Kent State center LEEDs connection between university, city

Kent State center LEEDs connection between university, city

The new Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design, on track to achieve the highest level of LEED certification, has opened. The soon-to-be LEED platinum certified structure in Kent, Ohio, is intended to link the Kent State campus with...

Jade Mountain first Caribbean LEED gold resort

Jade Mountain first Caribbean LEED gold resort

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Jade Mountain in St.

Companies announce collaborative investments to protect California's water future

Companies announce collaborative investments to protect California's water future

As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, 20 leading organizations have announced their collaborative support for critical projects designed to protect California's water future. Together the groups form the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC), according to a press...

Insurance giant ensures sustainable future

Insurance giant ensures sustainable future

Zurich North America has cut the ribbon on its new headquarters building in Schaumburg, Illinois. Many of the 3,000 employees and contractors who will work in the building contributed to the crowd sourcing of ideas regarding workspace features, the company...

Honeywell's headquarters a gold facility

Honeywell's headquarters a gold facility

Honeywell’s corporate headquarters has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is buildings and communities that will regenerate and sustain the health...

Wastewater a new frontier for water recycling

Wastewater a new frontier for water recycling

It is now possible to imagine a future in which highly treated wastewater will be plumbed directly into California homes as a new drinking water supply. On Sept. 8, the State Water Resources Control Board released a long-awaited report on the feasibility of so-called “direct potable reuse,” according to the website News Deeply.

N.C. prison receiving millions in sustainable upgrades

Ameresco, a provider of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies, is partnering with the the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as part of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to implement energy and water conservation measures at Federal Correctional...

Canadian community center uses technology to reduce energy consumption

The city of New Westminster has received LEED gold certification for the Queensborough Community Centre expansion, three years after the project was complete. Jim Lowrie, the Canadian city’s director of engineering, said the project started in 2010, was completed in...

University of Arizona facility earns highest LEED status

University of Arizona facility earns highest LEED status

The Environment and Natural Resources 2 building at the University of Arizona has achieved LEED platinum certification, the highest possible certification and one of the most distinguished sustainability designations in the country, according to the campus website. In the process,...

Pennsylvania university's green-roofed facility built using recycled construction waste

Pennsylvania university's green-roofed facility built using recycled construction waste

The University of Pennsylvania is welcoming students this semester to its newest campus building — the LEED silver-seeking New College House. The energy-efficient building is the school’s first purpose-built college house that will bring together undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff...

New solar-powered Massachusetts college center epitomizes green building

New solar-powered Massachusetts college center epitomizes green building

Hampshire College's new R.W. Kern Center in Massachusetts is about as sustainable as a building can be, according to the website Inhabitat.

Top energy rating awarded to Melbourne high-rise office building

Top energy rating awarded to Melbourne high-rise office building

A high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a 6-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating. The joint project...

Tenn. aquarium focuses on water conservation

Tenn. aquarium focuses on water conservation

Anna George wore a hard hat and reflective vest while she maneuvered around construction supplies and roamed the unfinished halls of the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute's new facility in Chattanooga. This 14,000-square-foot building is a work in progress, but the...

Northern Arizona University building saluted for energy-efficient lighting

Northern Arizona University building saluted for energy-efficient lighting

The Student and Academic Services building at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for its efficient use of lighting, reports the website American School and University. The facility, which opened in...

MGM adds another LEED gold property

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED gold certification (core and shell) to the restaurant corridor at The Park, MGM Resorts International's new outdoor dining and entertainment district, according to a press release. The Park is designed to provide a gathering place and oasis from the bustle of the Las Vegas Strip.

Hotel Pennsylvania wins national ENERGY STAR water conservation honor

New York's Hotel Pennsylvania has won the ENERGY STAR National Building Competition for demonstrating leadership in water conservation, according to a press release. The hotel competed against more than 1,600 buildings with the goal of reducing its water use and protecting the environment. The recognition was awarded by the U.S.

Anaheim Convention Center awarded LEED gold certification

Anaheim Convention Center awarded LEED gold certification

The Anaheim Convention Center, the largest convention center on the West Coast, has been awarded LEED gold certification, a designation reserved for the world’s highest performing and most sustainable buildings. The Anaheim Convention Center is the largest U.S. convention center...

Infographic: All states facing water issues

The ongoing water crisis in Michigan has been heavily chronicled. But the lead contamination is a frightening thought for many across the nation. If this new interactive map from Pelican Water is any indication, it seems that across the country water quality is much worse than the average citizen might believe.

Infographic: 10 ways to conserve water

Over the past 20 years, private businesses in the United States have joined forces with federal and local government to improve the efficiency of water systems, spending billions on infrastructure to reduce waste and save money. Despite their efforts, more...

11 green building materials that can rival concrete

11 green building materials that can rival concrete

Concrete holds cities together. From homes and apartment buildings to bridges, viaducts, and sidewalks, the material's importance to modern urban life is undeniable. But the production of commercial concrete materials releases tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into...

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