Green Business Certification Inc. continues China expansion

Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the exclusive organization certifying all LEED projects worldwide, has opened a new office in Shanghai. Through rigorous certification and credentialing standards, GBCI drives adoption of green building and business practices through LEED and other green...

China college strikes LEED gold

Schwarzman College has earned LEED gold certification under new construction, according to a release. On the campus of Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious universities, Schwarzman College opened in 2016. Designed by Robert A.M.

Dow, USGBC team to support sustainable cities, promote energy efficiency

Dow Building Solutions, a global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products division, is collaborating with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to deliver solutions that contribute to building more sustainable communities and cities. The goal of the collaboration is to...

Va. environmental center certified LEED platinum

The Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) Environmental Center has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Of the 2,364 LEED-certified buildings in Virginia, only 2 percent (51) are LEED platinum...

USGBC premieres human health podcast

USGBC premieres human health podcast

Every story about a building is a story about people. That’s a common mantra within the U.S.

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

The Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, joining Kresge Centennial Hall as a Northwestern University building to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest green building rating. Opened...

Manhattan office tower joins LEED ranks

Takenaka Corp.’s 27-story Heron Tower, a boutique office building in Manhattan’s Plaza District, has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Currently under Cushman & Wakefield’s management, a team comprising Property Manager Joseph McCausland and Chief Engineer...

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

A refurbished building in downtown Fayetteville, Ark., has earned the highest LEED certification, the only such designation awarded in the state during 2017, reports the Fayetteville Flyer. 15 North Church, home to local architecture studio Modus Studio, Specialized Real Estate...

Construction underway on efficient Colorado residence hall

Construction underway on efficient Colorado residence hall

Construction is well underway on a new energy-efficient residence hall at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The 178,000-square-foot Williams Village East facility is being built according to LEED gold standards, with such renewable energy features as solar panels, LED...

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

A glass-clad office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, N. J., has earned the highest level of LEED certification. J.E.

Memphis site world's largest LEED platinum building for historic adaptive reuse

Memphis site world's largest LEED platinum building for historic adaptive reuse

Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tenn., has become the world's largest building to be awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for historic adaptive reuse, according to the Memphis architecture firm that worked on the project. The...

A look back at 2017

A look back at 2017

With 2018 upon us, this past year set the stage for further advancements in green and sustainable building

NYC tower tops LEED certification chart

NYC tower tops LEED certification chart

Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group’s 18 million-square-foot Hudson Yards project, the largest private real estate development in U.S.

Phoenix becomes LEEDing sustainable community

Phoenix becomes LEEDing sustainable community

The city of Phoenix has become one of the first cities to achieve Leadership in Environmental Energy and Design, LEED for Cities platinum certification, the world’s most widely used green building rating program. "Phoenix has earned a national reputation for...

NHL arena achieves Canadian LEED first

NHL arena achieves Canadian LEED first

Edmonton’s Rogers Place recently became the first National Hockey League (NHL) facility in Canada to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification, according to stadium officials. Since opening in 2016, the home arena of the Edmonton Oilers...

Penn State medical center honored for sustainability

Penn State medical center honored for sustainability

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has received two awards for its sustainable practices from the United States Green Building Council Central Pennsylvania (USGBC). The medical center received the honors at the Forever Green awards ceremony hosted by...

R.I. science building earns LEED gold in challenging feat

R.I. science building earns LEED gold in challenging feat

Forgive University of Rhode Island Director of Capital Projects Paul DePace for saying there’s been some alchemy going on at the Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. That’s because the 134,623-square-foot Beaupre Center has been certified LEED gold by...

Arlington earns nation’s first LEED For Communities platinum certification

Arlington earns nation’s first LEED For Communities platinum certification

County cited for setting goals, deploying strategies to improve residents' quality of life

Spectacular green roof tops Vancouver’s double LEED platinum convention center

Spectacular green roof tops Vancouver’s double LEED platinum convention center

Vancouver’s convention center doesn’t shy away from breaking records. Not only is the building home to Canada’s largest green roof, but it also recently became the world’s first double LEED platinum-certified convention center, reports Inhabitat. Vancouver Convention Centre West —...

Number of LEED-certified schools hits 2,000

Number of LEED-certified schools hits 2,000

Milestone spotlights several sustainability trends

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