C.W. Driver Completes Net-Zero Construction of Alpine Library

ALPINE, Calif. — C.W. Driver Companies, based in Pasadena, Calif., has completed construction on one of San Diego County’s first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings, the Alpine Library in Alpine. C.W.

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Crisler Center Earns LEED Gold

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — The University of Michigan’s Crisler Center achieved LEED Gold certification on June 3, 2013. The arena, originally built in 1966, was expanded and renovated in order to more effectively promote and accommodate the University of Michigan’s various athletic programs.

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Café Renovation Increases Efficiency

PHILADELPHIA — A café at the University of Pennsylvania’s business school recently received LEED Gold certification, a part of the design firm’s overall plan to increase the efficiency of the hall.

Joe’s Cafe, the Wharton School’s LEED Gold for Commercial Interiors project, is located in Steinberg Hall – Dietrich Hall, which houses administration, several academic department offices, Wharton faculty offices, conference rooms, and teaching spaces.

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BlueCross Headquarters Earns LEED Gold

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield’s headquarters in Tennessee, which includes 950,000 square feet of office space, recently received LEED Gold certification.
 
Bob Worthington, chief strategy officer for BlueCross, said the company always had the desire to incorporate certain sustainable design attributes into the new corporate campus.
 
“Our master planning goals always included sustainability, innovation and wellness,” Worthington said.

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$34 Million UON Building Awarded LEED Gold

OMAHA, Neb. — The University of Nebraska at Omaha achieved LEED Gold certification for Mammel Hall, the new home to the College of Business Administration and the first building in the University of Nebraska system to achieve LEED Gold.
 
The $34 million, 120,000-square-foot building opened in August 2010 after about two years of construction.
 
The building’s green features include a community-based design, access to public transportation, and daylight in 75 percent of the rooms.

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Austin’s Tallest Building Awarded LEED Gold

AUSTIN, Texas — Not only is Thomas Properties’ Frost Tower the largest high-rise office building, it’s also the first downtown structure to receive LEED Gold certification.
 
"Achieving the USGBC’s Existing Building certification is a challenging and time-consuming process that requires a great deal of historical property performance information," says John Kelley, vice president of property management w

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