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New LEED Platinum Town Center Opens Up in Yountville, California

New LEED Platinum Town Center Opens Up in Yountville, California

The town of Yountville, California is hoping to receive LEED Platinum certification for their brand new 10,000 square-feet town center. Designed by Siegal and Strain, the new structure places a high

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Rainwater-Harvesting Seattle Residences Aiming For LEED Platinum

Rainwater-Harvesting Seattle Residences Aiming For LEED Platinum

Seven private residences are surrounded by a screen wall and vegetation to form a visual an acoustic barrier for the residences. The units are arranged in a V-shape around an interior courtyard and

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LEED Platinum Student Village Opens at Bastyr University

LEED Platinum Student Village Opens at Bastyr University

Seattle-based CollinsWoerman has designed structures for Bastyr's Center for Natural Health (LEED certified) in the past, before undertaking the new student village project. With a unique layout and

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LEED Platinum Building Planned for AIA NC’s Headquarters

LEED Platinum Building Planned for AIA NC’s Headquarters

While rooftop gardens are fast becoming the norm in major cities like San Francisco and New York, the new headquarters of the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects is bringing the

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Structure and Site Create Beautiful Vistor’s Center at Blue Ridge

Structure and Site Create Beautiful Vistor’s Center at Blue Ridge

A former 165-acre camp and brownfield site will soon be transformed into a lush and restorative visitor's center for the Blue Ridge Escarpment in Greenville, South Carolina. Studio Gang Architects is

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David Brower Center Is a Green Non-Profit Community Hub

David Brower Center Is a Green Non-Profit Community Hub

Photo © Tim Griffith The nonprofit David Brower Center is a 50,000 sq ft mixed-use building, designed specifically for non-profit organizations dedicating their efforts to promoting a just and

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Foster + Partners Unveil World’s First Commercial Spaceport

Foster + Partners Unveil World’s First Commercial Spaceport

New Mexico is well on its way to hosting the world’s first commercial passenger spaceport as Foster + Partners' Spaceport America was dedicated this weekend. A partnership between the state of New

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Omega Center Achieves LEED Platinum Certification!

Omega Center Achieves LEED Platinum Certification!

We've been closely following the Omega Center for Sustainable Living in upstate New York, and we're thrilled to announce that this week the state-of-the-art environmental education center and natural

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Belles Townhomes: SF’s First LEED Platinum Multi-Family Housing

Belles Townhomes: SF’s First LEED Platinum Multi-Family Housing

LivingHomes collaborated with Kieran Timberlake to design the seven townhomes for the Presidio, making this their first foray into building multi-family residences. The project was developed by Forest

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Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

Chicago Environmental Center is a Carbon Neutral Urban Nest

The area south of Chicago has long been a vast patchwork of natural land, industry and working class neighborhoods. But the soon to be built Ford Calumet Environmental Center explores the city's wildlife

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VanDusen Botanical Center to Be Canada’s First Living Building

VanDusen Botanical Center to Be Canada’s First Living Building

The design for the visitor center was inspired by the leaves of an orchid -- its wings consists of 'petals' that shoot off from the 'stem', which serve as the central atrium and lobby. The stem has been

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The Frontier Project Showcases Sustainable Technologies

The Frontier Project Showcases Sustainable Technologies

The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) spearheads the Frontier Project as a community service initiative that educates customers on green technology and resource conservation awareness. Located to the

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Net Zero Renovation for San Ysidro Border Crossing

Net Zero Renovation for San Ysidro Border Crossing

Each day, two out of ten people who enter the United States go through the San Ysidro border, and if you've ever been through there, you know how long it takes. Now, the most important point of entry into

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Vestas’ New Headquarters in Portland Shoots for LEED Platinum

Vestas’ New Headquarters in Portland Shoots for LEED Platinum

Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine maker, announced Wednesday that it will convert a former Portland, Oregon department store warehouse into its new North American headquarters. An impressive

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Olympia’s New Water Education Center Aims for LEED Platinum

Olympia’s New Water Education Center Aims for LEED Platinum

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calculated that the total energy spent nationwide to supply drinking water and process waste-water releases 116 billion pounds of carbon dioxide

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Christman HQ: The World’s First Double LEED Platinum Building

Christman HQ: The World’s First Double LEED Platinum Building

The Christman Company is a construction management and development firm that specializes in historic renovations, so it was only fitting that the firm chose a historic five-story building in the heart of

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Merrill Environmental Center: the Greenest Building Ever?

