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2010-04-22 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today the U.S. Green Building Council Institute announced the newest U.S. facility to earn the prestigious LEED® Gold certification - the Sony Electronics (SEL) headquarters building in San Diego. The LEED certification system is the foremost program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. "When we began laying out initial plans for our headquarters, we knew we wanted 'green' to play a...

2010-04-22 08:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of Earth Day 2010, AVI-SPL today announced an environmentally-focused program targeting audiovisual equipment recycling, videoconferencing solutions, internal sustainability programs, LEED-certified installations and employee training. AVI-SPL and Materials Processing Corporation (MPC) have partnered to provide a secure and environmentally-responsible recycling solution for audiovisual electronic components and accessories. MPC is an...

2010-04-21 10:25:00

WEST ALLIS, Wis. April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification to Poblocki Sign Company for its 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in West Allis, a suburb of Milwaukee. Poblocki is believed to be the first company in the U.S. dedicated solely to the design, fabrication and installation of signage to obtain a Leadership in Energy & Environmental...

2010-04-16 10:36:00

FARMINGTON, N.Y., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Willis H. Carrier, the inventor of modern air conditioning and the founder of Carrier Corp., began training members of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry in 1905. Carrier continues to promote technical expertise in the industry with the expansion of its sustainable solutions curriculum and has recently been named a U.S. Green Building Council Education Provider (USGBC EP). To earn this status, Carrier's...

2010-04-09 14:36:00

PLANO, Texas, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PepsiCo's Frito-Lay Topeka, Kan., facility today became the state's first manufacturing site, and the nation's second food manufacturing site, to be awarded LEED® Existing Building (EB) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), as verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green...

2010-04-05 07:00:00

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) today announced its regional distribution centers (RDCs) in McDonough, Ga. (near Atlanta) and Spanaway, Wash. (near Seattle), has been award Gold LEED Certification and its RDCs in Columbus, Ohio, and Denver, Colo., have been awarded LEED Certification. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040202/DETU004LOGO) LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system,...

2010-03-29 11:13:00

DAVIDSON, N.C., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Trane has been named a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Education Provider and will offer curriculum to equip professionals with the continuing education needed to stay competitive in the sustainable building industry. To become an Education Provider, Trane had to develop courses that were then peer-reviewed and approved by USGBC as having educational content meeting USGBC's rigorous quality requirements for LEED Professional Credential holders...

2010-03-17 15:55:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allstate Insurance Company, the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, announced today that its new data center in Rochelle, Illinois has been awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design,...

2010-03-17 13:07:00

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Claire's on Cedros eco-friendly bakery and cafe located at 246 North Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach, California, announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings....

2010-03-10 08:31:00

Accredited courses fulfill credit requirements for AIA, GBCI, IDCEC ATLANTA, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) announces the addition of two new fully-accredited Continuing Education Courses to its Continuing Education Program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/DC92292LOGO-b) "Clearing the Air on Sustainability: Why Good Indoor Air Quality Matters" explores the fundamentals of sustainability and how sustainable design...


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