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.

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.