leed certification Articles

  • LEED certification provides many benefits for your transfer station

    One of the objectives of solid waste managers is to find new ways to educate people about how to live and work more sustainably. When you build your new transfer station, material recovery facility or other solid waste facility, you have a tremendous opportunity to put into practice those sustainability efforts to show people what a difference it can make. What does that mean for the design and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • HQ to be the first Chilean building achieving LEED green building certification

    Transoceánica headquarters use a system of energy efficiency that incorporates passive design and solar reflection. The new headquarters for private equity firm Empresas Transoceanica in Santiago looks nothing like a conventional commercial set up. But it is expected to use just one-fifth of the energy of a comparable Chilean office. A wood-wrapped north facade deflects solar ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Abengoa’s headquarters, Campus Palmas Altas, becomes a global benchmark after obtaining LEED Platinum certification

    This is the highest of the four categories established by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first building in Europe to obtain this certification. Campus Palmas Altas has attained the highest score in its category worldwide Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the ...


    By Abengoa

  • UnderDuct contributes to LEED design at library (FRP)

    Application Spotlight Location: Eastern Avenue Library, Davenport, IA UnderDuct Details: Over 1500-linear feet of UnderDuct from 36" diameter down to 8" diameter Project Details (from Davenport Library Press Release): A successful public and private collaboration raised $8.2-million toward construction of Eastern Avenue Branch ...


    By Monoxivent

  • LEED-ing Your Stormwater Down the Green Path

    6813The U.S. Green Building Council has developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, otherwise known as LEED. This program is a national standard for #28;green building#29; design and was developed with the intention of improving occupant well-being, environmental performance and economic returns. This is accomplished by using innovative design practices and technologies. In order ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • Case study - net zero energy & LEED

    Anna Maria Historic Green Village (HGV) is a unique, sustainable commercial development in Anna Maria, Florida.  The village is comprised of five buildings.  Four of the five are renovated historic buildings and one is new construction.  The campus is a mix of retail spaces, office and residential units.  One of the HGV developer’s goals is for the entire campus to ...


    By Powerhouse Dynamics

  • Data centres go green with LEED-like sustainability rating

    New certification in the UK greens data centres operations and give owners a LEED-like sustainability ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Miami marlins daseball park, Miami, FL(LEED Silver Project ) case study

    Project Name: Miami Marlins Baseball Park Products: Grasspave2 Permeable Pavement Applications: Grass Porous Parking Lots City: Miami State/Province: Florida Install Date: January-March 2012 Install Size: 7240 m2 (77,930 sq ft) Address: 1390 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Transfer stations: finding the right shade of green for your transfer station

    The goal of sustainable design in the built environment is to move the bar higher. A good definition of sustainability is the act of balancing the environmental, social and economic needs of the built and natural environments for present and future generations (Brundtland Commission, 1987). These principles can be applied to every type of project, including the design of transfer stations and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Dockside Green Community Illuminated with Solar Area Lighting

    Client: Dockside Green Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada Equipment: EverGEN Solar Area Lighting with BetaLED THE EDGE fixture Building a “Green” Community Carmanah solar area lighting is helping Dockside Green move forward in the development of an eco-friendly community that offers ...

  • Green Building Boom – What are the 4 new risks for Green Building Industry?

    New government mandates, long-term cost savings, and an enhanced sensitivity to partnering an environmental outline are the prime reasons for this exponential growth. In the year 2005, green building market was a meagre 2 percent of all non-residential construction initiations. However; this number grew by 28 - 35 percent by 2010 and approximately 40 to 48 percent by the year 2014, - comprising ...


  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • New research in the US on the financial benefits of energy efficient `green` buildings

    Buildings in the US with 'green' ratings, such as Energy Star and LEED, can significantly impact market rents and value of commercial space, according to new research commissioned by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). The report 'Doing Well by Doing Good?' provides the first credible evidence in the US supporting the economic value of the certification of 'green' buildings in the ...

  • Building green when times are lean

    In an article entitled “Actions Speak Louder than Greenwash” last December we looked at how some unscrupulous property developers in Thailand preferred to market “greenwash” rather than embrace the concept of sustainable building design and construction. Indeed, it seemed as if the property developers were suddenly falling over themselves in their rush to surf the green wave, with project ...

  • Role of education and industry towards more sustainable construction

    With the increase in the environment legislation during the last three decades, awareness about sustainable construction is growing around the globe. This study benchmarks sustainable construction courses offered by accredited Construction Management Programmes in the USA. This study also identifies commonly used sustainable construction techniques used by the industry. Recognition through awards ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Transfer stations case study: waste transfer stations go green

    As old landfills reach their limits and new ones open in remote areas, waste management firms are building more transfer stations as a necessary step in the waste hauling and disposal process. These facilities provide a cost-efficient way to transfer waste from collection vehicles into semi-trailers for transport to remote landfills or other end points of disposal. This practical solution also ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Beijing 2008 Olympics: US–China collaboration on greening the Olympic Village

    The selection of China to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games opened the way for increasing international cooperation and understanding on clean energy technologies with a view toward presenting a “high-tech” global sports event. Building on a longstanding history of engagement on energy science and technology, the United States and China seized upon the opportunity to broaden areas for ...

  • Case study - Client: Panduit Corporation

    Project: Rooftop rainwater to flush toilets. Panduit is a leading, world class developer and provider of innovative networking and electrical solutions. The company planned a 280,000 square foot new world headquarters building in Tinley Park, IL. (2008-2009) Challenge: To realize energy savings and to provide a healthy workplace and planet, the company wanted to achieve ...

  • Reality check: Is green arrogant?

    During a recent interview, a utility executive used the phrase “the arrogance of renewable energy.” He was talking about the need to keep costs in check and implying that green energy businesses do not.The executive asked that I not attach his name to the phrase. He was afraid he would anger those in the renewable energy world with whom he does business. Not so long ago, utilities publicly ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Case study - Client: Mercy Housing, Chicago, IL

    Project: Rainwater for irrigation, greywater for toilet flushing. The Margot and Harold Schiff Residences, 1244 N. Clybourn, Chicago, IL. 2007. This project for Mercy Housing Lakefront, combines a cost-effective and nationally recognized approach to ending and preventing homelessness with major design innovations in an important community setting. Each unit has a private bath, kitchen, central ...

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