USGBC expands LEED Earth to homes, communities and cities

LEED Earth has enabled the expansion of green building to nearly 200 countries around the world, USGBC says. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced it is expanding LEED Earth—a campaign designed to bring LEED to countries where green building is still emerging and offers certification at no cost to the first project to certify—to homes, communities […]

Miami Beach Convention Center Receives LEED® Silver Certification

(MIAMI, FL) – August 27, 2020 – The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is proud to announce it has received LEED® Silver certification, an exciting achievement recognizing environmentally-friendly infrastructure and practices installed at the venue as part of its $620-million-dollar renovation that was recently completed.   “This exciting milestone for the MBCC represents the culmination of […]

Top 10 LEED-Certified Buildings in Illinois in 2019

Chicago’s Wacker Drive is an architectural paradise with exceptional attention to green building practices. But sustainability goes beyond Wacker Drive. Advancing further along our journey in assembling the country’s most notable buildings that received the highest levels of LEED certifications in 2019, we’ve made our next stop in Illinois. The Midwestern state continued to make […]

How Smart Water Makes Cities More Transparent.

Smart technology is used in local governments across the country to help with something that’s both a major resource and a potential headache: water. How much water is in the ground, in rivers or overflowing ashore during a storm? How can water be used more efficiently? What about the pipes it flows through? What about […]

Community Foundation’s Collaboratory earns LEED Gold certification

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s Collaboratory has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification using the LEED v4 Building Design + Construction: New Construction rating system. Collaboratory — located at 2031 Jackson St., Suite 100, Fort Myers — is a public private partnership of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the city of […]

Construction standards promote sustainability

Though construction can have negative impacts on the environment, TCU implements standards in its building practices that aim to decrease possible harmful effects. The university adheres to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines, said Chris Honkomp, the assistant vice chancellor for facilities. LEED is a system that rates and assesses buildings to ensure […]