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2011-12-20 09:17:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Testa Produce shot for the moon when it set out to build the most eco-friendly refrigerated foods distribution center in the nation. Now, after months of applications, inspections and verifications, Testa's unwavering commitment to sustainability has earned the ultimate recognition -LEED(TM) Platinum certification, the highest level granted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). "We're excited and gratified to have earned LEED Platinum...

2011-12-15 07:30:00

WASHINGTON and BRANCHBURG, N.J., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noveda Technologies, the leader in web-based real-time energy and water monitoring, announced today that they are partnering with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its LEED Automation program to develop an application supporting the LEED program. This application will be available through USGBC's online App Lab and is designed for use with internet browsers, tablet PCs, and smartphones. The USGBC's LEED...

2011-12-13 07:00:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Natural Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: UNFI) (the "Company") today announced it has received LEED® Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council ("USGBC") for its Lancaster, Texas distribution center. Demonstrating a long term dedication to sustainability and the environment, this is the Company's fourth LEED® certification. The 590,000 square foot Lancaster distribution center...

2011-12-12 09:52:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- McGuireWoods LLP announced today that David Ronn, a partner in the firm's Houston office, has been named chair of the United States Green Building Council's (USGBC) Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. The USGBC is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the development of energy-saving green buildings nationwide. Ronn's yearlong term is effective Jan. 1, 2012. According to the USGBC, buildings in the United States are responsible...

2011-12-12 07:00:00

From net-zero schools to game-changing policies, recipients recognized for efforts to green U.S. school infrastructure WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools, working in conjunction with its founding sponsor, United Technologies Corp., today released its inaugural Best of Green Schools 2011 list recognizing school administrators and government leaders in 10 categories for their efforts to create sustainable learning...

2011-12-08 14:26:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maine Governor Paul LePage signed an executive order today directing that "any new or expanded state buildings shall incorporate 'Green Building' standards that give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured, and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard, Forest Stewardship Council, American Tree Farm System, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification systems." "This policy is...

2011-12-08 07:00:00

DOHA, Qatar, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is supporting the Middle East green building movement, offering the company's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) licensed training event in the region. Middle East building owners and designers look to construct some of the biggest, most luxurious buildings in the world and are going green with more...

2011-12-07 07:30:00

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The extensive desert landscape associated with the Middle East is becoming greener - one building at a time. Policy reforms by local governments in the Middle East, combined with customer demand and return on investment, are helping minimize the <font size="2" face="Arial">environmental</font> impact of facilities and buildings, driving demand for sustainable facilities. To add insight to this growing...

2011-12-05 13:00:00

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2007 Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill. set a goal to achieve U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Certification. With the help of Siemens Building Technologies Division, Stevenson recently achieved this goal by becoming the first high school in America to be certified LEED Gold for Existing Buildings (EB). (Logo: <font size="2"...

2011-12-05 10:28:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crescent Property Services, Inc., announced today that 2 Houston Center in Houston's Central Business District achieved Gold status for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings (LEED EB). This U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certification completes all office buildings within the Houston Center complex and The Shops at Houston Center as LEED EB Gold. The LEED Gold designation recognizes 4.2 million square feet of Class A...