New Construction

USGBC Approves LEED v4

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that version 4 of their widely used LEED rating system was approved by members in a vote. The oft-delayed rules revision garnered 86% approval. LEED ratings systems are in use worldwide, and 1.7 million square feet are certified daily. Many of the proposed rules faced push back […]

Verde at Howard Square

Verde at Howard Square is part of a larger development that will ultimately consist of 409 townhomes, 600 apartments and retail/commercial spaces. The project features a 187 kW PV array on the garage roof and it became the first LEED Platinum apartment project in the state. It also was the recipient of the People’s Choice […]

Seven World Trade Center

A testament to environmental sustainability, 7 World Trade Center (WTC) is the first LEED Gold certified office tower in New York City and the first building to achieve LEED certification under the USGBC’s Core and Shell Criteria. Re-opened in May 2006, the 52-story, 1.7 -million-square-feet office tower was the last tower to fall on 9/11 and the first to […]