Task Force to Clarify Reporting on Hazmats and Alternatives

Architects seeking safe, sustainable materials for their buildings have often had to operate in either an information vacuum or wade through an array of rating systems that can be burdensome and baffling. The complexity of supply chains sometimes means that no one is certain what substances a product contains; in other cases, a known material passes muster with one program [...]

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DIRECTV Headquarters Meets Highest Green Building Standards

DIRECTV’s renovation of its 299,000 square-foot headquarters building at 2260 E. Imperial Hwy in El Segundo, Calif. has earned Platinum certification, the highest available under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED for Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) category. The building also holds a Silver LEED rating for the Core and Shell (BD+C) category. The project was initiated in 2011, [...]

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Stellar receives construction awards for Marine Corps projects

Stellar — a design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm headquartered in Jacksonville — received awards for two construction projects at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The Florida First Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors granted two Excellence in Construction Awards to Stellar for its work on facilities at the base, according to a press [...]

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MICROGRID SOLAR ANNOUNCES NEW HIRE GORDON SCHWEITZER III AS DIRECTOR OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICES

Microgrid Solar announced today the new hire of Gordon Schweitzer III as Director of Energy Efficiency Services, effective immediately. Schweitzer comes to Microgrid Solar with experience as Lead Engineer for the University of Delaware’s Mid-Atlantic Industrial Assessment Center, Engineering Consultant at Applied Energy Group, Inc., and Project Coordinator at Energize Delaware – Sustainable Energy Utility. In his new role, Schweitzer [...]

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HID Global’s World Headquarters and North American Operations Center Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

The USGBC LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. “LEED Platinum certification for our World Headquarters further elevates our award-winning facility as a leading Austin sustainability showcase and a Texas business success story,” said Kevin Teehan, senior director of strategic operations [...]

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What Does LEED v4 Mean to Your Business?

Like it or not, LEED continues to be the dominant green building program in America. While the latest version of this program, dubbed v4, was released last November, woodworkers are still struggling to understand what it means to their businesses. In the coming weeks, we will lay out all the changes that pertain to woodworkers, explain what they really mean, [...]

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Triumph Structures Long Island achieves LEED Silver certification; Assisted by The Cotocon Group

Triumph Structures Long Island has been awarded LEED Silver certification. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. “The green building movement offers an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the most-important challenges of [...]

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LEED benefits noted at Little Rock fire station

Little Rock Fire Chief Gregory Summers and other officials are to note the benefits of a fire station being certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — or LEED. A ceremony is scheduled for Monday morning at Fire Station No. 23 on Rahling Road in Little Rock. The station opened a year ago as the first LEED-certified station in Arkansas. The program is [...]

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