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Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

After a $100 million green renovation that took more than two years, the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification, making it the tallest building in the United States to be LEED

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Inhabitat Tours San Francisco’s Award-Winning LEED Gold Bar Agricole

Inhabitat Tours San Francisco’s Award-Winning LEED Gold Bar Agricole

But Bar Agricole turned out very differently than it might have. Owner Thad Vogel, a Yale grad and longtime barman and restauranteur, had observed the trend among San Francisco restaurants of spotlighting

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Terminal B at San Jose Airport Lands LEED Silver After Major Green Renovation

Terminal B at San Jose Airport Lands LEED Silver After Major Green Renovation

The renovation of the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport was a tricky affair that involved temporary terminals, a tight narrow site with little room to expand into and an ever bustling crowd

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10,000th LEED Certification Awarded to Community Center in Santa Cruz

10,000th LEED Certification Awarded to Community Center in Santa Cruz

The LEED Building Certification program was started 11 years ago in 2000. Today, The Green Building Certification Institute issued its 10,000th LEED certificate to the Live Oak Family Resource Center in

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Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

The Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world until the 2,717 foot Burj Khalifa was completed in Dubai last year. It houses 101 floors above ground and 5 below, including a multi-level mall and

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Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Harvard University Tops the Collegiate Pack With 50 LEED Certified Buildings

Although Harvard's school color is officially crimson, it seems as though it really should be green. The USGBC announced this month that Harvard University has completed a major milestone, having achieved

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Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

New York City is chock full of eye-catching green buildings, but sometimes you've got to go off the beaten Manhattan path to see the truly inspiring sustainable buildings. Next time you're looking for

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LEED Platinum Bagley Classroom Aims for Passive House and Net Zero Energy

LEED Platinum Bagley Classroom Aims for Passive House and Net Zero Energy

The list of the building's achievements is remarkable. The core of the project is its super efficient walls, which are made from 16 inches of Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs. Built to Passive House

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Cottonwood Cove Marina Set to be World’s First LEED-Certified Floating Building

Cottonwood Cove Marina Set to be World’s First LEED-Certified Floating Building

Image ©Lake Mead Imagery Floating halfway between the north and south part of the lake, the new marina is constructed with a SIP modular wall and roof system. This system improves the building's

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Richard Meiers’ Prismatic Liberty Plaza Will Bring New LEED Complex to Mexico City

Richard Meiers’ Prismatic Liberty Plaza Will Bring New LEED Complex to Mexico City

Liberty Plaza is a series of three, fifteen-story buildings on a long narrow site, which is bordered by three avenues and the commercial district. Across the street is the nature reserve with views of the

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High Tech WBF Lab LEED Platinum Winery Collects Enough Rainwater to Irrigate All of Its Vineyards

High Tech WBF Lab LEED Platinum Winery Collects Enough Rainwater to Irrigate All of Its Vineyards

Officially the lab is called The Teaching and Research Winery and the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory, or WBF for short and is part of the the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine

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EYP’s New National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Facility Earns LEED Gold

EYP’s New National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Facility Earns LEED Gold

Designed by the EYP design firm, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Satellite and Operations Facility in Suitland, Massachusetts, is a marvel of efficiency and sustainability. A

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

While we write about innovative green buildings every day on Inhabitat, as New Yorkers, being located right in the heart of New York City affords us the opportunity to see firsthand many of the most

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The David Brower Center Becomes Berkeley’s First LEED Platinum Building

The David Brower Center Becomes Berkeley’s First LEED Platinum Building

Opened in 2009, the community center is fully leased and home to the Hazel Wolf Gallery, the organic gourmet restaurant Gather, and a number of environmental non-profits including International Rivers,

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LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Centre Takes Home Top Ten AIA COTE Award

LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Centre Takes Home Top Ten AIA COTE Award

Building Vancouver Convention Centre West (LCCW) involved integrating a 22-acre site to create a fluid transition between the urban fabric, pedestrian paths and the harbor. The main feature of the project

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PHOTOS: Denver’s First LEED Gold School and Zero Energy Community Campus

PHOTOS: Denver’s First LEED Gold School and Zero Energy Community Campus

The campus is located on the fringe of eastern Denver suburbia, a vast tract of new construction projects and cul-de-sacs. While it's not located in the most sustainable of developments ,the design does

