Penn State new residence hall, student union promote sustainability

Penn State new residence hall, student union promote sustainability

In August 2017, more than 200 Penn State Brandywine students will move into the campus’ new residence hall. In addition to providing students with space, comfort and social opportunities, the residence hall and the new student union will be LEED-certified...

Showroom receives major environmental certification

Kimball Office’s Washington, D.C., showroom has been awarded LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The showroom, designed by Perkins & Will, received the certification for energy and water usage, lighting and material selections, as well as...

Building becomes San Francisco's 30th LEED platinum structure

  A building developed by SKS Partners of San Francisco has become that city’s latest LEED platinum facility. The structure at 270 Brannan St. in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood was recently recognized with the honor by the U.S.

Office first in Colo. county to earn LEED platinum

Boulder County's St. Vrain Community Hub office building in Longmont, Colo., has achieved LEED highest rating. The facility earned platinum status U.S.

Checklist can help keep properties safe in winter

Nearing the halfway point in the fall season, winter and frigid temperatures get closer. Whether you’re a property manager, building owner or maintenance professional, you can never be too prepared for what the winter has in store. Preparation is the...

Technology helps commercial customers save thousands during California's worst drought

Technology helps commercial customers save thousands during California's worst drought

​Organizations throughout California have taken steps to reduce water consumption during what scientists have said is the state’s worst drought in recorded history. Two such organizations in Palo Alto – TIBCO Software and Cooley LLP – are participating in a...

4 tips for keeping commercial properties out of hot water this winter

4 tips for keeping commercial properties out of hot water this winter

With winter on the way, frozen cooling tower valves and pipe leaks are likely to wreak havoc on commercial property water usage. “As temperatures dropped below zero last year, we began receiving dozens of calls from property managers about their...

25 Bishop Ranch buildings earn LEED recertification

Bishop Ranch, the largest mixed-use business community in Northern California, has been re-awarded LEED gold and silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for 25 of its office buildings, according to a press release. One of the first...

University building helps people make healthier choices with smart design

University building helps people make healthier choices with smart design

George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health doesn’t just promote public health through teaching. Its smart design also steers people to make healthier everyday choices, reports Inhabitat. Boston-based Payette Architects and D.C.-based Ayers Saint Gross Architects designed the...

Parkland one of America's greenest hospitals

Parkland one of America's greenest hospitals

Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital has been named one of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review, reports CBS Local Media. Hospitals recognized have a variety of programs and initiatives in place to reduce their waste output, energy...

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.

Duke's buildings among 'greenest' in higher education

Duke's buildings among 'greenest' in higher education

With all of the construction on the Duke University campus in recent years, it’s easy to focus on concrete being poured and steel being erected. But with every project, there’s a distinct aspect of sustainability many may not see. Duke...

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...

Office Depot's global headquarters achieves gold status

Office Depot's global headquarters achieves gold status

Office Depot’s global headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., has been awarded gold re-certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system. “By achieving and maintaining Office...

Delhi airport honored for sustainability efforts

Delhi airport honored for sustainability efforts

Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL), a GMR Group-led consortium that built and manages Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), announced that its Terminal 3 has achieved a platinum rating from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The recognition was announced this...

3 water-savings tips for a greener fall

3 water-savings tips for a greener fall

Landscape irrigation accounts for 22 percent of water consumption on commercial properties, and up to 40 percent on multifamily properties. Here are three water saving tips property owners can use to help conserve water this fall, according to water conservation...

UAE hotels have significant potential for energy, water use savings

UAE hotels have significant potential for energy, water use savings

UAE hotels can experience significant energy and water savings through existing technologies, a new report says. The “Energy and Water Benchmarking for UAE Hotels” report by Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by...

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...

Aldi earns LEED status for California HQ

Aldi earns LEED status for California HQ

Discount grocery chain Aldi has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmentally sustainable distribution center and regional headquarters in Moreno Valley, Calif., according to Progressive Grocer. "Aldi is taking...

Sustainability center to provide exciting work environment for staff, students

Community representatives, students, faculty, staff and university officials were on hand recently for the official ground-breaking of the California State University-Northridge Associated Students Sustainability Center. The new facility will consist of a one-story 3,000-square-foot administrative building and a 5,000-square-foot covered...

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