Denver Office Building Earns LEED Platinum

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/18/2015)
1800 Larimer, the Denver Central Business District's first high-rise office in more than 25 years, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The certification makes 1800 Larimer one of the first high-rise office buildings in the United States — and the largest west of the Mississippi River — to receive LEED Platinum status.

UC Merced Earns 15 LEED Certifications


(03/13/2015)
Sustainable practices at the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), have earned the school its 15th LEED certification for new construction and its first LEED certification for building operations and maintenance.

Citi Commits Billions to Finance Sustainable Efforts

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/04/2015)
Citi made a big promise last month to reduce the impact of climate change when it announced it would lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities that will help the environment.

Armstrong Headquarters Earns LEED Platinum

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(03/04/2015)
Armstrong World Industries’ corporate headquarters building is the first building in Pennsylvania to achieve recertification at the highest level possible under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) program, the company recently confirmed.

Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for LEED


(03/04/2015)
A new poll released Feb. 25 found almost equal support from Republicans and Democrats of the LEED green building rating system.

Tenants Prefer Sustainable Buildings, Research Finds


(02/25/2015)
Tenants are happier with buildings that make an effort to be sustainable, researchers at Chicago-based DTZ, a real estate and property investment company, have concluded.

Science Center at North Park University Earns LEED Gold

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(02/11/2015)
The $45 million Johnson Center for Science and Community Life at North Park University in Chicago was recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

USGBC Reveals Top 10 States for LEED


(02/11/2015)
Illinois ranks first in this year’s list of the Top 10 States for LEED, which was determined by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC ranked states in terms of square feet of LEED space per state resident. The per-capita list highlights states throughout the country that are making strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation.

Vasakronan Achieves LEED EB:OM


(02/11/2015)
The largest LEED Volume certification outside of North America has been awarded to Vasakronan, Sweden’s largest property owner.

University of California System Commits to Going Green

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(01/29/2015)
The University of California (UC) public university system, based in Oakland, is on track to meet its commitment to emitting zero-net greenhouse gases from its buildings by 2025, according to a sustainability report released this month.