The U.S. General Services Administration is seeking public comments as it prepares to recommend a sustainable building certification program to be used for new federal buildings and extensive renovations of existing buildings.
Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin has awarded ESI Group USA Inc., Hartland, its Gold Award for general construction in its category for industrial projects costing more than $3 million, according to a news release.
Green Bay-based Immel Construction will build the first Wal-Mart store expected to be certified through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, according to a news release from Immel.
A committee of Milwaukee County supervisors will consider a proposal to negotiate with MRH West LLC, Milwaukee, to develop an extended-stay hotel on a Park East parcel across Old World Third Street from the Aloft Hotel.
Mortenson Construction, Minneapolis, and architect firm NBBJ, Seattle, set a record for the shortest timeframe to design and build a federal courthouse, according to a news release.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design now has more than 2 billion square feet of certified commercial buildings throughout the world, according to a report by DesignBuild Source.
Published: June 11, 2012
Tags: GBI, green building, Green Building Initiative, Green Globes, GSA, Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture, Joni Teter, LEED, Living Building Challenge, Living Future Institute, U.S. Green Building Council, USGBC
The General Services Administration, the “landlord” of the federal government, soon might uproot its longtime standard for green building in favor of a fresh face.
The United States Green Building Council, which administers the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design sustainable building certification program, announced Tuesday that anticipated changes to LEED standards will be postponed a year.
The U.S. Green Building Council announced Tuesday the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge in Texas is the 12,000th commercial project to receive LEED certification, according to a U.S. Green Building Council news release.
Could efforts to go green leave the construction industry with a black eye?