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PPG AQUAPON WB EP epoxy coating meets multiple criteria for LEED credits

PPG announced yesterday that its PPG AQUAPON® WB EP waterborne epoxy coating, which has an ultra-low volatile organic compound (VOC) formulation (26g/L), is eligible to help building owners, architects and specifiers obtain LEED® points in several categories. Based on third-party reviews of its environmental life cycle impacts, PPG AQUAPON WB EP coating has received an environmental product declaration (EPD) for its use as a flooring coating.

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USGBC releases the top 10 states for LEED

As USGBC continues to advance green buildings, cities and communities through the adoption of LEED and the latest version of the rating system, LEED v4.1, the organization is also considering a future that is focused on a more regenerative approach. In November 2019 at the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, USGBC introduced LEED Positive – a roadmap that will lay the foundation for a future of LEED that transitions away from strategies that only reduce harm and instead focus on those that help repair and restore.

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MGM Springfield receives industry’s first LEED Platinum certification

MGM Springfield has received the world’s first United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) New Construction Platinum level certification for a gaming resort. Working closely with state and city officials, as well as the local community, MGM Resorts committed to designing and building a property that exemplifies the Company’s values in support of environmental sustainability and positive social impact while honoring local history and architecture.

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Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s new Reid Health Services Center awarded LEED Gold certification

Hoefer Wysocki is pleased to announce that Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (JBSA) Reid Health Services Center has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification. In collaboration with design-build partner JE Dunn Construction, the new two-story, 70,088-sq. ft. medical clinic includes 19 departments and offers primary care, pharmacy, clinical labs, and radiology services to more than 86,000 trainees in 130 units annually.

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U.S. Green Building Council announces Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED green building

Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the creators of the LEED green building rating system, announced the annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED, outside of the U.S. Mainland China topped the list with more than 68 million gross square meters. The list recognizes markets that are using LEED to create healthier spaces for people, as well as use less energy and water, reduce carbon emissions and save money for families and businesses

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Boulder Valley School District opens new sustainable Transportation Center designed to LEED

The Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) today celebrated the opening of its new Transportation Center, the first of three major projects to support educational opportunities in the 31,000-student district. Located on a 9-acre site in eastern Boulder, the 40,000-square-foot Transportation Center is designed to follow LEED design principals by the Denver-based Stantec team.

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Willis Tower receives LEED Certification for sustainability achievements

Willis Tower, owned and managed by EQ Office announced November 8, that it has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold from the U.S. Green Building Council. Willis Tower achieved an initial LEED v2009 certification as well as the recertification tasks using the latest update to the rating system, LEED v4.1, which emphasizes performance and tracks progress through the Arc platform.

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Revamped Terminal F at Philadelphia International is an architectural glass showcase

Designed by The Sheward Partnership, an award-winning, Philadelphia-based architecture firm, Terminal F’s new 34,000-square-foot baggage claim building features a striking geometric appearance. Clad in a mix of glass and metal, the two-floor facility offers abundant natural daylighting and is the airport’s first building to earn LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Vitro Glass to sponsor Greenbuild Mexico 2018

Mexico has made significant advances in green building over the past few years. It has more than 300 LEED-certified and over 660 LEED-registered projects, and appeared on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual “Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED” list for the first time in 2017.

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Cradle to Cradle Certified products

The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.