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.

GBI Launches Sustainable Interiors Certification Program

The nonprofit Green Building Initiative (GBI) launched on June 9 a new certification program that focuses on the sustainable design and construction of interior spaces in commercial and institutional buildings.

SDSU Student Union Building Gains LEED Platinum

By Audrey Arthur
What began as a student initiative to promote sustainability has led to LEED Platinum certification for the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State University (SDSU). The $104 million building is currently the only student union building in the California State University system to achieve the highest level of LEED.

UC Santa Barbara Selects Contractor for Institute for Energy Efficiency

The University of California, Santa Barbara has selected Sundt Construction Inc. to build the school’s new $38.5 million Henley Hall Institute for Energy Efficiency. Sundt’s Irvine, Calif. location will serve as construction manager at risk for the 53,000-square-foot project.

UC San Diego Gains Another LEED Platinum Certification

The Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling (MESOM) Laboratory at the University of California’s (UC San Diego) has received LEED Platinum certification. Designed by THA Architecture of Portland, Ore., and constructed by Rudolph and Sletten, headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., the MESOM Laboratory joins the David Keeling Apartments as the second LEED Platinum building on the UC San Diego campus.