First Green Hotel in Idaho Eyes LEED Certification

February 5, 2013 / No Comments

Everyone likes sustainability and it is great to know that many people out there want to take real action to save Planet Earth. The story of a new hotel being built in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is really inspiring. The owners of the Marriott Spring Hill Suites are planning for a green hotel with environmental friendly requirements. Owner Kent Clausen is now looking for a ...

San Francisco 49ers New Stadium to be the First LEED-Certified Stadium

January 30, 2013 / No Comments

The new Santa Clara stadium, for San Francisco 49ers, is looking for LEED certification. The stadium is set to open for next year’s football season. There is no information about the level of certification the stadium is looking for but it will be the first pro football venue to get LEED certified. The stadium will feature enough solar power to meet ...

Empire State Building Turns Green!

March 11, 2011 / No Comments

The Empire State Building in New York is by far the city’s most famous landmark, and now with a little funding of $100 million the building is almost self-sustainable as far as energy needs are concerned. In January, reports had suggested that the building will be able to make for itself all the energy needed through wind. Now the building ...

Dubai’s ENOC Brings in Eco-Sensibility into Petrol Stations

January 10, 2011 / No Comments

Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) is attempting to pump in eco-sensibility into petrol stations. The company is doing this by opening new green stations in Emirates Hills, and thereby trying to lessen environmental damage.

Industrial Building Given a Modern, Eco-friendly Facelift

October 23, 2009 / No Comments

Looking at the LEED Silver building, or the Koll Airport Professional Center it would be difficult to believe that this was once an industrial building. The old building wasn't razed to the ground to build this one, in fact, LPA Inc., which was hired by the Koll Company, has transformed the old building giving it a new look.

The ‘greenest’ development in Turkey coming up in Istanbul

August 15, 2009 / 1 Comment

The VARYAP Meridian Project, which was unveiled in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, recently has been described as Turkey’s “most green” development. A mixed-use, super-development which will house Istanbul’s new financial and business district, the project is located the Atasehir district.

USGBC seeks LEED Platinum Certification for its New Headquarters

July 22, 2009 / No Comments

The US Green Building Council has readied its new headquarters and the Council is now seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification. Interestingly, it is the USGBC that has devised the Green Building Rating System and it now remains to be seen how the council will maintain transparency here. It may be a case where the Green Building ...

Justin Timberlake’s Green Golf Course Opening on July 25, 2009

July 8, 2009 / 2 Comments

Justin Timberlake, 28, the American pop singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor, recently bought an old golf course and invested $16 million to renovate it. He has renamed the course that he bought – Woodstock Hills – as Mirimichi Golf Course.  It opens on July 25, 2009

Vintage 1910 Warehouse in Virginia, Becomes First LEED Condos Building in the State

January 7, 2009 / No Comments

Alexandria is an old city in the Commonwealth of Virginia, located along the Western bank of the Potomac River. An old 1910 warehouse in the city managed to get a Gold level certification and got converted in eight beautiful condos, the first LEED units in the state. Dubbed the Cromley Lofts, with large, wall-less, light filled spaces that brings in the ...