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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...

2014-06-03 16:20:57

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hub Group (NASDAQ: HUBG), a leading provider of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services, announced today that it has received LEED® Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its new headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. "Our company strives to improve...

2014-05-27 12:33:06

Anniversary Marked by New Menu of Services, Retail Products, Website and More WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nusta Spa - the first-ever spa to achieve LEED(TM) certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's program for Commercial Interiors and the first project in the nation's capital to achieve a gold level certification under any of the USGBC's LEED rating programs - is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month by unveiling a new lineup of all-natural products...

2014-05-21 16:21:27

INDIANAPOLIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, better known as LEED, was formed in 2000 and has become a cornerstone in building standards and environmental concerns. Actually, LEED has grown from a small group of concerned developer/contractors, consisting of about six volunteers, who wanted to add quality to their work, save energy and better their communities. Then catching the attention of consumers all over the nation who were just...

2014-05-06 23:02:02

Student behavior changes make big impact during Campus Conservation Nationals 2014. Washington D.C. and Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Lucid, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the National Wildlife Federation and the Alliance to Save Energy announce that more than 265,000 students at 109 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada collectively saved over 2.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity — equivalent to averting 3 million pounds...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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