Hines to Open Sustainable Skyscraper in Houston

By Audrey Arthur
A new landmark of sustainability is coming to the Houston skyline. Hines, an international real estate firm, recently began construction on a 48-story skyscraper on 609 Main St. Pickard Chilton, headquartered in New Haven, Conn., is the architect on the project and D.E. Harvey, with offices in Houston, was selected as general contractor.

PacMutual Campus Mixes Antique Architecture with Sustainable Design

By Audrey Arthur
The PacMutual Campus in downtown Los Angeles has revitalized the ornate, historic architectural details of its buildings and partnered them with state-of-the-art sustainable features to create a singular LEED Platinum campus.

Nebraska Welcomes Its First LEED Gold Data Center

The Omaha-Midlands Data Center is creating new standards in data center green design.

USGBC Names Top 10 LEED States

To recognize regions and states committed to producing high performing green buildings, the USGBC has released it’s annual ranking of the top 10 LEED states in the U.S. States were rated by information gathered in the 2010 U.S. Census and projects that were certified in 2013.

Health Sciences Pavilion Achieves LEED-NC Gold

The Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion (AHSP) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center recently received LEED-NC Gold certification for its sustainable and energy-efficient design.

Perkins+Will Leads Sustainable Health Care Design Movement

By Audrey Arthur
Perkins+Will is making strides to create green, healthy health care facilities to promote the healing of patients and pave a new path for sustainable hospital design. The global architecture and design firm has completed 21 LEED health care projects, nine of which are hospitals.

San Diego Middle School Strives for LEED Platinum

The new $20.7 million addition to Montgomery Middle School in San Diego is set to be California’s first LEED for Schools Platinum public school building with a design that is also expected to achieve net-zero energy. The project includes 18 classrooms, a counseling center, library, cafeteria and covered lunch area.

LEED v4 Launches

The new version of LEED, LEED v4, was officially launched last week at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia in order to bring new methods to sustainable building.

Greenbuild International Conference Begins

The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo kicked off today to bring together green building industry leaders from across the globe to discuss leading technologies and innovations.

LPA Inc. Shares 10 Principles of Sustainable Design

Sustainability is part of the culture and history of LPA Inc. With more than 100 LEED-designed projects, green buildings are an integral part of the firm. However, LEED is not the only marker of sustainable practices, said Dan Heinfeld, president of LPA.