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Latest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Stories

2014-04-15 04:20:30

CHICAGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In time for Earth Day, Radio Flyer, Inc., maker of the famous little red wagon and leading producer of wagons, tricycles and three-wheel scooters in the United States, proudly announced today its Chicago, Ill. headquarters has received Platinum Certification for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Focused on environmentally sustainable practices, the certification acknowledges key design decisions, including the renovation...

2014-04-09 23:30:59

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has selected client Blue Sea Development Company as the Outstanding Affordable Developer Award winner in the 2013 LEED® for Homes™ Awards. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) is pleased to announce the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has selected client Blue Sea Development Company as the Outstanding Affordable Developer Award winner in the 2013...

2014-04-08 12:23:17

Major milestone for the global green building industry WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED® certification around the globe. "This milestone is the result of leaders across our industry making the business and environmental case for healthy, sustainable buildings," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "More than 4.3...

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...

2014-04-01 23:01:27

Office continues surge of new commissions with Chamberlain Group HQ. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has named Tim Tracey, AIA, as director of its Chicago, Ill. office. He was previously the office’s design director. Tracey will focus on strengthening the office’s holistic and integrated design process while continuing to lead its reputation as an award-winning firm. He takes over...

2014-03-31 23:37:15

Company receives $10,000 to expand green building and LEED workforce education and training curriculum. Ridgefield, CT (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Poplar Network today announced it received a CTNext Entrepreneur Innovation Award (EIA), at the first EIA event on Feb. 27, at The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Conn. The award provides $10,000 for innovative project ideas that help propel startups to the next level. CTNext, Connecticut's innovation ecosystem, is managed by Connecticut...

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,...

2014-03-27 08:37:11

CHICAGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura(®) Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that Uncommon LLC, a firm focused on project management, design and sustainable consulting, used Greengrade(®) to collect, track and manage all LEED(®) information for a new community wellness center for Project VIDA in El Paso, Texas. The community wellness center is seeking LEED Platinum Certification....

2014-03-25 23:33:33

Hyatt Place among few local hotels with LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Hyatt Place Raleigh-West and Southern States Management are excited to announce an Earth Day event to celebrate the hotel, as it is one of only a few U.S. Green Building Council LEED-certified hotel options in the Raleigh area. When receiving LEED certification, Hyatt Place Raleigh-West was evaluated on energy efficiency in a variety of categories including...