UC Santa Barbara Lab Still One of Nation’s Greenest

The U.S. Green Building Council recognized 15 LEED-certified projects in celebration of its 15 years as an organization earlier this year. The projects were chosen based on versatility, value and staying power.

CDCR Honored for Green Efforts

In October, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) accepted the Cool Planet Award from the Los Angeles-based environmental nonprofit Climate Registry and Rosemead, Calif.-based electrical company Southern California Edison (SCE).

UN Agency in Rome Receives LEED Platinum Certification

In 2009, the United Nation’s (UN) International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome began to work towards making its building more energy efficient, first seeking a LEED certification for sustainability.

Orange County Plans Sustainable Jail

Orange County recently selected Moseley Architects of Charlotte, N.C., to design the new Orange County Detention Facility.

Gifford Medical Center Earns Energy Star Certification

Gifford Medical Center became one of the first hospitals in Vermont to achieve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Certification for their main medical campus in Randolph.

New Science Building Opens on Clayton State Campus

The new 58,610-square-foot, $18 million Science Building at Clayton State University reached final completion in August in time to welcome students.

Marin County Plans Green Hospital for 2020

Major work is underway for an expansion at Marin General Hospital (MGH) in Greenbrae.

Design Winners Incorporate Green Solutions

On Oct. 27, Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries announced in a press release that the American Institute of Architects was honoring two hospital buildings as 2015 Healthcare Design Award winners after incorporating specialized glass and coatings in their designs.

UMass Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Sustainable Building

The University of Massachusetts (UMass) recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of its $52 million, energy-efficient Design Building.

2015 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo a Success

Members of the health care facilities construction, planning, operations and maintenance communities gathered at Navy Pier earlier this month for the 2015 Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo.