San Francisco City Hall Oldest Building to Earn LEED Platinum

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
San Francisco’s 100-year-old City Hall is now the oldest building in the U.S. to receive LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and city officials celebrated the new certification with a ceremony at City Hall on May 14

Experts Examine Future of Energy Performance

Determining a building’s energy efficiency based solely on using predictive energy models and specifying certain design and construction attributes may be a thing of the past by the time the next generation of architects and engineers join the workforce, according to the New Buildings Institute (NBI), headquartered in Vancouver.

LPL Financial Earns LEED Platinum

LPL Financial LLC announced on April 20 that the firm’s San Diego office building has earned LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its interior design and construction.

Wells Fargo Named Greenest Financial Company

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized Wells Fargo & Company, headquartered in San Francisco, as the green building leader among financial institutions.

Bullitt Center First Living Building Certified Office

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The Bullitt Center in Seattle has become the first office building in the world to earn the Living Building Certification, a strict benchmark of sustainability in the built environment. The Bullitt Center confirmed the certification on April 1.

Green California Summit Encourages Water Reduction

Green industry professionals gathered at the Sacramento Convention Center April 7 and 8 for the Green California Summit and Exposition.

Green California Summit Kicks Off April 7

California’s efforts to combat climate change and grow a vibrant economy that will sustain both present and future generations will be highlighted at the upcoming Green California Summit in Sacramento April 7-8.

Denver Office Building Earns LEED Platinum

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
1800 Larimer, the Denver Central Business District's first high-rise office in more than 25 years, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The certification makes 1800 Larimer one of the first high-rise office buildings in the United States — and the largest west of the Mississippi River — to receive LEED Platinum status.

Oak Park Unified School District Wins Green Award

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
A net-zero energy modular classroom project in the Oak Park Unified School District in San Diego has been honored with the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) California Central Coast Chapter’s Green School Award. The USGBC California’s Central Coast Chapter annual Green Awards celebrates outstanding green projects throughout the region.

DPR Construction Earns EPA Award

After setting a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, DPR Construction (DPR), earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leadership Award in the category of Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management.