Green Building

New Canaan joins green building initiative

Jul 30th, 2014 | By

New Canaan has joined nearly 90 Connecticut municipalities in a program aimed at encouraging businesses to become more energy efficient, following Town Council approval July 16. Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, or C-PACE, facilitates loan financing for clean energy improvements to commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners who then receive private capital up front for the

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Wilton builder wins ‘green’ award for Danbury project

May 5th, 2014 | By

BPC Green Builders is quickly becoming one of the leaders in the region in green building methods. The company, which is based in Wilton, recently won the Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge for using green construction methods to build a home near Lake Waubeeka in Danbury that uses 90 percent less electricity than the typical house. For more

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Bridgeport School Is A Green Leader

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By

Communities around the country – and in Connecticut – are building greener educational institutions as a more efficient way of reducing energy costs. “Our experience in Connecticut is that cities and towns are very interested in their education facilities being green,” said Hartford-based architect Jim LaPosta. LaPosta was the principle designer of Bridgeport’s Fairchild Wheeler

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Norwich Tech Talk: Trade students to get crash course in green building

Jan 14th, 2014 | By

Project Learn Tree is backed by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association and the American Forest Foundation , and Connecticut Light & Power is providing funds. Siemens, a large building energy company, also is playing a huge role, providing helpful building investigation techniques to shop instructors. For more on this story, visit: Norwich Tech Talk:

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SCSU goes green on new science building

Sep 19th, 2013 | By

Southern Connecticut State University’s $49 million science building will have rooftop solar panels and be LEED certified, the New Haven school said today. SCSU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the 103,600-square-foot building, which is designed to meet requirements for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED-Silver certification and will have a pitched roof to

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10 Beaches Remian Closed: Westchester’s Sound Swim Alert for Wednesday and Thursday

Jul 13th, 2013 | By

The 10 beaches listed below remained closed Thursday and Friday. The Westchester County Health Department banned swimming at the 10 beaches listed because of pollution carried by stormwater runoff. For more on this story, visit: Beaches Closed: Westchester’s Sound Swim Alert for Wednesday and Thursday, July 10 and 11 | Green Cities Blue Waters.



Energy-smart, ‘green’ practices the new must-haves in commercial buildings

May 30th, 2013 | By

Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia is expected to announce next week that the city is joining the Commercial & Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, which will give building owners in the state’s third-largest city an ally in their efforts to be “green.” The Clean Energy Finance Investment Authority works with banks allied with the

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Research Laboratory By Tate Burns Architects LLC Is LEED-CI Platinum Certified

May 8th, 2013 | By

Tate Burns Architects LLC of Essex, Connecticut’s design for a 9,600 square foot Laboratory for Comparative Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-Commercial Interiors LEED-CI Platinum rating from the US Green Building Council. This is the first renovation project at Yale to achieve a LEED-CI Platinum

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Princeton Review Releases 4th Annual “Guide to Green Colleges”

Apr 17th, 2013 | By

As the nation gears up to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com), in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools (www.centerforgreenschools.org) at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), today released the fourth annual edition of its free guidebook saluting the most environmentally responsible “green colleges.” For more on this story, visit:

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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.



CT among worst 2012 LEED states

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By

Connecticut ranked among the last of all U.S. states in constructing buildings to top environmental standards, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. Connecticut ranked No. 38 of the 50 states in the total square footage per capita certified in 2012 under the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design program. For more on this

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Laurel Hall is Storrs’ ‘Greenest’ Building

Jan 23rd, 2013 | By
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Laurel Hall, formerly known as the Classroom Building, is now the “greenest” building on UConn’s campus after receiving LEED Gold certification.



CT Green Leaf Schools Program makes USGBC’s Center for Green Schools ‘Best of Green Schools List’

Jan 17th, 2013 | By

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council today announced its second annual “Best of Green Schools” list, which recognizes top educational institutions and individuals across the country for embracing environmental initiatives.



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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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Celebrates its New Wallingford HQ

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

Developed using the latest in sustainable technologies, the Campus at Greenhill is registered under the US Green Building Council LEED® program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.) As a result, the campus offers more cost-efficient, flexible space that adapts to changing workforce needs and is one of the most environmentally responsible properties in Connecticut. For

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Yale’s Sterling Power Plant Wins AIA Connecticut Honor Award

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

The new 15 MWe cogeneration expansion at Yale University’s Sterling Power Plant in New Haven, Conn., has been recognized with the 2012 Honor Award for design excellence and sustainability from the American Institute of Architects Connecticut chapter.



Audubon Greenwich Nature Programs & Special Events through November

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

    Autumn Bird Walks Saturdays Mornings October 6 / October 27 A true birding experience with Luke Tiller. Birders meet in main building parking area at 7:30 am to start on-site or depart for nearby birding locations. No charge but RSVP required to luke.tiller@gmail.com. *****   Saturday, October 6 Birding Gear, Gizmos, Know-How for

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Conn. debuts green building tax credit

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By

Connecticut is readying to award tax credits for “green” buildings, with the application requiring a $10,000 nonrefundable fee, and the state reserving the right not to award a tax credit if “in the best interest of the state.” Developers are eligible for the credit whose commercial properties meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in

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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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