75 Hawthorne Awarded LEED Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council

It was recently announced that 75 Hawthorne at Hawthorne Plaza was awarded Platinum level certification under the United States Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System. Owned John Hancock Life Insurance Company, a division of Manulife Financial Corporation in Canada and managed by previous owner and current property manager Hines, the asset was previously awarded Gold-level certification under [...]

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Vanderbilt’s new Warren and Moore Colleges earn LEED Gold certification

The new Warren and Moore Colleges, which include the Kissam Center, has received a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a certification program that sets the standard for environmentally responsible construction in the United States. “LEED has certainly raised the bar since being unveiled in 2000 on many of the quality-of-life and [...]

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LEED-Certified Professionals In Great Demand

Green building professionals are in great demand, with jobs that require LEED Accreditation growing 46% over the past year, says the US Green Building Council (USGBC). There have been 9,033 job posts during that time that require LEED credentials, according to Pearson, which conducted the study. The certification indicates the person has advanced knowledge in specialized areas of green building, expertise in [...]

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Canon U.S.A. Distribution Center in Greater Atlanta Earns New LEED® v4 Certification

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that the 114,000 square-foot expansion of its distribution center in Norcross, Ga., has been awarded LEED® v4 certification in the “Building Design and Construction – Warehouses and Distribution Centers” category. Used to store inventory and fulfill orders placed in the U.S., the facility is the first warehouse to receive [...]

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Fountain View Rec Center in Carol Stream earns LEED certification

Carol Stream’s Fountain View Recreation Center recently received a LEED certification at the Silver Level at a Sept. 8 board meeting. Architect Frank Parisi of Williams Architects in Itasca presented the official LEED plaque to the Park District Board at the meeting….

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For projects that don’t fit LEED, here’s an alternative

Building developers who cannot afford to work toward LEED certification or whose projects may not fit neatly into the national certification’s punch list may have an alternative. Green Globes, an international green certification that started in Canada and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute, is gaining traction in America and may be a little more user-friendly for some [...]

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Hot Property: Revitalizing Queen Anne Victorian into LEED Platinum masterpiece was a labor of love

or David Fox, the Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco’s Panhandle neighborhood bears a striking similarity to “The House That Jack Built.” While no animals met their demise during the nearly 3-year remodel of 235 Broderick St., Fox found the process a labor on par with what the titular character endured in the famous British nursery rhyme. “The home was nicely tarted [...]

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State leaders should reject LEED certification: Guest opinion

. Oregon has nearly 30 million acres of forestland. The Forest Stewardship Council recognizes less than one half of 1 percent of that (about 137,000 acres) as sustainable. The LEED standard only recognizes timber “certified” by the Forest Stewardship Council. Lumber from timber that is not “certified” is almost impossible to use in LEED projects. This arbitrary designation severely limits [...]

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