Want a Bargain Wedding? Try a Sewage Plant

Think of the waterfront views! For hundreds of dollars less than typical venues, you can stage your wedding at a Washington state sewage plant. “Need a place to party?” the Kings County Wastewater Treatment Division wrote on its Facebook page last week. “With a full catering kitchen, state-of-the-art AV equipment, dance floor, ample parking, beautiful outdoor grounds, and room for [...]

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1350-1360 Rene-Levesque West Achieves LEED® Silver Certification

Canderel is pleased to announce that 1350-1360 René-Lévesque West in downtown Montreal has achieved LEED®Silver certification under the Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance program presented by the Canada Green Building Council. The property is managed by Canderel on behalf of building owners, KanAm GrundGroup. The LEED® certification process included a variety of environmental initiatives which have led to significant reductions [...]

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Downtown Denver buildings going green

The Union Station project is a big development for Denver and the region, but now it’s getting national attention for how green it is. The Union Station neighborhood is pursuing LEED certification. The Rocky Mountain Green Conference is Thursday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Denver. It’s the premier green building conference in the region. At the conference, attendees [...]

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Super Energy Efficient Home to be Built in Naperville

Naperville will soon be home to one of the most environmentally friendly, energy efficient homes in the nation. The house, which is being built by DJK Home Builders and will be finished in July, will meet the standards for the highest levels of two world-recognized standards of green building accreditation – the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program [...]

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Radio Flyer’s Chicago Headquarters Earns LEED Platinum Certification

In time for Earth Day, Radio Flyer, Inc., maker of the famous little red wagon and leading producer of wagons, tricycles and three-wheel scooters in the United States, proudly announced today its Chicago, Ill. headquarters has received Platinum Certification for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  Focused on environmentally sustainable practices, the certification acknowledges key design decisions, including [...]

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Art and Design Building, Science Building West, among others, leading the way to environmental design

SIUE has recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification on two of its buildings. The Art and Design building received a gold certification followed by Science Building West, which received a silver certification. According to Bill Retzlaff, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED has a system [...]

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What Do Changes in LEED Mean For Structural Engineers?

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) released the original Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)  system in 2000, which rated the sustainability levels of buildings across five primary categories, with 69 points available. Version four (V4) now has six primary categories and 110 points available with buildings conferred with ratings ranging from “certified” (a minimum score of 40 [...]

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Strong growth for LEED registrations and certifications

The Kings County Academy in Kentville, Nova Scotia is among 140 new Canadian LEED projects that received certifications this year. Other news NL: Glenwood East Overpass to be replaced NL: Construction company’s win against province upheld NB: Electromechanical training program to be offered at CCNB-Edmundston NL: City to get $12.6 million in capital works funding PEI: Confederation Bridge examines viability [...]

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