Environmental Protection

Green Building


Caesars Entertainment Recognized for Sustainability

As the world's largest casino entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment Corp. is leading the way in environmental stewardship and energy efficiency.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will incorporate water reuse in its new building.

San Francisco PUC Selects Living Machine System for Office

The system introduces high-strength wastewater to a diverse microbial ecosystem, or biofilm, growing on the surface of a special gravel medium contained in a series of watertight basins.

Bunker Hill Community College Wellness Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

The new facility is one of just two LEED Gold buildings in the 15-campus Massachusetts community college system.

More Companies Say They Will Pay Extra for Green Leased Space

Companies that occupy office space around the world consider sustainability a key factor in their space occupancy plans, and half of corporate real estate executives say they will pay extra for space in green buildings.

Stop&Shop Takes Next Step in Grocery Store Innovation

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. took a significant step in retail store innovation: a special dedication of a 400 kilowatt fuel cell – a first for the supermarket chain – at its store on Torringford Street in East Torrington, Conn.

Bozzuto Homes Building Neighborhood that Offers Eco-friendly Design, Construction, Living

Bozzuto Homes has commenced construction on Towson Green, a new traditional neighborhood development consisting of 121 for-sale townhomes on nine acres in the heart of Towson, Md.

BAE Systems LEED certified facility

BAE Systems' Facility Wins Silver LEED Award

The Rockville, Md., facility supports the U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Program.

Free GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool Available Now

The Web-based tool should help government and industry personnel identify and prioritize cost-effective, sustainable strategies for small projects that do not normally engage workplace consultants or designers.



Gen7 Eco-friendly Classrooms Become Nation's First Modular Classrooms to Be CHPS Verified

The first-ever Gen7 green classrooms, installed at Bolsa Knolls Middle School in Salinas, Calif., have become the nation's first modular classrooms to receive Collaborative for High Performance Schools Verified recognition for New School Construction.

The Center for Neighborhood Technology has developed a guide to help communities monetize green infrastructure value.

Guide Helps Municipalities Monetize Green Infrastructure's Value

The Center for Neighborhood Technology and American Rivers gathered the latest research and produced a guide to help communities assign economic value to such structures as green roofs, rain gardens, and permeable pavement.

Energy-efficient Intelligent House Monitors Health

An energy-efficient house that can send alerts if its residents are ill has been developed by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire.

California Apprenticeship Council to Require Green Technology Training

Some changes to the new training criteria that trades in California have made include plumbers adding geothermal and hydroponic solar water systems to their core training skills and electricians incorporating energy-efficient systems.

USGBC Names 100K House as Project of the Year

The U.S. Green Building Council presented awards for multi- and single-family home projects, production builders, affordable housing projects and developments, and an overall commitment to LEED for Homes.

Southwestern Virginia College Gets Grant for Solar-Powered Coffee Shop

The non-profit business will involve 100 percent organically grown and recyclable products, local suppliers, Energy Star appliances, and both solar hot-water heating and solar photovoltaic technologies.

Schneider Electric Forms Green Buildings Segment

Company names Melissa O'Mara vice president of Green Buildings Solutions.

Md. Organization Provides Low-Cost Loans for Home Efficiency Upgrades

The Maryland Clean Energy Center has launched a the new Maryland Home Energy Loan Program, enabling Marylanders to access unsecured, low-cost funds for efficiency upgrades such as better insulation and higher-rated heating and cooling equipment.

Desertscape in New Mexico

Part 4: Prefurbia, Landscaping, and Pad Shaping

This is the fourth installment of a multi-part series on some of today's problems in land development and how innovative methods collectively known as "Prefurbia" can help overcome them.

USGBC Builds LEED App to Accelerate Certification Process

The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced a new program designed to streamline and create capacity for the LEED building certification process. LEED Automation enables LEED Online, the online tool projects use to submit documentation and certify LEED projects, to interact with third-party technology platforms.

ASLA winning green roof

ASLA Green Roof Earns Top North American Design Honor

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will present the American Society of Landscape Architects the 2010 Award of Excellence in December.

How to Earn LEED Success

Ron Sivitz' designed beach house recently won Platinum status from the U.S. Green Building Council. The builder shares tips on how to make your project LEED-worthy.

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