Minneapolis is outpacing other U.S. cities for green commercial space and green commercial real estate. According to a study from CBRE Group and Maastricht University, almost 30 percent of all buildings and 77 percent of square footage built in the city between 2005 and 2013 qualified as green.
Architects for The Towers at Young Harris College (YHC) in Young Harris, Ga., have made strides to help their contemporary design become LEED-certified using proven green strategies and products while also incorporating a progressive housing concept.
It’s hard to miss. With 880,000 square feet, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is the largest convention center in the Middle East. In its first year, the facility hosted 212 events and welcomed more than 150,000 visitors and delegates.
The U.S. Green Building Council recently released a ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED outside the U.S. The ranking, released last week, reflects the global adaptability of the world’s most widely used and recognized system guiding the design, construction, operations and maintenance of green buildings, according to the USGBC.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) last week launched a new online data visualization resource that allows viewers to survey real-time green building data for each state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C.
The tool highlights the LEED projects, LEED-credentialed professionals and USGBC members in each individual state or district.
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.
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.