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2013-04-22 20:20:55

AVONDALE, Pa., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Earth Day, Stroud Water Research Center announced that its Moorhead Environmental Complex has achieved LEED® Platinum, the highest level of certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green...

2013-04-19 12:28:02

CHICAGO, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter will acknowledge eight winners in the sustainability realm during the organizations dazzling awards celebration and fundraising event, Limelight on May 23, 2013 at the National Hellenic Museum. Award recipients include airLab at Rosa Park Apartments, Argonne National Laboratory, Cuneo Hall at Loyola University Chicago, Joseph F. Clair, Lema Passive House, Roosevelt University, Mayor Rahm...

2013-04-17 16:20:15

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in history, more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, resulting in increased demand on buildings and resources. According to a study by McGraw-Hill Construction, firms are shifting their business toward green building to help conserve natural resources, with 51 percent of respondents planning more than 60 percent of their work to be green by 2015. This trend signals a shift from 'push' to 'pull'--with...

2013-04-17 08:22:07

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tower Companies announced today that U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has Re-Certified The Tower Building and 1909 K Street LEED® Gold under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Management ("EBOM"). Notably, The Tower Building was the region's first new green office building when built in 2001 and 1909 K was DC's first green renovation in 1999. Both green properties were...

2013-04-16 08:22:58

-- Downloadable Book Profiles 322 Most Environmentally Responsible Colleges NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com), in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools (www.centerforgreenschools.org) at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), today released the fourth annual edition of its free guidebook saluting the most environmentally responsible "green colleges." "The...

2013-04-10 16:22:50

WARRENTON, Va., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fauquier Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBSS) - The Fauquier Bank is pleased to announce that they have been awarded LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for their View Tree Branch, located at 87 West Lee Highway, in Warrenton, VA. LEED is the nation's top program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The Fauquier Bank's View Tree...

2013-04-09 23:03:19

Custom luxury home builder website showcased with award for excellence in the interactive realm Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 Desert Star Construction (DSC) announced today their “Best Website” 2012 win at the 1st Annual AZIMA TIM Awards. Together with Skyhook Internet Marketing, the DSC team worked diligently to strategize, design, and develop a new high-resolution image website that features DSC´s custom luxury homes throughout Paradise Valley and Silverleaf, the...

2013-04-06 23:01:23

Experts at Southland Homes predict green home construction and renovations may soon eclipse traditional methods. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 06, 2013 The green home trend is growing so fast that Colin Shelton expects green building technology and materials to eclipse traditional building practices by the year 2020. As President of Southland Homes of Texas, Shelton should know: he´s seeing it happen all over Houston. Green technology is evolving to encompass every aspect of construction...

2013-03-27 23:04:11

The Arbor House, a 123-Unit Affordable Housing Complex, Achieves LEED Platinum and National Green Building Standard Gold Certification New York, NY (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (http://www.swinter.com) is pleased to announce the completion of Arbor House, a LEED® Platinum rated affordable housing complex located in the South Bronx section of New York City. LEED certification distinguishes structures that decrease operating costs, reduce waste sent to landfills,...

2013-03-25 16:21:32

Joins Georgia, Maine, and Oregon in Ensuring Green Buildings Are Good for Forests WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation Wednesday specifying that rating systems used in green building projects funded by the state government "shall not exclude certificate credits for forest products certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Forest Stewardship Council or the American Tree Farm System." The new law positively...