Georgia Tech receives $30M Kendeda Fund grant for green building

From AJC.com

Georgia Tech has received a $30 million commitment from The Kendeda Fund to build what is expected to be the most environmentally advanced education and research building in the Southeast.

The building will be integrated into Georgia Tech’s Eco-Commons, a series of campus green spaces designed to conserve natural resources and provide educational

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How Philadelphia is leading in energy innovation

GreenBiz.com, Feb. 27, 2013 — The Philadelphia region is poised to become one of the nation’s leaders in fostering a more energy-efficient building stock. While President Barack Obama’s comments in last month’s State of the Union speech highlighted the administration’s commitment to energy efficiency as an important strategy to mitigate climate change, public and private

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Study: Virginia goes greenest among states

Virginia witnessed more construction of green buildings and new offices per capita last year than any other state in the nation, according to a study released Wednesday.

Read the full article on The Virginian-Pilot website.

LEEDing the way; Wilmore Elementary looks to become first LEED EB-certified school in Kentucky

It could take as long as a year, but when it’s completed, the LEED certification process that Wilmore Elementary in Jessamine County is piloting could serve as a framework for other schools.

Volunteers with the Kentucky chapter of the United States Green Building Council are working with the district and its partners toward LEED (Leadership

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Innovation and Vision in the Sustainability Sector

Washington, D.C. – (Oct. 9, 2012) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the recipients of its 2012 Leadership Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals who embody the vision, leadership and commitment to the evolution of green buildings and communities as a vehicle to enhance our quality of life. The awards will be presented at

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Georgia Governor's Executive Order Says USGBC Unfairly Awards Its Wood Certification Credit

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) applauds the Governor of Georgia for urging broader recognition of forest certification standards. An executive order signed on August 10 by Governor Nathan Deal promotes the use of products from responsibly managed forests in Georgia in state construction.

The executive order states that “any new or expanded state building

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More and More Housing Companies Embrace Green Living

MATTHEWS, NC, Jul 18, 2012 — Melodika.net reports that an increasing number of homeowners are seeking sustainable living options. In doing so, they are improving the environmental impact their properties have while decreasing, in many cases, the operational costs associated with running their homes. Homes by Vanderbuilt, a builder of prefabricated, modular properties, asserts that

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Broad Run Recycling is standing out as a leader in the nation’s capital, where green building is flourishing

Broad Run Recycling LLC, based in Manassas, Va., is conveniently located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., where green building movements such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) are going strong.

Washington D.C. leads the nation in the amount building space certified by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED rating

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UofL School of Dentistry earns LEED Silver rating

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry’s commitment to sustainability has earned its renovated facility a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit agency based in Washington D.C. that promotes sustainability in building design, construction and operation.

This is UofL’s sixth building to meet LEED

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Energy Transparency Key to Greening Buildings

From Huffington Post Green. Why isn’t technology solving our energy problems? As venture capitalist Elton Sherwin discovered, you have to get people to buy the technology first.

Sherwin invested in energy efficiency devices that had huge potential, only to see them flounder in the market. That’s why he got involved with Washington, DC-based Institute for

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