New Toronto Courthouse Aims for LEED Silver

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

Marin County Plans Green Hospital for 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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.

GBCI and Bureau Veritas Confirm Partnership

Washington, D.C.-based Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) and Bureau Veritas of Paris, have finalized the terms of their agreement to facilitate LEED certification internationally.

Acoustics: The Sounds of Sustainable Design

By Allison McKenzie, AIA, LEED AP, USGBC Faculty
As the field of sustainable design grows and matures, more practitioners are turning away from a field that is based only on clear-cut metrics and realizing that the fuzzier areas of human comfort and productivity are very important as well.