Green Building

GE Achieves Rare LEED-Platinum Rating for New Data Center

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By

General Electric lifted the curtain this morning on a $48-million project to make the data center serving its global appliances and lighting business leaner, greener and more capable of growth.

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. 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.

Center for Green Building Grand Reopening Saturday June 18, 10-1

Jun 14th, 2011 | By

I happened to hear about this cool event somewhere. Where’d you hear about it? Tell your friends! This Saturday June 18 10 am to 1 pm 3309 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT Free Food and Drinks Greetings! We are proud to announce to all of our current customers that we are having a Grand Reopening sale

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Green Subdivision Would Be Connecticut First

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By

Federal, state and local governments want to encourage the construction of “green” buildings and offer incentives to reward developers that do a good job. But how do you define “green” and who certifies the truly earth-friendly projects? Land use lawyer Timothy Hollister, of Shipman & Goodwin, explains. To view the full article in CT Law

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Mayor Finch to Receive Connecticut Green Building Council Award

Feb 19th, 2011 | By

Mayor Bill Finch will receive an award from the Connecticut Green Building Council, an organization that promotes intelligently designed and constructed high-performance energy-efficient buildings. Read more here: Connecticut Postings – Connecticut Post newsroom blog – Connecticut News.

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.

Jesuit Residence Recognized As Eco-Friendly | The Fairfield Mirror

Jan 19th, 2011 | By

The Fairfield University Jesuit Community Center was honored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) last December for its environmentally friendly design. Sustainable innovations and visual makeup came together to produce a living space that cultivates the relationship between nature and humanity. via Jesuit Residence Recognized As Eco-Friendly, Awarded | The Fairfield Mirror.

New Canaan Pre-Civil War home achieves LEED gold certification

Nov 22nd, 2010 | By

The Augusta Simon Homestead, circa 1860, named for the artist who painted under the name of Grandma Moses has been certified LEED Gold under the Green Business League assessment and Green Home Certitifion Program. The home is rich in history from tales for helping people during the Civil war, like old rooms in the basement

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New Univ of New Haven dorm meets high efficiency LEED standards

Nov 7th, 2010 | By

The residence hall is the first building on UNH’s campus to achieve LEED certification. The building, based on a blueprint to incorporate various energy efficiency measures, has obtained LEED Gold Certification.

Experts sought for Mansfield Four Corners water projects

Oct 29th, 2010 | By

Looking to boost commercial development in the area known as Mansfield Four Corners, town officials already have one consultant to help look at water issues. And, they are close to hiring a second consultant to look at sewer improvements. via Experts sought for Mansfield Four Corners water projects :: Mansfield Today.

Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut getting ‘green’ grant

Oct 5th, 2010 | By

Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut has been picked as one of 136 entities to receive national green building initiative grants from its parent, Habitat for Humanity International, and The Home Depot Foundation. via Habitat for Humanity of Southeastern Connecticut getting ‘green’ grant – Norwich Bulletin.

United Technologies founding sponsor of Center for Green Schools

Sep 30th, 2010 | By

Tthe U.S. Green Building Council has announced its newest initiative, The Center for Green Schools at USGBC. There are nearly 140,000 schools, colleges and universities in the United States; no one has ever counted the buildings, but thousands are barely built to code. The Center for Green Schools is how USGBC is working toward the

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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.

Workshops Scheduled to Help State’s Lodges Go Green

Sep 28th, 2010 | By

CT DEP and the Commission on Culture and Tourism are planning green certification training workshops beginning Thursday Oct. 7 at the Nathan Hale Inn and Conference Center in Storrs.

Hartford Opens State’s First Gold LEED School

Sep 12th, 2010 | By

Among the many features at the $41M Mary M. Hooker Environmental Studies Magnet School that opened Aug. 30, are a 60-kilowatt co-generation system to power and heat the building.

‘Green’ developer receives $2.5M state grant

Aug 28th, 2010 | By

STAMFORD — The developer of Metro Green Apartments, the city’s first “green” affordable housing project, has been awarded a $2.5 million state grant toward the second phase of its development. Jonathan Rose Companies opened the first phase of Metro Green last year with 50 affordable units at 84 Henry St. via ‘Green’ developer receives $2.5M

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Work Begins Thursday to Make State Capitol Greener

Aug 25th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced that work will begin this Thursday morning on an initiative that will make the State Capitol a greener place.

The project aims to reduce stormwater runoff along Capitol Ave and Trinity Street while demonstrating to cities, towns, developers, and homeowners the value of green techniques. Several improvements will be made to the State Capitol grounds, including the installation of rain gardens, rain harvesting systems and new walkways designed to allow rainwater to filter into the ground instead of running off into the sewer system.

Lodgings target ‘green’ as the color of success

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

Green lodging. It’s a relatively new term, but expect it to become more common as travelers increasingly seek to stay in a place that practices environmentally responsible policies, from saving water to recycling. In Connecticut, there are already 15 accommodations that participate in the Connecticut Green Lodging program, and several of them are located in

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Premiere, Omni hotels get green label?

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

NEW HAVEN — Two New Haven hotels have made the state’s list of 15 eco-friendly places to lodge. Premiere Hotel and Suites and the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale both have the Connecticut Green Lodging certification, a program sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

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