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2012-08-22 06:21:34

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for excellence in environmentally responsible design in the construction of its office space at 155 North Wacker Drive in Chicago. LEED, an internationally recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides a framework for identifying and implementing green building design, construction, operations, and...

2012-08-21 18:20:10

BOSTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston's most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announced today that the new corporate headquarters of Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) has been certified LEED® Platinum for Commercial Interiors by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). MPA provided interior architecture and corporate design services for Forrester's six-story, 190,000 square foot headquarters at Cambridge Discovery...

2012-08-20 23:00:08

New Online Program Targets 3,000 People for LEED Credentials Annually Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has partnered with Pearson to launch USGBC´s online workforce education program for the LEED Green Associate credential. The program includes online courses to help learners successfully prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam and learn green building strategies and techniques. USGBC´s LEED green building rating system is the...

2012-08-15 10:24:15

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.(®) (SFI(®)) applauds the Governor of Georgia for urging broader recognition of forest certification standards. An executive order signed on August 10 by Governor Nathan Deal promotes the use of products from responsibly managed forests in Georgia in state construction. The executive order states that "any new or expanded state building shall incorporate 'Green Building' standards that give...

2012-08-13 06:21:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Envision Design, an award-winning design firm specializing in sustainability, announced today that it is joining global multidisciplinary firm Perkins+Will. The 15-person practice will move in with Perkins+Will's Washington DC office, managed by Stephen Manlove. Ken Wilson and Diana Horvat will join the company as Principals. Envision's experience spans multiple sectors, and is widely recognized for its exceptional work for associations and...

2012-08-07 06:22:01

BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WegoWise, a leading building performance analytics provider, today announced it will provide developers and owners of the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED for Homes projects with complimentary yearlong access to its WegoPro platform. The online platform will now be available to help developers and owners benchmark the energy and water performance and minimize operating costs for nearly 23,000 certified LEED for Homes residential units, with an...

2012-08-07 06:21:29

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tower Companies announced today that The Blairs Residential Campus is the First Multi-Family to receive LEED® Gold Certification under the Multiple Building and On-Campus Building Group Certification Program for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance ("EBOM") version 2009 on July 25, 2012. Tower's Chief Sustainability Officer David Borchardt and project consultants, Sustainable Design Consulting (SDC), led the effort....

2012-07-27 02:29:19

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a moment almost two years in the making, LD Products has announced that its new Long Beach headquarters has achieved the highest possible ranking of energy conservation and environmentally friendly building. On June 21, 2012 the US Green Building Council (USGBC) officially recognized the building, which houses the online ink retailer's corporate offices and warehouse, as the first new construction commercial building to be awarded LEED...

2012-07-26 10:22:15

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AtSite, Inc., a provider of Building Performance Solutions, announced that it recently completed a Series A round of funding to fuel strategic growth for new technology partnerships, expanded geographic markets and key talent acquisition. AtSite helps clients develop, optimize and maintain high-performing buildings. With two decades of expertise, AtSite offers tailored solutions for building owners and operators using advances in smart building...

2012-07-25 02:25:02

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tower Companies announced today that they are the recipient of the National Capital Region chapter of the US Green Building Council's 2012 Awards of Excellence for Project of the Year for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance for Blair Towns, the first LEED certified multi-family apartments in the country in January 2004. Blair Towns became the world's first ever multi-family residential LEED EBOM 2009 Platinum certified...