A dedication ceremony was held April 25 for the LEED Platinum-certified George W. Bush Presidential Center — home of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute. The center, located on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, is the first presidential library to achieve this certification under new construction.
In January, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America completed the installation of a 500 kW solar photovoltaic power generation system at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder). The system was developed and built by Panasonic, with local support from Lighthouse Solar.
On April 22 (a.k.a. Earth Day), the Bullitt Center will commemorate its grand opening in Seattle. The six-story, 50,000-square-foot building is the nation’s first urban mid-rise commercial project to meet the Living Building Challenge, the highest standard for sustainable buildings.