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2012-01-12 05:00:00

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Even as the recently passed 2012 Defense Authorization Act bars certain government departments from certifying new buildings as meeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold or Platinum status, Dan Brockington, President of ArchitecturalTrim.com, expresses his support of all efforts for more sustainable, environmentally-friendly and fire-resistant home and commercial developments. "There are many green certificates...

2012-01-11 08:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polymer Group, Inc. (PGI) today announced its Suzhou, China plant has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120111/CL34082 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080903/CLW036LOGO-b ) The certification validates that the plant is among the world's greenest, most energy efficient and...

2011-12-12 09:52:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McGuireWoods LLP announced today that David Ronn, a partner in the firm's Houston office, has been named chair of the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. The USGBC is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the development of energy-saving green buildings nationwide. Ronn's yearlong term is effective Jan. 1, 2012. According to the USGBC, buildings in the United States are responsible...

2011-12-08 07:00:00

DOHA, Qatar, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is supporting the Middle East green building movement, offering the company's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) licensed training event in the region. Middle East building owners and designers look to construct some of the biggest, most luxurious buildings in the world and are going green with more...

2011-12-01 10:30:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen's Chattanooga manufacturing plant has received a platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building certification program. The facility is the first and only automotive manufacturing plant in the world to receive the Platinum certification. Platinum certification recognizes the highest level of performance....

2011-11-30 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University announced today that the Gates Center for Computer Science and the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies have been awarded LEED® certification at the Gold level established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO</font> )...

2011-11-22 11:16:00

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Frito-Lay's new distribution facility in Oahu, Hawaii has earned the U.S. Green Building Council LEED ® Gold certification. The 55,000 square foot design is Hawaii's first industrial "new construction" Gold site. LEED certification is awarded from 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...

2011-11-08 12:48:00

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), for its new national headquarters in Lansing, Mich. LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. (Photo:...

2011-11-02 14:15:00

WARMINSTER, Pa., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The applicant screening firm Vertical Screen, Inc. has just been awarded LEED Platinum Certification for its new, state-of-the-art world headquarters building. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum is the highest sustainability designation granted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Under the LEED New Construction (NC) v2.2 rating system, Vertical Screen's LEED Platinum score of 58 points makes...

2011-10-11 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian announced that it has been awarded a LEED Silver rating established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. "This achievement not only signifies the Smithsonian...