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Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center Awarded USGBC LEED Silver

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for its intercity bus terminal. The certification was awarded by the U. S. Green Building Council after verification by Green Business Certification Inc. For this LEED certification, the ecoPreserve team working with the JTA included Sustainability Specialist Rains Vickery and Project Manager Gary […]
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SESCO Lighting Maitland Awarded USGBC LEED Silver

The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) recently recognized SESCO Lighting Maitland as the world’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certified lighting agency headquarters. For this achievement the SESCO facility earned points in several LEEDv4 Building Operations and Maintenance (O+M) categories, including: Energy and Atmosphere Water Efficiency Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation The […]
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Meet the next generation of project performance tools

In 2016, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) launched Arc Skoru Inc. to administer a new online platform for recording and comparing project performance in five categories:[1] Energy Water Waste Transportation Human Experience Today, Arc optimizes that performance in projects ranging from single buildings to entire cities. User-friendly dashboard […]
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Four new paths open to Net Zero

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) developed Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification to evaluate the environmental performance of buildings. LEED certification verifies building design, construction, operations and maintenance to ensure they are resource-efficient, healthy, and cost-effective. Worldwide, 1.85 million square feet of construction space are certified every day.[1] This month, a four-faceted LEED […]

LEED EBOM Gold Again Brought Home to OCCC

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), recently re-certified its 3 million sq ft north-south building as LEED EBOM Gold. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) first awarded the building’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in 2013. Because the building had already been constructed, the specific certification was LEED Gold for Existing Buildings: Operations […]
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A sustainable future grows amid daily airport operations

Last year was an exceptional year for Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). The 23rd busiest airport in the United States saw approximately 370 daily scheduled commercial departures[1]. While supporting those flights,  SLC began construction on a new Central Utility Plant, Gateway Center, Parking Garage, Terminal, and the west side of the north and south […]

Workplace sensors help to get the job done

Healthy workplaces with optimal temperature and air quality can boost productivity. A 2014 study published by the National Center for Biotechnical Information measured a 38.56% impact on job performance as a result of temperature extremes. In commercial and office buildings, sensors help ensure comfort and safety within the environment. Here is how they boost workplace […]
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Renewable energy: ready and reliable

The lights are always on at healthcare facilities. Events like births, sudden illness, and injuries occur regardless of the hour of the day or the weather outside. Even power interruptions must not interrupt care. At any hour and any facility that provides healthcare, energy needs can be substantial. The need is greatest where inpatient care […]
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Bringing TCO to the TBL!

First, let’s get the acronyms out of the way. TCO is Total Cost of Ownership. Gartner defines TCO as “a comprehensive assessment of information technology (IT) or other costs across enterprise boundaries over time.” TBL is the Triple Bottom Line, often expressed as Profit, Planet, and People. In this article, you will see similar terms: […]