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.
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).
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.
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.