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2014-06-30 16:22:10

LANSING, Mich., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Woosley, executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), today announced MSHDA has been awarded LEED'' Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance....

2014-06-26 16:21:07

GARY, Ind., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gary Jet Center and LEE Companies announced that the recently constructed Gary Jet Center (GJC) Hangar III, a 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art corporate aircraft hangar at the Gary/Chicago International Airport, has been awarded the LEED® Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council - the first LEED-certified building in the city of Gary, Ind. The LEED® rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the...

2014-06-26 08:28:19

First Major Research into Design/Health Connection NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most - physicians, according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and United Technologies. The survey results were announced today at the opening session of the American Institute of...

2014-06-26 08:22:48

124 stores receive top environmental certification - a first in Canadian retail MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Target is pleased to announce that all 124 store locations that opened across Canada in 2013 have been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Previously, Target announced certification of the first 68 stores and with today's announcement the remaining 56 stores that opened in 2013 are now LEED certified. "This past year...

2014-06-23 12:23:40

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With guidance from NORESCO's Sustainability Services group, San Diego International Airport (SDIA) has achieved LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC®) for the airport's Green Build terminal expansion. SDIA is the first commercial airport terminal in the world to earn LEED's highest rating. NORESCO provided LEED project management during the design and construction phases for Terminal 2 West....

2014-06-19 08:23:32

Report Ranks the Top States for LEED Certified Homes: California, New York and Texas Top the List WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) now estimates that there are as many as 150,000 LEED-certified green housing units worldwide, a number that more than doubled between 2011 and 2012 and continues to grow steadily, according to the organization's LEED in Motion: Residential report released today. The report is the latest in USGBC's popular...

2014-06-17 08:32:05

Brazil is among the Top 5 markets for LEED-certified buildings in the world WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that six World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America's largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. Originally built and used for the 1950 FIFA World Cup, the LEED Silver Maracanã stadium is once again...

2014-06-13 23:08:29

David Gottfried Announced as National Advisory Board Member Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 AtSite, a leading provider of smart sustainable building solutions, is pleased to announce that David Gottfried, U.S. & World Green Building Council Founder and CEO of Regenerative Ventures, has joined the Company’s National Advisory Board. David Gottfried founded the U.S. Green Building Council and World Green Building Councils (with GBCs in 100 countries), and is known as the father of...

2014-06-11 23:13:14

Aquaflex™ waterproof flooring adhesive developed by Formulators, a leading manufacturer of moisture mitigation strategies, has been independently tested to meet the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS section 01350) and is MAS Certified Green®. Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Formulators, inventors and manufacturers of the patent pending Aquaflex™ waterproof flooring adhesive, announced that all formulation variants of the Aquaflex™ adhesive have for a second...

2014-06-09 08:32:00

ATLANTA, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building Systems Design, Inc. (BSD) today announced publication of revisions to 116 specification sections related to sustainable design for architects and engineers. BSD SpecLink-E, BSD's automated specification production system, has supported the various LEED rating systems published by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for many years. BSD's latest sustainability updates support LEED v4 BD+C , USGBC's most recent green rating system, but they...


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