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2014-02-28 16:21:57

Release of D.C. Energy Benchmarking Data Shows LEED-Certified Buildings Use More Energy and are More Expensive WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, LEED Exposed, a project of the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA), released research showing that large privately-owned buildings in Washington D.C. certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, actually use more energy than uncertified...

2014-02-18 08:21:24

Illinois leads among all states in 2013; mid-Atlantic region of Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia tops list WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED®, the world's most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The list highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation. Utilizing less energy,...

2014-01-14 08:22:56

LEED Certification Recognizes the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability of Compass' Engineering and Construction Practices DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Datacenters has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its first data center facility in Franklin, Tennessee in suburban Nashville. The 21,000 square foot facility was completed in early 2013 and is the second Compass facility to earn LEED Gold certification. The certification was awarded by the U.S. Green Building...


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