The ABCs of Building Energy Efficiency

Which Building Certification is Right for You?


The number of certifications for energy efficiency, as well as the organizations that can help guide you, can make your head swim.

Does the EPA have anything to do with LEED? Can the USGBC help me with my DOE?

It can be quite confusing, for sure.

Leonardo Academy Moves to a New Location

Press Release

Madison, WI, July 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy’s Madison, Wisconsin office has moved to a new location. We are now at 8401 Excelsior Drive, Suite 102, Madison WI, 53717. Our phone number remains the same: (608) 280-0255.

Leonardo Academy President Michael Arny said, “This new location for our offices provides a great base for all of Leonardo Academy’s national and international sustainability programs and services.”

CBRE Surpasses 300 LEED®-Certified Buildings

Press Release

Los Angeles, July 24, 2014 /3BL Media/  – CBRE Group, Inc. announced today that it has certified more than 300 buildings through the U.S. Green Building Council LEED® for Existing Buildings rating system, making the company the commercial real estate services and investment industry leader in LEED for Existing Buildings certifications. CBRE’s Global Energy & Sustainability LEED Programs team has now certified 305 buildings totaling more than 95 million square feet in 30 states. 

Eastman China Headquarters in Shanghai Achieves LEED® Certification

Press Release

July 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Eastman is pleased to announce that its China Headquarters and Technical Center in Shanghai, China has been awarded LEED® Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building and construction.

GM Facility is Korea’s First LEED Certified Automotive Building


Recently our Korea Design Center in Incheon, South Korea received LEED Gold certification. It’s the first automotive facility in South Korea and our seventh worldwide to achieve LEED certification.

How Can Buying Paper Help Your Building Earn LEED Certification?

The selection of sustainable materials, such as office paper, can make the difference to achieve LEED certification.
I know what you’re thinking - “What does paper have to do with green building?”  
Though they may seem unconnected, the reality is that the selection of sustainable materials, such as office supplies like paper, used in a building’s everyday operations play an important role in reducing its negative environmental impact.  

GM Korea Design Center Receives LEED Gold Certification

First Korean automotive facility to obtain environmental designation
Press Release

INCHEON, South Korea, June 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The General Motors Korea Design Center here has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first automotive facility in South Korea and GM’s seventh worldwide to achieve LEED certification.

Elements of the facility’s environmental design include:

Earth Day Pioneer Denis Hayes’ New Challenge: Greenest Commercial Building in the World

Posted by Christina Nunez
Forty-four years ago today, Denis Hayes convened the very first Earth Day, an event that drew millions to events across the United States and heralded a new global awareness of the need to preserve our natural resources.

Good As Gold: Boeing Everett Delivery Center Earns LEED Silver Environmental Award

Delivery center has extra reason to celebrate on its one-year anniversary

This year, an unprecedented number of commercial airplanes will be delivered to airline customers around the world from the delivery center in Everett, Wash., located next to where the majority of Boeing’s widebody airplanes are built. In April 2014, as the Center celebrated its one-year anniversary, it also had something else to celebrate -- receiving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.


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