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.

Roosevelt University Receives Award for Green Initiatives


(01/29/2015)
Roosevelt University in Chicago received gold-level recognition from the Illinois Governor’s Higher Education Campus Sustainability Compact and the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council for its green initiatives, according to an announcement on Jan. 27.

UH Manoa Saves on Energy Costs


(01/29/2015)
The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa) has saved $3.4 million in energy costs in 2014 alone, the school confirmed on Jan. 20.

Manhattan College Student Commons Achieves LEED Gold

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(01/29/2015)
Manhattan College’s Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons, which officially opened in October 2014, recently achieved LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

New Book Provides Green Building Guidance


(01/29/2015)
A new book helps guide construction lawyers through laws and regulations that govern green and sustainable development.

Sustainability a Hot Trend for Restaurants


(01/14/2015)
In the culinary world, sustainability tops the list of hottest trends for 2015. Environmental sustainability, sustainable seafood and food-waste reduction are among the top restaurant trends for 2015, according to the annual What’s Hot Culinary Forecast from the Washington-based National Restaurant Association (NRA).

Sprawling Urban Park Revitalizes Dallas

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(12/31/2014)
When the Woodall Rodgers Freeway was built in the ’60s, it dissected the heart of Dallas, dividing uptown from downtown. However, the recessed freeway also created an opportunity to revitalize the point connecting uptown and downtown.

Minnesota Sports Complex Gets High Marks for Sustainability

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(12/10/2014)
The Saint Paul RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center have been certified to three international sustainability standards: LEED, Green Globes and APEX/ASTM. The complex is the first in the world to receive those three designations.
 

UC Merced Earns 13th LEED Certification


(12/10/2014)
The University of California, Merced, received its 13th LEED certification when its student services building was awarded LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
 

Environmental Center Aims for Total Water Conservation

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(11/19/2014)
Construction completed last week on the Brock Environmental Center, a facility that promotes environmentally friendly efforts toward its neighbor, the Chesapeake Bay.