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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

Great Green Construction Products Made From Paper

August 12th, 2013 | by Glenn Meyers

Sustainable composite surfaces show great promise to green designers We have written before about this sustainable counter product made from recycled waste paper. It is time now to revisit Hoquiam, WA-based PaperStone

LEED Case Study: Ashland Youth Center

June 7th, 2013 | by GBE FACTS

The building serves as an educational model for sustainable building, as it is expected to become the first Alameda County building to receive the coveted LEED Platinum designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. From top to bottom, the designers featured green elements including a vegetated green roof, integrated roof-top photo-voltaic panels, rain gardens, natural ventilation, extensive north-facing glazing for art and activity rooms, and south-facing building recesses and projections providing shade. To reach the LEED Platinum recognition, product selection was crucial, and choosing Crossville’s tiles for interior and exterior applications provided not only the aesthetic features but also the sustainable requirements in product manufacturing to support

Princeton Review Publishes Free Guide to Green Schools in U.S and Canada

May 12th, 2011 | by Matt Smith

Prospective college students are increasingly counting environmental responsibility among their criteria for choosing a school. In order to serve that need, the college review company The Princeton Review, in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council, has put out a list of 308 schools in the U.S. and three in Canada that meet their criteria as “green colleges.” The 2011 version of that book was released on April 20 and is offered for free online

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).

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