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

Mass. business center earns LEED gold

Mass. business center earns LEED gold

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s North Campus Innovation District has struck gold again. The Pulichino Tong Business Center earned LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the school.

Johns Hopkins receives LEED gold for energy-conscious design, operations

Johns Hopkins receives LEED gold for energy-conscious design, operations

Malone Hall, a multi-functional space for students, engineers, scientists and medical researchers that opened on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood (Md.) campus in 2014, recently received a gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The internationally recognized...

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef research facility in the Florida Keys has become the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED gold-certified commercial building in Monroe County. The recognition honors the facility’s eco-friendly design and construction, reports SRQ Magazine. Mote’s Elizabeth...

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

More than 24,000 people from around the world attended Greenbuild 2017 earlier this month in Boston. The Boston Society of Architects/AIA, Informa Exhibitions, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of the 2017 ArchitectureBoston Expo and Greenbuild...

Wisconsin hospital earns gold environmental certification

Wisconsin hospital earns gold environmental certification

University of Wisconsin Health at The American Center has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first health care building in the state to do so. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

Winery building earns LEED gold

E. & J. Gallo Winery’s new Dry Creek Building in Modesto, Calif., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Early-stage energy modeling assesses building performance

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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