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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...

2014-02-12 08:24:12

Ninth honor for sustainable conversion of former Presidio hospital complex into housing SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Presidio Public Health Service District is the recipient of the 12(th) annual National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award for Federal Partnerships in Historic Preservation. This prestigious award is the ninth received by the San Francisco office of Perkins+Will honoring the successful conversion of the former Public Health...

2014-02-11 23:29:39

Steven Winter is one of ten cross-disciplinary experts handpicked to guide the Hanley Wood Sustainability Council’s Vision 2020 initiative, which is now in its third year. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Steven Winter Associates Inc. (http://www.swinter.com) is pleased to announce that firm President, Steven Winter, has been selected to join the 2014 Hanley Wood Sustainability Council. Mr. Winter is one of ten cross-disciplinary experts handpicked to guide the Council’s Vision...

2014-02-05 23:24:15

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) Detroit Regional Chapter (DRC) recently announced they will be moving their offices into the NextEnergy Center in the heart of Detroit. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 The US Green Building Council (USGBC) Detroit Regional Chapter (DRC) recently announced they will be moving their offices into the NextEnergy Center in the heart of Detroit. The USGBC DRC supports Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Design (LEED) projects and provides...

2014-01-28 23:20:02

Achieves 3rd Highest LEED EBOM Score out of 6,199 Projects Worldwide San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Obayashi Corporation’s Technical Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan, has recently been awarded Japan’s highest rated LEED Platinum certification for their Techno Station facility under the USGBC LEED for Existing Buildings and Operations Maintenance (EBOM) rating system. Working in collaboration with Webcor Builders, Obayashi Group’s subsidiary in the United States,...

2014-01-20 08:20:52

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tower Companies' Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) David Borchardt is chairing a session on Management and Operations in Real Estate on January 28(th) as an invited speaker at the International Sustainable Built Environment Conference (ISBE), in Doha, Qatar, the capital city of the state of Qatar. ISBE will address the latest research and developments in sustainable building design with guest speakers from Australia, Asia, Canada,...

2014-01-16 23:22:09

On September 25th, the Inland Empire chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council invited Anna Ferrera, the executive director of the School Energy Coalition (SEC,) to speak to an audience of school administrators, builders, vendors and city planners about the impact of California’s recently passed funding measure, Proposition 39. Rancho Cucamonga, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 On September 25th, the Inland Empire chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-IE) invited Anna Ferrera,...

2014-01-14 08:22:56

LEED Certification Recognizes the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability of Compass' Engineering and Construction Practices DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Compass Datacenters has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its first data center facility in Franklin, Tennessee in suburban Nashville. The 21,000 square foot facility was completed in early 2013 and is the second Compass facility to earn LEED Gold certification. The certification was awarded by the U.S. Green Building...

2014-01-06 12:22:20

Gerrit Reinders Appointed to USGBC Board of Directors Technology Seat MILWAUKEE, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telkonet, Inc. (OTC BB: TKOI), whose complementary business divisions include EcoSmart(TM), an energy management technology platform featuring Recovery Time(TM) technology and EthoStream(®), one of the largest high-speed Internet access (HSIA) providers in the world, today announced the appointment of Gerrit Reinders, LEED AP and Executive Vice President of Sales and...

2014-01-06 08:21:54

Leading speaker, author, green building advocate and LEED® Fellow to help grow GBI's Green Globes® rating system PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced today that it has named Jerry Yudelson as its president to accelerate growth of the non-profit and further leverage its green building assessment tools, including the highly recognized Green Globes(®) rating system, as it brings green building options to a larger audience of...


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