Parking points now boost LEED project scores

Parking points now boost LEED project scores

Parksmart traffic flow strategies and wayfinding systems deliver a parking experience that eliminates needless emissions and frustration.

USGBC-LA adopts Discovery Garden as 2018 project

USGBC-LA adopts Discovery Garden as 2018 project

The Legacy Project is now an annual gift from the USGBC-LA to a local community, a permanent project providing an enduring means of service and education.

Standalone ice arena shoots and scores first LEED Platinum rating

Standalone ice arena shoots and scores first LEED Platinum rating

1,400 solar panels will generate 40% of the building’s electrical needs.

Subaru opens zero landfill, LEED-certified headquarters

Subaru opens zero landfill, LEED-certified headquarters

Subaru will also transfer its "Love Garden" from Cherry Hill to Camden, where employees grow produce for donation to local food banks.

Green infrastructure options available to state legislators

State legislators have opportunities to advance sustainability through policy that helps transform the way communities are designed, built and operated. The U.S. Green Building Council’s new Green Infrastructure Menu of State Policy Options includes a range of leading legislative options for state lawmakers.

Utilities can help support LEED ambitions

Utilities can help support LEED ambitions

LEED is guiding design teams to work early in the process to set energy targets and to study optimal system configurations for their designs. Beyond the prerequisite standard performance needed to achieve LEED certification, the Optimize Energy Performance credit affords...

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

The nearly 400,000 military veterans in Colorado will soon have a new Veterans Affairs-managed hospital to seek medical attention – and a green one at that.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District declared the construction of the new campus substantially complete in January 2018.

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

The new main building at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been awarded LEED platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., which opened in December 2017, is one of just five new...

LEED aligns with California green building codes

LEED aligns with California green building codes

With California leading the way, many cities, counties and states are adopting green building strategies as mandatory requirements in local codes.

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

An apartment building in Clarendon, Va., has earned LEED platinum status from the United States Green Building Council, the first multifamily community in Arlington County to do so. Ten at Clarendonis a luxury apartment building with live-work spaces on the...

Sustainable complex earns LEED first for Malta

A recently opened office block on Malta’s Tigné Point has been awarded LEED gold accreditation, the first development on the peninsula of the Mediterranean island nation to earn the recognition. The honor, officials said, confirms The Centre’s commitment to achieving...

Orioles stadium hits environmental home run

Orioles stadium hits environmental home run

The grass and seats aren’t the only things green about Camden Yards. Oriole Park has become the first existing Major League Baseball stadium to be awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, reports The Baltimore Sun....

Bowling Green renovation earns LEED-ing recognition

A renovation at Bowling Green State University has earned a top environmental honor. The revamp of University Hall recently received LEED gold recognition, according to a release from the school. The renovation, designed by BHDP Architecture, welcomed students in fall...

Irish eyes smiling: Notre Dame earns LEED honor

Irish eyes smiling: Notre Dame earns LEED honor

A University of Notre Dame facility has earned a top environmental award. McCourtney Hall, a facility dedicated to research in the molecular sciences and engineering, received LEED gold certification, according to the school. The 220,000-square-foot building, which opened in 2016,...

Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building

Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building

DePauw University’s new Hoover Dining Hall has received LEED gold certification, making it the campus’ third facility to earn the designation. Dedicated in October 2016, Hoover Hall is a 48,600-square-foot dining hall. The $32 million project, which took 29 months...

Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er

Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er

Doosan Bobcat North America's Acceleration Center — a key engineering facility for all Bobcat compact equipment — is now Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. The Bismarck, N.D., facility is currently one of only a few test lab...

USGBC builds on LEED with version 4.1

USGBC builds on LEED with version 4.1

The U.S. Green Building Council has unveiled the next step for the LEED rating systems: LEED v4.1. This incremental step in the evolution of the world’s green building rating system is key in achieving the goal of green buildings and...

Infographic: How LEED rating systems develop

Infographic: How LEED rating systems develop

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a certification program that provides independent verification of a building’s green features. The program encourages the design, construction, operation and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings.

Atlanta airport first to earn LEED for Communities pre-certification

Atlanta airport first to earn LEED for Communities pre-certification

The nation's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, has become the world’s first airport to be awarded precertification under the LEED for Communities program. As part of a larger effort at the airport, the Department of Aviation’s Planning and Development (P&D)...

Canadian community earns platinum certification

Canadian community earns platinum certification

A mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development in Victoria, British Columbia, recently earned a major environmental recognition.

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