MU Health Care Expansion Earns LEED Gold

A $190 million patient care tower addition to the University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., has received LEED Gold certification.

Hines to Open Sustainable Skyscraper in Houston

By Audrey Arthur
A new landmark of sustainability is coming to the Houston skyline. Hines, an international real estate firm, recently began construction on a 48-story skyscraper on 609 Main St. Pickard Chilton, headquartered in New Haven, Conn., is the architect on the project and D.E. Harvey, with offices in Houston, was selected as general contractor.

Nebraska Welcomes Its First LEED Gold Data Center

The Omaha-Midlands Data Center is creating new standards in data center green design.

Window and Wall System Assists in LEED Platinum Design

In its strive to attain LEED Platinum certification, the design of the Salt Lake City Public Safety Building uses state-of-the-art sustainable features to meet the project’s high green goals.

Austin Takes on New Rainwater Management System

By Audrey Arthur
BOKA Powell, headquartered in Dallas, is paving a new future for green design in Austin. The recent completion of the 280,000-square-foot RiverView sustainable apartment complex at LadyBird Lake demonstrated a new means of rainwater management for the city on a difficult urban waterfront site.

High Plains Architects Goes Triple Platinum

By Audrey Arthur
In just a one-month period, Billings-based High Plains Architects has received three LEED Platinum certifications for their design of the Boy and Girls Club of Carbon County, the Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus and the renovation of the historic Tracy Lofts.

Iowa Nature Center Aims for Living Building Challenge

The Indian Creek Nature Center, slated for completion in 2016, will attempt to achieve the Living Building Challenge, only four other buildings in the world have achieved Living Building status.

New Security System Integrated in Dallas’ Perot Museum

A new construction project was recently completed at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, a nonprofit organization focused on inspiring both children and adults through nature and science.

Solar Steam System Tested to Sanitize Medical Tools

A sterilization system that converts water into steam as a tool to sanitize medical and dental instruments and human waste is now ready to be beta-tested, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition.

Dell Children's Becomes First to Achieve LEED-HC Platinum

By Jessie Fetterling
The new LEED-HC rating continues to make its mark as the new W.H. and Elaine McCarty South Tower at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin became the first-ever to achieve the LEED-HC Platinum designation. This is the hospital’s second record-breaking LEED designation after it became the world’s first LEED Platinum-certified hospital in 2008.