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2011-12-01 17:16:00

BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian Alves, a graduate of Bunker Hill Community College, was selected to participate in the Classroom to Boardroom Diversity Mentorship Program designed by the U.S. Green Building Council (U.S.G.B.C). Alves graduated from BHCC in June 2011, with an Associate in Arts degree in Business Administration. During his time at BHCC, he was very active in college sustainability activities and co-founded the campus Sustainability Club. Alves is now...

2011-12-01 10:30:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen's Chattanooga manufacturing plant has received a platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building certification program. The facility is the first and only automotive manufacturing plant in the world to receive the Platinum certification. Platinum certification recognizes the highest level of performance....

2011-11-30 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Mellon University announced today that the Gates Center for Computer Science and the Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies have been awarded LEED® certification at the Gold level established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20020422/CMULOGO</font> )...

2011-11-22 11:16:00

PLANO, Texas, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Frito-Lay's new distribution facility in Oahu, Hawaii has earned the U.S. Green Building Council LEED ® Gold certification. The 55,000 square foot design is Hawaii's first industrial "new construction" Gold site. LEED certification is awarded from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and...

2011-11-22 08:07:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SCIenergy, Inc., the global leader in providing cloud-based energy management solutions for building owners and operators, today announced it will provide the first application to support ongoing commissioning in the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) new App Lab Campaign launching this week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110926/SF74636LOGO) The concept was created to make the LEED forms and reporting process faster...

2011-11-17 07:30:00

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Five leading experts in green building technologies, sustainable design and engineering practices will serve as the keynote speakers for Carrier's 11th Global Engineering Conference, scheduled for March 18-20, 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions and a part of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), brings emerging building...

2011-11-09 02:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainability consultancy MindClick SGM, founder and leader of the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium, is working with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to advance the shared mission of a sustainable future for hospitality. The rapidly growing Consortium, comprised of more than 25 global companies, is creating a scorecard rating system to measure the sustainability performance of suppliers of hotel furnishings and supplies. The...

2011-11-08 12:48:00

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), for its new national headquarters in Lansing, Mich. LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. (Photo:...

2011-11-03 06:55:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Cottages at West End was awarded LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council for achievement in green building and design. LEED for Homes is a certification program that rewards energy and resource efficient design and construction practices. LEED for Homes certification requires the completion of a rigorous process that performs home energy (HERS) ratings, as well as rigorous onsite inspections to verify each home is...

2011-11-02 14:15:00

WARMINSTER, Pa., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The applicant screening firm Vertical Screen, Inc. has just been awarded LEED Platinum Certification for its new, state-of-the-art world headquarters building. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum is the highest sustainability designation granted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Under the LEED New Construction (NC) v2.2 rating system, Vertical Screen's LEED Platinum score of 58 points makes...