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2012-07-18 23:03:28

The Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University, an award-winning research lab designed by KieranTimberlake, tackles the multiple challenges of a constrained site, humid climate, and complex program to achieve a LEED Gold rating from the United States Green Building Council. (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Thanks to the integrated efforts of Rice University´s Facilities, Engineering and Planning Department, the design team, and construction contractor Gilbane Building Company, the Brockman Hall...

2012-07-18 23:02:35

In support of its green education and job training program, Saint-Gobain provides Grenite® Engineered Stone Countertops and green building expertise through its Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics team to YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School and the Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (ASCA) YouthBuild Program in Akron, Ohio. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 In support of its green education and job training program, Saint-Gobain provides Grenite® Engineered Stone Countertops and...

2012-07-18 06:23:21

DES MOINES, Ia., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greengrade-LEED Management Software(TM), a division of Textura( ®) Corporation, announces the addition of LEED Canada to its available LEED supported rating systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/CG12932LOGO) Project teams seeking LEED certification via the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) can now utilize Greengrade-LEED Management Software to assist in streamlining the CaGBC certification process, saving...

2012-07-17 02:33:54

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced that its green retail store design has achieved pre-certification in the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED® Volume Program. Verizon Wireless is one of only eight retailers in the United States and the only wireless company to achieve pre-certification from the USGBC. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nation's preeminent program for the design,...

2012-07-12 06:22:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Brazil prepares to host two worldwide sporting events in the next four years, Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is helping building designers and owners keep pace with global green building trends and initiatives, expanding its popular Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series with two events this week in Brazil. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls &...

2012-07-09 02:22:03

WESTBURY, N.Y., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Harvard University set out to renovate its Fogg Art Museum Complex, one of its goals for the ambitious, 201,000-sq-ft, multi-year, project scheduled for completion in 2014 was to earn LEED-Gold certification. Enter Clear-Vu Lighting and general contractor Skanska with a novel approach: garnering LEED Innovation in Design Credit (ID) at the start of construction by using energy-saving temporary jobsite lighting. The United States...

2012-07-02 23:01:30

Permalla Dental Care has been awarded the LEED® Green Building Certification. This prestigious certification is awarded to those buildings and businesses that meet the highest level of energy efficiency and sustainable strategies. Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 Permalla Dental Care, practice of Praveena Permalla, DDS, Inc., a Petaluma Dentist, announced today that it has been awarded LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC´s leading...

2012-07-02 02:21:37

Business leaders applaud USGBC's Ethics and Innovation Source: American Sustainable Business Council WASHINGTON, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American business leaders are speaking out in dismay over the American Chemistry Council's recent political attacks on the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED v4 (formerly known as LEED 2012) standard for offering a voluntary credit for avoiding chemicals of concern. LEED is a voluntary standard that enables builders to work toward...

2012-06-28 06:23:48

SAN DIEGO, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fixtures Living, a revolutionary retail concept specializing in premium lifestyle products for the home, is excited to announce that its Costa Mesa, CA location has been awarded a LEED SILVER® Green Building Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certification provides independent, third party verification that a building project is not only environmentally responsible but also a profitable and healthy place to live and...

2012-06-28 02:22:51

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is pleased to be the lead sponsor for Urban Green Council's EBie Awards(TM), a new juried awards competition to select and highlight best practices in greening existing buildings. The event will be held at the Hard Rock Cafe Live Theatre in New York City with winners revealed live from the 18 finalists. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate,...