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.

Milwaukee Groups Testing Green Roof System

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/13/2014)
Vegetal i.D., a Milwaukee company that specializes in green roofing systems, is working with Wisconsin groups to pilot a project that will test innovations in green infrastructure and storm water management.

Alexandria Police Building Wins AIA Award

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/13/2014)
When the city of Alexandria, Va., approached designer Dewberry to transform a seven-acre maintenance yard into a contemporary police facility, one of the firm’s biggest challenges was to combine all law enforcement operations in a sustainable and functional site.

Denver Museum Preserves Science with Sustainability

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/06/2014)
Ice Age fossils at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) are being preserved in a new wing that won’t break the bank in energy costs.

Arizona Game and Fish Building Exemplifies Green Leadership

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(08/06/2014)
The Arizona Game and Fish headquarters in Phoenix isn’t the newest LEED Platinum-certified building in the region, but it’s been getting attention for its environmentally friendly assets since its construction in 2007.

Levi’s Stadium Scores LEED Gold

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/30/2014)
The 49ers’ new 69,000-seat home turf is now the first professional football stadium to be LEED Gold certified. Levi’s Stadium announced last week it achieved the rating thanks to its green efforts, which include almost 1,200 solar panels, a 27,000-square-foot green roof, convenient bicycle parking, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, recycled materials and an extremely sophisticated building control system.

Hanover Park Police Headquarters Receives AIA Award

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(07/30/2014)
The Hanover Park police headquarters in Hanover Park, Ill., received high recognition this month by the AIA/JFR Justice Facilities Review Awards Program. The program documents best practices in planning and design for justice architecture, including sustainability and economic feasibility. The facility will be highlighted this fall in the 2014 Justice Facilities Review published by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice.