Austrian listed property group Immofinanz has started developing Nimbus, its first Warsaw office and is targeting LEED gold certification. Outstanding construction costs are about €35m. It also says it plans more Romanian housing.
By getting a “platinum” status for its student services center’s building efficiency and environmental sustainability, the University of California Davis, is leading the entire UC system in receiving such recognitions. Getting it for the year-old Student Community Center is the fifth such status conferred on a UC Davis building by the US Green Building Council, said Clayton Halliday, the university’s assistant vice [...]
Even before its Aug. 6 opening, Kaiser’s Westside Medical Center has brought home the gold. The facility has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council. The facility becomes the first Portland-area hospital to receive the designation. It is also one of just 36 hospitals nationally to earn the honors. Dan Green, a Kaiser project director, [...]
- L’Oréal USA announced today that the renovation of the company’s hair and skincare laboratory, has been awarded LEED® Gold certification. The company’s US laboratories are located in Clark, New Jersey and this is the third of L’Oréal USA’s facilities to receive LEED certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute [...]
Every five years, the US General Services Administration (GSA) is required to review the certification standards it uses to measure building efficiency, and once again, they are choosing LEED. GSA, which governs all federal buildings, has required basic LEED certification since 2003 and LEED-Gold since 2010. This time around there’s plenty of pressure for the GSA to choose a less stringent industry-run system, Green Globes. [...]
Energy efficiency proponents rejoiced last month when Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced a sweeping bill that would provide incentives, technical assistance and new standards for energy efficiency in the private and public sectors. The bill passed out of a Senate committee earlier this month with support from a wide swath of businesses, including the influential Business Roundtable. Legislators say the [...]
The nation’s largest green business community, Green Exchange, is proud to announce that they have become LEED Platinum Certified, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Green Exchange is located in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood by Baum Development. The building’s 272,000 sustainable square feet is home to businesses that share [...]
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is receiving requests from global organisations to visit its Sustainable Building in Al Quoz, Dubai, said CEO HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer. He was speaking at the ‘Sustainable Buildings’ exhibition organised by the Society of Engineers in the UAE, in the presence and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy [...]