California Adds Solar Power to State Facilities

The California Department of General Services (DGS) announced last week that it has completed two solar power installation projects at a state-run prison and state hospital in Coalinga, Calif.

Denver Museum Preserves Science with Sustainability

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
Ice Age fossils at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) are being preserved in a new wing that won’t break the bank in energy costs.

Arizona Game and Fish Building Exemplifies Green Leadership

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The Arizona Game and Fish headquarters in Phoenix isn’t the newest LEED Platinum-certified building in the region, but it’s been getting attention for its environmentally friendly assets since its construction in 2007.

Levi’s Stadium Scores LEED Gold

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The 49ers’ new 69,000-seat home turf is now the first professional football stadium to be LEED Gold certified. Levi’s Stadium announced last week it achieved the rating thanks to its green efforts, which include almost 1,200 solar panels, a 27,000-square-foot green roof, convenient bicycle parking, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, recycled materials and an extremely sophisticated building control system.

CBRE Group Leads in Sustainable Design

CBRE Group can now claim the lead in LEED for Existing Buildings.

New Lab Tests Building Efficiency

A new lab in California opened by the Department of Energy (DOE) will test building efficiency using real-world simulations and advanced technologies.

Solar Garden Sells Out Power Before Construction

Set to begin construction this fall, the country’s largest solar garden has already sold out all of its electricity in a deal that could set a precedent for public/private partnerships and achieving sustainability goals.

Colorado Firm Helps the World Cup Go Green

Two World Cup host stadiums have partnered with Boulder-based green energy firm Renewable Choice Energy in an attempt to achieve LEED green building certification.

Oakland Zoo Veterinary Hospital Sets Precedent in California

The Oakland Zoo Veterinary Hospital is the first of its kind to become LEED Gold certified in California, according an announcement made Tuesday.

Levi’s Stadium, Dunkin’ Donuts Center Set New Standards for Venue Sustainability

Two major sports venues have achieved significant milestones in becoming green facilities.