To recognize regions and states committed to producing high performing green buildings, the USGBC has released it’s annual ranking of the top 10 LEED states in the U.S. States were rated by information gathered in the 2010 U.S. Census and projects that were certified in 2013.
Perkins+Will is making strides to create green, healthy health care facilities to promote the healing of patients and pave a new path for sustainable hospital design. The global architecture and design firm has completed 21 LEED health care projects, nine of which are hospitals.
The new $20.7 million addition to Montgomery Middle School in San Diego is set to be California’s first LEED for Schools Platinum public school building with a design that is also expected to achieve net-zero energy. The project includes 18 classrooms, a counseling center, library, cafeteria and covered lunch area.
Sustainability is part of the culture and history of LPA Inc. With more than 100 LEED-designed projects, green buildings are an integral part of the firm. However, LEED is not the only marker of sustainable practices, said Dan Heinfeld, president of LPA.
The sustainable, flexible design of Boomerang Buildings offers up versatility and LEED points to any given construction project. The energy-efficient buildings are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and can be deconstructed and repurposed multiple times.