Early-stage energy modeling assesses building performance

The demand for high-performing buildings is increasing, according to the National Institute of Building Sciences. That demand compels key stakeholders to consider all available sustainable methodologies and technologies at their disposal. One powerful technique for assessing the performance of a building is whole-building energy modeling.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium first pro stadium to earn LEED platinum

Mercedes-Benz Stadium has earned LEED platinum certification, the first professional sports stadium to do so. Home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United of MLS and many of the world’s top sports and entertainment events, Mercedes-Benz Stadium obtained more points...

USGBC to adopt RELi building standard

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will formally adopt RELi, a resilient construction standard initially developed in 2012 by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability, Perkins + Will and others, the organization announced in a release last week at...

Tyson closes Greenbuild 2017

In a talk both humorous and sober and touching on topics as diverse as the Three Little Pigs, the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and the earth as seen from space, astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson closed Greenbuild 2017...

Report: LEED in China accelerating

A newly published report from CBRE and USGBC shows that as Chinese builders move in accordance with the nation’s 13th Five Year Plan, green building space is expected to reach two billion square meters by 2020, up from current estimates...

Center for Green Schools marks 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since the U.S. Green Building Council launched the National Green Schools Campaign alongside partners at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) event, committing to a vision of green schools for every child. That same year, USGBC...

N.H. bank earns LEED gold

The Manchester, N.H., headquarters of St. Mary’s Bank has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. The rating system, developed by the U.S.

Indonesian plant recognized for sustainability

H.B. Fuller has strengthened its sustainability and innovation credentials with LEED gold certification at its newest manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia, the company announced. The new, state-of-the-art facility designed to disposable hygiene product industry standards, is one of three facilities...

Clinton: Going green helps all ideologies

Former President Bill Clinton, in Boston to address attendees of Greenbuild 2017, the world’s largest green building and sustainability conference, gave a wide-ranging speech Thursday that touched on global warming and energy-efficient buildings — with references to the nation’s political...

LEED changing city planning

LEED isn't just a way to create individual greener buildings. Beyond energy-efficient structures with smaller carbon footprints, green building now means greener communities, greener cities and a global effort to fight climate change. Local leaders and city planners are using...

Medical product manufacturer's facility earns LEED platinum

Global medical product manufacturer priMED Medical Products Inc. (priMED) has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification for its priMED Mosaic Centre. The priMED Mosaic Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is touted as the world’s northernmost net-zero energy commercial building, according to a release.

Greenbuild 2017 kicks off Wednesday

The world’s largest green building and sustainability event gets underway on Wednesday in Boston with a presidential and scientific feel. Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is expected to attract more than 20,000 people from around the world – builders, architects,...

Office, retail building receives prestigious accolades for sustainability

Brunswig Square, a mixed-use development in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo neighborhood, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification and gold Wired Certification, its owners announced in a release. An office/retail building, Brunswig Square is distinguished...

Pakistan’s first LEED-certified construction chemical plant launched

Sika, a Swiss construction chemical manufacturing company, expanded has expanded its footprint with a new manufacturing plant that has earned LEED status. The fully automated manufacturing facility is Pakistan’s first-ever LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified construction chemical...

Manufacturing facility earns LEED gold

The North American Uponor Headquarters Annex manufacturing facility has achieved LEED gold certification, according to a release. The new 90,000-square-foot building supports the lean manufacturing operations for Uponor’s PEX plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating and cooling, hydronic piping,and pre-insulated piping...

Greenbuild International Conference to be held in Europe in 2018

Greenbuild, the renowned green building conference, will be held in Europe in April 2018, officials announced. The event will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin from April 17-18 and the call for proposals is now open at...

Data center takes top LEED honor

The Portland, Ore., facility of Infomart Data Centers, a national wholesale data center provider, has achieved LEED platinum certification. , the highest rating offered by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Infomart Portland is the first data center in Oregon...

Cal Poly Pomona earns California's first green parking certification

Cal Poly Pomona has earned the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification for a parking structure in California. Parking Structure 2 earned a bronze certificate from Parksmart, which is a component of the U.S Green...

3 CU buildings earn LEED gold

Three University of Colorado Boulder buildings where missions center largely on sustainability all recently garnered recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council for the sustainable ways in which they were built and operate. The Sustainability, Energy and Environment Laboratory (SEEL)...

Transportation industry embraces sustainability, green building standards

Transportation is one of the biggest drivers of CO2 emissions and also has the highest growth in CO2 emissions of any industry sector, according to a new report from the U.S. Green Building Council. Globally, in 2010, the transportation sector...

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