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2012-03-26 06:30:38

CHICAGO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council - Illinois Chapter will acknowledge eight winners in the sustainability realm during the organization's dazzling 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraising event, Limelight on May 10, 2012. Award recipients include The Public Building Commission of Chicago, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Manuel Flores, Wight & Company, Inspiration Corporation, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, BP Bright Lights,...

2012-03-22 02:21:23

SAN ANTONIO, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Contects-Consultants & Architects recently achieved the distinction of advising and certifying 800 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) construction projects across the country, with special emphasis on cost effective, high-performance buildings. In addition to their LEED documented projects, the firm has certified over 1,600 Energy Star homes. The company, based in San Antonio, TX with offices in New Orleans, LA, assists...

2012-03-21 10:21:32

New CEU explores the role and importance of transparency in the green product marketplace NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced today that its continuing education unit (CEU) on transparency and ecolabels has been accredited by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), providing an exciting new opportunity for design professionals to...

2012-03-20 18:20:17

LAS VEGAS, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions, welcomed a global audience of approximately 900 attendees from 20 countries and 40 states to its 2012 Global Engineering Conference March 18-20 in Las Vegas. With the theme "20/20 the Future in Focus: Rethink. Restore. Regenerate.," building design and engineering industry experts came together to put the future in focus and...

2012-03-20 06:21:45

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Greengrade - LEED Management Software(TM) is simplifying the process of LEED® certification for an exciting new sustainable project at the Denver Zoo that will use renewable energy, recycled water, natural daylight and ventilation, efficient heating and cooling systems and other green design and construction practices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/CG12932LOGO) Innovation is playing a key role at the new...

2012-03-15 20:42:00

?More Work Needed to Drive Market Transformation MINNEAPOLIS, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Open for public comment now, the third draft of LEED 2012 offers improvements but still falls short of its stated goal: driving market transformation to sustainability. While the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recognizes and appreciates the substantial effort the staff and technical advisors at the USGBC invested in addressing weaknesses in earlier drafts, significant changes...

2012-03-15 17:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, the newest casino in the Chicagoland area, has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Rivers Casino is the first casino in the world to achieve the LEED Gold certification. "We are proud to be recognized as a leader in sustainable development and we hope to set an example for the rest of the gaming and entertainment...

2012-03-15 17:00:00

CHICAGO, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Molidor, President of Molidor Custom Builders recently completed the construction of the first new LEED home in La Grange. Designed to be extremely energy efficient, the home features custom triple pane windows, natural and renewable products and clean air HVAC components like an ERV just to name a few. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120315/CG70262) Molidor Custom Builders has been in business over 25 years and in 1997...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

QA Graphics, provider of the award-winning Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard®, is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the LEED for Schools: Overcoming the Challenges webinar to be presented by Environmental Design + Construction magazine. Ankeny, IA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 QA Graphics, provider of the award-winning Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard®, is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the LEED for Schools: Overcoming the Challenges webinar to be presented by...

2012-03-14 09:00:00

CHICAGO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF) today announced its launch into the Chicago market. The East Lansing, Mich.-based green building certification organization brings affordable, streamlined and accessible environmental certification to the metro's building owners, managers and developers. As part of SERF's Chicago launch, it is certifying two Chicago buildings: the office portion of the iconic 330 North Wabash...