Minn. college building receives 'golden' renovation

The renovation of a 70-year-old building on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota has been awarded the LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Renovation of the more than 27,000-square-foot Arthur H.

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

In recognition for achieving a high level of sustainability, the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of undergraduate residences Flaherty Hall and...

Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Chicago’s Malcolm X College recently received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its successful efforts to make the new building, opened in January 2016, a sustainable addition to the community, reports the Weekly Citizen. Leadership in...

Harvard facilities earn two LEED commercial certifications

Two recent renovation projects by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Extavour Laboratory and the Science Center - Cabot Library Project, mark the next phase in Harvard’s commitment to green buildings with their recent achievement of the first and second...

Pa. high school makes green-certification grade

Pa. high school makes green-certification grade

Lewisburg, Pa.'s new high school, which opened last year, has earned among the highest ratings given to new "green" facilities. Administrators at Lewisburg Area School District recently learned that the 181,000-square-foot high school earned LEED gold Certification, the second highest...

LEED for Cities grant program unveiled

LEED for Cities grant program unveiled

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) green building program, with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, have announced a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S.

Mass. lab earns LEED gold

Mass. lab earns LEED gold

The state’s transportation Research and Materials Lab off the Massachusetts Pike has been nationally recognized for its environmentally-friendly features. The state Department of Transportation facility, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and constructed in 2016, has achieved MassDOT’s first Leadership in...

Nutritional products maker's new HQ earns LEED gold

Nutritional products maker's new HQ earns LEED gold

Prolacta Bioscience, a leading provider of human milk-based neonatal nutritional products to hospitals, has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for its new headquarters. The 40,338-square-foot facility in Duarte, Calif., was recognized for its highly...

Florida becoming a greener campus

The University of Florida, known for its orange and blue colors, is quickly becoming green. The school is adding its 75th LEED-certified campus building with an addition to the Career Resource Center and Weil Hall, reports TV station WUFT. LEED...

Factbook reports gains in clean energy

Factbook reports gains in clean energy

The sixth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook provides an in-depth look at industry trends in energy efficiency and renewable energy over the past year. The book was released by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The U.S.

JFK terminal grabs LEED gold

JFK terminal grabs LEED gold

Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport has become the first air terminal in the United States to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance gold certification, according to the terminal’s...

Tennessee aquarium achieves LEED gold

Tennessee aquarium achieves LEED gold

Inside the walls of the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute’s freshwater field station, scientists are conducting vital research to better understand and protect the Southeast’s unparalleled diversity of aquatic life. When it comes to achieving the institute’s conservation mission, however, people...

Research center earns platinum status

Research center earns platinum status

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) has been awarded LEED platinum certification. The recognition is the highest environmental building achievement attainable by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), pushing the center a step closer to becoming a Net Zero Energy...

Romanian office building earns highest environmental award

Romanian office building earns highest environmental award

The Bridge, a new office project developed in Bucharest by Romanian company Forte Partners, received the LEED platinum certification, with the highest score awarded by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to a property in Romania, reports Romania Insider. LEED,...

Report shows how LEED helps achieve zero energy goals

Report shows how LEED helps achieve zero energy goals

The New Buildings Institute recently released its "Getting to Zero Status Update and List of Zero Energy (“ZE”) Projects for 2018," a compilation of almost 500 certified, verified and emerging zero energy projects in the U.S. and Canada. The report...

Report demonstrates how to achieve healthier, more resilient cities

Report demonstrates how to achieve healthier, more resilient cities

Delivering Urban Resilience, a new report authored by Capital-E, quantifies the range of costs and benefits for the adoption of citywide smart surface technologies in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and El Paso. “Cities are increasingly at risk from hurricanes and severe...

Colorado arts center earns LEED gold

Colorado arts center earns LEED gold

The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs’ Ent Center for the Arts recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, becoming the 10th campus building to hold the coveted designation. The building opened its doors to the campus Jan. 17, according to the school.

UL and USGBC Collaborate to Help Find Products that Contribute to LEED v4

UL and USGBC Collaborate to Help Find Products that Contribute to LEED v4

The collaboration advances UL and USGBC's shared goal of connecting people to healthier, more sustainable products and environments.

Canadian high school recognized for sustainable construction, energy savings efforts

Greater Victoria School District in Canada has registered its first official LEED gold certified building. Oak Bay High School was recognized by the Canada Green Building Council for its sustainable construction, reports Victoria News.

Mass. heads 2017 top 10 states for LEED

Mass. heads 2017 top 10 states for LEED

Annual ranking puts state at No. 1 for second straight year

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