Green Building Industry Continues to Grow

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has recently released its 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study, which shows rapid growth in the green building industry.

Green Building Initiative Invites Public Feedback

The Consensus Body of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), headquartered in Portland, recently called for public comments on a revision to its American National Standards Institute, ANSI/GBI 01-2010:

Drew University Adds New LEED Student Center

The newly redesigned Ehinger Center located on the Drew University campus in Madison received LEED certification earlier this month.

One World Observation Deck Debuts Atop Freedom Tower

The One World Observatory atop New York’s Freedom Tower opened earlier this year on May 29.

New Energy-Efficient Complex to Open on the Missouri Riverfront

A new, green multi-family apartment complex, situated on the riverfront near the Missouri River, is set to break ground this October.

BLM Approves Blythe Mesa Solar Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Aug. 24 approved the Blythe Mesa Solar project in California as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, create jobs and move the economy toward clean energy sources.

Solar Installation Set to Offset 95 Percent of Electrical Use

SUNation Solar Systems of Oakdale, N.Y., and Perfume Center of America, which recently relocated to Ronkokoma, have teamed up to complete the second largest privately owned rooftop solar system on Long Island.

TSA’s New Headquarters Aims for LEED Gold, 2017 Opening

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) headquarters is relocating from Arlington, Va., to Alexandria, and when the move is complete in 2017 the agency will occupy a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient building.

EPA Launches New Tribal Green Building Toolkit

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the San Francisco-based Tribal Green Building Codes Workgroup announced on Aug. 17 a new toolkit to assist tribes in prioritizing and implementing healthy, green building policies and practices.

New York Building to be the Country’s Healthiest Office Building

A new office building at 425 Park Avenue in New York is currently under construction and will be one of the nation’s first commercial office towers to be WELL Building Standard-certified.