First Tennessee Park Achieves LEED Silver Certification

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(04/21/2015)
First Tennessee Park in downtown Nashville has been awarded LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, joined by members of the Metro Sports Authority, confirmed the certification for the park, home of the Nashville Sounds, a minor league baseball team. The park opened on April 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a sold-out game.

Wells Fargo Named Greenest Financial Company


(04/21/2015)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized Wells Fargo & Company, headquartered in San Francisco, as the green building leader among financial institutions.

Princeton Review Names Top Green Colleges


(04/21/2015)
In anticipation of Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review released its sixth annual free guide to the most environmentally responsible colleges.

USGBC Adopts Living Building Challenge Requirements


(04/15/2015)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge within the LEED green building program, the council announced on April 7.

Pérez Art Museum Miami Earns LEED Gold

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(04/08/2015)
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announced in March that it has received a LEED Gold rating for its sustainable design, use of local and recycled materials and location with access to public transportation.

D.C. Tops Energy Star List


(04/08/2015)
The District of Columbia ranks first in the total number of energy-efficient buildings, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It’s the first time in six years that D.C. has knocked Los Angeles out of the top spot.

Denver Office Building Earns LEED Platinum

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/18/2015)
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.

UC Merced Earns 15 LEED Certifications


(03/13/2015)
Sustainable practices at the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), have earned the school its 15th LEED certification for new construction and its first LEED certification for building operations and maintenance.

Citi Commits Billions to Finance Sustainable Efforts

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/04/2015)
Citi made a big promise last month to reduce the impact of climate change when it announced it would lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities that will help the environment.

Armstrong Headquarters Earns LEED Platinum

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/04/2015)
Armstrong World Industries’ corporate headquarters building is the first building in Pennsylvania to achieve recertification at the highest level possible under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) program, the company recently confirmed.