Petersburg earns platinum level certification for “Go Green”

Petersburg has been awarded the platinum level certification, the highest level, in the 2015 “Go Green VA Challenge”, which is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s (VML) larger “Go Green Virginia” environmental initiative.

The award was recently presented to the city at VML’s annual conference on Oct. 6. This is the fourth year that Petersburg

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North Carolina Ranked 7th for LEED

North Carolina has been recognized as one of the foremost states in the ongoing movement toward more sustainable building design.

The United States Green Building Council placed North Carolina seventh on its ranking of the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. North Carolina certified 133 building projects representing 17,183,099 square feet

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How VW Achieved LEED Platinum-Rated Construction

Volkswagen of America earned LEED® Platinum certification due in part to recycled and regional materials and construction waste management.

That Volkswagen Group of America builds fuel-efficient cars is well known in the industry. What may be less well known is that it built its new manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on the principle of environmental

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Beam Committed To A Sustainable Environment

Company to receive full LEED certification next month at the new Jim Beam American Stillhouse

CLERMONT, Ky., April 22, 2013 – When it comes to environmental sustainability, Jim Beam, home to the world’s No.1-selling bourbon, proudly reports that its efforts raise the bar. As the world recognizes Earth Day, thecompany is poised to receive full

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Taking Sustainability Seriously in Washington, D.C.

In April 2012, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray made a statement that caught many people’s attention: he wants the District to be “fossil-free” by 2030.

Does it sound a little crazy? Maybe. But when it comes to U.S. cities that take sustainability seriously and are putting the infrastructure in place to make such a vision

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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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Gateway Place, botanical garden and land trust score high marks on 2012 Green Progress Report

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — An energy efficient public housing building for senior citizens and an environmentally friendly parking lot at the Huntsville Botanical Garden were two of Huntsville’s crown jewels on the state’s 2012 Green Progress Report….

Eighth on the list were the 14 new buildings that received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification

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Weis to Open First LEED Store

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets here, which operates 162 stores, announced it will open its first LEED-certified store in Fogelsville, Pa., on Dec. 9.

To achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, the new supermarket measurably reduces or mitigates its environmental impact in the following areas: sustainable

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City, state adopt green strategy

Incentives encourage energy efficiency

John Baker and his colleagues weren’t prepared for the public response to an incentive program the city of Tallahassee introduced in 2010 for home building.

To encourage the use of sustainable construction methods and materials, the city used a Department of Energy grant of $115,000 to offer payments of $1.50 per

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JetBlue Park Earns Distinguished LEED Certification

LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A forward-thinking collaboration between Lee County and the Boston Red Sox is expected to save Lee County more than $100,000 each year — or more than $3 million over the life of the Red Sox lease agreement – through the sustainable design of JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the team’s new

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