• Recycling center achieves record triple certification

      The Orange Coast College Recycling Center is the first facility in the world to be honored by the U.S. Green Building Council for its triple certification achievement in sustainability. The triple certification includes LEED certification, the Sustainable SITES Initiative and TRUE Zero Waste certification. The facility was originally designed to achieve Silver LEED and […]

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  • Green Building Education Network launched

      The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is launching the NFRC Leaders Network to give engineers, architects, code officials and others involved in the sustainable and well-building supply chain access to the experts, data and science behind windows, doors and skylights. The NFRC Leaders Network is hosting the first Green Track Event on September 23 […]

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  • Green skyscrapers: when tall is sustainable

      When it comes to sustainability, skyscrapers usually have a bad reputation due to the amount of resources they consume to function. However, high-rise buildings can be green too. From iconic buildings like the Empire State Building (LEED Gold Certified) to the newest high tech constructions like Torre Reforma in Mexico City (LEED Platinum Certified), […]

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  • US Bank Stadium is the first professional sports venue to achieve LEED platinum certification using ARC platform

      The US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is the first professional sport venue to achieve LEED platinum certification using the ARC platform. “Sports bring people and communities together, and U.S. Bank Stadium is a space that not only unifies Vikings fans, but provides a healthy, green and high performing building for all to enjoy,” commented […]

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  • Residential green building sector grows 19%

      LEED-certified homes have grown 19% since 2017 and are at an all-time high, those are the highlights of a recent report by the US green Building Council. Nearly 500,000 single family, multifamily and affordable housing units are now LEED-certified. In the age of ever increasing and intimidating housing prices, green homes can provide a safe […]

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  • International LEED Zero certification awarded to US company’s headquarters

      Located in Little Rock (AR), the headquarters of Entegrity Energy is the second building in the world to get LEED Zero certification and the first in the United States. The original building designed in 1958 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 and awarded LEED Platinum certification, the previous top […]

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  • US Green Building Council looks for proposals to update LEED

    The US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a call for proposals to solicit feedback and concepts for the next version of LEED. LEED is updated through a continuous improvement process and with each new version the USGBC is evolving LEED’s approach and challenging the building sector to be more resource efficient and sustainable. The call for proposals is […]

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  • U.S. Green Building Council announces 2019 LEED Homes Awards

      The CAMBA Gardens Phase II, in Brooklyn (NY),  the Albany Damien Center, in Albany (NY), Brookfield Properties and the Holt Residence, in Providence (RI) are among the winners of the 2019 LEED Homes Awards. With these awards, the Green Building Council (USGBC) recognizes residential projects, developers and builders using LEED to improve quality of life for residents, […]

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  • New Hudson Yards arts center in Manhattan goes for LEED

    “The Shed”, Manhattan’s newest arts center opening in the Hudson Yards in April, 2019 features an innovative structure: a movable outer shell which deploys in five minutes and doubles the building’s footprint. The frame, clad in a durable and lightweight teflon-based polymer known as ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), has the thermal properties of insulating glass at […]

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