The Yellowstone Hall at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for its energy-efficient design and construction. This is the first freshman residence hall built at the university in half a century and was opened in 2016. Among the building’s energy-saving elements is a solar wall to pre-heat hot […]
India secured third position this year in the US Green Building Council (USGBC) annual ranking of the top 10 countries for LEED. The top slot was won by China which is currently braving alarming pollution levels, followed by Canada. These three countries currently represent more than 33 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, with […]
“Going Green” is going taller with Taipei 101 skyscraper earning the title this week of world’s Greenest tall building. CBRE and TAIPEI 101 have ushered in a new era for international green buildings, becoming the highest scoring LEED v4 project in the world to-date, and the first to reach the 90 points threshold. TAIPEI 101 […]
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Washington, D.C., has announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognize projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace. In a release, Rick Fedrizzzi, CEO and founder of the USGBC, says, “Homes represent a critical piece […]
A study has shown that schools built with green building principles or that are certified by LEED produce students that are more environmentally conscientious. The benefits of green buildings have been dutifully researched. They lower our carbon footprint, improve employees’ health, and save companies money. According to new research, they also teach kids to be […]
Good news: the pace of green building in the hospitality sector is on the rise, and it doesn’t require making any sacrifice in the luxury of your stay away from home! It’s no secret that with operations running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, hotels consume natural resources at […]
The Somerset Berkley Regional High School has been awarded a LEED Silver Certification. The school was able to achieve this rating because of the different recycled materials used in constructing the building, using rainwater to flush the toilets, and parking spaces designated for car-pooling and low emitting vehicles.
SustainVU, the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach and Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science are subgrant recipients of a $91,000, two-year EPA grant to Nashville’s Urban Green Lab to deliver hands-on science and sustainability education to Nashville middle- and high-schoolers.
This September 11, the country will mourn the 14th anniversary of the attacks that changed our world forever. But if you want to honor the victims, survivors and their families of the 9/11 attacks, volunteer. Because of the organizers of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, September 11 is no longer just about […]
The Galaxy E3 Choice School has officially earned the LEED Platinum Certification, the highest level of LEED certification. This is a first for a Florida public or private school. Complete with a white reflective roof and a green roof, so the students can perform experiments to measure temperature and moisture differences. The green school has