Tag: U.S. Green Building Council
The renovation of Bartholdi Park at the U.S. Botanic Garden (USBG) is complete, and the new garden is a showcase of sustainable gardening. The renovation provided an opportunity to increase accessibility, showcase the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) principles in action, and demonstrate USBG’s commitment to sustainability.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system, announced significant streamlining for all LEED prerequisites and some credits for California projects that are pursuing certification under LEED v4.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) green building program, with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, announced a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S. cities pursuing LEED for Cities certification.
SF War Memorial Veterans Building awarded LEED Gold certification with assist from Thornton Tomasetti
The San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, regarded as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture and civic design in the U.S., was recently awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Thornton Tomasetti provided LEED certification consulting to the City of San Francisco for the building as part of a $156-million seismic upgrade and modernization program.
Arlington County, Va., has been named the first Platinum level community under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newly created LEED for Communities program. The honor acknowledges the county’s long-time commitment to environmental stewardship and community sustainability and its many policies, programs and initiatives to create a more sustainable Arlington.
The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) released a guide to using steel construction products for the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. The guide, “LEED v4 for Steel Products Used in Construction Applications,” will help construction professionals understand how steel products can earn points toward LEED v4 certification.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the recipients of its annual LEED Homes Awards, which recognize projects, architects, developers and homebuilders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation in the residential green building marketplace.
Washington, D.C., was named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world. Mayor Bowser was presented this honor by Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Registration is now open for the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.