Posts Tagged ‘ green building ’

First ever LEED Gold Certification for Norwalk Community College

Apr 16th, 2013 | By

The new building and renovations at NCC was designed for the Nursing & Allied NCC North Elevation from Commons at NightHeath program, science laboratories, faculty offices and a fitness facility. The project started construction in February 2010 and in one and half years, the project was completed and opened its doors for the 2011 Fall Semester.



Connecticut’s prep schools take the lead on going green

Nov 19th, 2012 | By

Connecticut’s prep schools, more formally known as independent secondary schools and often thought of as bastions of tradition, are shedding their coat-and-tie image in favor of something more in keeping with the 21st century: environmental leadership. For more on this story, visit: Connecticut’s prep schools take the lead on going green – Courant.com.



Growth of rooftop plants defines ‘green building’, even in Connecticut

Nov 7th, 2012 | By

Spread out in an isolated section of the 400-acre Pride’s Corner Farms, a low-key $1 million-a-year operation brings the concept of “green” building to new heights — rooftops, to be specific. Here on a rolling six acres, exposed to the elements inside low-slung plastic trays, sit drought- and weather-resistant plants such as sedum, chives, grasses

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Building Yale’s sustainable future

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Nationwide, buildings account for almost three fourths of energy consumption and over a third of energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, and raw material use, Chapman said. Buildings, she added, produce 30 percent of waste output — 136 million tons annually — and account for 14 percent of potable water consumption. As Yale’s campus continues to

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Sustainable Building Systems to open headquarters in North Haven

Jul 18th, 2012 | By

Two global steel building product companies are teaming up to create Sustainable Building Systems to have its headquarters in the old Quebecor/Northeast Graphics building at 297 State St. via Sustainable Building Systems to open headquarters in North Haven, Malloy announces- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.



Connecticut leads the way with green schools

Dec 28th, 2011 | By

The US Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools recently published a report for state legislators, providing them with a guide to best policy practices concerning green schools. The report states that Connecticut is one of only 12 states that have policies in law encouraging green school construction. The Connecticut Mirror reports. For more on

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Obama, Clinton Unveil $4B Green Building Program

Dec 6th, 2011 | By

President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton announced a $4 billion effort to improve energy efficiency in federal and private-sector buildings across the country over the next two years. During a tour and press conference in northwest Washington, D.C., a Transwestern managed property, Obama and Clinton unveiled commitments which are part of the Better

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Turning ‘green’ buildings into greenbacks

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

In South Wilton, office buildings continue to turn deepening shades of “green.” At Monday’s regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Lee Wilson of Wilton Properties LLC, described the retrofits to three of his properties, which have “substantially reduced the carbon footprint” and led to significant energy savings. For more on this story, visit: Turning ‘green’ buildings

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Cancer Center receives LEED nod

Nov 29th, 2011 | By

Over Thanksgiving, the Smilow Cancer Hospital became the first Yale health care facility to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. Though the hospital received the lowest of LEED’s four certification levels — the “certified level” — the hospital’s president and CEO, Marna Borgstrom, said it is unusual for health care facilities to receive

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Nestlé Buildings Worldwide Go Greener

Oct 7th, 2011 | By

Nestlé’s efforts to construct more environmentally friendly buildings for its operations receive international recognition. In the United States, Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) last month received the LEED Gold certification for its headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.



‘Green’ Open House at Rumsey Hall School

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s annual Green Buildings Open House (GBOH), the largest sustainable energy event in the Northeast, will take place Oct. 1. Rumsey Hall School in Washington Depot will host a stop on the tour, featuring the solar panel roof installation at the school’s Lufkin Rink between 9 and 11 a.m. Read more

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News from Building CT Green

Jun 30th, 2011 | By

Lots of good green stuff happened in June. The Connecticut Green Building Council announced its 2011 Green Design Award winners. The state got a few more EV charging stations and adopted a new paint law. Buildingctgreen.com also welcomed our newest partner earlier this month, Victory Energy Solutions.



At Wilton Corporate Park The ‘greener’ side of the street

Jun 15th, 2011 | By

Danbury Road in south Wilton is turning into an innovative “green” corridor.



New green building planned in Ridgefield | Earth Matters, by Robert Miller

Jan 22nd, 2011 | By

When the proposed Ridgefield Library eventually opens its doors, it won’t just be a handsome new addition to the town and a place with a lot more breathing room for library patrons.



Electric car charging stations on the rise

Oct 16th, 2010 | By

With the first mass market electric cars hit 15 roll-out cities in the next month or two, the Juice Bar at the Chapel Square Garage at the Omni New Haven Hotel is ready to serve as a recharging station for those who use the parking facility in this city.



Alexion Earns CTGBC Green Advocate Award, 2 LEED Golds

Sep 29th, 2010 | By

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has earned two LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold Certifications for its global headquarters and research facility in Cheshire, Conn.