Environmental Center Aims for Total Water Conservation

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/19/2014)
Construction completed last week on the Brock Environmental Center, a facility that promotes environmentally friendly efforts toward its neighbor, the Chesapeake Bay.

Q&A: Best Practices in LEED Certification

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/19/2014)
In the past year alone, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has updated its LEED certification program and introduced a tool to help certified buildings benchmark their efficiency.

Georgia Southern University Achieves LEED Gold

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/14/2014)
Georgia Southern University’s new 151,000-square-foot Biological Sciences Building was recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).
 

Mars Inc. Wins USGBC Leadership Award


(11/14/2014)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded Mars Inc. the Ray Anderson Radical Industrialism Award.
 

Marine Camp Houses Military’s First LEED Mess Hall

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(10/29/2014)
The French Creek Mess Hall at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is the military’s first LEED Platinum-certified dining facility. The mess hall opened on May 20 and serves up to 22,000 meals per day. The base and surrounding community is home to a population of about 170,000 people, including active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employees.

Interest in Alternative Green Building Rating Systems Surges


(10/29/2014)
In two years, interest in alternative green building rating systems, such as Green Globes and Energy Star, has surged 250 percent, according to a new report.

Energy Department Sets Green Certification Standards


(10/22/2014)
The Energy Department issued a final rule on Oct. 10 that requires new and retrofitted federal buildings to verify energy and water performance through green building certification systems in the private sector.

JLL Releases Sustainability Report


(09/17/2014)
LL, a Chicago-based real estate investment management firm, has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, which provides a summary of the company’s performance against its sustainability areas.

D.C. Hits LEED Milestone


(09/17/2014)
The District of Columbia has surpassed 100 million square feet of space certified as meeting LEED standards, Mayor Vincent Gray announced on Sept. 11.

ARCOM Partners with GreenWizard


(09/17/2014)
ARCOM, a provider of building specification tools, and GreenWizard, a company that helps track green-building progress, are combining their resources to help architects identify products and materials that will fulfill green-building goals.