Author: Kristy Hessman

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Canada’s Greenest Building: It’s For The Kids

A new childcare center planned in Canada is expected to raise the bar on traditional green building practices. The center serves the UniverCity community, which is walking distance to the Simon Fraser University campus on Burnaby Mountain, just outside Vancouver.… Read More

New York College Gets New Green Building

You know a building is energy efficient when anyone who walks in can visit a kiosk in the lobby and a few finger taps later be monitoring the energy features of the building. That kiosk is just one of the… Read More

LEED Platinum First For UC Student Housing

We write often about new buildings and dorms going up on college campuses across the country that are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified, particularly in California. But for the first time, the state’s vaunted University of California system… Read More

MLB’s Cardinals Pitch A Solar-Powered Stadium

What do the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks all have in common? Well, besides all being part of Major League Baseball, they are all using solar energy to power a… Read More
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Walmart Solar Power Count Hits 100 In US

Walmart is completing six new solar installations in Colorado, bringing its U.S. solar count to 100 in the United States. SolarCity arrays on the rooftops of three stores in Westminster and one each in Lakewood, Highlands Ranch and Lafayette (pictured… Read More

Wounded Marines Get Care In Special Green Buildings

Wounded Warrior Headquarters and Hope and Care Center at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., is known for being a place Marines go to get help recovering from combat-related wounds and for much-needed services. Now, the two buildings will also… Read More
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Military ‘Battle Lab’ Cashes In On Solar Savings

No one ever said training for battle was easy, nor energy-efficient. The “Battle Lab” is a U.S. military facility in New Jersey where more than 20,000 soldiers prepare and train for battle. The lab includes shooting ranges, vehicle rollover trainers… Read More

Subsidized Housing Goes Super-Green In Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the most expensive places in the United States to buy a home—but a new community on Oahu’s West Shore offers homes that are both affordable and green. Planned and developed by the Department of Hawaiian Home… Read More
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Green Buildings Could Mean A Beefed Up Bottom Line

Could doing business in a green building generate more revenue for a company? Those are indeed the findings of a surprising new study from University of Notre Dame management professors Edward Conlon and Ante Glavas. Specifically, the pair looked at… Read More