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LEED rated building may still be energy hogs. High energy efficiency does not necessarily mean low energy usage or a small carbon footprint for buildings.
Artas Design of Biddeford, Maine makes furniture and fixtures using reclaimed materials from old airplane hangars, barns and homes in the New England area.
A new infographic shines a spotlight on 12 sustainable building designs from around the world and gives details about why each was chosen.
Digital plaque provides up-to-the-minute energy and water use, and provides a current LEED Rating for the building For those who wonder whether green buildings stay green after they are designed and built, the US Green Building Council is providing a chance for them to see for themselves. The new LEED Dynamic Plaque is available to […]
This is the first post in a series about the LEED rating system for green buildings. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It is a green building certification program that requires a third-party to review, judge, and certify a project as meeting certain mandatory requirements and reaching a certain level of […]
Whether you are thinking about constructing a new building, you have already entered the planning and design stages for your building, or you are renovating a building, you understandably want to take a closer look at what it takes for your building to qualify for LEED certification. This is a special type of certification that […]
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.
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.
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 90.
The Blair Towns apartment in Silver Spring, MD, have become the first multi-family residential project to be certified LEED Platinum under the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) ratings system by the U.S. Green Building Council. Blair Towns is a “hamlet of green history” according to its website, dedicated not only to providing people with […]
Oberlin College’s Kohl Building is on the way to Being the First LEED Certified Music Conservatory in the US
The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, the home of the Jazz studies program at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, is looking to become the first music conservatory in the U.S. to be certified by LEED for meeting the LEED Gold standards.
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).
Sustainable Industries announced the release of its 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products guide, the annual publication profiling industry-leading green building products selected by a panel of expert judges and Sustainable Industries magazine’s editorial team. “It’s clear that as green building certifications become more stringent, product manufacturers continue to innovate, producing higher performing and more […]
[social_buttons] The man who makes furniture out of cardboard is against LEED certification and calls it “political” rather than necessary. Who is this man who is ruffling the feathers of Sustainable Design and Architecture community? It is no other than Frank Gehry, one of the most revered and notable American architect in modern times. Gehry […]