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LEED hotel becomes Charleston's first

The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina has become Charleston, S.C.’s first LEED hotel, the resort announced. The new 92-room luxury hotel has been certified by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, which was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Ore. university gets on sustainability fitness plan

The renovation of the campus fitness center at Williamette University in Salem, Ore., has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The university says the upgrade of the Sparks Fitness Center included salvaging existing materials and installing...

Elementary serves as Florida county's 'green' model

The future of Orange County, Florida, school campuses can be found in the rural area of Zellwood. District leaders point to Zellwood Elementary, which serves less than 700 students in a rich farming history, as an example of the type...

N.C. university recognized for leadership in sustainability

North Carolina’s Elon University has been has been recognized for taking a bite out of sustainability. The school has been given the "A Green Apple a Day" award by the Piedmont-Triad Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Chicago sees progress, challenges with energy efficiency benchmarking

Large buildings throughout Chicago are getting more efficient, trimming energy costs and reducing emissions, according to recently released data from the city. However, the early data also suggest several major properties are still struggling to improve their energy performance as...

D.C. mixed-use building earns platinum honor

Wall Development Group’s innovative mixed-use project in Northeast Washington, D.C., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s highest honor. The facility received platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a press release.

NYC’s first WELL-certified office boasts health-boosting features

The new headquarters for Structure Tone, one of Manhattan’s largest construction firms, is the first building in New York City to be certified WELL, meaning that it’s deliberately designed to boost the well-being of the people inside it. The 82,000-square-foot...

Going green: Five office design trends to watch this year

Although office workers spend a large proportion of their time indoors when at work, companies do not always place a high priority on the design and interior features of their offices. Lobbies and meeting rooms typically get the most attention...

Hospitals can save millions with sustainability programs

More and more health care systems these days are focusing on sustainability to cut their imprints and save money. Hospitals are the second greatest commercial energy user behind commercial food services, according to advocacy group Practice Greenhealth, emitting roughly 8...

Outdated concrete building transformed Into sustainability standout

An abandoned Rhode Island property has been given new life through a transformation that has earned the structure, now an office building, LEED gold status. The 305,000-square-foot building had been vacant since 2009, reports Facility Executive. It was then turned...

New sustainable Sheetrock panels unveiled

USG Corp., a manufacturer of building products and solutions, has introduced a new environmentally friendly wallboard: Sheetrock Brand EcoSmart Panels. Developed to meet demand for sustainable building products, the product is built upon USG’s UltraLight technology that contractors prefer, now...

'Greening' old buildings increases sustainability

Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut recently devised a way to convert one of they city’s 1970’s apartment buildings into a sustainable complex. His plans, which still need approval, call for transforming the existing concrete structure into an energy producing building with...

Zero-emissions university building completed with help from students

A new building with exciting geometry and eco-friendly design is inspiring students at Leuphana University at Lüneburg, Germany. Architect Daniel Libeskind recently completed the New Central Building, a landmark university structure designed in collaboration with the students as part of...

Technopolis receives new LEED certifications

Technopolis has obtained gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificates for its new buildings in Finland and Lithuania. Technopolis, a developer and operator of a chain of 20 smart business parks in the Nordic-Baltic region, has invested strongly...

100 eco-conscious schools finalists in Superpower your School contest

One hundred environmentally conscious Canadian schools are one step closer to winning $25,000 in technology. Staples Canada has announced regional finalists for its 2017 Superpower your School Contest, which recognizes elementary and secondary schools that are helping the environment by...

Registration open for conference on refrigeration in marine, off-shore fisheries

ASHRAE, in partnership with other international organizations, has opened registration for a conference on Sustainable Management of Refrigeration Technologies in Marine and Off-Shore Fisheries Sectors. The event is set for April 6-8, 2017, in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference is co-organized...

Google's new green HQ gets go-ahead

After being unveiled in 2015, running into trouble and requiring a redesign, Google's new headquarters has been given the green light by Mountain View, Calif., city planners. The project is due to start construction later this year, according to New...

New lighting products shed light on patient rooms

Hubbell Lighting, a leader in lighting innovation, has unveiled two products the company says will improve the value of traditional fixtures in the patient rooms at health care facilities. While many current solutions were converted to solid-state from fluorescent, Hubbell...

6 buildings stand out among world’s healthiest

Forbes magazine has spotlighted six buildings around the world that go beyond LEED, WELL and Fitwell to push the limits of healthy buildings. All capitalize on technology to produce sustainable power and functionality. For example, Apple’s new headquarters in California,...

Tires used in permeable pavement tops 7.5 million pounds

Porous Pave recently marked an environmental milestone: surpassing 7.5 million pounds of recycled rubber used in manufacturing its permeable paving material. An eco-friendly green building product made in the United States, Porous Pave is a highly porous, durable and flexible...

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