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


Eastern Michigan University’s Science Building Strives for Silver LEED Certification

March 2nd, 2011 | by Summer Minor

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is making their improved science building LEED certified through changes such as a green roof and a radiant cooling system. The $90 million dollar energy-efficient renovation of the Mark Jefferson Science Building should ring the building up to Silver LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. One of the most impressive renovations is the design of a dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS).


Top 10 Green Building Products 2010

June 24th, 2010 | by Susie Kim-Carberry

Sustainable Industries announced the release of its 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products guide, the annual publication profiling industry-leading green [&hellip



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