Tag: U.S. Green Building Council

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 earns nation’s first LEED for Communities Platinum Certification

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.

Steel industry releases guide to LEED v4 Certification

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.

U.S. Green Building Council announces LEED Homes Award winners

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. named first LEED Platinum city in the world

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 now open for Greenbuild 2017

Registration is now open for the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

Thornton Tomasetti sustainability project receives LEED Gold

Thornton Tomasetti announced that One John Street, a 12-story, 42-unit luxury residential building in Brooklyn, N.Y., achieved LEED v2009 BD+C Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

USGBC report highlights LEED and green practice impacts

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its LEED in Motion: Venues report, which highlights the efforts of convention centers, sports venues, performing arts centers, community centers and public assembly spaces to transform their environmental, social and economic footprint through LEED certification.

USGBC releases annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the Top 10 States for LEED, an annual ranking that highlights U.S. states that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation during the last year.

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