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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...

2014-04-02 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...

2014-03-25 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...

2014-03-25 12:22:17

Designed and Built to Achieve Green Building Council Silver Certification PALO ALTO, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratories building that will enable the company to provide innovative technical solutions to customers with more agility and efficiency. The Advanced Materials & Thermal Sciences Center, with 82,000 square feet of floor space, will house 130...

2014-03-17 08:24:28

MONTERREY, Mexico, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring innovative water efficiencies and optimized energy performance, Carrier's newest manufacturing facility has achieved LEED(®) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making the factory its sixth LEED-certified building and the 17th for United Technologies. Carrier, the world's leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems,...

2014-03-12 23:28:13

QA Graphics, an Iowa interactive design firm, continues to work with Hy-Vee, Inc., to provide interactive technology to help engage and educate consumers about the supermarket’s sustainability efforts. Ankeny, IA (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 QA Graphics, an Iowa interactive design firm, continues to work with Hy-Vee, Inc., to provide interactive technology to help engage and educate consumers about the supermarket’s sustainability efforts. QA Graphics has been working with Hy-Vee, an...

2014-03-04 08:34:39

NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LRN, a leading provider of solutions and strategies to enhance corporate culture and ethical behavior, today announced that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification in the category of Commercial Interiors. LRN's Manhattan-based office is one of only 14 projects in New York City to receive the accreditation in the category in 2013. Presented by the U.S. Green Building Council, this...

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...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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