Posts Tagged ‘LEED’


Is LEED© Certification Effective: A Case Study of Destiny USA

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by

At Destiny USA there’s always a lot of buzz generated around our LEED© certification. When we began the expansion, we wanted to continue the commitment[...]

ECO Friendly Travel Goes Beyond LEED Certification

Posted on May 9th, 2013 by

Being in the commercial contracting industry for many years, I’ve had opportunities to see first hand the implementation of green building materials and factors that qualify for[...]
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Westminster’s Effort to Become Green

Posted on April 11th, 2013 by

Energy management has been a high priority for the City of Westminster. Both the City Council and Staff are always striving towards an energy efficient[...]

How could surety bonds affect the green building sector?

Posted on November 8th, 2012 by

Using surety bonds to reinforce green building practices is a relatively new idea within the construction industry. The issue was thrown into the spotlight after[...]

America’s Most Energy Efficient Ballparks Are…

Posted on October 31st, 2012 by

Alliance To Save Energy or recently posted a piece on their site called “America’s Top 7 Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums.”  And is asking for feedback[...]
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Peoria, Arizona Mayor: City Committed To ‘Balanced’ Environment

Posted on June 11th, 2012 by

As Mayor of the City of Peoria, it is with great pride that our organization “walks the talk.” City Council, management and city employees are[...]

Insulation: A Key Factor In Sustainable Schools

Posted on December 13th, 2011 by

Schools are where children – bright, energetic, and ready to learn and grow – first see society at work.  It’s where they learn how to[...]

Terex Utilities Wins ARB Approval for Hybrid System

Posted on December 9th, 2011 by

Terex Utilities wins ARB approval for hybrid system Terex Utilities has received approval from the Air Resources Board for its Terex HyPower Hybrid System, a[...]

A Greener World: The Sustainability Decisions of America’s Leading Companies

Posted on September 6th, 2011 by

Imagine you just spent $50 at the store purchasing everyday household necessities and the store clerk inquires whether you would like to donate $1.50 for[...]

Increasing Building Operating Efficiency through Proper Air Handling System Selection and Installation

Posted on August 26th, 2011 by

From new construction to renovations and additions, improving energy efficiency continues to be a primary focus for today’s builders. Contributing to this demand is the[...]

Integrated Building Design Is Critical For Optimizing Energy Efficiency

Posted on February 21st, 2011 by

NZEB, ASHRAE 90.1, ASHRAE 189.1, IECC, IGCC, EISA, EO 13514 (1) – do you know what they are? If you are involved in building design[...]

Building Certification Training Expectations

Posted on February 20th, 2011 by

JUMPING ON THE GREEN BUILDING BANDWAGON It seems like we’ve been beat up, stomped on and then kicked when we’re down.  At the beginning of[...]

Facilities Management and the New Economics of Sustainability

Posted on January 25th, 2011 by

Energy Management is a term, which more and more, is becoming synonymous with facilities management.  Throughout the private and public sectors alike, facilities directors are[...]

Biomass Heating 101

Posted on January 2nd, 2011 by

Biomass heat is the use of natural, renewable, organic materials such as wood, agricultural residues, and municipal “biogenic” waste to produce space or process heat.[...]