Denver Skyline Adds New LEED Office Tower

The Connecticut-based private investment firm Starwood Capital Group plans to develop a new office building in the Union Station neighborhood of Downtown Denver, called 16 Chestnut. The company is working through a controlled affiliate and East West Partners, a Denver-based development company specializing in, building, selling, managing and supporting high quality real estate to complete a third collaboration project in the Downtown Denver area.

Drew University Adds New LEED Student Center

The newly redesigned Ehinger Center located on the Drew University campus in Madison received LEED certification earlier this month.

One World Observation Deck Debuts Atop Freedom Tower

The One World Observatory atop New York’s Freedom Tower opened earlier this year on May 29.

University of Colorado Earns Eighteenth LEED Certification on Campus

The University of Colorado announced August 24 that newly renovated residence hall, Baker Hall, has received LEED Platinum certification, making it one of 18 buildings on the University of Colorado campus that have been LEED-certified. The 15-month renovation was finished in August 2014.

Efficient Wisconsin Clinic Earns LEED

The UW Health Yahara Clinic in Monona lives and breathes efficiency. Not only does the staff follow a lean approach to processing patients — taking as little steps as possible to give them proper health care — the building was just awarded LEED certification this month, after meeting several conservation goals, such as reducing its potable water use by 37 percent and cutting annual energy costs by 14.7 percent.

USA Today and Green Building Council Debate LEED Program

A recent article in USA Today has reenergized the debate on green building.

Children’s Hospital Celebrates Completion of Green Campus

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., recently hit a major milestone, when it reached the end of multiple building projects that gave its campus two LEED-certified structures.

San Diego Hospital Achieves LEED

The new $260 million Rady Children's Hospital Acute Care Pavilion in San Diego has been certified LEED by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Courthouse Will Be First Historic Net-Zero Building

The General Services Administration unveiled renovation plans for the 92 year-old Wayne Aspinall Federal Building and Courthouse in Colorado to make it the first net-zero historic landmark building.

Lawsuit Contrasts LEED Certification And Energy Efficiency

By Sameea Kamal
The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification program came under fire in a lawsuit taking to task its lack of building performance measurement.