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2012-03-06 09:34:00

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) continues to put up artificial barriers in its latest draft of its LEED rating tool, shutting out 75 percent of North America's certified forests from the LEED credits that deal with "responsible extraction of raw materials." The third draft of LEED 2012, released on March 1, includes credits for certified wood that is "FSC or better." "This new language raises more issues than it...

2012-03-05 05:00:00

ATLANTA, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, leading design firm Perkins+Will announced that its Atlanta office at 1315 Peachtree Street earned LEED Platinum with 95 points awarded, the most of any project in the Northern Hemisphere to date under the 2009 version of LEED for New Construction. "Perkins+Will has designed a showpiece building," said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). "1315 Peachtree Street exemplifies the kind of...

2012-02-29 07:30:00

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Interest continues to grow in green building rating systems worldwide with governments and organizations around the world introducing initiatives to measure sustainable building achievements. The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) is one of the world's most widely used systems, implemented in more than 129 countries globally. Carrier, the world's leader in high technology...

2012-02-28 10:09:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), today released a new white paper entitled, The Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance: A Call for Research, at the 2nd Annual Green Schools National Conference in Denver, CO. The Green Schools Conference is dedicated to growing green schools across the nation. The new white paper, co-authored by Lindsay Baker,...

2012-02-28 08:15:00

Dynamic new living building rises in Pittsburgh as an innovation for the world. PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is setting a new standard in sustainability with the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL), a 24,350-square-foot research, education and administrative complex slated to emerge as one of the greenest buildings on Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120228/DC60588LOGO) Upon completion this spring,...

2012-02-27 15:41:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The McGraw-Hill Research Foundation and the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), today released a new white paper entitled, The Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance: A Call for Research, at the 2nd Annual Green Schools National Conference in Denver, CO. The Green Schools Conference is dedicated to growing green schools across the nation. The new white paper, co-authored by Lindsay Baker,...

2012-02-23 05:02:00

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced the launch of Green Ark Project. To promote green, energy saving, and zero electronic waste concepts. AUO's Green Ark Project includes the continuous practice of green innovation within AUO by targeting a 25% reduction of carbon emissions in all fabs by 2015. Meanwhile, AUO devotes itself to encouraging green thinking among students and sharing...

2012-02-22 13:24:00

RIVERDALE, N.J., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr, a world leader in air filters and clean air solutions, has been honored with the 2011 Product of the Year Award by Environmental Protection Magazine for its Hi-Flo ES. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120222/CL57866) Hi-Flo ES is a high-efficiency ASHRAE grade pocket filter that has been shown to deliver longest service life, while substantially reducing the energy used by HVAC systems. It is the technology...

2012-02-22 15:11:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chattanooga Airport's new energy-efficient 9,000 square foot corporate flight center (FBO) terminal facility was recently awarded platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) green building certification program. The FBO terminal, managed by Wilson Air Center, is the only aviation terminal in the world to receive platinum certification representing the...

2012-02-22 03:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul Moving and Storage of Fifth Ward has earned the prestigious LEED-CI Certification Silver for commercial interiors from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). U-Haul is only one of two businesses who have earned a Silver Certification for LEED-CI in the city of Milwaukee. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120222/LA57538) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090622/LA34860LOGO-b) The U-Haul Moving and Storage...