3 CU buildings earn LEED gold

3 CU buildings earn LEED gold

Three University of Colorado Boulder buildings where missions center largely on sustainability all recently garnered recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council for the sustainable ways in which they were built and operate. The Sustainability, Energy and Environment Laboratory (SEEL)...

Transportation industry embraces sustainability, green building standards

Transportation industry embraces sustainability, green building standards

Transportation is one of the biggest drivers of CO2 emissions and also has the highest growth in CO2 emissions of any industry sector, according to a new report from the U.S. Green Building Council. Globally, in 2010, the transportation sector...

Sustainable landscaping project earns Idaho’s first SITES gold

HP Inc.’s Boise, Idaho, campus has been awarded gold under the Sustainable SITES Initiative rating system. The Sustainable Landscaping Project is the first to earn a SITES certification in Idaho and the first corporate campus in the world to be...

Utah basketball complex grabs LEED gold

Utah basketball complex grabs LEED gold

The University of Utah has scored its first athletics building to be LEED gold certified. The Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility, home to both men’s and women’s basketball, is officially a leader in sustainable design and energy efficiency, reports Utah Business.

Kentucky scores with stadium renovation

Kentucky scores with stadium renovation

Kroger Field, home of the University of Kentucky football team, has become the first venue for any sport in the Southeastern Conference to earn LEED certification. The stadium received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver for its high environmental...

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Sustainability and luxury haven’t always gone hand in hand, but Beijing’s new Hotel Éclat is an example of the two worlds colliding in the most wonderful way. As part of the city’s new LEED platinum-certified Parkview Green complex in the...

WaterBuild addresses many facets of water resilience

WaterBuild addresses many facets of water resilience

With the extreme weather events of the past month—hurricanes, floods, drought and wildfires—water resilience and water risk mitigation are top of mind. The WaterBuild Summit at next month’s Greenbuild Boston tackles those topics through discussions aimed at better using and...

Fort Lauderdale airport takes 'smart' approach to parking

Fort Lauderdale airport takes 'smart' approach to parking

Airports have long understood why smartly-designed buildings and systems that maximize efficiency and minimize environmental impact can boost their bottom line. Several U.S. airports have earned environmentally-focused recognition, such as the U.S.

Foundation's historic education center receives sustainability upgrade

Foundation's historic education center receives sustainability upgrade

The Sultana Education Foundation’s new center in Maryland has been awarded the highest LEED certification from the U.S.

Rhode Island adds SITES, LEED ND to Green Buildings Act

Rhode Island adds SITES, LEED ND to Green Buildings Act

Rhode Island has become the first state to include Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) its public policy after the Legislature passed a bill to expand its coverage to include public lands. The state Senate passed S-0952A/H-5427A, amending Rhode Island’s Green Buildings...

Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

It has been nearly nine years since the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre opened its doors, and it is still making waves for its green building design. The expansion wing of the facility has received a LEED platinum certification for existing buildings’ operation and maintenance.

Winnipeg school named Canada's greenest

Winnipeg school named Canada's greenest

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools has named Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. In the heart of a new neighborhood...

Beijing gets closer to nature with futuristic complex

Beijing gets closer to nature with futuristic complex

A new development in Beijing’s central business district is nearing completion. Comprising a series of multi-purpose buildings inspired by the country’s mountains and sea, Chaoyang Park Plaza – by MAD Architects – will offer an eye-catching new addition to the...

Boston office building earns LEED platinum

Boston office building earns LEED platinum

CBRE/New England announced that Boston’s 101 Seaport Boulevard has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest LEED rating level possible, reports the Boston Real Estate Times. The 440,000-square-foot 101 Seaport Boulevard Class A office tower is in Boston’s Seaport District...

Chinese village country's first to earn green parking designation

Chinese village country's first to earn green parking designation

West Village has earned Parksmart bronze, becoming the first project in China and the first outside the United States to receive the certification. The designation was awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the exclusive certification body for LEED and...

Ikea set to open Halifax store, touting it as Canada's most sustainable

Ikea set to open Halifax store, touting it as Canada's most sustainable

Ikea is set to officially open its only store in Atlantic Canada today as thousands from across the region are expected to descend upon the popular Swedish furniture chain's new Halifax-area location. The store in the Dartmouth Crossing retail district...

Condo Canada's first to receive LEED platinum

A Markham, Canada, condominium is "LEEDing" the way in sustainability and energy conservation. River Park Condominium, developed by the Markham-based Times Group, has achieved a LEED platinum certification and become the first condominium (10-story-plus building) in Canada to receive the...

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, has officially achieved LEED platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Toyota’s new campus is the largest commercial LEED platinum project in the state of Texas, to date, officials said in a release.

USGBC wants YOU to attend Green Business Boot Camp

USGBC wants YOU to attend Green Business Boot Camp

It is an exciting time in the green industry.  The U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Economic Impact Study recently found that the green construction growth rate is rapidly outpacing that of conventional construction.

Clinton to speak at Greenbuild 2017

Clinton to speak at Greenbuild 2017

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Exhibitions have announced that former President Bill Clinton will delivery a special keynote address at the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.  The keynote will take place Thursday, Nov.

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