The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the world’s second tallest building, Shanghai Tower in China, achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum for Core and Shell (CS).
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the green construction sector contributed 2.3 million jobs this year and expects it to create up to 3.3 million by 2018. The group’s “2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study” says the sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the United States.
Energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge will now be accepted within the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED steering committee made the approval to create harmonization between environmental building systems.
Architect Sally Zahner of Eley Guild Hardy Architects did not have the luxury of increased spending for environmentally friendly products in the new elementary school in Kiln, Mississippi. Similar to many public projects, the budget was tight and non-negotiable.
The new Anderson Center at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, welcomed students this September with a 167-m2 (1800-sf) vegetated green roof. This elevated ecosystem project is part of the building development that has become the official entrance to the campus.
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