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January 2012

Published on January 26, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in LEED

When you think about a “green” building, you probably don’t picture a centuries-old National Historic Landmark that’s lined with columns and made of thousands of tons of granite.

Well, maybe that’s about to change. I'm pleased to announce that the Treasury Building – which dates back to the 19th century and is located right next door to...

Published on January 19, 2012 Written by Ashley Katz Posted in LEED

Today, USGBC released its top 10 list of states with the most LEED-certified building square footage per capita. The District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011, and Colorado is the leading state,...

Published on January 12, 2012 Written by Anonymous Posted in LEED

We’re building the first ever LEED-certified orphanage 
and children’s center in Haiti.


How it started

Immediately following the devastating earthquake in Haiti...

Published on January 6, 2012 Written by Lauren Riggs Posted in LEED

In today's economy, every penny counts. And as building owners and facility managers know all too well, every penny adds up. When the lights in your 30-story office building are left on an extra hour each day, or the brutal summer heat requires an extra blast of air conditioning, your energy consumption escalates and so does your utility bill....

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