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Architect Jim Weiner awarded inaugural LEED Fellow Designation

LOS ANGELES— Architect Jim Weiner, AIA, a pioneering leader in the green building movement, has been named to the inaugural class of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design) Fellows, a small group of the global green-building industry’s most accomplished innovators. Continue reading Architect Jim Weiner awarded inaugural LEED Fellow Designation

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Empire State Building achieves LEED Gold

NEW YORK—The Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold for Existing Buildings certification as further recognition from the $550 million Empire State ReBuilding program. The Empire State Building is the tallest and most well known building in the U.S. to receive LEED certification.

The 2.85 million-square-foot building is celebrating its 80th anniversary while nearing completion of its renewal and repurposing to meet the needs of 21st Century businesses. It is one of a small number of National Historic Landmarks to earn the designation, which was established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Continue reading Empire State Building achieves LEED Gold