Browsing the "LEED" Category

CSU’s Glass ‘Energy Chamber’ Seeks LEED Silver

July 3rd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

Colorado State University (CSU) in Ft. Collins, Colorado hired architectural firm Studiotrope to design the expansion of the Morgan Library with a modern glass cube student study space. The University is requiring that a minimum LEED silver accreditation be attained.


Kohl’s Department Stores Powers Up Solar Initiative with 30 New Locations in 2012

June 22nd, 2012 | by pressroom

Kohl’s Department Stores today announced that the company will expand its solar program by nearly 25 percent in 2012, installing solar panels at approximately 30 additional Kohl’s locations. While some of the new solar sites will be in states such as California, Connecticut and Maryland where Kohl’s already has a solar presence, additional sites will be located in new solar states for Kohl’s, including Massachusetts, New York and Ohio


GUEST POST: Five of the World’s Most Sustainable Building Concepts

May 21st, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

As most of us know from hearing the word too many times, sustainable building covers a very wide range of definitions. But regardless of how we might define something and spar on who has the best meaning, the idea of practicing sustainability for what we build and how we live is a measure we should put into practice as often as possible. Here is one competent analysis by guest writer, Jay-Jay Stephens concerning five of the world's most sustainable building concepts


Affordable Housing Goes Green in Georgia

May 12th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

NWGHA recently worked with Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS) Architecture creating 10 public-housing, energy-efficient, green apartments called Village Green in Rome, Georgia


Rush University Medical Center by Perkins + Will Goes Gold

April 23rd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

The tower at Rush University Medical Center opened in January 2012 designed by Perkins + Will. It is the largest new construction health care facility in the world to receive LEED gold certification. Its shape takes form from a butterfly but it received high sustainable remarks in tons of other areas as well including green design, construction and operation


State of Georgia’s Only Dental School Gets New Home

April 13th, 2012 | by pressroom

The State of Georgia’s only dental school – the Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) College of Dental Medicine (CDM) – has a new $112 million home that features a warm, embracing, family-centric care environment, provides state-of-the-art equipment for both students and dental practices, and fulfills a need for the university to educate more dentists


The Jacobs Company Continues its Great Green Accomplishments

February 14th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

One of the most dynamic abilities of a business comes from its power to grow, to adapt and to change with the times and when ever necessary for positive growth. One company has grown from 20 people to an internationally known engineering power house. This company was founded in 1947 by Joseph J. Jacobs and is self-entitled as Jacobs


Building for LEED Credits May Increase Risk of Worker Safety, Says Study

February 11th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS

A new study says that some LEED credits might carry an additional risk of worker injury of up to 41 percent, writes Douglas Reiser on Sustainable Cities Collective. The study he cites published by the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder, which finds that a number of LEED credit tasks carry potential risks


ACHP Honors GSA’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Building Rehabilitation

February 9th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

In an announcement today, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) has presented its Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation to the General Services Administration (GSA) for the restoration, rehabilitation, and reuse of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Building in Atlanta


Top Ten Building Products of 2011

February 2nd, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley

2011 marked Sustainable Industries’ sixth annual competition where more than 100 entries were received and evaluated. The requirements to make the top ten list are environmental performance, scalability/market impact, innovativeness, design aesthetic, and value and compatibility with LEED. The top ten were: Adura Wireless Lighting Contols, Breathe Living Wall, Greensulate, HydroRight Dual Flush Converter, Indow Windows, Juice Bar, Mobile Solar Power Systems, Modlet, SageGlass and SmartSlope Living Retaining Wall.


Understanding and Managing Occupant Behaviors for Achieving Green Goals

January 26th, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers

Property management analyst Ashley Halligan was in touch the other day, saying she had the opportunity to interview folks at Lucid's Design Group and LEED experts to pen an article concerning occupant behaviors and their impact on owner or manager green goals for a building. She gets attention with her lead: Prepare to be shocked. Or at a minimum, informed. Occupancy behavior is holding us back from reaching environmental building performance goals. Not funding. Not awareness levels. Just behavior



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