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Levi’s® Stadium: Setting A New Standard For Conserving Natural Resources

The new $1.3 billion Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home to the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers is a model of sustainability, from its 27,000-square-foot green roof and its owners suites decked out in reclaimed wood, to its farm-to-table concessions offerings. But none of the green features is more crucial to its operations than its [...]

Kankakee Community College Setting off a Spark of Renewable Energy

By Mary Stroka, Staff Writer Kankakee Community College (KCC), about 66 miles southwest of Chicago, has taken a lot of steps towards being at the forefront of educating students and community members in the Midwest about green technology. Its exemplary Electrical Technology program, which includes a renewable energy track, was selected as the Interstate Renewable [...]

Columbus Freshens-Up Its Beloved North Market

Pete Oesterling’s a suit n’ tie guy. As associate vice president for Nationwide Insurance, complete with legal staff and an office with a lofty view of Columbus, OH, his daily apparel is the requisite uniform. It’s rumored, though, that he favors Harley t-shirts and has a collection of two-wheeled machines in his garage. But it’s [...]

Washington State Biomed Lab Raises the Efficiency Bar

When Washington State University (WSU) administrators made plans for a new biomed facility, the goal to achieve energy efficiency went under the microscope. The WSU Spokane Riverpoint campus Pharmaceutical and Biomedical building, which is targeting a LEED® Silver rating, has already become a model for other schools considering similar facilities. Health Sciences has been a [...]

Crestview Retrofit Spans All Mechanical Systems

During the next decade, nearly 80 million baby boomers will move into their retirement years. It’s an enormous cultural shift for a nation that once had so many young people. Among the advantages in a down economy: more jobs for the younger set, and plenty of construction activity in the building of new retirement facilities.