Mexico Office Wins LEED Earth Campaign

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/24/2015)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in Washington announced that Bioconstruccion y Energia Alternativea (BEA) is the most recent winner of the USGBC’s LEED Earth campaign.

CSU Tops List of Most Sustainable Colleges

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/24/2015)
BestColleges.com, using data from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) based in Philadelphia, revealed the 50 “greenest” U.S. colleges and universities. Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, Colo., was ranked No. 1.

New Jersey Architects Awarded for Visitor Center

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/08/2015)
The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) recognized ikon.5 Architects with an Honor Award in the Built Open category for its design of the new visitor center at the Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan.

James Center Certified LEED Platinum

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/08/2015)
The James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences in St. Petersburg at Eckerd College was certified as LEED Platinum, the school confirmed on July 1. The $25 million, 55,000-square-foot science center officially opened in January 2013 and consolidates biology, chemistry and biochemistry departments under one roof for the first time in the school’s history.

USGBC’s Fedrizzi to Resign at end of 2016

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/02/2015)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced June 29 that Rick Fedrizzi, the founder of USGBC and CEO since 2003, will not seek renewal of his contract as USGBC's CEO at the end of 2016, paving the way for an organizational leadership transition in 2017.

Toyota Unveils Eco-Friendly Headquarters


(07/02/2015)
Toyota Motor North America has unveiled architectural renderings of its future North American headquarters, providing new details of the site layout and exterior design of its environmentally sensitive corporate campus.

Using Data Analytics to Improve Building Resources

By Tara Canfield
(06/18/2015)
Higher education institutions spend almost $14 billion annually on energy, and those costs are expected to climb. Coupled with constrained budgets and new regulations requiring schools to improve efficiency, energy management within the higher education market has proved to be a conundrum.

How Recycled Energy Improves Indoor Air Quality

By Randall Steele
(06/18/2015)
The quality of the air we breathe — both indoors and outdoors — is vital to our overall health. Indoor air pollutants in particular can have a major impact on occupant health if not properly controlled.

Florida Office Building Showcases Green Practices

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(06/17/2015)
A Coral Gables office building — 355 Alhambra — has received LEED Silver Recertification, according to a June 11 announcement. Taylor & Mathis of Florida, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., and AEW Capital Management (AEW), headquartered in Boston, made the announcement. The 16-story, 224,000-square-foot Class A office building offers almost 24,000-square-feet of rentable space.

Little Rock Police Station Earns LEED Silver

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(06/17/2015)
Little Rock’s 12th Street Station, a 46,000-square-foot police station, recently achieved LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).