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.

Mass. health plan earns top environmental honors for Boston office

Mass. health plan earns top environmental honors for Boston office

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) recently received top honors from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the design of its corporate headquarters, making it the largest project in New England and 12th largest in the nation...

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

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...

Architects upcycle waste into chic office space

Architects upcycle waste into chic office space

Tiny budgets can be hard to work with, but they often help us become more creative by necessity. That’s what happened for Indian architecture firm Design Work Group (DWG), which was asked to convert an old building into software company...

Retail furniture industry has sustainability opportunities

Countless people strive to be more eco-friendly these days. The retail furniture industry is no different. The good news is that the benefits of such practices don’t end with the environment; sustainable design and manufacturing is often far cheaper than...

Konami Gaming renovation hits jackpot with sustainability award

Konami Gaming renovation hits jackpot with sustainability award

Konami Gaming Inc., a global leader in casino gaming and systems, has been awarded the 2016 NAIOP Southern Nevada Spotlight Award for Sustainable/Green Building for the recently-completed expansion of its Las Vegas headquarters, reports the website Facility Executive. The honor...

 100-year-old campus building achieves LEED Gold

100-year-old campus building achieves LEED Gold

Dallas Hall is the first academic building on a Texas university campus and only the second 100-year-old building in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification.

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