Why Park Avenue West is seeking both LEED and Green Globes certification

TMT Development is pursuing dual green certification for its 30-story Park Avenue West tower, now under construction at 729 S.W. Ninth Ave., a block west of Nordstrom. Dual certification is a relative rarity but TMTs decision is further evidence of how far the Portland-based Green Building Institute has come in winning acceptance for its rating system since the U.S. General Services Administration approved it for [...]

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What is LEED? – Location and Transportation

Location and Transporation The LEED Location and Transporation category of credits is based on where the project is located, its connectibility to public transportation, and making accommodations for those using alternative transportation modes. LEED for Neighborhood Development Location This credit is worth 3-16 points.  If the project site is located within a development area that has qualified for LEED for [...]

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North Carolina’s First LEED Platinum Elementary School

Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The three-story, 100,000-square-foot school opened in fall of 2013 and represents the first LEED Platinum elementary school in North Carolina. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools partnered with Moseley Architects to design the school to support 585 students.  Located in [...]

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Northside Elementary School

Northside Elementary School, in Chapel Hill, has become North Carolina’s first LEED certified elementary school. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Platinum certification means the school meets certain sustainability criteria.

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Cardozo Education Campus Receives LEED Gold Certification

>PRWEB.COM NewswireWashington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014   The Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus received LEED Gold Certification for Schools this week from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Department of General Services (DGS) announced today. “The Department of General Services is honored to receive this prestigious certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and I would like to congratulate our [...]

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market Expands Green Space With Indoor Living Wall

Following closely on the heels of the recent LEED Gold certification, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is becoming even greener. The Downtown Market added a 202-square-foot indoor living wall this week, installed by local manufacturer LiveWall, LLC. The new addition adds more than 100 new plants to the second floor atrium across from the teaching kitchen and complements the outdoor living [...]

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Green Hotels Lower Environmental Impact, Increases Profits

Hotels certified in the sustainable building program Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, helps the environment and boosts revenue for the hotel, according to a new Cornell University School of Hotel Administration study. By comparing 93 LEED certified U.S. hotels with a competitive set of non-certified hotels, the study found substantial increases in average daily rates and revenue [...]

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Smart Passive Income: 10 Top Tips From Expert Pat Flynn

In February 2007, Pat Flynn was working at an architecture firm making $38,000 a year. He mulled boosting his earning power by getting an architecture license, but the process would likely take six to eight years. When he heard about getting a credential in sustainable design and environmentally friendly building called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), he decided [...]

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