USGBC Honors Green Schools

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently honored the 2014 Best of Green Schools recipients.

Roosevelt University Receives Award for Green Initiatives

Roosevelt University in Chicago received gold-level recognition from the Illinois Governor’s Higher Education Campus Sustainability Compact and the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council for its green initiatives, according to an announcement on Jan. 27.

UH Manoa Saves on Energy Costs

The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa) has saved $3.4 million in energy costs in 2014 alone, the school confirmed on Jan. 20.

New Book Provides Green Building Guidance

A new book helps guide construction lawyers through laws and regulations that govern green and sustainable development.

Elevator Energy Efficiency Overlooked by Owners, Study Finds

Energy-efficient elevators can significantly reduce the costs of operating a building, but the information needed to help building owners identify the appropriate elevator system — and the savings associated with it — aren't readily available, according to a new study.

Third TCU Residence Hall Earns LEED Gold

Opened in August 2014, Marlene Moss Hays Hall is the third and latest residence hall in Texas Christian University ‘s (TCU) new Worth Hills Village development to receive LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Database Helps with Environmental Product Declarations

A new online database is offering a single source for environmental product declarations (EPDs) that will help green builders assess the potential environmental impact of a product.

Feds Extend Tax Deductions for Energy Efficiency

President Obama signed a bill on Dec. 19 that would extend a tax deduction for energy-efficient commercial buildings.

Energy Department Standards to Save Billions in Electricity Bills

The Department of Energy (DOE) has introduced two new energy efficiency standards in support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

Groups Partner to Promote Green Garage Certification

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the International Parking Institute (IPI) and the Green Parking Council (GPC) announced they will be working together to promote sustainable parking design and the GPC’s recently launched Green Garage Certification program.