University of Illinois-Chicago Student Has the Energy to Take on Carbon Through the Chevrolet Clean Energy Campus Campa

University of Illinois-Chicago is serious about sustainability. Its LEED-Gold Douglas Hall features 245 solar panels, geothermal heating, daylighting, and occupancy detectors to reduce its carbon footprint. The campus essentially set a precedent for high-performing LEED buildings to earn carbon credit funding. In a few words, Dr. Chris Pyke, vice president of research at the U.S. Green Building Council comments on [...]

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PF Properties achieves LEED-EB Gold for 28 West 44th Street, a 371,000 s/f office/retail building

According to Berndt Perl, principal of APF Properties (www.apfproperties.com), the Club Row Building at 28 West 44th St. in the Midtown area has become the third class B office property in NYC to achieve LEED-Existing Building (EB) Gold certification. The designation is the latest milestone in APF’s ongoing campaign to achieve LEED and Energy Star compliance throughout its $900 million [...]

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Caesars Entertainment Achieves LEED Certification

Who says casinos can’t be built sustainably? Two of Caesars Entertainment’s latest developments have achieved U.S. Green Building Council’s  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore achieved LEED Gold certification. The LINQ Las Vegas achieved LEED Silver certification.    Caesars has set a goal that all new construction will be built to achieve LEED certification. [...]

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Wartburg Earns Second LEED Distinction In Mount Vernon

After reaching its first year benefiting senior citizens in Mount Vernon last month, the Wartburg’s Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Center of Excellence has earned yet another distinction for its commitment to the community and environment. The $31 million building becomes the first health care facility in the city to earn a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. It signifies the facility has become a [...]

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Tractor Supply Company’s Store Support Center Awarded LEED(R) Silver Certification

Tractor Supply Company TSCO, +0.49% the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that the Company’s new Store Support Center in Brentwood, Tennessee, has achieved LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification is awarded for buildings that are energy efficient and environmentally sustainable in design and operation. “Achieving [...]

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Vinyl Siding Institute Schedules December Webinar Series on Benefits of Vinyl Siding in Design, Energy Efficiency, and Sustainability

The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) will host a series of webinars in December that focus on how vinyl and other polymeric siding can bring a variety of neighborhood visions to life; how insulated siding complies with energy codes and can be used for state, local, and utility incentive programs; and how vinyl siding is environmentally sound. The webinars are approved [...]

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Milton city council weighs in on LEED certification Read more: Neighbor Newspapers – Milton city council weighs in on LEED certification

At Monday’s public meeting, council members contemplated going green with the new Milton City Hall building designs. While the council did not vote to deny or approve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design guidelines, the majority of council members voiced strong opposition to paying more than $50,000 to receive LEED certification. The council adopted a resolution in 2012 requiring the [...]

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Two Caesars Entertainment Properties Achieve LEED Certification –

Who says casinos can’t be built sustainably? Two of Caesars Entertainment’s latest developments have achieved U.S. Green Building Council’s  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore achieved LEED Gold certification. The LINQ Las Vegas achieved LEED Silver certification.    Caesars has set a goal that all new construction will be built to achieve LEED certification. [...]

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