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2011-04-14 15:10:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The global headquarters of Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) in Toledo, Ohio, has become the third existing building in Ohio to earn the prestigious gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Existing Building (EB) program. To achieve the award, the building's design and operation has met stringent standards as an energy-efficient, environmentally responsible and healthy...

2011-04-07 10:22:00

CHICAGO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jupiter Realty Company announced today that 215 West, its residential project in downtown Chicago, has been awarded LEED® Certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council 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. 215 West is the first high-rise apartment residence to be built...

2011-03-31 06:00:00

MONTERREY, Mexico, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recognized Carrier Corp. for its commitment to environmental sustainability, awarding the Monterrey, Mexico Commercial factory with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)* Gold certification. The Carrier facility is the first heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) factory in the world to receive LEED Gold certification. LEED is the preeminent program for the...

2011-03-29 15:23:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The house at 2036 Seventh St. in New Orleans, designed and built by Tulane architecture professors and students, has been certified LEED Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first LEED-certified residential project for Tulane and Neighborhood Housing Services of New Orleans, which collaborated through a program called URBANbuild. View the video. Dinwiddie Hall, a recently renovated building on the Tulane's uptown campus...

2011-03-29 10:33:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., the U.S. distribution and marketing arm of one of the world's leading wine and spirits producers, announced today its Bacardi Americas Headquarters in Coral Gables, Fla. has earned Gold Certification in Commercial Interiors (CI) from the U.S. Green Building Council's 'Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design' (LEED). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110329/FL73299-a) (Photo:...

2011-03-22 14:14:00

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Education Services, in partnership with AIA|DC, will present a two-day LEED AP Homes Exam Prep Seminar on April 12th and 13th, 2011. The 16-hour course will prepare individuals to sit for the LEED AP Homes specialty exam, and is approved for 16 AIA HSW/SD continuing education units. LEED AP Homes is a professional credential that signifies an expert understanding of the LEED Certification for Homes rating system. Green Education Services...

2011-03-03 11:42:00

MONROE, Ohio, and OMAHA, Neb., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayneedle.com, a leading online retailer of home furnishings and lifestyle products, today announced that its Customer Distribution Center at the Monroe Logistics Center has been granted LEED Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is the internationally recognized and nationally accepted benchmark that defines the standards for...

2011-02-25 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) today announces its commitment to pursue LEED certification for all new sites. P&G's Taicang plant in China - which is breaking ground today - is the first P&G manufacturing site to pursue LEED certification, with several additional new P&G sites currently working toward the same distinction globally. "Pursuing LEED certification for all new sites including offices, innovation centers, and our...

2011-02-08 16:01:00

BOSTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bunker Hill Community College's Health & Wellness Center, a 48,000-square-foot structure housing the College's nursing and health professions programs, has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Gold-level certification indicates that the building meets stringent requirements of the internationally recognized rating system, and also exceeds...

2010-12-04 00:00:39

A green floor-cleaning program benefits the environment and the bottom line Plymoth, MN (Vocus) December 2, 2010 There are many reasons why distribution centers, warehouses, manufacturing plants and processing facilities can benefit from a green floor-cleaning program. From a cleaning-only perspective, green cleaning reduces the use of water and chemicals and improves the effectiveness of cleaning programs. It also directly impacts a facility's sustainability efforts by reducing energy...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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