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Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill’s New Vantone Center Will Be Tianjin’s Most Sustainable LEED Tower

Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill’s New Vantone Center Will Be Tianjin’s Most Sustainable LEED Tower

At a whopping 607 feet, the Vantone Center designed by Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill will be among Tianjin's tallest new towers. But it will also be the most sustainable as the architects aim for a

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Former Airbase Transformed Into LEED Gold ASU Polytechnic Campus

Former Airbase Transformed Into LEED Gold ASU Polytechnic Campus

Environmental strategies were taken into consideration throughout the campus' design. The plan is based on a 30’x30’ repetitive module that can be easily reconfigured to accommodate future curriculum

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Philadelphia’s Stylish ‘Thin Flats’ Is First Duplex to Receive LEED Homes Platinum

Philadelphia’s Stylish ‘Thin Flats’ Is First Duplex to Receive LEED Homes Platinum

The development had to pack a pretty big punch to achieve its LEED Platinum rating. The design starts with an efficient shell made from low-impact framing materials and filled with closed-cell expanding

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Oregon State University Gets First LEED Platinum Power Plant in the Country

Oregon State University Gets First LEED Platinum Power Plant in the Country

The new Energy Center at Oregon State University (OSU) has just been certified LEED Platinum, making it the first LEED Platinum power plant in the United States. The center became fully functional in June

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An Inside Look at Autodesk AEC’s Playful Daylit LEED Platinum Headquarters

An Inside Look at Autodesk AEC’s Playful Daylit LEED Platinum Headquarters

The project is an opportunity for Autodesk to showcase their software capacity in developing a high energy performance environment while providing a bright and comfortable office for their staff.

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The 10,000th LEED Home Receives Its Certification!

The 10,000th LEED Home Receives Its Certification!

The U.S. Green Building Council received an early Earth Day present last week, as the 10,000th green home was granted LEED certification in Tacoma, Washington. The home is part of the Tacoma Housing

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SFO’s Gorgeous New Terminal 2 Aims to Be First LEED Gold Airport Terminal in U.S.

SFO’s Gorgeous New Terminal 2 Aims to Be First LEED Gold Airport Terminal in U.S.

San Francisco Airport has revealed its renovated Terminal 2, which aims to be the first LEED Gold-certified airport terminal in the U.S. Featuring 90 percent recycled building materials from the original

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HGTV Green Home Lands LEED Platinum Certification

HGTV Green Home Lands LEED Platinum Certification

The three bedroom, two bathroom home was designed by Michael Woodley, AIA, Woodley Architectural Group, Inc., and built by Infinity Home Collection. Green materials and eco furnishings abound in the

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HOK’s KAUST Library is at the Heart of the Largest LEED NC Platinum Project Ever Built

HOK’s KAUST Library is at the Heart of the Largest LEED NC Platinum Project Ever Built

To date, KAUST is the largest LEED NC-Platinum project ever built and was done so at a rapid pace. The design team was tasked with building a contemporary work of architecture that would resonate with the

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UBM Seeks LEED Platinum for New SF Office with ‘Me Space to We Space’ Design

UBM Seeks LEED Platinum for New SF Office with ‘Me Space to We Space’ Design

United Business Media is seeking LEED Platinum for their new San Francisco Office, creating a change from a “Me Space to We Space” as they adapt their operations from print media to the new digital

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LEED Gold Langara Library Uses Wind Towers Instead of Traditional Heating and Cooling

LEED Gold Langara Library Uses Wind Towers Instead of Traditional Heating and Cooling

The Langara library is specially designed to make use of the stack effect -- cool air is brought in through a wind scoop at the bottom of the building, passes through the underground garage, and travels

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Windsor Fire Station #2 Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Windsor Fire Station #2 Achieves LEED Gold Certification

The City of Windsor’s new Fire Station just achieved LEED Gold Certification, ensuring a healthy and productive work environment for the city’s firefighters. The new fire station exceeds baseline

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UC Davis’ Modern Student Health Center Targets LEED Gold

UC Davis’ Modern Student Health Center Targets LEED Gold

The U.C. Davis Student Health and Wellness Center is ensuring the university’s student body remains healthy while setting a green example. Designed by WRNS Studio, the new 77,000 square-foot center is

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Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

The 3 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath home includes non toxic and environmentally friendly materials for good indoor air quality. Recycled and local materials were sourced extensively and existing concrete from the

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