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The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence has officially received LEED® Platinum certification from the Canada Green Building Council.

The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence has officially received LEED® Platinum certification from the Canada Green Building Council.

Structural steel produced in the United States contains 93.3% recycled steel scrap. At the end of a building’s life, 98% of all structural steel is recycled back into new steel products with no loss of its physical properties. It is truly a cradle-to-cradle material. Under the LEED system, structural steel receives maximum credit for its contribution to the overall rating for a structure, due in large part to its recycled content and recycling rate.

Structural steel produced in the United States contains 93.3% recycled steel scrap. At the end of a building’s life, 98% of all structural steel is recycled back into new steel products with no loss of its physical properties. It is truly a cradle-to-cradle material. Under the LEED system, structural steel receives maximum credit for its contribution to the overall rating for a structure, due in large part to its recycled content and recycling rate.

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The Georgia Museum of Art received LEED Gold certification last week; the second highest rating a building can receive.

The Georgia Museum of Art received LEED Gold certification last week; the second highest rating a building can receive.

energy-efficient skyscrapers topped with lush rooftop gardens. Designed NBBJ Architects, Fei & Cheng Associates, the Chinatrust Bank Headquarters will take advantage of a host of green building strategies geared towards reducing energy consumption and optimizing passive heating and cooling. The complex is expected to receive the Taiwanese equivalent of a LEED Gold rating upon its completion in 2012.

energy-efficient skyscrapers topped with lush rooftop gardens. Designed NBBJ Architects, Fei & Cheng Associates, the Chinatrust Bank Headquarters will take advantage of a host of green building strategies geared towards reducing energy consumption and optimizing passive heating and cooling. The complex is expected to receive the Taiwanese equivalent of a LEED Gold rating upon its completion in 2012.

Gifted to the city of Pittsburgh in 1893, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden is today registered as a National Historic Place. It's not just what's within this 13-room conservatory that's green, though: The complex and its buildings have received a number of top sustainability designations, including LEED Silver and Platinum certifications.

Gifted to the city of Pittsburgh in 1893, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden is today registered as a National Historic Place. It's not just what's within this 13-room conservatory that's green, though: The complex and its buildings have received a number of top sustainability designations, including LEED Silver and Platinum certifications.

Five Buildings Managed by Cushman & Wakefield in Atlanta’s Buckhead Receive LEED Certification

Five Buildings Managed by Cushman & Wakefield in Atlanta’s Buckhead Receive LEED Certification

Sonoma County Habitat Homes Receive LEED Gold Energy Rating

Sonoma County Habitat Homes Receive LEED Gold Energy Rating

Cub Foods - Retail & Grocery - Parking LightingFollowing a rigorous evaluation process, the Cub Foods Phalen store in St. Paul, MN, recently received LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — Gold NC2.2 Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The state-of-the-art store, which opened in October 2008, is the first grocery store in Minnesota and one of three grocery stores in the nation to achieve this prestigious ranking.

Cub Foods - Retail & Grocery - Parking LightingFollowing a rigorous evaluation process, the Cub Foods Phalen store in St. Paul, MN, recently received LEED — Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design — Gold NC2.2 Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The state-of-the-art store, which opened in October 2008, is the first grocery store in Minnesota and one of three grocery stores in the nation to achieve this prestigious ranking.

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Crosby Street Hotel is the First LEED Gold Certified Hotel in NYC Crosby Street Hotel is the First LEED Gold Certified Hotel in NYC – Inhabitat New York City

Crosby Street Hotel is the First LEED Gold Certified Hotel in NYC Crosby Street Hotel is the First LEED Gold Certified Hotel in NYC – Inhabitat New York City

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