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.

LAX Unveils Sustainable Utility Plant

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
A replacement central utility plant (CUP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) completed last month is considered the first sustainable utility plant at a U.S. airport.

GBCI Launches PEER for Electricity Market

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) officially launched the Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) rating system designed to verify sustainable electricity system performance on April 29.

AIA Names Top 10 Sustainable Projects

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have chosen the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.

Miami Design District Expansion Achieves LEED Gold

Palm Court, the second phase of the Miami Design District expansion, has been certified LEED Gold for Core + Shell by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

First Tennessee Park Achieves LEED Silver Certification

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
First Tennessee Park in downtown Nashville has been awarded LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, joined by members of the Metro Sports Authority, confirmed the certification for the park, home of the Nashville Sounds, a minor league baseball team. The park opened on April 17 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a sold-out game.