Browsing the "LEED certification" Tag

What is LEED? – Introduction

August 21st, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

This is the first post in a series about the LEED rating system for green buildings.   LEED stands for [&hellip


Guest Post: International Examples of Green Roofs

April 24th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

Known for their excellent water retention, green roofs also improve conservation and biodiversity, provide wildlife habitats, improve the thermal insulation of buildings, reduce airborne particulate and lessen the urban heat island effect


Sports Stadiums Looking To Go LEED

September 28th, 2011 | by Matt Smith

With stadiums in most major cities, sports occupy a huge part of American life and culture. So it is great to see some of these stadiums embracing green ideals by trying to acquire LEED certification. Two new stadiums being constructed will seek LEED certification: the new NFL stadium being built in Los Angeles, and the new Marlins stadium being built in Miami. There are also a host of current stadiums that have achieved LEED certification


Taipei 101 is World’s Tallest Green Building

August 29th, 2011 | by Matt Smith

It's a common saying that size doesn't matter, but nobody told the people who built the Taipei 101 tower that. The 1,666 foot tall building has just become the world's tallest green building by achieving LEED Platinum certification in the Existing Building Operation and Maintenance category from the U.S. Green Building Council. Not only is this now the tallest building to receive LEED certification, it is also the largest scale building with a total area of 1.6 million square feet and the green building with the most tenants at



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