Indian IT building earns second highest green rating

Indian IT building earns second highest green rating

The SIERRA ODC building looks like any other IT office from the outside. No posh or massive structure, but if you enter the office complex of this Coimbatore, India-based IT solutions company, you realize what “green building” means. The facility...

Bradenton subdivision earns highest level of green certification

Bradenton subdivision earns highest level of green certification

Mirabella at Village Green has been recognized for its sustainability. The United States Green Building Council awarded the first 70 completed and occupied homes in the 55-plus adult community in Bradenton, Fla., with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum...

Johnson Controls’ Asia Pacific headquarters LEED, EDGE certified

Johnson Controls’ Asia Pacific headquarters LEED, EDGE certified

Johnson Controls’ new Asia Pacific headquarters has achieved both LEED platinum and EDGE green building certifications, according to Green Business Certification Inc. Johnson Controls is among a select group of projects to receive both LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental...

Cincinnati Zoo paves way in green, sustainable efforts

Cincinnati Zoo paves way in green, sustainable efforts

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was named the greenest zoo in America in 2010. Since then, the zoo has pioneered several green initiatives, projects and programs that continue to make it a leader in animal conservation and sustainability, reports...

San Diego park stepping up environmental game

San Diego park stepping up environmental game

San Diego’s Balboa Park is now home to 10 LEED buildings as part of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership’s (BPCP) vision to become an exemplar of sustainable practices, according to a release. Parks around the globe have been exploring sustainability...

New Belgium Brewing earns three LEED certifications

New Belgium Brewing has earned a trio of LEED certifications on all three of its Asheville, N.C., facilities: Liquid Center tasting room (platinum), Brewery (gold) and Distribution Center (silver). A number of innovative features are incorporated into the design of...

San Francisco Public Utilities shows off Living Machine

San Francisco Public Utilities shows off Living Machine

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) headquarters is taking water conservation to a new level. Although various decentralized wastewater treatment technologies exist throughout the world, the SFPUC’s Living Machine is the first treatment system to combine these technologies and...

Hawaii Community College earns LEED platinum

Hawaii Community College’s Pālamanui campus has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest rating possible in the sustainable building program, according to the school. The school “is committed...

Songdo IBD first to earn LEED for Communities precertification

Songdo IBD first to earn LEED for Communities precertification

Songdo International Business District (Songdo IBD), home to nearly 50,000 residents and 50,000 jobs, has become the first to earn precertification using LEED for Communities, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED for Cities and LEED for Communities address...

Overstock.com HQ earns LEED gold certification

Overstock.com HQ earns LEED gold certification

Overstock.com’s corporate headquarters, known as Peace Coliseum, has been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, reports Home Furnishings Building. The LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the foremost program for buildings, homes and...

Eco-friendly ‘green’ district launched in Detroit

Eco-friendly ‘green’ district launched in Detroit

Detroit earlier this month officially launched a “green” building district in the city that aims to significantly curb energy use, water consumption and transportation greenhouse gas emissions. Officials gathered at NextEnergy to celebrate the Detroit 2030 District, a private-public partnership...

Western Michigan hall garners highest green building ranking

Western Michigan hall garners highest green building ranking

Western Michigan University's historic Heritage Hall has earned platinum status, the highest ranking possible, in the Leadership in Environment and Energy Design—LEED—system, which is the nation's most widely used green building ranking. The University was notified earlier this month by...

Five ways data drives green performance

Five ways data drives green performance

When it comes to sustainability, data is ushering in a new era of green performance. Thanks to the digital age, our ability to capture data is virtually limitless and the information we gather has the ability to drive better decisions — economically, socially and environmentally. Over the last two decades, the U.S.

Greenbuild 2017 registration open

Greenbuild 2017 registration open

Registration is open for the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Greenbuild is presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned by Informa Exhibitions.

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Step foot in the Randa Logistics building in the Gateway Commerce Center in Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and it appears typical of the giant distribution centers in the area: long aisles of tall shelving with people scurrying about in a...

USGBC, Chinese developer team to promote sustainability

USGBC, Chinese developer team to promote sustainability

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed a strategic partnership with Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties, the world’s largest property company and one of China’s strongest advocates of sustainable building construction, to spur sustainable practices in the county. The partnership...

Design headquarters earns landmark certification

Design headquarters earns landmark certification

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters office has gone double platinum in a landmark achievement. The facility is the first space in the world to achieve both platinum-level certification for the WELL Building Standard (WELL) under WELL v1...

Denver apartments earn LEED gold

Denver apartments earn LEED gold

A Denver apartment building has earned LEED gold certification, according to a release. Coda Apartments was developed by Zocalo Community Development and Principal Real Estate Investors. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the United...

University of Kentucky means business; earns LEED gold

University of Kentucky means business; earns LEED gold

The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Building has been certified LEED gold by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Fla. health care campus earns LEED gold

Fla. health care campus earns LEED gold

Lakeland Regional Health’s recently opened Grasslands campus has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which recognizes buildings that are designed and built and operated “for improved environmental and human health performance.“ Construction of the Grasslands campus...

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