CVS/pharmacy West Haven Store Awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification

CVS Health announced today that the CVS/pharmacy store in West Haven, Connecticut has been awarded the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, making it the most energy efficient CVS/pharmacy store in the country. This achievement marks the first CVS/pharmacy store to be certified with the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) highest distinction and is the company’s eighth [...]

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Cityscape opens country’s first green commercial building

Cityscape Tower, the country’s first green commercial building made by Cityscape International Ltd, is now open for inspections and purchase. Nahid Sarwar, managing director of Cityscape International; Trina Falgune, head of marketing communications and sales, and Abdur Rashid, chief engineer, shared the information at a press meet in Dhaka yesterday. The tower, flagship project of the company, is the country’s [...]

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Green Building Initiative Announces New Appointments to Board –

On the heels of its 10 year anniversary, The Green Building Initiative (GBI) announced two appointments to its Board of Directors that will continue to move the organization toward more engagement with national energy and environmental policy issues; Kateri Callahan, President of the Alliance to Save Energy, Washington D.C., and Richard Mitchell, President and Managing Principal at Mackenzie, an integrated [...]

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The Dinerstein Cos. Development Wins 2014 MFE Green Housing Grand Award

A luxury apartment community developed by The Dinerstein Companies has won the Green Housing Grand award in Multifamily Executive’s 2014 MFE Awards. The Dinerstein Cos. also made the 2014 MFE Top 25 Developers List, ranking No. 9 for starting 2,063 units in 2013. A national full service real estate and development company, The Dinerstein Cos. developed the award-winning community, The Millennium Uptown, [...]

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VERTEGY NAMED LEED® PROVEN PROVIDER™ BY GREEN BUILDING CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE

Reinforcing its position as a leader in the green building industry, St. Louis-based sustainability consulting firm Vertegy, LLC, , has been designated as a LEED® Proven Provider™ by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which is in charge of administering certifications and professional designations within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating Systems™. The new program [...]

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LEED-credentialed Professionals in Demand

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of a study of job postings from across the U.S., which revealed the demand for the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and LEED Green Associate credentials grew 46 percent over a 12-month period. “This figure tells a powerful story about the value building industry employers assign to knowledgeable, LEED-credentialed professionals,” said Rick Fedrizzi, [...]

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New Federal Rule Should Benefit LEED Certification

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new regulation for all federal buildings that pursue green building certification. To strengthen energy management and energy efficient design, DOE will require - starting November 13 – on-going verification of energy and water use for all new and retrofitted certified buildings.

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Robins & Morton-built HealthSouth project earns rare LEED distinction

One Birmingham contractor’s hospital is now one of seven in the country to receive the highest LEED certification for health care facilities. Following last November’s opening of the $27 million HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Western Massachusetts in Ludlow, the facility’s contractor, Robins & Morton, received their second LEED-HC Gold Certification, according to the company. That makes the Birmingham-based contractor the first [...]

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