Firms Around the World Commit to Going Green

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(02/25/2015)
Firms are finding business value and opportunities from green building, including the opportunity to develop new environmentally responsible products, according to McGraw-Hill Construction’s latest SmartMarket Report in partnership with the World Green Building Council (WGBC).

Big Four Bridge Installs LED System

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(02/25/2015)
A new LED lighting system for The Big Four Bridge in Louisville will help power the structure in an energy-efficient way. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer flipped the switch on the new lighting system in a recent ceremony.

Science Center at North Park University Earns LEED Gold

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(02/11/2015)
The $45 million Johnson Center for Science and Community Life at North Park University in Chicago was recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

USGBC Reveals Top 10 States for LEED


(02/11/2015)
Illinois ranks first in this year’s list of the Top 10 States for LEED, which was determined by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC ranked states in terms of square feet of LEED space per state resident. The per-capita list highlights states throughout the country that are making strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation.

University of California System Commits to Going Green

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(01/29/2015)
The University of California (UC) public university system, based in Oakland, is on track to meet its commitment to emitting zero-net greenhouse gases from its buildings by 2025, according to a sustainability report released this month.

Notre Dame Recognized for Continued Sustainability

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(01/29/2015)
The University of Notre Dame has strived for years to improve its sustainability efforts and become a model for environmental friendliness. Last month, the school earned a gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Manhattan College Student Commons Achieves LEED Gold

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(01/29/2015)
Manhattan College’s Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons, which officially opened in October 2014, recently achieved LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Five Ways Going Green Helps Employees

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(01/29/2015)
Offices can bring workers down with depressing lighting, stuffy air, uncomfortable temperatures, no outdoor views and too much noise. These office design elements not only make employees unhappy, they also make them less productive, according to a report from the World Green Building Council, a coalition of green building organizations, and JLL, a real estate firm based in Chicago.

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).