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.

Bank Retrofit Focuses on Holistic Sustainability

GreenChoice Bank will open two new "holistically sustainable" community bank branches on February 1 after completing the retrofit of a pair of century-old buildings.

Texas School Looks for Dual Certification

Atascocita Springs Elementary School is already making history as the first school in its district to achieve LEED certification. Now officials are hoping to add to the achivement with Collaborative for High Performance Schools certification.

Duke Parking Structure

Duke University’s $35 million Research Drive Garage is the nation’s first single-use, stand-alone LEED certified parking facility, according to university and parking officials.

Contractor Eyes LEED Certification For New Hospital

Kraus-Anderson Construction Co., one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors and construction managers, is set to start construction in January on a new 400,000-square-foot LEED certified hospital for Gundersen Lutheran Health System.