Glynn County Jail’s Design Addresses Sustainability

By Jim Ingram and Malinda Taylor
(01/21/2015)
The new Glynn County Sheriff’s Office and Jail is located just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean in the port city of Brunswick. The complex’s September 2014 opening marked the culmination of several years of collaboration among county officials, sheriff’s staff, the architect and the general contractor.

Cornell Project Earns LEED Platinum

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(01/21/2015)
Cornell Law School’s latest addition is a prime example of how sustainable features can be incorporated into academic settings. The newly constructed 16,500-square-foot addition to the law school’s Myron Taylor Hall was recently certified as LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification available through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

New LEED v4 Program Launched for Product Manufacturers


(01/14/2015)
GreenCE of Ridgefield has launched the industry's first LEED v4 specification program for building product manufacturers. GreenCE, Inc. is a provider of sustainable continuing education for design professionals and is a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) education partner and American Institute of Architects (AIA) education provider.

Sprawling Urban Park Revitalizes Dallas

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(12/31/2014)
When the Woodall Rodgers Freeway was built in the ’60s, it dissected the heart of Dallas, dividing uptown from downtown. However, the recessed freeway also created an opportunity to revitalize the point connecting uptown and downtown.

Designing for the Life of Your Building

By Mark Gardner, P.E., CEM, LEED BD+C
(12/11/2014)
Considering that operating the nation’s building stock consumes greater than 70 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S., high-performance building teams have a responsibility to select design options that make sustainable operations more likely.

San Francisco Department Showcases Sustainable Design

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(12/11/2014)
When the San Francisco Department of the Environment was looking for new office space in 2013, the department made it a priority to make the space environmentally friendly and highly energy-efficient.

Minnesota Sports Complex Gets High Marks for Sustainability

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(12/10/2014)
The Saint Paul RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center have been certified to three international sustainability standards: LEED, Green Globes and APEX/ASTM. The complex is the first in the world to receive those three designations.
 

UC Merced Earns 13th LEED Certification


(12/10/2014)
The University of California, Merced, received its 13th LEED certification when its student services building was awarded LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
 

Energy Contract Helps Southern City Cut Costs

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(12/03/2014)
Energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) are becoming increasingly attractive to municipalities looking for an alternative financing mechanism to support capital improvements through utility and operational savings.
 

NRG Energy Breaks Ground on Sustainable Headquarters

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(12/03/2014)
NRG Energy has broken ground on its new headquarters in Princeton, which is being described as an ultra-green, grid-resilient complex. NRG, an advocate and provider of renewable energy, owns power-generating facilities in 47 states and has almost 3 million residential, commercial and industrial customers.