evolving

With most of the American population spending an estimated 90 percent of their time indoors, ensuring the health and well-being of employees has become essential for modern-day businesses. While building certification systems have been around for more than a decade,...

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

More than 24,000 people from around the world attended Greenbuild 2017 earlier this month in Boston. The Boston Society of Architects/AIA, Informa Exhibitions, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of the 2017 ArchitectureBoston Expo and Greenbuild...

Wisconsin hospital earns gold environmental certification

Wisconsin hospital earns gold environmental certification

University of Wisconsin Health at The American Center has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first health care building in the state to do so. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

LEED gold-seeking SXSW headquarters breaks ground

LEED gold-seeking SXSW headquarters breaks ground

The multimedia behemoth South by Southwest (SXSW) has broken ground on its new “green” headquarters in downtown Austin. A block away from the city capitol, the building aims for LEED gold certification and will boast a large green roof, rain...

Winery building earns LEED gold

E. & J. Gallo Winery’s new Dry Creek Building in Modesto, Calif., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Boston's planned community to be lab for sustainable cities

Boston's planned community to be lab for sustainable cities

An abandoned naval air station south of Boston is the site of an experiment in how to build the sustainable cities of the future. Known as Union Point, it is a 1,400-acre parcel of land that overlaps three nearby towns....

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