Staggered volumes help make Slate building energy-efficient marvel

Staggered volumes help make Slate building energy-efficient marvel

Portland, Oregon’s new mixed-use development, known as Slate, consists of a shifting stack of volumes that reflect the vibrancy and complexity of the neighborhood. The development, designed by Works Progress Architecture for co-developers Urban Development Partners and Beam Development, earned...

Colleges can lead climate change fight

Colleges can lead climate change fight

As bastions of knowledge, progress, and innovation, colleges are often at the forefront of the battle against climate change, striving to implement energy efficiency, clean energy and sustainability curricula and programs. When college campuses engage in the green movement, they...

Disclosing, optimizing materials chosen for a project can earn LEED v4 points

Disclosing, optimizing materials chosen for a project can earn LEED v4 points

Product selection is a critical piece of an architect’s job. The more they learn about what is contained within the products chosen for buildings, the more they understand how important product selection can be. With the increasing emphasis on materials...

Infographic: How LEED has changed face of U.S. construction

The green building industry has grown considerably in just the last few years. Helping lead the way for builders, designers and others focused on constructing high-performance structures has been Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED. The program has...

Pittsburgh's PNC Plaza relies on ventilation for efficiency

Pittsburgh's PNC Plaza relies on ventilation for efficiency

When PNC Bank asked Gensler to build its Pittsburgh headquarters as the world’s greenest high-rise, the design firm’s San Francisco office surveyed the competition worldwide to assess the state of the art in high-performance design. They even visited projects in...

Hyatt Regency Delhi receives historic environmental designation

Hyatt Regency Delhi has become one of the few hotels in Delhi to earn LEED platinum certification. “With this, Hyatt Regency Delhi establishes itself as one of the few global leaders for energy and environment design,” said Aseem Kapoor, general...

Costa Rican HQ earns LEED gold

The new Costa Rican headquarters of Establishment Labs, a global medical device company focused on aesthetic technologies with a strong emphasis on product development and innovation, has received U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

Solar helps innovative affordable housing earn LEED platinum

Selma Community Housing, a residential development in Hollywood featuring 66 affordable family homes, has achieved LEED for Homes platinum certification, according to a release. Playing a key role in the designation, officials said, was a solar water heating system that...

Air Force museum soars to LEED gold

Air Force museum soars to LEED gold

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s fourth building has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, museum officials have announced. The $40.8 million, 224,000-square-foot building, privately financed by the Air Force Museum Foundation Inc., opened in...

Italian city first sign on to LEED for Cities in Europe

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, and Green Business Certification Inc.

Savannah convention center earns LEED gold

Savannah convention center earns LEED gold

The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center has been awarded LEED gold certification for existing buildings by the U.S.

Houston data center city's first to achieve coveted green certification

Houston data center city's first to achieve coveted green certification

The Houston Skybox One Data Center has been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a release. The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston and one of a handful in...

10 ways to advance campus carbon neutrality

The movement toward carbon neutrality has picked up steam as university leaders recognize the importance of campus sustainability as a major factor in student recruitment. Across industries and across the globe, facility management executives have been rising to the challenge...

New Hampton Maid Motel units receive sustainability honor

New Hampton Maid Motel units receive sustainability honor

Eight motel units recently completed at the Hampton Maid in Hampton Bays, Mass., have been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The award is the second highest rating available for...

Light rail station achieves LEED gold

Light rail station achieves LEED gold

Sound Transit's Angle Lake light-rail station has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The designation results from Sound Transit's use of sustainable practices in the construction and design of the...

Net Zero Zone returning to Greenbuild 2017

Net Zero Zone returning to Greenbuild 2017

The popular Net Zero Zone, a first-of-its-kind in a major trade show, will return this fall to the world’s largest green building conference. Greenbuild 2017 is set for Nov. 8-10 in Boston. “With microgrid market growth significantly outpacing forecasts made...

Commercial office space green building on rise

Commercial office space green building on rise

Study shows LEED or Energy Star certifications now at 38 percent

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

What once was a medical building in Independence, Mo., is now a sustainability standout. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the new Independence Utilities Center with a highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, according to a press release.

Northern Arizona Science and Health building deemed LEED gold

Northern Arizona Science and Health building deemed LEED gold

Northern Arizona University’s Science and Health building, one of the newest additions to the Flagstaff campus, has been deemed a gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building — bringing the total number of LEED certified buildings on...

LEED helps combat climate change

LEED helps combat climate change

The Earth's climate is changing, and 97 percent of climate scientists agree that it is likely due to human activities. So where does that leave the building industry? Buildings account for more than one-quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs),...

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