Clean Techies Blog - Jan 11
Energy benchmarking can unlock $9 billion in energy savings by 2020, suggests a recent report by the Institute of Market Transformation. Experts estimate that with the data that benchmarking would provide, multifamily housing stock could feasibly become 28% more efficient by 2020, which translates to 51,000 GWh of electricity, or 20 coal power plants worth of carbon emissions.
La Jolla Light - Jan 9
SPURLOCK POIRIER Landscape Architects won top honors from the American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter, for its innovative work on the 3.5 acre outdoor space at a UC San Diego student dormitory. The project was selected out of 49 entries for its intricate system of vegetated roofs, drought-tolerant native plants, downspouts, channels, and bioswales.
Fast Company News - Jan 11
Seattle's Bullitt Center may be the greenest, most energy-efficient commercial office building in the world. It is made with green materials, has composting toilets, and catches enough rainwater to survive a 100-day drought. The building is 100% solar-powered, in a city not known for its sunny days.
Green Buildings NYC - Jan 10
The Rockefeller Group inked digital and print media firm Sandow to a 40,000-square-foot lease at the LEED-EB Silver Time-Life building in Midtown. Also, in downtown New York, AECOM signed a new lease for 90,000 square feet at the LEED-EB Silver-certified 125 Broad Streetbuilding.
EarthTechling - Green Tech, Green Products & Energy News - Jan 8
Last fall, Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio, became the latest medical facilities to add green roofs to their buildings.
ArchDaily - Jan 14
The United Way for Southeastern Michigan relocated its Detroit headquarters into the historic 1st National Building in downtown Detroit. The space has numerous innovative features, including the lack of permanently assigned workstations to reduce unneeded materials.
ArchDaily - Jan 9
The New School's University Center in Manhattan is the largest construction project in the university’s 91-year history, and is scheduled for completion in 2014. The University Center is designed to LEED Gold standards and will be a model for energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and sustainability.
Biz Journal - Energy & Environment News - Jan 15
The Sustainable Buildings Industry Council gave a first place green building award to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ new district headquarters in South Seattle. The project team was honored for meeting the challenge of building a high-performance building that is also a secure federal facility.