Lankenau Receives LEED Silver Certification

Lankenau Medical Center (LMC), part of Main Line Health (MLH), was awarded LEED® Silver Certification from the U. S. Green Building Council for new, sustainable design and construction of LMC’s Master Facility Project–including the Heart Pavilion—a $446 million, 600,000 square-foot construction project on the LMC campus. This facility plan represents the first and largest LEED Silver-Certified health care project in [...]

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Study: Bamboo Isn’t All That Green

Bamboo, used for more than 5,000 years as building material across the world, has come into vogue the last two decades as a pro-environment floor covering. Is it, though? A study released by research firm Dovetail Partners Inc.revisited the theory and concluded that bamboo is not environmentally superior to wood. But, as the authors said, it’s hard to “get the [...]

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LEED: what it is and why it matters to your business

Something you may have read or seen in recent time is a building described as LEED-certified. Maybe it caught your cat-like curiosity, or maybe you just ignored it. Well, in the spirit of the approaching Earth Day on April 22, let’s delve a bit into what LEED is and why it matters. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [...]

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USF ranked one of the top 25 green schools

This Thursday, Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council (responsible for LEED-certification of green buildings) will release the 2014 guide to green colleges. Not only will USF be making its debut on the list, but it’s also one of only 22 schools on the “honor roll” for attaining the highest score of 99. Some of the highlights of USF [...]

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Strack & Van Til’s Cedar Lake Store Receives LEED Certification

The Strack & Van Til grocery store at 9605 Lincoln Plaza in Cedar Lake, Indiana has received a LEED silver certification. To celebrate, Strack & Van Til is hosting an Earth Day event on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 where a plaque commemorating this achievement will be unveiled. In addition, the first 500 shoppers at the Cedar Lake store that day [...]

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And the LEED for Homes Awards Go To …

The 2013 LEED for Homes Awards, announced recently by the US Green Building Council, recognizes an earth-sheltered farmstead, a developer of green apartment communities, and a NYC affordable housing developer, among others. Outstanding Single Family Home of the Year: Located in the mountains of Stuart, Virginia, the Wallace Residence has it all! The earth-sheltered home is certified LEED Platinum and as an energy-positive Passive House. It [...]

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Scripps Oceanography Laboratory Building Awarded LEED Platinum

The Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling (MESOM) Laboratory at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography has …

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PacMutual Building Is Older and Greener

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - It’s hard enough to earn the country’s highest environmental certification with a brand new development. Doing it with a century-old building requires jumping through a whole different set of hoops. BE THE FIRST TO READ THE LATEST DOWNTOWN NEWS, FOOD AND CULTURE STORIES. CLICK HERE AND SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY HEADLINES NEWSLETTER. Yet, the PacMutual campus [...]

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