Parking Spot recognized for sustainability

The Parking Spot, the nation's largest owner and operator of near-airport parking properties, has received the Project ICARUS National Gold Medal for its companywide sustainability efforts, the company announced. Awarded by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation's Project ICARUS...

Energy Innovation Center earns top energy-saving award

Energy Innovation Center earns top energy-saving award

Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center has been certified LEED platinum. The 200,000-square-foot classical revival building, built in 1930 as the Connelley Trade School, was repurposed and opened in 2015 as the EIC, reports Pittsburgh Business Times. It hosts apprenticeships, co-working space,...

Manitoba marks LEED certification milestone

Manitoba marks LEED certification milestone

Manitoba recently marked a LEED milestone. The Canadian province has completed 100 certified projects. Totaling 601,753 square meters of space, the certifications represent Manitoba's greenest and most sustainable buildings, with 72 certifications in Winnipeg, six in Brandon and the remaining...

Hotels worldwide going green with LEED

Hotels worldwide going green with LEED

As environmental awareness continues to increase and environmental responsibility becomes increasingly important for businesses, hotels around the world are getting in on the green trend. More and more hotels are promoting themselves as being certified green by the Leadership in...

ICC Sydney gets gold for sustainability

ICC Sydney gets gold for sustainability

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney),has been awarded LEED gold, recognizing its all-encompassing approach to sustainability, reports Conference and Meetings World. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ratings system, developed by the U.S.

Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower

Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower

Dubai Airports has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings of its air traffic control facility at Dubai World Central (DWC). The facility, spread across 19,880 square meters...

Best in sports, sustainability honored

Best in sports, sustainability honored

The Green Sports Alliance recently presented its annual Environmental Leadership Award and Environmental Innovators of the Year awards, the highlight of its annual Green Sports Celebration. The awards, now in their sixth year, recognize and celebrate the best in sports...

When it comes to green, Chicago's takes lead

When it comes to green, Chicago's takes lead

Chicago's offices have gone green. The Windy City now has the highest percentage of certified LEED or Energy Star office buildings, 66 percent, among the 30 largest real estate markets in the U.S., according to a study published by CBRE...

Twitter refurbishes aging Dublin building, earns LEED honor

Twitter refurbishes aging Dublin building, earns LEED honor

Twitter is tweeting loudly about its recently green building recognition. The company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, earned LEED platinum level certification for a repurposed building, reports Irish Building. The facility at Cumberland Place is one of the few office...

Indian IT building earns second highest green rating

Indian IT building earns second highest green rating

The SIERRA ODC building looks like any other IT office from the outside. No posh or massive structure, but if you enter the office complex of this Coimbatore, India-based IT solutions company, you realize what “green building” means. The facility...

Bradenton subdivision earns highest level of green certification

Bradenton subdivision earns highest level of green certification

Mirabella at Village Green has been recognized for its sustainability. The United States Green Building Council awarded the first 70 completed and occupied homes in the 55-plus adult community in Bradenton, Fla., with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum...

Johnson Controls’ Asia Pacific headquarters LEED, EDGE certified

Johnson Controls’ Asia Pacific headquarters LEED, EDGE certified

Johnson Controls’ new Asia Pacific headquarters has achieved both LEED platinum and EDGE green building certifications, according to Green Business Certification Inc. Johnson Controls is among a select group of projects to receive both LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental...

D.C. United announce $25 million record PACE deal

D.C. United announce $25 million record PACE deal

Washington, D.C.’s professional soccer team has closed on the nation’s largest clean-funding deal. D.C. United, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Energy and Environment announced the $25 million private clean energy funding package for installation of state-of-the-art energy and...

San Diego park stepping up environmental game

San Diego park stepping up environmental game

San Diego’s Balboa Park is now home to 10 LEED buildings as part of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership’s (BPCP) vision to become an exemplar of sustainable practices, according to a release. Parks around the globe have been exploring sustainability...

New Belgium Brewing earns three LEED certifications

New Belgium Brewing has earned a trio of LEED certifications on all three of its Asheville, N.C., facilities: Liquid Center tasting room (platinum), Brewery (gold) and Distribution Center (silver). A number of innovative features are incorporated into the design of...

San Francisco Public Utilities shows off Living Machine

San Francisco Public Utilities shows off Living Machine

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) headquarters is taking water conservation to a new level. Although various decentralized wastewater treatment technologies exist throughout the world, the SFPUC’s Living Machine is the first treatment system to combine these technologies and...

Hawaii Community College earns LEED platinum

Hawaii Community College’s Pālamanui campus has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest rating possible in the sustainable building program, according to the school. The school “is committed...

Songdo IBD first to earn LEED for Communities precertification

Songdo IBD first to earn LEED for Communities precertification

Songdo International Business District (Songdo IBD), home to nearly 50,000 residents and 50,000 jobs, has become the first to earn precertification using LEED for Communities, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities address...

Overstock.com HQ earns LEED gold certification

Overstock.com HQ earns LEED gold certification

Overstock.com’s corporate headquarters, known as Peace Coliseum, has been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, reports Home Furnishings Building. The LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the foremost program for buildings, homes and...

Eco-friendly ‘green’ district launched in Detroit

Eco-friendly ‘green’ district launched in Detroit

Detroit earlier this month officially launched a “green” building district in the city that aims to significantly curb energy use, water consumption and transportation greenhouse gas emissions. Officials gathered at NextEnergy to celebrate the Detroit 2030 District, a private-public partnership...

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