BREEAM Certification to Share Green Market with LEED in U.S.


(06/15/2016)
The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM), the UK’s leading green-building rating system for 24 years, is coming to the U.S. as part of a partnership with San Francisco-based LEED consultancy BuildingWise. London-based Building Research Establishment (BRE) manages BREEAM certifications, and the new BREEAM In-Use International standard will evaluate the potential 5.6 million existing commercial buildings not currently certified in the U.S.
 

National Pet Hospital Headquarters Seeks Highest LEED Certification


(06/15/2016)
The corporate headquarters of Banfield Pet Hospital, relocating from Portland, Ore., to Vancouver, is seeking the highest LEED certification for its dog-friendly workplace.
 

New Toronto Courthouse Aims for LEED Silver


(01/12/2016)
Planning, design and compliance (PDC) work will soon be underway for the new Toronto courthouse in Canada.
 

Marin County Plans Green Hospital for 2020


(11/04/2015)
Major work is underway for an expansion at Marin General Hospital (MGH) in Greenbrae.
 

TSA’s New Headquarters Aims for LEED Gold, 2017 Opening


(08/20/2015)
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) headquarters is relocating from Arlington, Va., to Alexandria, and when the move is complete in 2017 the agency will occupy a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient building.

Oakland University Receives Latest LEED Certification


(08/11/2015)
Oakland University in Rochester earned its most recent LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in late July.

USGBC Announces International LEED Rankings


(07/24/2015)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced on July 22 its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED.

Toyota Unveils Eco-Friendly Headquarters


(07/02/2015)
Toyota Motor North America has unveiled architectural renderings of its future North American headquarters, providing new details of the site layout and exterior design of its environmentally sensitive corporate campus.

GBCI, CaGBC Partner to Promote WELL Building Standard


(06/17/2015)
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), headquartered in Washington, and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), based in Ottawa, Ontario, announced a new agreement to promote and advance the WELL Building Standard (WELL) in Canada.

Wyndham to Offer Green Hotel Prototypes

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(06/03/2015)
Wyndham Hotel Group, headquartered in Parsippany-Troy Hills, announced June 2 that it will offer LEED-certifiable, new construction prototypes for its two largest brands, Days Inn and Super 8.