Washington quiet capital of sustainable design

Washington quiet capital of sustainable design

The nation’s capital long has been the center of the green building movement. The U.S.

Atlanta passes 100% clean energy resolution

Atlanta passes 100% clean energy resolution

Atlanta City Council earlier this week unanimously passed a resolution that commits the city to generating 100 percent of electricity consumed through renewable energy resources and associated technologies by 2035. The city’s own facilities would need to be powered by...

Eco-friendly Scottsdale Airport center opens

Eco-friendly Scottsdale Airport center opens

The Airport Operations Center at Scottsdale Airport has opened, serving as the hub for monitoring daily operations including safety, security and maintenance of the airfield. The building is a state-of-the-art facility and also environmentally friendly, according to a release from...

Sustainability meets arts at Las Vegas school

Sustainability meets arts at Las Vegas school

Just north of the famous Strip, downtown Las Vegas is home to a school where the arts and sustainability are putting on a show of their own. Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) is a recent winner of the...

Cincinnati opens world's first LEED platinum, net zero police station

Cincinnati opens world's first LEED platinum, net zero police station

Building replaces outdated facility constructed in 1907

Baylor school means business with sustainability

Baylor school means business with sustainability

A new badge of honor is now on display at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, home of the nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The facility, which opened to faculty and students in August 2015,...

China mall earns top environmental award

China mall earns top environmental award

Malls used to be all about shopping, but as air quality becomes one of the top concerns globally, some of them have set out to become urban retreats. Beijing's Parkview Green, a complex that includes offices, a shopping mall, an...

Green Business Certification Inc. continues expansion in Europe

Green Business Certification Inc. continues expansion in Europe

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, has opened a European office to facilitate the LEED program throughout the region, according to a press release. Through rigorous certification and...

Industry groups to publish unified green building model code in 2018

Industry groups to publish unified green building model code in 2018

A partnership among the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, the International Code Council, the American Institute of Architects, the Illuminating Engineering Society and the U.S. Green Building Council is continuing to work toward unification of ASHRAE's Standard...

LEED helps schools achieve better health, learning for students

LEED helps schools achieve better health, learning for students

Where we learn matters. Globally, one in eight individuals sets foot in a school every day. School buildings have an enormous impact on people and the environment. School facilities also directly affect student learning, student and staff health and school...

Green buildings can help fight climate change

Green buildings can help fight climate change

Earth Day is a yearly reminder of people’s responsibility to protect the environment, and changing how we build is a clear chance for to help fight climate change. 2016 was the hottest year since recording started in 1880, and the...

Net positive energy office taking shape in Canada

Net positive energy office taking shape in Canada

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new office development aiming to be one of the most energy efficient in Canada. What will be a LEED platinum, net-positive office building...

Kohler store first U.S. retail space recognized under new LEED guidelines

The Kohler Signature Store by First Supply has become the nation’s first retail space to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification under the new LEED v4 guidelines, according to a press release. The U.S. Green Building...

Mass. health plan earns top environmental honors for Boston office

Mass. health plan earns top environmental honors for Boston office

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) recently received top honors from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the design of its corporate headquarters, making it the largest project in New England and 12th largest in the nation...

What you need to know about the LEED AP exams

What you need to know about the LEED AP exams

In today’s global job market, those earning a LEED AP designation are recognized as experts with a deep technical background in a specific LEED rating system and sustainable building codes, principles and practices. With green construction expected to account for...

Ill. private school receives LEED platinum for new wing

Ill. private school receives LEED platinum for new wing

Evanston private school Chiaravalle Montessori received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum certification — the organization’s highest level of environmental building — for its North Wing addition, according to a news release. The wing, which cost $7 million and...

Mall first in Peru to achieve LEED status

InOutlet Premium Lurín has become the first Peruvian mall to obtain LEED certification. The silver certification illustrates facility owner Parque Arauco’s commitment to sustainable building, officials said. "We have been able to conceptualize, build and operate a sustainable shopping center...

Multifamily Reuse Project Aiming for LEED Gold

Multifamily Reuse Project Aiming for LEED Gold

While many of the best breakthrough designs start from the ground up, others adapt the old to make something completely new.

New city capitalizes on green buildings

New city capitalizes on green buildings

Green development has traditionally ranked low in the Philippines’ priority list, but increasing demand from multinational companies is now driving a surge in LEED-registered buildings, according to the Manila Standard. LEED, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is...

Parkview Green first project in China to engage with Arc

Parkview Green first project in China to engage with Arc

Parkview Green in Beijing has became mainland China’s first mixed-use LEED platinum building in 2009. Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification possible, yet the team behind Parkview Green was soon considering what should come next. It's now the...

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