Infographic: How LEED has changed face of U.S. construction

The green building industry has grown considerably in just the last few years. Helping lead the way for builders, designers and others focused on constructing high-performance structures has been Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED. The program has...

Hyatt Regency Delhi receives historic environmental designation

Hyatt Regency Delhi has become one of the few hotels in Delhi to earn LEED platinum certification. “With this, Hyatt Regency Delhi establishes itself as one of the few global leaders for energy and environment design,” said Aseem Kapoor, general...

Costa Rican HQ earns LEED gold

The new Costa Rican headquarters of Establishment Labs, a global medical device company focused on aesthetic technologies with a strong emphasis on product development and innovation, has received U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

Solar helps innovative affordable housing earn LEED platinum

Selma Community Housing, a residential development in Hollywood featuring 66 affordable family homes, has achieved LEED for Homes platinum certification, according to a release. Playing a key role in the designation, officials said, was a solar water heating system that...

Air Force museum soars to LEED gold

Air Force museum soars to LEED gold

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s fourth building has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, museum officials have announced. The $40.8 million, 224,000-square-foot building, privately financed by the Air Force Museum Foundation Inc., opened in...

Italian city first sign on to LEED for Cities in Europe

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED green building rating system, and Green Business Certification Inc.

Savannah convention center earns LEED gold

Savannah convention center earns LEED gold

The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center has been awarded LEED gold certification for existing buildings by the U.S.

Houston data center city's first to achieve coveted green certification

Houston data center city's first to achieve coveted green certification

The Houston Skybox One Data Center has been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a release. The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston and one of a handful in...

Light rail station achieves LEED gold

Light rail station achieves LEED gold

Sound Transit's Angle Lake light-rail station has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The designation results from Sound Transit's use of sustainable practices in the construction and design of the...

Net Zero Zone returning to Greenbuild 2017

Net Zero Zone returning to Greenbuild 2017

The popular Net Zero Zone, a first-of-its-kind in a major trade show, will return this fall to the world’s largest green building conference. Greenbuild 2017 is set for Nov. 8-10 in Boston. “With microgrid market growth significantly outpacing forecasts made...

Commercial office space green building on rise

Commercial office space green building on rise

Study shows LEED or Energy Star certifications now at 38 percent

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

What once was a medical building in Independence, Mo., is now a sustainability standout. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the new Independence Utilities Center with a highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, according to a press release.

Northern Arizona Science and Health building deemed LEED gold

Northern Arizona Science and Health building deemed LEED gold

Northern Arizona University’s Science and Health building, one of the newest additions to the Flagstaff campus, has been deemed a gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified building — bringing the total number of LEED certified buildings on...

LEED helps combat climate change

LEED helps combat climate change

The Earth's climate is changing, and 97 percent of climate scientists agree that it is likely due to human activities. So where does that leave the building industry? Buildings account for more than one-quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs),...

Energy Innovation Center earns top energy-saving award

Energy Innovation Center earns top energy-saving award

Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center has been certified LEED platinum. The 200,000-square-foot classical revival building, built in 1930 as the Connelley Trade School, was repurposed and opened in 2015 as the EIC, reports Pittsburgh Business Times. It hosts apprenticeships, co-working space,...

Manitoba marks LEED certification milestone

Manitoba marks LEED certification milestone

Manitoba recently marked a LEED milestone. The Canadian province has completed 100 certified projects. Totaling 601,753 square meters of space, the certifications represent Manitoba's greenest and most sustainable buildings, with 72 certifications in Winnipeg, six in Brandon and the remaining...

ICC Sydney gets gold for sustainability

ICC Sydney gets gold for sustainability

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney),has been awarded LEED gold, recognizing its all-encompassing approach to sustainability, reports Conference and Meetings World. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ratings system, developed by the U.S.

Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower

Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower

Dubai Airports has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings of its air traffic control facility at Dubai World Central (DWC). The facility, spread across 19,880 square meters...

When it comes to green, Chicago's takes lead

When it comes to green, Chicago's takes lead

Chicago's offices have gone green. The Windy City now has the highest percentage of certified LEED or Energy Star office buildings, 66 percent, among the 30 largest real estate markets in the U.S., according to a study published by CBRE...

Twitter refurbishes aging Dublin building, earns LEED honor

Twitter refurbishes aging Dublin building, earns LEED honor

Twitter is tweeting loudly about its recently green building recognition. The company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, earned LEED platinum level certification for a repurposed building, reports Irish Building. The facility at Cumberland Place is one of the few office...

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