Marine Camp Houses Military’s First LEED Mess Hall

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(10/29/2014)
The French Creek Mess Hall at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is the military’s first LEED Platinum-certified dining facility. The mess hall opened on May 20 and serves up to 22,000 meals per day. The base and surrounding community is home to a population of about 170,000 people, including active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employees.

Interest in Alternative Green Building Rating Systems Surges


(10/29/2014)
In two years, interest in alternative green building rating systems, such as Green Globes and Energy Star, has surged 250 percent, according to a new report.

Energy Department Sets Green Certification Standards


(10/22/2014)
The Energy Department issued a final rule on Oct. 10 that requires new and retrofitted federal buildings to verify energy and water performance through green building certification systems in the private sector.

JLL Releases Sustainability Report


(09/17/2014)
LL, a Chicago-based real estate investment management firm, has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, which provides a summary of the company’s performance against its sustainability areas.

D.C. Hits LEED Milestone


(09/17/2014)
The District of Columbia has surpassed 100 million square feet of space certified as meeting LEED standards, Mayor Vincent Gray announced on Sept. 11.

ARCOM Partners with GreenWizard


(09/17/2014)
ARCOM, a provider of building specification tools, and GreenWizard, a company that helps track green-building progress, are combining their resources to help architects identify products and materials that will fulfill green-building goals.
 

Inside DirecTV’s LEED Platinum Renovation

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/17/2014)
When DirecTV launched a massive renovation project in 2011 for its headquarters in El Segundo, the satellite television provider aimed high to give employees a more sustainable and functional workplace.

Oregon School Sells Carbon Credits to Chevy

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
(09/03/2014)
Southern Oregon University (SOU) is taking part in Chevrolet’s carbon-reduction initiative. The school is selling carbon credits for the new LEED certified Raider Village residence halls to the car manufacturer for one year.

Green Hotels Earn More, Study Finds


(09/03/2014)
A Cornell University School of Hotel Administration study found hotels that are LEED certified not only help the environment, but also earn more revenue.

California Adds Solar Power to State Facilities


(08/27/2014)
The California Department of General Services (DGS) announced last week that it has completed two solar power installation projects at a state-run prison and state hospital in Coalinga, Calif.