EPDM Roofing Systems Deliver Environmental Benefits

By Richard Stever
(09/17/2014)
In this era of sustainable building practices and environmental conservation, the selection of roofing system for low-slope commercial buildings is often overlooked and undervalued.

Inside DirecTV’s LEED Platinum Renovation

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/17/2014)
When DirecTV launched a massive renovation project in 2011 for its headquarters in El Segundo, the satellite television provider aimed high to give employees a more sustainable and functional workplace.

Data Center First to Achieve New LEED Standards


(09/17/2014)
An advanced cooling system has helped Grainger’s new data center achieve LEED v4 Gold certification, a first for this type of facility. Grainger is a worldwide, Fortune 500 industrial supply company.

UGE Harnesses Urban Wind Energy

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/17/2014)
For enterprises that prefer to have full control of every aspect of their operational investments, onsite energy is a very appealing option. New York-based Urban Green Energy (UGE), a leader in the distributed renewable energy (DRE) solutions market, has been rapidly expanding its business, offering wind- and solar-power resources to developers looking to tap directly into the energy-saving potential.

Oregon Brewery Installs Green Roof System

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/03/2014)
Clean water is essential to beer making. That’s why it was important to Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene to install a hybrid green roof system that would improve the quality of water in the areas surrounding the brewery.

Oregon School Sells Carbon Credits to Chevy

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/03/2014)
Southern Oregon University (SOU) is taking part in Chevrolet’s carbon-reduction initiative. The school is selling carbon credits for the new LEED certified Raider Village residence halls to the car manufacturer for one year.

10 Ways to Become a Green Cleaning Contractor

By Sean Martschinke
(08/27/2014)
More businesses and facilities are focusing on how they can operate in a greener and more sustainable manner. But now many, large and small, are taking that a step further. They want to ensure that the companies they do business with are also operating in a more environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

Eco-friendly Kline Center Opens to Students

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/27/2014)
Opened this month, the renovation and expansion at Dickinson College’s Kline Center in Carlisle offers students an athletic center that combines fitness amenities with sustainable architecture.

Lean Planning and Sustainable Design in Health Care

By Stan Chiu, AIA, LEED AP, HGA Architects and Engineers
(08/14/2014)
There is a common saying in the construction industry that the most sustainable space is the space never built. For health care organizations planning to expand or renovate their facilities, the idea of eliminating unneeded space holds real cost benefits, as the most cost-effective space is the space never built.

Vistaprint Headquarters Designed For Sustainability

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/14/2014)
Vistaprint workers await the completion of their future headquarters in Waltham, a sustainable and dynamic complex being built in an office-park setting. Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), based in Boston, is aiming for a LEED Silver certification for 275 Wyman St., the five-story, Class A commercial building that will soon house the company.