Green Building

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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Connecticut College opens $25 million new Science Center

Sep 1st, 2012 | By

Connecticut College opened its $25.3 million Science Center at New London Hall yesterday. The state-of-the-art Center is now home to the biology, botany and computer science departments. The project, largely funded through gifts to the College, included a complete renovation of New London Hall, the oldest building on campus; a 14,000-square-foot addition; and a complete

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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.

Ansonia farmers’ market gets green light

Jul 13th, 2012 | By

ANSONIA — The Board of Aldermen gave approval on Tuesday to use the parking lot on West Main Street, between the Ansonia Rescue Medical Services building and the train station to open a farmers’ market in the downtown area. The market will be open July 19. via Farmers’ market gets green light |

Centerpoint complex receives environmental award

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

Tall Properties has announced that Centerpoint Connecticut, the LEED Silver registered office park it developed at 306 Industrial Park Road, received a 2012 Connecticut Green Building Award of Merit Thursday . For more on this story, visit: Centerpoint complex receives environmental award – The Middletown Press : Serving Middletown, CT.

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven’s Home Improvement and Energy Conservation Laboratory Awarded LEED Platinum

Apr 19th, 2012 | By

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven’s Home Improvement and Energy Conservation Laboratory is a demonstration green building that is home to our housing rehabilitation department and post-purchase homebuyer education classes, where they teach basic home maintenance and energy-conservation techniques to homeowners. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

How Green Are Today’s Modular Homes?

Feb 29th, 2012 | By

For more than a hundred years, modular has been touted as the next big thing in home building. But neither companies as practical as Sears Roebuck, which offered a house in a box in 1908, nor architects as visionary as Frank Lloyd Wright, who introduced a line of prefabricated houses three years later, have been

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Yale architecture alum addresses ‘sustainable building’

Jan 19th, 2012 | By

In October, the National Organization of Minority Architects recognized architecture firm Marshall Moya Design with two of their five annual awards, the Professional Design Excellence Award and Visionary Honor Award. Principal architect Michael Marshall ARC ’84 spoke with the News about their two award-winning projects, one a sustainable housing project for internally displaced people in

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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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A green technology firm will move to the Centerpoint Connecticut complex in Middletown

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

Clearwater Systems Corp. announced Monday that it will move from Essex to Middletown to be the first tenant in the new Centerpoint Connecticut “green” complex on Industrial Park Road. Officials lauded the move as a sign that the city can compete for jobs and accommodate a growing sector.

Architect Builds New Haven House From Massive Shipping Containers

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

The frame of the two-family house was fashioned by stacking and welding together six steel shipping containers — yes, those 45-footers that are hoisted onto seagoing vessels or loaded onto 18-wheeler flatbeds — three, side-by-side, for each floor. The interior walls of the containers are being carved out to make way for kitchens, living rooms,

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Stamford Saves with New LED Street Lights –

Nov 1st, 2011 | By

The City of Stamford will receive a $357,000 rebate from Connecticut Light and Power for its use of energy efficient LED street lights made by General Electric. For more on this story, visit: Stamford Saves with New LED Street Lights – Stamford, CT Patch.

Shipman & Goodwin’s Tim Hollister to Address Green Building at International Biennial Congress

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

Tim Hollister, an environmental attorney and Partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP in Hartford, Conn., will present a paper about the worldwide evolution of green building standards at the World Jurist Association’s 24th Biennial Congress on the Law of the World in Prague, Czech Republic October 27, 2011. Hollister said his paper “explains the key

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Hartford’s Mary Hooker School Goes Platinum

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

The conversion included a complete redesign and renovation of the building with a 30,000-square-foot addition to adhere to the school’s new theme at a cost of $42 million. In addition to expanded parking, a new cafeteria and a convenient drop-off area for school buses, the upgrades consisted of a butterfly vivarium; a 30-seat interactive film theater; a laboratory with 50 freshwater and salt water aquariums for fish breeding; a weather station; a glass-shrouded lobby with a fish pond and a greenhouse, where students grow their own lunch vegetables. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.

Mary Hooker School Gets Top Rating For ‘Green’ Building

Oct 10th, 2011 | By

The “green” features are all integrated into the school’s curriculum, but they also serve another purpose: the South End school was certified last week as LEED platinum, the highest national rating for eco-friendly buildings and the first public school in the state awarded the distinction. via Mary Hooker School Gets Top Rating For ‘Green’ Building

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Gov. Malloy Attends Ceremony at Kingswood Oxford

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By

Chase-Tallwood Science Math Technology Center, recognized for its state-of-the-art environmental design for schools, received Gold LEED Certification. Read more here: Gov. Malloy Attends Ceremony at Kingswood Oxford – Avon, CT Patch.

‘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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