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Ames Family Hospice House Awarded Prestigious LEED(R) Green Building Certification

Hospice of the Western Reserve announced today that its new 40,000-square foot patient care center, Ames Family Hospice House, has been awarded LEED® Gold certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high […]

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NRDC’s New Chicago Office Advances Green Design

A couple of days after our new Chicago office opened this summer, staff started commenting about how the office—designed by the internationally acclaimed Studio Gang Architects—smelled clean, like “trees and nature.” — Full story at NRDC —

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HDR’s Wittmann and Berger Honored as Inaugural LEED Fellows

HDR Architecture’s Michaella Wittmann, LEED AP BD+C, and Lidia Berger IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, have been named LEED Fellows by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). They were two of 34 professionals to receive the honor this year, the inaugural year of the program. LEED Fellow is the GBCI’s most prestigious professional designation developed to […]

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InterfaceFLOR VP George Bandy Jr. Voted to USGBC Board

George Bandy Jr., Vice President for Sustainability Strategy and Diversity for InterfaceFLOR, has been elected to a three-year term as a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors. Bandy, who has been active in USGBC since the organization’s founding in 1993, has served in leadership capacities on both a national […]

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“Trendsetter” Desso in the Most Sustainable Office Building in the Netherlands

Leading European carpet manufacturer Desso has supplied ecological carpet to an innovative project which has been declared the most sustainable office building in the Netherlands for 2011 – with the company also earning a “trendsetter” accolade in a new book. Regeneration of the Bussumse Watertoren was completed last year, bringing back into productive life a […]

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Siemens Completes Energy Efficiency Upgrade at BAE Facility

BAE Systems and Siemens Industry, Inc. announced today the successful and early conclusion of an extensive, 2 million dollar energy efficiency program at the defense contractor’s Greenlawn, New York facility. The project’s sustainability benefits, emissions abatement and energy savings were celebrated by BAE employees and management at a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 25th.

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Sherwin-Williams Introduces More Zero-VOC Options

CHICAGO — Sherwin-Williams is committed to meeting the evolving needs of professional customers with an expanded portfolio of coatings that meet the most stringent environmental regulations. Offering solutions for a variety of performance and budget requirements, the company announces an enhanced formulation for Harmony® — one of its most popular green coatings — and has […]

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Mohawk Takes NEOCON Gold For Putting Smart In Sustainability

Mohawk – an industry leader in sustainable commercial flooring solutions – was honored with a Best of NeoCon® Gold Award in the Fiber Category for its next-generation fiber system SmartStrand® Contract.  Made with DuPont™ Sorona® polymer, the branded name for triexta fiber, SmartStrand Contract contains 37 percent renewably sourced ingredients and is a game changer […]

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PepsiCo Leads the Way for Sustainable Building in Russia

PepsiCo’s Frito Lay Manufacturing facility in Azov, Russia has been officially certified as LEED® Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – the first ever in the company’s European network. What is LEED®? LEED® certification [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] is a globally recognized distinction for the design, construction and operation of high […]

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Roche “Building 76” in NJ Awarded LEED Gold

NUTLEY, N.J. — The complete renovation of half the space in a key office building on the Roche campus in Nutley, N.J. has earned the company Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED certification is the USGBC’s rating and recognition system for designing and constructing […]

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JCI’s Global Study Finds Rising Energy Costs Drive Green Growth

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Skanska named the UK’s Best Green Company

Today’s edition of the Sunday Times launches the 2011 results of its Best Green Companies Awards and Skanska is named as the Greenest company in the UK, all categories. “We are very happy and proud of this award. It is an acknowledgment of that we follow our plan of being leading within green building, and […]

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