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green-building iconAdditional ID Credit for LEED Green Power
by Matt Kiszka on 03/30/2009

LEED Green Power can be doubled for an extra ID Credit

Did you know that under the LEED Green Power Credit EAc6, you can achieve an additional Innovation in Design (ID) Point for exemplary performance by doubling your efforts to offset your electricity... [more]

green-building iconGrowth of Green Building - the Facts
by Matt Kiszka on 04/18/2009

Expansion of green building since 2000

Despite the recent downturn in our economic, construction, and housing markets, sustainability is proving its mettle and standing up to a culture of pessimism. Against all the odds green building... [more]

green-building iconEnergy Use of U.S. Buildings
by Matt Kiszka on 04/03/2009

Energy use of building in the U.S. - the facts

If somebody asked you what the largest consumer of electricity in the U.S. was, what would be your best guess? Dick Cheney? Flat Screen TVs? Would it be our buildings? According to the... [more]

green-lifestyle icon@IdealBite - Legal Herb
by Jen Biederman on 04/10/2009

Garden Week - Brought to you by Ideal Bite

Legal Herb - Garden Week The Bite: Wanna grow herbs worth confiscating? Smokin' - just grow your own at home. We're rounding out Garden Week with a tip for Biters who may not have... [more]

green-building iconLEED Green Power for Cuyahoga
by Matt Kiszka on 04/14/2009

Cuyahoga Juvenile Justice Center purchases green power towards LEED certification

In May of 2008, the County of Cuyahoga, Ohio purchased 14,660,000 kWh worth of renewable energy credits (RECs) from Renewable Choice Energy to offset the two-year electricity use of... [more]

green-building iconLEED Green Power for CTA Architects
by Matt Kiszka on 04/12/2009

CTA Architects achieves LEED Gold, purchases green power

CTA Architects Engineers recently announced that its Billings, MT office has achieved LEED Gold status under the USGBC’s LEED-EB rating system. Among the purchase of green power... [more]

green-building iconLEED Green Power for Green Circle Center
by Matt Kiszka on 04/09/2009

Green Circle Shopping Center is offset with green power

One exciting project that is currently pursuing LEED-CS at the Platinum level is the Green Circle Shopping Center. According to the website set up for the project, it “employs... [more]

green-building iconLEED Green Power for Comcast Center
by Matt Kiszka on 04/01/2009

Comcast Center in Philadelphia set to be tallest LEED-certified building in U.S.

Developed by Liberty Property Trust and designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the Comcast Center at 1 Pennsylvania Place, Philadelphia, is set to be the tallest LEED-certified... [more]