Fort Collins building earns platinum honor

Fort Collins building earns platinum honor

Fort Collins Utilities’ new administration building has been recognized as one of the most energy efficient buildings in the state. The building in Colorado has received platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation from the U.S. Green Building Council,...

USGBC Statement on Withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement

USGBC Statement on Withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement

We are facing an important crossroads, and America must keep building.

Nine more countries join LEED Earth campaign

Nine more countries join LEED Earth campaign

Nine new countries have certified their first LEED project or their first LEED v4 platinum building, as represented in U.S. Green Building Council’s ongoing LEED Earth campaign, designed to accelerate the uptake of green building and LEED throughout the world....

Green organizations team to accelerate green building in Canada

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) have signed an agreement to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc.

Office plaza earns LEED platinum recertification

For the second time, the home of real estate investment firm Watt Cos. has earned the highest possible LEED certification, attaining platinum status from the U.S.

San Francisco aims for 'triple zero' airport

San Francisco aims for 'triple zero' airport

San Francisco Airport (SFO) has embarked on a journey to become the first “triple zero” airport campus in the world. The charge in the facility’s five-year strategic plan to achieve zero net energy, carbon neutrality and zero waste-to-landfill requires new...

2 D.C. hotels land gold ratings

2 D.C. hotels land gold ratings

Two Washington, D.C., hotels have earned prestigious LEED gold ratings. The dual-brand Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton have been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a press release. The achievement was given for...

Study: Major job growth from energy-saving tax incentive

As many as 77,000 new design and construction jobs would be created annually over 10 years – along with almost $7.4 billion more in annual GDP – if Congress and the Trump Administration continue an important energy efficiency tax policy,...

LEED in Motion: Europe highlights region's growth

LEED in Motion: Europe highlights region's growth

GBCI, the certifying body for all projects participating in the globally recognized LEED green building rating system, opened its newest office in Europe last week. In conjunction with the launch, GBCI released LEED in Motion: Europe, an overview of LEED...

USGBC to honor top LEED homebuilders

USGBC to honor top LEED homebuilders

Did you work on a truly exemplary green single- or multi-family home in 2016? Are you a developer or homebuilder who has gone above and beyond with LEED? If so, the U.S. Green Building Council wants to turn the spotlight...

Birmingham airport soars to new sustainability standard

Birmingham airport soars to new sustainability standard

The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport has been awarded LEED gold for new construction as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Business Certification. LEED is the preeminent program for design, construction and operation of high-performance green...

Washington, D.C., heads list of top cities for sustainable workplaces

Washington, D.C., heads list of top cities for sustainable workplaces

Facilities managers play a critical role in conserving energy and water, maintaining air quality and using sustainable products in overseeing the daily operations of an office building. In recognition of World FM Day 2017, Sodexo assessed the top metropolitan areas...

Webinars focus on improving sustainable building design

Webinars focus on improving sustainable building design

USGBC offers a resource for LEED project teams on prevention through design via a set of two webinars available on Education @USGBC. The concept of "prevention through design" asks LEED project teams to consider and incorporate measures that prevent occupational...

Nashville apartment complex hits high note with LEED gold

Nashville apartment complex hits high note with LEED gold

Green building officials are signing the praises of an apartment complex in the home of country music. The Terra House Apartments in Nashville, Tenn., has achieved LEED gold certification under LEED for Homes. The complex is a 194-­unit, mixed-use apartment building on they city’s Rolling Mill Hill, according to a release from the U.S.

Collaboration to accelerate green building growth through LEED in Seoul

Collaboration to accelerate green building growth through LEED in Seoul

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – the creators of the LEED green building program – and the Seoul Metropolitan Government signed an agreement to accelerate LEED, the most widely used green building rating system in the world, in Seoul,...

Texas building's platinum status celebrated

The Houston Advanced Research Center has celebrated the opening of its new green headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. HARC President Lisa Gonzalez said the new 18,000-square-foot building has been a long time coming for the organization, reports Community Impact. It...

Pharmaceutical company's headquarters earns LEED platinum certification

Pharmaceutical company's headquarters earns LEED platinum certification

Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ headquarters in New Haven, Conn., has earned the LEED platinum certification, one of less than 15 structures in the state to receive the highest level of green building certification. The building achieved certification for commercial interiors, according to...

New research supports business case for LEED

New research supports business case for LEED

Both LEED and Energy Star labels are reliable indicators of high-performing buildings, recent research indicates. Several new studies have been released that bolster the evidence supporting the business case for LEED. In each study, researchers explored energy-related and economic outcomes...

Washington Gas facility earns LEED gold

The new Northwest Station Fleet Facility of Washington Gas has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). From the outset, Washington Gas worked to verify and document that the Rockville, Md., building and all of its...

Kan. town, destroyed by twister, focuses on resiliency with LEED

Kan. town, destroyed by twister, focuses on resiliency with LEED

A decade after being flattened by an EF-5 twister, the town of Greensburg, Kan., has rebuilt itself into a high-performance community. In fact, it has become a model for what green building can do, reports the U.S. Green Building Council....

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