The 21 Acres Center in Woodinville, outside Seattle, says it has become the first commercial building in a rural farm setting to achieve LEED Platinum.
The marketing advantages that come with green labels spur developers to reach for higher performance standards when they design and build sustainable buildings.
Abu Dhabi has its first LEED Platinum building with the official opening of the Siemens headquarters at the ridiculously sustainable Masdar City development.
A conversion of the old stock exchange building will give Vancouver badly needed office space and support the city’s sustainability goals, the mayor says.
Passive House, Minergie, LEED Platinum – Karuna House in Yamhill County, Ore., has become the first in the world to claim all three certifications.
The building generates more than enough electricity to meet its needs during the first full year of occupancy.
Further proof that building green doesn’t have to cost you more up-front.