Top news in green building operations including solar power, fuel cells, alternative and renewables, fossil fuels, thermophilic bio-digestions and cogeneration, and waste-to-energy. 
News about NRG Energy
By: Brian Gallagher
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Source: iGreenBuild.com Staff Report
NRG (NYSE: NRG) and New Meadowlands Stadium Company today announced a new sponsorship agreement that will bring sustainable solar power to MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Football Giants, two iconic National Football League franchises.
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Green Winery, Hall Estate Wine
By: Lydia Wood
Friday, June 11, 2010
Source: iGreenBuild.com
San Mateo. CA- June 1, 2010- Hall Estate Winery in Napa Valley, CA has quickly become a model for green wine production. Owners of the winery and of HALL wines, Craig and Kathryn Hall partnered with world- renowned architect Frank Gehry and Los Angeles-based IBE Consulting Engineers (Ideas for the Built Environment) to construct a $100 million winery that is aesthetically beautiful and environmentally friendly. The concept of green construction is a familiar one to the Halls, who pursue green endeavors in all of their winerys. In July 2009, the Hall St. Helena’s Winery, also owned by Craig and Kathyrn Hall, was the first winery in California to be awarded LEED certification by garnering LEED Gold certification.
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QA Graphics
By: QA Graphics
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Source: iGreenBuild.com
QA Graphics announces the expansion of their range of custom 3D graphic  building solutions.
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Baltimore LEED Certified Green Hotel
United States Green Building Council LEED Gold Certification
Thursday, April 15, 2010
By: Gene Singleton
Source: iGreenBuild.com
Baltimore's Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott— just blocks from the Inner Harbor—recently received a Special Accomplishment Award from the United States Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter at the groups fifth annual awards ceremony. The award is the latest in a series of accolades for the hotel.

Marin County's 1st LEED Certified Building
Marin County LEED Certified Building
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
By: Tegan Holly
Source: iGreenBuild.com
RHAA recently completed the design of their first LEED certified project, the Marin Health and Wellness Campus in San Rafael, California. The design for the Marin Health and Wellness Center expands the sustainable principle of reuse into a holistic, transformative site strategy. In Marin County—an affluent area north of San Francisco—county leaders sought to engage an underserved community by re-inventing a light-industrial complex as a state-of-the-art health facility. The design repurposes the asphalt-dominated collection of buildings and parking lots into a campus distinguished by comfortable, program-appropriate spaces with flexibility to respond to future needs. The project has obtained LEED Gold certification by the USGBC. This is Marin County’s only LEED Gold facility, and the County’s second largest facility. It is the only LEED Gold medical facility listed by USGBC in Northern California.

AIA Billing Index Shows Increase in Demand
AIA Billings Increase
Thursday, March 25, 2010
By: Brian Gallagher
Source: AIA
According to the American Institute of Architects, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) moved slightly higher in February. The index for last month was 44.8, compared to 42.5 in January. The February index indicates a continued decline in demand for design services. Any reading above 50 indicates an increase in billings. The ABI is widely viewed as a leading economic indicator of construction activity. The ABI typically reflects an approximate nine to twelve month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. "We continue to hear that funding dedicated for construction projects in the stimulus package has not yet been awarded, resulting in a bottleneck of potential projects that could help jump-start the economy," said Kermit Baker, PhD, Hon. AIA, chief economist at the American Institute of Architects, which compiles the ABI.

EPA Ranks Cities by Eco-Conscious Buildings
Environmental Protection Agency
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
By: Brian Gallagher
Source: EPA
EPA issues list of U.S. cities with the most energy efficient buildings in 2009.

New Building Code May Serve as Blue Print for Construction Going Green
International Code Council
Thursday, March 18, 2010
By: Laurel Bowman
Source: VOA
The International Code Council, an association that develops codes to ensure building safety, has come up with a new code to guide builders through constructing green or environmentally-friendly buildings. The group brought together architects, heating and air conditioning specialists and other construction experts to make new commercial construction more sustainable. VOA's Laurel Bowman has more.

ABC Green Contractor Certification Program
ABC Green Contractor Certification Logo
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
By: Brian Gallagher
Source: iGreenBuild.com
For contractors interested in sustainability and green construction, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) offers a Green Contractor Certification program. According to ABC, the programs document the efforts of merit shop construction firms that are developing a sustainable workplace environment and to recognize those ABC members that are leaders in the green industry. Each company must submit an application detailing its green efforts and undergo a third-party onsite assessment to achieve certification from ABC’s National Green Building Committee. ABC’s Certified Green Contractor program focuses on the green initiatives ABC member firms undertake in the workplace, not on construction practices, and it certifies companies, not individuals. “ABC members have been on the forefront of the green building movement since its inception, but ABC also believes in stretching green achievements beyond the construction process and into the workplace,”

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