Green roofs helping Md. school district set gold standard for green schools

A new Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) elementary school, which has received LEED gold certification, and a revitalized MCPS high school are among the school district’s 12 buildings queued up for LEED certification in the coming months, according to a...

How to turn ‘going green’ into being in the black

How to turn ‘going green’ into being in the black

Many building owners and managers have begun implementing LEED green initiatives, assisting greatly in conserving our most precious resource: water. For commercial and multifamily, going green is a great initiative, reports water conservation firm WaterSignal. Using recent breakthroughs in green...

Nationals Park considered model for green sports

Nationals Park considered model for green sports

Since 2008, when the LEED silver Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., opened and brought major-league baseball back to the district, fans of the Washington Nationals have packed the stands. Located in Southeast near the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, the 41,546-seat...

Stryker Center earns green certification

Stryker Center earns green certification

The Stryker Center, home of Williamsburg (Va.) City Council, recently earned the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver certification, reports the Virginia Gazette. The certification verifies environmentally conscious building design. LEED is a certification that rates a building's sustainability.

Company plants its largest California green roof atop school

A 15,000-square-foot LiveRoof green roof on the newly opened Korematsu Middle School in California is reducing the school’s environmental footprint, providing a living model of sustainability best practices, reducing energy costs and improving air quality, according to a press release....

Recreation center a sustainability standout on Northern Kentucky campus

Recreation center a sustainability standout on Northern Kentucky campus

The renovation and expansion of Northern Kentucky University’s Campus Recreation Center has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the Northern Kentucky Tribune. The designation makes the center the “greenest” facility on campus and among the greenest in the region, the paper reports.

40-story Seattle building earns another sustainability milestone

Fourth & Madison, a 40-story Seattle office building developed by Hines and sold to the Teacher’s Insurance and Annuity Association of America in 2005, has received platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system for Existing Buildings....

Brewery earns historic sustainability designation

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Mills River plant in North Carolina has become the only U.S. production brewery to earn a platinum designation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), reports the website Hendersonville Lightning. The recognition is considered validation...

Infographic: Inside some of America's greenest buildings

The green building movement continues to blossom, becoming more and more a vital component in commercial building strategies. Many once considered the goal of building more energy-efficient buildings as too lofty. But as the clamor for a concerted change continues...

Milwaukee apartment building showcases green features throughout

To understand the new Sage on Prospect apartment building's sustainability, climb to the roof. It's a "blue roof," where rainwater pools and then slowly drains, long after the storm passes, to reduce the impact on the sewage system. Also, the...

San Diego airport lands sustainability award

The Green Build’s landside project at San Diego International Airport (SAN) recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision rating system’s platinum award, according to the website Aviation Pros. Owned by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the...

Jamaican university building region's first net zero energy structure

The University of the West Indies has broken ground on what eventually will be the Caribbean’s first net zero energy building. The $500,000 project on the Kingston, Jamaica, campus is intended to serve as a prototype for the construction of...

Global water metering market projected to grow to $7.5 billion annually by 2026

Global water metering market projected to grow to $7.5 billion annually by 2026

Water infrastructure worldwide is in need of major upgrades to improve efficiency. Globally, nearly one-third of water delivered by utilities is lost due to leakage, failure to accurately meter usage and theft, says infrastructure intelligence firm Northeast Group. Modernizing water...

Energy Department paper offers water management strategies

Manufacturers are increasingly trying to get a better handle on their water usage. Cutting water use can reduce costs, mitigate risks, and lessen environmental impacts.

Conservatory's second 'Living Building' to be certified soon

Conservatory's second 'Living Building' to be certified soon

You need office space and classrooms for children with room for a few experiments -- just enough to put your hands in the earth and squiggle around. But you can't use any toxic construction materials.

Temple University constructing massive green roof

Temple University constructing massive green roof

Temple University’s new library will feature one of Pennsylvania’s largest green roofs and other stormwater management systems that recently received more than $6.7 million in low-interest loan funding from the commonwealth, according to school website Temple Now. Gov. Tom Wolf...

'Living buildings' growing in western Massachusetts

'Living buildings' growing in western Massachusetts

In the construction industry, the most eco-friendly type of building has been LEED-certified. That’s where buildings get different ratings according to how well they conserve energy and other resources. Today, there’s a higher standard — the Living Building — which...

Birmingham terminal achieves LEED gold certification

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has been awarded LEED gold for new construction as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), according to the website Aviation Pros. The Birmingham Airport Authority achieved...

Farmers showcase sustainability efforts in interactive map

Farmers throughout Illinois are implementing conservation practices to keep nutrients on their fields and out of waterways. Just in time for Earth Day, an interactive map is helping those farmers tell their stories and encouraging other farmers to adopt similar...

Chicago airports' making green mark on community

Chicago airports' making green mark on community

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is celebrating Earth Week this week by shining the spotlight on many of the sustainability initiatives and accomplishments at O'Hare and Midway international airports. The CDA is committed to reducing its environmental impact on...

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