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China Is Leading the New Wave of Towers Rising to 500m and Beyond

October 21, 2016 - in Buildings, News, Projects

China is leading the new wave of mega-tall towers, but locating services such as lifts and cooling towers within these slender giants has required some serious lateral (and vertical) thinking. The Home of Super-Tall If America was the birthplace of the skyscraper,…

LivingHomes Debuts CK4.2, A Lower-Cost Two-Story Prefab Home

June 29, 2016 - in Buildings, Products

LivingHomes, a leader in sustainable and healthy prefabricated homes, will be showcasing their first lower-cost two–story prefabricated home, the CK4.2,…

Sustainability Courses From UC San Diego Extension Receive U.S. Green Building Council Accreditation

SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2016—As the boom in energy efficient commercial and residential construction continues, demand for green building professionals also…

CertainTeed Stretches the Imagination at Hometown AIA National Convention in Philadelphia

May 19, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate

MALVERN, Pa. – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2016 National Convention theme is IMAGINE+, and hometown building products manufacturer CertainTeed Corporation is ready to inspire attendees with innovative building solutions that challenge the…

GBRI Offers Courses on the Future of Green Building

May 18, 2016 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering

FOREST HILLS, N.Y., May 18, 2016—"Breaking Ground: The Future of Green Building," the newest course series from GBRI (the nation's most respected provider of LEED & AIA professional education) has been approved by both GBCI and the American Institute…

Gary Charter School Awarded LEED Silver

GARY, Ind., May 12, 2016—The Board of the Charter School of the Dunes and LEE Companies announced that the Charter School of the Dunes, a 66,000-square-foot state-of-the-art K-8 public charter school, has been awarded LEED Silver Certification by the U.S.…

USGBC Announces New Effort to Rid Buildings of Illegally Sourced Materials

April 6, 2016 - in Buildings, Construction, Corporate

Washington, DC—The USGBC announced the quarterly addenda to the LEED green building rating system, which includes a new pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) credit that is designed to further advance environmentally responsible forest management and…

USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi to join Global Green USA Board

February 10, 2016 - in Modeling, People

Santa Monica, Feb. 9, 2016—Global Green USA, a national leader in advancing smart solutions to climate change that improve lives and protect our planet, is pleased to announce that Rick Fedrizzi, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has joined…

Western Specialty Contractors Participates in Clayton Police/Municipal Facility LEED Platinum Restoration Project

February 4, 2016 - in Buildings, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

St. Louis, MO, Feb. 3, 2016—Western Specialty Contractors combined time-tested and modern, innovative techniques to restore the facade and parking garage of a structure in Downtown Clayton, Missouri into the state-of-the-art, LEED Platinum Certified Clayton…

Grange Insurance Awarded LEED Green Building Silver Certification

February 1, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Maintenance

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 1, 2016—Grange Insurance announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious LEED Silver certification for its corporate headquarters at 671 South High Street. The project was certified under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations…