• Maximized Daylighting

    Maximized Daylighting

    Architectural firm Mithun designed the LEED® Platinum-certified Middle Earth Expansion, part of the University of California, Irvine’s living-learning community. The new mixed-use facility spans six stories and 215,000 square feet, and features Solarban® 67 Solexia® glass by Vitro Architectural Glass. Thirty percent of the project’s façade is clad with glass. In addition, operable windows deliver natural ventilation to…

  • LEED v4 Made Easy for Product Manufacturers

    Achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points can seem daunting to many glass and metal manufacturers, despite materials and resources being one of the major LEED credit categories. GreenCE, an education partner of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) put on a webinar hosted by Devotion Phillips, education coordinator with GreenCE, to help…

  • USGBC Ranks Top 10 Countries for LEED

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED, which highlights countries outside of the United States that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and market transformation. These countries represent the growing international demand for LEED green buildings.

  • IGMA Heads to the Lab

    IGMA Heads to the Lab

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory campus is billed as “a living model of sustainable energy.”

  • The Way the Cookie Crumbles

    The Way the Cookie Crumbles

    From the former shell of a Nabisco bakery in Pittsburgh, architecture firm Astorino designed Historic Bakery Square, home to a variety of retail stores and offices for a number of companies, including Google, in the city’s East End. The project, which features PPG’s Solarban 60 glass, recently achieved Platinum LEED certification for the Core and…

  • Low-E Glass Helps Toledo’s Huntington Center Earn LEED Gold Certification

    The Huntington Center, home to the Toledo Walleye ice hockey team, recently earned LEED gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Lucas County Commissioners and the Huntington Center design team, including HNTB Architecture, The Collaborative Inc., Lathrop Turner, Toledo Arena Sports Inc. and SMG, began exploring sustainable design in early 2007 and committed…

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Get LEED Gold Arena

    The Consol Energy Center, the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is the first NHL arena to achieve LEED Gold certification. The arena earned 42 LEED points, nine of which were for indoor environmental quality and seven for materials and resources. The 735,000-square-foot structure features a Kawneer Company Inc. curtainwall, among other products, and was…