Oregon Brewery Installs Green Roof System

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/03/2014)
Clean water is essential to beer making. That’s why it was important to Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene to install a hybrid green roof system that would improve the quality of water in the areas surrounding the brewery.

Oregon School Sells Carbon Credits to Chevy

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/03/2014)
Southern Oregon University (SOU) is taking part in Chevrolet’s carbon-reduction initiative. The school is selling carbon credits for the new LEED certified Raider Village residence halls to the car manufacturer for one year.

GBI Group to Revise Green Building Standard


(08/27/2014)
The Green Building Initiative (GBI) has put together a group of experts to revise and update a standard for green commercial building.

California Adds Solar Power to State Facilities


(08/27/2014)
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
(08/06/2014)
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
(08/06/2014)
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
(07/30/2014)
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


(07/30/2014)
CBRE Group can now claim the lead in LEED for Existing Buildings.

New Lab Tests Building Efficiency


(07/23/2014)
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


(07/09/2014)
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.