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Denver Water OCR project awarded multiple LEED Green Building certifications

Denver Water announced last week that eight buildings in its Operations Complex Redevelopment project have been awarded Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels of LEED certification. “Due to climate change and future uncertainties, innovation, resilience and adaptability are necessary to serve our customers using fewer resources,” said Kate Taft, sustainability manager for Denver Water. “We serve and care for the community and environment that we live in by continually improving our operations.”

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Sunnylands employee campus earns LEED Platinum® rating for sustainable design

The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands is pleased to announce that its 17-acre employee campus, including administration, archives, and operations buildings, has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Business Council’s highest rating for sustainable design. The Sunnylands employee campus, completed in 2017, is the second new-construction project at the site of the former Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage, Calif., to achieve a high standard of LEED certification.

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University of St. Thomas achieves top environmental rating for new residence hall

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded its highest environmental rating – the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification – to the University of St. Thomas’ Tommie East Residence Hall. The building is the first in the Midwest to certify platinum under the LEED v4 new construction rating system in its category, the sixth in the U.S. and seventh in the world. It marks another step in the university’s larger plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035.

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Okland Construction headquarters in Salt Lake City

Okland hired WRNS Studio to renovate and expand their existing headquarters. Using LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL, WRNS worked with Okland to craft a healthy, inspirational workplace that connects employees with one another and their natural environment. Strategies focused on using healthy, regional materials, maximizing daylighting and views, and creating a warm and engaging sense of place.

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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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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.