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2014-04-23 12:22:48

1.2-million-square foot center consumes 20 percent less energy than other convention centers. NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of its environmentally conscious design, including a beautiful, undulating green roof, Nashville's $598 million, 1.2-million-square-foot Music City Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council. This sustainable vision for Music City Center was the result of close...

2014-04-22 12:24:10

Veriflora® Preferred Retailer Offers Variety of Sustainably Grown Plants GREEN BAY, Wis., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Midwestern retailer Shopko announced the springtime re-opening of its Garden Centers as well as its renewed commitment to stocking plants certified to the Veriflora standard for environmental sustainability. As a Veriflora Preferred Retailer since 2011, Shopko stocks sustainably grown annuals, perennials and vegetable plants from Floral Plant Growers, a...

2014-04-22 08:25:06

Eco Red Shield(TM) Protected Lumber Now Available in 47+ Retail Locations VISTA, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (OTCQB: ECOB) announced today that truckloads of raw lumber are hitting Eco facilities across the Country, while truckloads of Eco Red Shield(TM) protected lumber are rolling out, as the planned spring run in the Building Industry is really showing up this April. ECOB's Colton, CA facility received six truckloads and one rail car load of...

2014-04-21 23:09:41

Market leader expands offerings to meet latest green building specifications. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Renewable Choice Energy today announced that it has joined Green-e Climate, and can now provide certified carbon offsets to green building projects under the new U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED v4 guidelines. The LEED v4 guidelines, which were released in November of 2013, provide universal criteria for green building performance, including new market sectors,...

2014-04-09 08:24:15

PORTLAND, Ore., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Building Initiative (GBI) President Jerry Yudelson presented a keynote talk on April 8(th) at the ASHRAE High-Performance Buildings conference in San Francisco. Yudelson also participated in a discussion organized by the National Institute of Building Sciences around the topic of defining net zero energy buildings. Yudelson says, "The pressing issue of our time is dealing with climate change, and reducing the operating energy use of...

2014-04-07 08:24:07

PORTLAND, Ore., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced today that it is seeking applicants to serve as members of its consensus body, which is being formed to formally update its new construction assessment protocol - ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings. The standard was originally completed in 2010 and must be updated every five years according to procedures established by the American National Standards...

2014-04-03 12:23:48

With impressive green practices and award wins, Earth Day is every day at Hyatt at Olive 8 SEATTLE, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While April 22, 2014 is set aside to inspire appreciation for the Earth and bring action towards conserving its resources, Hyatt at Olive 8 participates year round with its dedication to waste reduction and energy consumption. Since opening in February 2009 as downtown Seattle's first and only Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified hotel,...

2014-04-02 23:24:19

As the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program grows and evolves, so too does the need to understand the fit of a wide range of effective materials and processes to meet LEED certification requirements. As product use alone does not provide LEED points, the information in this just-released white paper focuses on identifying the LEED categories and options where pumice and pumice-enhanced products from Hess Pumice can be...

2014-03-31 23:31:53

The 'Athena Guide to Whole-Building LCA in Green Building Programs' demystifies the credits and explains how the Athena Impact Estimator for Buildings software makes compliance easy. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a powerful tool to help sustainable design move towards a performance basis. An analytical method for estimating lifetime environmental impacts due to a product or process, LCA can help building designers quantify and validate their...

2014-03-27 23:04:54

One-of-a-kind design will assist NREL and its partners to shape the energy systems of the future. Golden, CO (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 One of the nation’s newest and most premier energy research facilities has been named R&D Magazine’s 2014 Laboratory of the Year. Designed and built by SmithGroupJJR and JE Dunn Construction, the $135 million Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden,...