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2012-06-26 06:21:44

NEW YORK and INCHEON, South Korea, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Songdo International Business District (IBD) today announced that it has achieved a total of 13.7 million square feet of LEED certified space, establishing itself as one of the world's most ambitious LEED developments. Songdo IBD, a 1,500-acre new city on the coast of Incheon, South Korea, is setting new standards for sustainable urban development in South Korea and Asia. Songdo IBD is being developed by NSIC, a joint venture...

2012-06-21 06:25:36

STAMFORD, Conn., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening Nestle Waters North America (NWNA), the third largest beverage company in the U.S., will receive an Award of Honor from the Connecticut Green Building Council, a chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), for its headquarters in Stamford, Conn. "Nestle Waters North America is honored to be recognized by the Connecticut Green Building Council for our headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut," said Dennis Julio,...

2012-05-30 06:20:50

TORRANCE, Calif., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc's. (TMS) recently completed Kansas City Regional Technical Training Center in Kansas City, Mo. has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. The technical training center is located at the region sales office and provides offices, classrooms and training bays for Toyota dealer technicians. A total of 11 Toyota/Lexus U.S. facilities and 18 Toyota/Lexus dealerships have...

2012-05-17 02:26:46

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The construction industry is concerned about skilled worker shortages, according to a new SmartMarket Report from McGraw-Hill Construction entitled "Construction Industry Workforce Shortages: Role of Certification, Training and Green Jobs in Filling the Gaps." It is the first study to focus exclusively on design and construction professionals and trade workers. Skilled workers have left the industry as a result of the economic downturn, an aging...

2012-05-16 10:22:35

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE: DFT) today announced it has earned LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for its SC1 data center located in Santa Clara, California. This is the Company's third LEED Gold certification. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120104/MM29780LOGO ) One of the largest data centers in Silicon Valley, SC1 is constructed in two identical phases, each comprising of 18.2 megawatts...

2012-05-15 06:23:52

DALLAS, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Omni Dallas Hotel, which opened its doors on 11/11/11, received LEED Gold New Construction (NC) certification, making it the first and only LEED Gold hotel in Texas and the largest LEED Gold hotel in the U.S. outside of Las Vegas. This designation was made possible by the development and execution of a highly disciplined plan that included the use of recycled and regionally-sourced materials, reduced construction pollution and water conservation...

2012-05-14 02:23:29

OAKLAND, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenBiz Group has announced a two-day conference called VERGE SF @ Greenbuild, part of a global series of events focusing on the business opportunities at the intersection of energy, information, building, and transportation technologies. VERGE SF will be held in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual Greenbuild Conference & Expo. VERGE SF, November 12-13 at the InterContinental San Francisco, will be followed by...

2012-05-09 02:21:36

WABASH, Ind., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermafiber launched a new mobile website to make it easier for users to access product information from mobile devices. The site features product data sheets organized by market segment, LEED credit information and Thermafiber's LEED Calculator. The Contact Us page offers direct-dial phone numbers and email addresses for questions or additional information. "We have seen a dramatic increase in web traffic from mobile devices in the last 18 months,"...

2012-05-03 02:25:27

SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions (HVACR), is launching its third Sustainability Symposium series this month, providing consulting engineers, design-build contractors and facility managers a one-day course on emerging trends and technologies associated with sustainable, high-performance buildings, as well as continuing education credits. The symposiums promote environmentally...

2012-05-01 02:23:29

U.S. Green Building Council and Lucid's Campus Conservation Nationals 2012 inspires college students across the country to compete to reduce their electricity and water consumption WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), through its USGBC Students Program and in partnership with Lucid, Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation, is pleased to announce the results of the 2012 Campus...