Sustainability: USGBC releases international rankings of Top 10 countries for LEED Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED. The list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation. “International demand has grown steadily for tools supporting sustainable economic growth, and it has become increasingly clear […] Read more

Cool offices: PETZL North American Headquarters is LEED Platinum Certified

Petzl is best known for their innovative caving and climbing equipment, but the verticality equipment leader is also making its mark in sustainable architecture with its recently unveiled LEED Platinum-certified North American flagship headquarters designed by ajc architects. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the 82,000-square-foot energy efficient building boasts an impressive array of environmentally […] Read more

Cool offices: Super Bowl 50 offices in San Francisco, USA

The Super Bowl 50 Host Committee has recently moved into a temporary office space in San Francisco where they will be conducting planning operations for the game which will be taking place in February 2016. The San Francisco offices are LEED Gold certified and features locally-sourced furniture, including tables and benches made of reclaimed wood from the […] Read more

Cool offices: Diageo office in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

TTT Corporation has developed a new office environment for Diageo located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Appearing in the top ten of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, Diageo – leading premium alcoholic beverages company – definitely realizes that people are the heart of their business. By relocating its office to President Place, an environmentally […] Read more

Cool and sustainable offices: Google’s super-headquarters in London, UK

Google has gone to great lengths to make their offices fun for employees, but those working at the new super-headquarters in London have the best deal of them all. Not only are the enormous 160,000 square foot facilities decked out in re-purposed furnishings designed to recreate the comfort of a London townhouse, but the 9th […] Read more

Sustainable architecture: the most sustainable building in Virginia, USA

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF)‘s $21 million Brock Environmental Center is on track to become the most sustainable building in Virginia and one of the greenest buildings in the world. Slated to open this November, the center will serve as CBF’s regional headquarters and it will play host to various environmental education programs. Its location in […] Read more

Sustainable architecture: Caltech Keck Institute for Space Studies in California, USA

The Keck Institute for Space Studies at the California Institute of Technology has a new modernist home that was just awarded LEED Platinum. Designed by Lehrer Architects, the space studies think tank features movable walls and a seemingly endless white board for discussion and the development of new ideas. Now the institute’s team of engineers, […] Read more

Cool and sustainable offices of Cuningham Group

The new Cuningham Group office was designed to reinforce the firm’s emphasis on sustainability, collaboration, and creativity. The new office, which is targeted for LEED Gold certification, features a host of sustainable elements. The office building itself was converted from an existing warehouse, and is located near a bike path and an Expo Light Rail stop. […] Read more

Sustainable architecture: First LEED-certified building in Moscow, Russia

Mebe One Khimki Plaza has been recognized as the first LEED-certified building in Moscow after achieving LEED Gold certification in May 2014. The building has a gross floor area of 44,000 square meters (approximately 474,000 square feet) on 19 floors. Developed by Mebe, a Moscow-based developer and builder of commercial, residential and industrial projects, as […] Read more

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