MIAMI — Palm Court, the second phase of the Miami Design District expansion, has been certified LEED Gold for Core + Shell by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).Read more
NASHVILLE — First Tennessee Park in downtown Nashville has been awarded LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).Read more
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized Wells Fargo & Company, headquartered in San Francisco, as the green building leader among financial institutions.Read more
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — In anticipation of Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review released its sixth annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible colleges.Read more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge within the LEED green building program, the council announced on April 7.
The Living Building Challenge is touted as a program that sets the highest benchmarks for sustainability in the built environment. The move between the USGBC and the Living Building Challenge means that projects achieving energy and water requirements in the challenge will be considered as technically equivalent to LEED.Read more
DENVER — 1800 Larimer, the Denver Central Business District’s first high-rise office in more than 25 years, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).Read more
SAN DIEGO — A net-zero energy modular classroom project in the Oak Park Unified School District in San Diego has been honored with the U.S.Read more
CINCINNATI — The Greater Cincinnati Green Business Council (GCGBC) has received the 2015 Green Business Award for Green Advocacy from the Cincinnati Business Courier and the Cincinnati Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
The annual award recognizes an organization that provides educational awareness about sustainability. It was presented to the GCGBC in the nonprofit category in recognition of their waste management initiatives at a ceremony held on March 5.Read more
MERCED, Calif. — Sustainable practices at the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), have earned the school its 15th LEED certification for new construction and its first LEED certification for building operations and maintenance.Read more
WASHINGTON — A new poll released Feb. 25 found almost equal support from Republicans and Democrats of the LEED green building rating system.
Results from the nationwide poll released Feb. 25 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) found 79 percent of Republican Americans and 89 percent of Democrats support the use of LEED in buildings. A majority also supports the criteria LEED uses to rate a building’s sustainability, including saving money through energy and water efficiency.Read more