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2014-03-03 16:31:25

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reagan Wireless, a worldwide distributor, reseller, recycler, and wholesaler of mobile phones and accessories has earned LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification, from the U.S. Green Building Council under the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (EB: O&M) rating system. The rating system encourages owners and operators of existing buildings to implement sustainable practices and reduce...

2014-02-28 16:21:57

Release of D.C. Energy Benchmarking Data Shows LEED-Certified Buildings Use More Energy and are More Expensive WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, LEED Exposed, a project of the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA), released research showing that large privately-owned buildings in Washington D.C. certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, actually use more energy than uncertified...

2014-02-27 23:31:27

The Omaha-Midlands facility ranks among the top 10% of data centers in the nation for energy efficiency. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Cosentry, the Midwest leader in data center services, announced today that their Omaha-Midlands Data Center has achieved LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the only LEED Gold Data center in Nebraska and one of just 21 data centers nationwide. Omaha-Midlands had previously been awarded Energy Star...

2014-02-26 12:26:57

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Phillips Edison & Company announced today that their Salt Lake City office has been awarded LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for commercial interiors. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the nation's foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health...

2014-02-25 23:21:34

The new state-of-the-art facility will focus on the fabrication of components visible to customers, such as doors, entrances, jambs and cab interiors; This is the first elevator manufacturing facility in North America to achieve LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council; the plant is strategically located to achieve some of the shortest customer delivery lead times in the industry. Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Schindler Opens North America’s First...

2014-02-24 12:21:59

SDG&E community facility earns LEED Platinum certification for operations and maintenance from U.S. Green Building Council SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) Energy Innovation Center in the Clairemont area received "double-platinum" LEED® certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council. The newly earned 2013 LEED Platinum certification for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) is in addition to the facility's LEED...

2014-02-18 08:21:24

Illinois leads among all states in 2013; mid-Atlantic region of Washington, D.C, Maryland and Virginia tops list WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED®, the world's most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The list highlights the regions around the country that are at the forefront of sustainable building design and transformation. Utilizing less energy,...

2014-02-17 08:27:25

CHICAGO, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced today that Greengrade(®), the company's LEED(®) management software, is able to support projects that are seeking LEED certification under LEED v4, the newest version of the green building program to be released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/CG12932LOGO) Launched in...

2014-02-14 23:02:43

Bethesda Gateway Long and Foster realtor Jill Schwartz can now share her knowledge of green materials, energy-efficient technologies, green building and product ratings, green design principles and insights with her clients, including her access to top industry resources and tools that create awareness for healthier living choices. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 The Green Resource Council has awarded Jill Schwartz the “Green Designation” from the National Association of...

2014-02-13 08:23:50

"Green" Certifications Allow Hotels to Showcase Their Sustainability Achievements to Government and Corporate Accounts and Savvy Consumers ATLANTA, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®) today announces that IHG Green Engage, the online sustainability program used by more than 2,600 IHG-branded hotels worldwide, is now recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council under its LEED® Volume program and Green Key Global (GKG) as providing streamlined pathways...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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