What are the Benefits of Energy-Efficient Building Programs?
By BPT, The Los Angeles Times
Net-zero buildings, passive houses and LEED-certified buildings are the most widespread energy-efficiency programs adopted by North Americans."
U.S. Green Building Council Releases Annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building Per Capita
According to U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)."
What Is Design-Assist?
Blog by Rocco Gallo, Vice President, Director of Production of Karpinski Engineering
Design-assist is a way to reduce risk and provide better project outcomes for everyone on the team. It lets teams take the value they provide to the next level so that ultimately, the owner gets more value ."
FirstEnergy to Build $37 million Center for Advanced Energy Technology in Akron
News article by Jennifer Conn, Akron reporter, cleveland.com
The center will directly support FirstEnergy's efforts to design and build a smarter energy infrastructure."
D.C Announces the First Platinum-Certified LEED City in the World
As reported by Sarah Wright, staff writer for The Georgetown University newspaper, The Hoya.
Washington, D.C., is now the world’s first Platinum-certified environmentally friendly city, according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Cities program."
KSU and Turner Construction's Workshops for Minority Business Owners Foster Diversity
Crain's Cleveland Business article by Richard Weiner
We take supplier diversity very seriously... always out searching for minority partners to try to nurture so that they can become a viable supplier for us — almost like creating a business incubator."
Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania will Build a $1.5 Billion Medical Pavilion
Posted by Kara Gebhart Uhl, Healthcare Design
The hospital also will feature hybrid operating rooms and telemedicine functionality. Emphasis will be put on an eco-friendly construction, design and operations plan through pursuit of LEED certification. Located across the street from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania...
New Arena Will Be Smart Connected
Jennifer Hermes reporter for Environmental Leader explorers benefits of a substainable and smart connect arena.
The Orlando Magic’s Amway Center, for example, saved almost $1 million a year, including about $700,000 in annual energy costs alone, because of LEED green building certification, according to a...
Correcting the 5 Major Mistakes Made Using The Last Planner System (LPS)
Published on Linkedin by Susan Pratt, PMP, LEED AP, Lean Coach at Lean Project Consulting
We have found 5 mistakes that keep clients from a truly successful implementation. Luckily, these missteps are easily remedied. The 5 major pitfalls we commonly encounter include...
Icebreaker Project Could Designate Lake Erie as "Central Hub" for Offshore Wind Energy
John Colm of Crain's Cleveland Business reports that the Lake Erie Energy Development Co. (LEEDCo) will set Cleveland apart by:
... being the first-to-market player in the freshwater offshore wind energy arena, with the anticipated completion of its "Icebreaker" wind farm in 2018."...