Pittsburgh Skyscraper To Be Greenest In The World

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. recently announced that it plans to construct the world’s most environmentally friendly skyscraper. Once complete in 2015, the Tower at PNC Plaza will serve as PNC’s executive offices. The approximately 40 story building will be located at the same Pittsburgh intersection where PNC has been headquartered for more than 150 years. The approximately 800,000 square foot Tower at PNC Plaza will have approximately 300 underground parking spaces, street level retail spaces and green rooftops. Erecting the planned $400 million Tower should create 2,500 construction jobs, with…

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Hinman Building at Georgia Tech

Building Features Highlighted In Rehabilitation At Georgia Tech

The Hinman Building, the first freestanding research facility on the Georgia Tech campus, is characterized by its mid-20th-century design and materials, as well as a 50-foot high-bay laboratory. The newly rehabilitated building now includes graduate level architecture studios, computer labs, interdisciplinary research labs, high-fidelity simulation and planning labs, administrative offices, galleries and space for large-scale events. The 35,000-square-foot building was recently preserved and revitalized in a collaboration between Lord, Aeck & Sargent’s Historic Preservation Studio and Office dA as the architects, and…

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First LEED Certified Bowling Alley: Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY, it is the first LEED Certified bowling alley in the world. While you are Consider its staggering construction statistics of 16 lanes, 600-person venue, two bars and its offering of live rock-n-roll music performances seven nights a week, not to mention the LEED certification. This equation of parts gives you the reason Brooklyn Bowl truly is an original.

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KeyBank Higbee

KeyBank Renovation Earns LEED Gold

KeyBank’s renovation of three floors in the historic Higbee Building on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio has been awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The building features a number of sustainability features, from automated lighting and ventilation systems to a design that maintains the building’s historic charm. “This renovation represents KeyBank’s commitment to strengthen our community’s core in the most environmentally responsible ways possible,” said Henry Meyer, KeyCorp CEO. “It enhances one of the most historic buildings…

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The White House

DC Tops LEED States

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the top ten states in terms of LEED certified building square capita for 2010 last week. Washington D.C. tops the list and Nevada comes in second.

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Greenway Self Park in Chicago

Green Parking Garage Not All It Appears

Chicago’s first green parking garage is not as green as it appears. From wind turbines that do not turn to encouraging occupants to drive gas-guzzling cars, the project is under scrutiny from local residents.

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Green Building 101: Debunking Myths of Green Building and Remodeling

As we take on the project of green building from the ground up, we focused on consideration of space in week 1 and the use of Bioclimatic design on week two. This week, we take a closer look at some of the myths green building and renovation. We debunk false ideas and take a detailed look at what it really means to build sustainably after defogging the cloak of smoke and mirror behind green building myths.

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Duo Gard Azure Blue panels

Decorative Panels Provide Calming Influence

Duo-Gard has announced that 2011 is the year of Azure Blue for its decorative daylighting panels. The color allows "individuals to bask in a soothing hue of relaxation." Polycarbonate panels provide an excellent and aesthetically pleasing way to introduce more daylight into interior spaces.

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LEED for Homes Awards

LEED for Homes Award Winners

Several projects were honored at Greenbuild in November, including a LEED Platinum house built for under $100 per square foot, an affordable housing project named after General Colin Powell, and the most prolific LEED for Homes provider in the nation.

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Trees

FSC Remains LEED Wood Standard

In a recent election, USGBC members vetoed a new benchmarking plan that would have allowed sustainable lumber certification programs, other than the Forest Stewardship Council, to be accepted in LEED projects.

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USGBC Project Haiti

‘Project Haiti’ To Help Orphans Build A Home

USGBC and other partners have joined together to design and build a LEED certified orphanage in Port au Prince, Haiti to replace one destroyed in the earthquake. Funds are needed to help fund the design and construction of the project.

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Chicago

Greenbuild 2010 Preview

Greenbuild Expo 2010 is next week in Chicago. Get a preview of some of the notable events here, and follow Green Building Elements to get full coverage next week.

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