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2012-02-21 08:00:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of intelligent IT Infrastructure services, today announced that its Santa Clara data center has been awarded LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is one of the primary rating systems for the design, construction and operation of energy-efficient buildings. In addition to receiving LEED certification, Internap's Santa Clara data center became the first...

2012-02-16 10:08:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Planning Design Research (PDR), which creates high-performance work environments for companies around the globe, has become the first Houston workplace to earn the prestigious LEED CI (Commercial Interior Design and Construction) Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council program's highest classification. Located in Two Houston Center, PDR is the tower's first tenant to earn LEED certification. The 40-story building is certified...

2012-02-14 13:25:00

Innovative and sustainable design reflects best environmental building practices HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The building created to house the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Children's Hospital, one of the world's first basic research institutes dedicated to childhood neurological diseases, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is...

2012-02-14 13:03:00

OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Union Pacific Center received the Silver certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED for Existing Buildings rating system. Union Pacific's headquarters location, Union Pacific Center, is a 19-story, 1,318,471 square-foot building completed in 2004 with a capacity of approximately 4,000 employees. It is the largest LEED certified building in Nebraska and just the second building in the state to earn LEED...

2012-02-07 14:39:00

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an international engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) firm, along with Vertegy, announce their involvement in the success of first and only LEED® Platinum automotive manufacturing plant in the world. Volkswagen's Chattanooga manufacturing plant was recently awarded a Platinum certification, the highest designation possible from the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in...

2012-02-02 07:20:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tower Companies announced today that the West Health Policy Center, an independently funded nonprofit, non-partisan organization, whose single aim is to lower health care costs, has signed a seven-year lease at USGBC LEED® certified and ENERGY STAR® rated 1909 K Street, the first multi-tenant commercial office building in DC to achieve LEED for Existing Building certification in 2009. Launched by philanthropic...

2012-01-31 13:09:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Natural Foods was recently awarded LEED® Gold Certification for their newest distribution center in Lancaster, Texas. The distribution center was designed and constructed by Atlanta based ARCO Design/Build, Inc. This Lancaster facility marks the 18th project ARCO Design/Build, Inc. has completed for UNFI, and the third LEED® Gold certified project. UNFI and ARCO Design/Build, Inc. have previously partnered to design and build...

2012-01-31 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs announced today that the Company's Irvine office at the Michelson Building in Irvine, Calif. has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification for Commercial Interiors. The Platinum rating is the highest achievable level of LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Tom McDuffie stated, "As the designer and...

2012-01-30 11:13:00

BRIMFIELD, Mass., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) announced today that it has selected Gensler, a leader in global sustainability, as the architectural firm that will oversee the design of MGM's Rolling Hills Resort project in Brimfield. The choice of this world renowned firm with deep roots in green building is in keeping with MGM's commitment to sustainability. "We don't believe development should come at the cost of natural beauty," said Jim...

2012-01-19 10:50:00

U.S. Green Building Council releases list of top U.S. states for LEED-certified projects in 2011 WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today released its 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011, with Colorado...