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LEED to Recognize Living Building Challenge Energy & Water Requirements

The U.S. Green Building Council announced today that it will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge (the Challenge) green building system within the LEED green building program.

New Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for LEED Green Building Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 26, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system has strong bipartisan support across the U.S., according to a new poll released today. The nationwide poll found that 79 percent of Republicans and 89 percent of Democrats support the use of LEED in buildings

U.S. Green Building Council Launches Real-Time Green Building Data Resource for U.S. States

Washington, D.C. - April 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched its new online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. The enhanced state market briefs — highlighting LEED projects, LEED-credentialed professionals and USGBC membership in each state — provide green building advocates and the general public a look into LEED’s impact within any U.S. state.

C.W. Driver Begins Construction of $110 Million Life Sciences Building at Loyola Marymount University

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- C.W. Driver, a premiere builder serving the Western U.S. since 1919, has broken ground for the new 103,500-square-foot Life Sciences building at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles. The ...

USGBC Releases 2012 List of Top 10 States for LEED

Washington, D.C. - January 23, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of the top 10 states for new LEED certifications in 2012, highlighting those regions that are transforming buildings and communities across the country.

NREL’s Research Support Facility Garners Second LEED® Platinum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Research Support Facility (RSF) on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo. has earned its second LEED® Platinum designation for new construction from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

USGBC and Pearson Partner to Launch Online Program for LEED Green Associate Credential

Washington, DC - August 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has partnered with Pearson to launch USGBC’s online workforce education program for the LEED Green Associate credential. The program includes online courses to help learners successfully prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam and learn green building strategies and techniques.

New Buildings Institute announces launch of LEED Automation tool

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- New Buildings Institute (NBI) today announced the official release of one of the first LEED Automation tools available to LEED project teams. The COMNET Energy Modeling Portal is an online platform used to collect energy modeling simulation results, perform quality assurance checks, and submit the results to LEED Online for Energy & Atmosphere Prerequisite 2 and Energy & Atmosphere Credit 1. It can be accessed at www.comnet.org/portal.

RE/MAX Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification

DENVER, CO - June 25, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- RE/MAX, LLC, the global franchise company with its headquarters office in Denver, CO, recently joined an exclusive group of projects in Colorado that are LEED® Certified, a prominent program that accepts only the most environmentally-friendly buildings and projects.

KTGY-designed Luxury Condos Earn National Recognition

IRVINE, CA - February 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, is pleased to announce its latest achievements in home design excellence. Primera Terra community has been honored by the National Association of Home Build...

LEED Automation Program: Changing the LEED Certification Landscape

TORONTO - October 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED Automation program will be featured in a Master Series session as part of its annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, taking place this week in Toronto. The LEED Automation program is streamlining and creating increased capacity for the LEED green building certification process through a close collaboration with leading technology companies that offer supporting functionality, making the LEED project management, documentation and certification process faster and easier.

C.W. Driver-Built Library Earns LEED Gold Certification

San Diego, CA - September 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- C.W. Driver’s work building the Ramona Library in the San Diego town has resulted in the 21,000-square-foot structure being granted LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council....

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD STRIKE LEED® GOLD AT 2001 K STREET IN WASHINGTON, DC

WASHINGTON, DC - August 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Spitzer Enterprises along with managing agent, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., a global commercial real estate brokerage and management firm, aligned with CQI Associates, LLC, a Columbia, Maryland-based energy and environmental management consulting firm, to earn LEED Gold, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for 2001 K Street, NW in Washington, DC. The management team and tenants celebrated with a special certification presentation by the USGBC on Thursday, July 21.

Second Public Comment Period Now Open for Update to USGBC’s LEED Green Building Program

Washington, DC - August 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) opened the second public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building rating system. The comment period, which will close on September 14, 2011, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and on-going development of the LEED program.

Turner’s Commitment to Green Buildings Results in Achieving LEED Certification of 200th Project

New York, N.Y. - July 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Turner Construction Company announced that the Yale University Health Center in New Haven, Connecticut is the 200th Turner project to have achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the Green Buildings Certification Institute.

NREL’s Research Support Facility Certified LEED® Platinum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 1, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Research Support Facility (RSF) located on the campus of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been certified LEED® Platinum for New Construction by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.

The Station at Othello Park in Southeast Seattle Awarded LEED Silver Status by U.S....

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Characterized by its innovative environmental and sustainable features, The Station at Othello Park development in Southeast Seattle now represents the first mixed-use project on Seattle’s Central Link light rail to earn prestigious LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Revised LEED Demand Response Credit Requirements Promote Automated Demand Response in LEED building

Washington, DC - June 20, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced the release of the comprehensively updated LEED Demand Response Pilot Credit. Originally launched in 2010, the revised and enhanced Demand Response Pilot Credit establishes guidelines that are anticipated to increase participation in automated demand response programs. Leading industry experts from the Demand Response Research Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL), Schneider Electric and Skipping Stone contributed to the development of the credit.

Scientific Conservation Inc. Collaborates with the U.S. Green Building Council To Develop Products for...

Washington, DC - June 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Scientific Conservation, Inc. (SCI), a leading provider of energyefficiency solutions via predictive diagnostics and analytics, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), developers of the LEED green building program, today announced they will collaborate to develop and deliver third-party applications to be integrated into LEED Online. LEED Online is used by project teams to submit documentation toward the certification of LEED projects.

Two Bozzuto Developments Achieve LEED® Certification

Greenbelt, MD - May 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Bozzuto Group today announced that it has earned LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for two residential developments in its portfolio. The Fitzgerald, a mixed-use community in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon district, has received LEED Silver Certification and Riverwalk at Millennium, an apartment community in suburban Philadelphia, has received LEED Certification.

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Distinctive Single-Family Homes in Costa Mesa Win Design Award

International award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning is pleased to announce that KTGY’s excellence in residential design and planning has been recognized by the Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Greater Sales and Marketing Council’s 2018 SoCal Awards program. Vitae in Costa Mesa received the SoCal Award for “Best Design Detached Home Under 2,000 SF.” This year’s competition drew more than 500 entries.

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Number of Real Estate Teams is Growing, NAR Survey Finds

Teams are becoming more common in the real estate industry as an increasing number of Realtors®, members of the National Association of Realtors®, consider themselves a member of a real estate team, according to a new survey by NAR.