Acuity Brands, Inc. Advanced Lighting and Controls Help Texas Hospital Achieve First LEED Platinum Certification in the World

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas selected integrated LED luminaires and controls from the Acuity Brands, Inc. AYI, +0.31% healthcare solutions portfolio to help achieve its goal of becoming LEED Platinum(R) certified for Healthcare building design and construction. The new lighting system addresses the unique needs of the hospital’s facilities – including multiple dimming options for nighttime lighting and automatic illumination in [...]

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LEED Certification Boosts Hotel Revenue

LEED-certified hotels make more money in average daily rates and revenue per available room than their non-LEED competitors, according to a study by Cornell University. This is a change from a 2013 Cornell study that stated hotels, on average, don’t see a revenue boost from going green. The new study compared the performance of 93 LEED-certified US hotels (the number for which operating data were available) [...]

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market awarded prestigious LEED Gold certification

On August 6 the Grand Rapids Downtown Market was one of the first urban markets in the country to be awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Bethune Lofts wins LEED certification award

ADVERTISEMENT Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.’s new Bethune Lofts apartment conversion has won “silver” LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its “green” characteristics, the developer said Tuesday. The 100,000-square-foot project that converted a former factory into 87 upscale loft-style apartments at 2917 Main St. received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for new construction because it [...]

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Making construction equipment run cleaner

Environmental certification programs such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) have long focused on making buildings greener. But what about the equipment that helps build the buildings, roads and bridges? That’s where Project Green Fleet comes in. The clean air program, established in 2005 with a focus on reducing emissions in school buses [...]

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KTGY Architecture + Planning Adds Terry A. Willis AIA, LEED AP as Principal in Denver Office

KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, has added Terry A. Willis, AIA, LEED AP, as a principal in the firm’s Denver office. With more than 30 years of design practice, Willis’ experience and project leadership has successfully guided a broad range of development projects to completion including high-profile commercial, retail, residential, entertainment and resort projects. Willis most recently served as [...]

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CFA awarded LEED certification, The Box closes after 6 years

The CFA Institute’s Charlottesville facility recently was awarded Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Certification Institute. Better known as LEED, the certification is a ranking and recognition system for building design, construction operation and maintenance that’s environmentally friendly and sustainable. The CFA occupies 144,000 square feet of space at the former Martha [...]

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Klyde Warren Park gets its LEED Gold seal of approval

t’s been nearly two years since Klyde Warren Park opened over Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas, and now the 5.2-acre park has its LEED Gold seal of approval. The park was given the certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, which took into account the park’s sustainable features, such as a geothermal cooling system, solar panels, high-efficiency glass, low [...]

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