Nearly 20 years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) introduced the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, rating system. The emergence of LEED helped define what it means to be a green building, and today there are more than 96,275 registered and certified buildings and spaces around the world.
Today’s school facility directors are being asked to do more with less. With limited budgets, they are pressured to reduce operating expenses while maintaining healthy and comfortable learning environments for students.
Illinois takes the top spot as USGBC defines the next generation of green building with LEED v4.1
February 6, 2019
The Top 10 states for LEED are home to 128 million Americans and together include more than 468 million gross square feet of LEED-certified space. Buildings that are LEED certified create healthier spaces for people as well as use less energy and water; reduce carbon emissions; and save money for families, businesses, and taxpayers.
Featuring a first-of-its-kind retractable roof, a signature high-definition “halo board” screen that surrounds the playing field, and more than 700 concession and dining areas, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium has taken the concept of the “ultimate fan experience” to new heights.
Saundra Little and Damon Thomas joined the firm as senior associates and Shanita Rutland joined as a designer
January 29, 2019
“Saundra, Damon, and Shanita bring strong architectural leadership in the Detroit urban realm to our practice, and we are excited to have them join our team,” said Ann Dilcher, AIA, LEED AP, office director, QEA Michigan.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced that its newest version of the LEED green building program, LEED v4.1, is open for registration for both new construction projects as well as interior spaces with LEED v4.1 BD+C and LEED v4.1 ID+C.
Engineered Systems magazine’s April 2019 issue focuses on K-12 schools, showcasing how districts across the nation are using hybrid systems and advanced BAS systems to cut their energy use and costs, how kitchen ventilation systems should be installed and maintained, and more. The issue also examines the present and future of artificial intelligence in the built environment, one engineering firm’s advanced attempt to create a nonproprietary BMS system, and much more.