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Is Houston Solar Ready?

March 16th, 2013 | by pressroom

“Is Houston Solar Ready?” is a four-page collaborative review that presents a review of the technological implementations in Houston homes, schools and commercial buildings. It also presents case studies and a record of the successes the community has had and challenges facing the use of solar energy along the Texas Gulf Coast


Greenbuild NEXT 2011 Launches with Opening Plenary

October 6th, 2011 | by Susie Kim-Carberry

The world largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, GreenBuild 2011 started with an opening plenary at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada. Some of the guest speaker included, NY Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winner, Thomas Friedman, who spoke about the necessity of green revolution. Friedman recalls the year of 1979 as the year on path of consumption and the 2008 Economic crisis as the wake-up call of the downward spiral we the world have created. Ending with a call to action, Friedman said, "The challenge we have today is that we must become the regeneration."


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


KeyBank Renovation Earns LEED Gold

March 25th, 2011 | by Dawn Killough

KeyBank’s renovation of three floors in the historic Higbee Building on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio has been awarded LEED [&hellip


DC Tops LEED States

March 8th, 2011 | by Dawn Killough

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.


LEED Gold certification awarded to InterContinental San Francisco

February 9th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

InterContinental San Francisco – recently featured by GBE – has been awarded LEED Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EBOM).”


Green Building 101: Debunking Myths of Green Building and Remodeling

January 27th, 2011 | by Susie Kim-Carberry

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.


LEED for Homes Award Winners

January 14th, 2011 | by Dawn Killough

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


FSC Remains LEED Wood Standard

December 9th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

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


‘Project Haiti’ To Help Orphans Build A Home

December 2nd, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

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


USGBC Leadership Award Winners

November 19th, 2010 | by Dawn Killough

In today's closing plenary, USGBC presented its Leadership Awards and the inaugural Richard M. Daley Legacy award



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