Merrill Environmental Center: the Greenest Building Ever?

Designed and engineered by SmithGroup, the Merrill Environmental Center is a 32,000 sq ft facility designed for the organization's 90-person staff. Located on the Chesapeake Bay shoreline, about 15

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Stunning Zero Plus Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Stunning Zero Plus Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Photo credit ©Flansburgh Architects The living laboratory is powered by renewable energy, with solar panels on the roof and a couple small-scale wind turbines on the hill behind the school. The Energy

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Beautiful Oceanfront Homes Bring LEED Housing to Laguna Beach

Beautiful Oceanfront Homes Bring LEED Housing to Laguna Beach

Tresor Properties is building two luxury single family ocean front homes in Laguna Beach, CA, both of which are on track to earn LEED for Homes Platinum certification. The homes include solar energy

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Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters Adapts to Environmental Conditions

Tacoma’s Center for Urban Waters Adapts to Environmental Conditions

Talk about a smart building! The new Tacoma Center for Urban Waters goes beyond clever design and construction techniques. The recently opened research center and environmental laboratory actually has the

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Suzlon Headquarters in India is a LEED Platinum Living Laboratory

Suzlon Headquarters in India is a LEED Platinum Living Laboratory

Suzlon, the world's third largest manufacturer of wind turbines, has more to be proud of than just supplying the world with renewable energy. At the end of April, Suzlon's headquarters in Pune, India were

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Greensburg Kansas Rebuilds Better and Greener After Tornado!

Greensburg Kansas Rebuilds Better and Greener After Tornado!

After the tornado, the community gathered together and drafted a plan to rebuild, which included the commitment to build up to LEED Platinum standards and become a model green town for the future. Maybe

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Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper Aiming for LEED Platinum

Latin America’s Tallest Skyscraper Aiming for LEED Platinum

Although not particularly known for its skyscrapers, Latin America will soon have their very own eco tower to add to the growing mix of green skyscrapers all over the world. Torre Reforma, designed by

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Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum

Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum

Built in the Gyeonggi Province, the Green Tomorrow house is a stunning self-sufficient emission-free residence with a fossil fuel consumption of zero. Not content with just making an incredibly low

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California’s First LEED Platinum School Teaches With The Environment

California’s First LEED Platinum School Teaches With The Environment

A LEED School allows children to learn in a environmentally thoughtfull space.

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Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast’s Zero-Carbon Sonoma County Facility Clinches LEED Platinum

Comcast's Operations Center in Sonoma County just received one of the highest honors in green building -- it was certified LEED Platinum this week by the USGBC. The Operations Center is part of The Sonoma

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Green Depot is New York State’s First LEED Platinum Retail Building

Green Depot is New York State’s First LEED Platinum Retail Building

Green Depot -- the largest US green building supplier -- just received New York State's first LEED Platinum rating for a retail store for their flagship NYC location. The Depot -- located at 222 Bowery in

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Parkside Victoria: Canada’s First LEED Platinum Resort

Parkside Victoria: Canada’s First LEED Platinum Resort

Green buildings in British Columbia gained a lot of recent attention from the Winter Olympics that were held in Vancouver in February, and the province's capital city, Victoria, has a LEED project of its

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Olympic Athlete’s Village: Greenest Neighborhood in the World

Olympic Athlete’s Village: Greenest Neighborhood in the World

The 2010 Vancouver Olympics has yet another feather to add to their cap - they now have the greenest neighborhood in the world. Yesterday, Millennium Waters, the Olympic Athlete's Village located on

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Zaha Hadid’s Petroleum Research Center (Ironically) Aims For LEED Platinum

Zaha Hadid’s Petroleum Research Center (Ironically) Aims For LEED Platinum

It may seem ironic, but even petroleum research centers can be LEED certified if they meet the critieria. Case in point: the King Abudullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC for short),

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