Tag Archives: LEED certified

Building Automation Design at PBSC

Palm Beach State College has gone green, really green.  The new technical education center at Glades campus is their first building constructed entirely to the Gold LEED standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.  The two story, 33,982 square foot building includes classroom areas for automotive learning, criminal justice corrections, construction trades specialists, and cosmetology. […]

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Companies Stepping Up Energy Efficiency Measures

Green practices, including energy management, are becoming a growing trend among many companies today, according to the fifth annual “Energy Efficiency Indicator: Global Results” survey. They have shown increased interest in energy efficiency, which is most likely due to increased incentives for adopting these more efficient practices, as well as a desire to improve the […]

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Commercial Projects are Fastest Growing in Green Building

As of this week, the U.S. Green Building Council has certified one billion square feet of commercial building area. In a tough economy, green building is remarkable strong, particularly in the commercial sector. A third of all new non-residential construction is green, representing a $54 billion market opportunity. The U.S. green building market is up […]

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LEED Certification Steps up Game With Regular Audits of Green Buildings and Building Automation

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program is constantly evolving, and a desirable LEED certification doesn’t necessarily mean a structure and its operations is the same green project the LEED organization endorses. LEED-Certified buildings are expected not only to gain certification for their building automation projects, but to continue maintaining their low environmental impact […]

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White House Becomes “Green” House With Obama’s Plan For Energy Building Automation Solutions

President Obama intends to get the White House to become certified LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The effort includes energy and water systems as well as waste disposal and management.  The White House representatives find it vital to take toxicity and life-cycle into consideration when making […]

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