Government Buildings

The federal government is trying to lead the way with sustainable buildings, but local governments are doing their part to match.


Achieving Lofty Goals with Submeters

February 4, 2014
Electric submeters were used to measure and verify the Las Vegas Bonneville Transit Center’s energy consumption, helping it become LEED-NC Platinum certified just two years after opening.
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Is Effective Governance Still Possible?

How LEED is maintaining its authority and influence in the market—for now.
December 2, 2013
Is LEED actually governing the building industry? If so, on whose authority?
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Excellence in Design Winner 2013

GSA Sustainably Maintains a Historic Legacy

The renovation of a historic federal office building and courthouse in Texas shows a clear look into the future of energy-efficient building design.
November 14, 2013
Built on the grounds of the Alamo in 1937, the six-story, Beaux Arts-style Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse in San Antonio, Texas, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
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The Real Green Giant

November 1, 2013
Although it’s not the primary influencer when we think of sustainability, the U.S. Federal Government has spent more than a century promoting improvements in the environmental and sustainability movement.
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Sustainable Fun with a Spray Playground

October 3, 2013
As part of a $500 million public/private effort to sustainably revitalize one of the most economically and socially depressed communities in the Greater New York area, sustainability shares the stage with fun at a new park.
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Leveraging the Benefits of Collaborative Design and Construction

July 29, 2013

A construction manager/general contractor approach was used to build the new Windsor Readiness Center in Colorado, resulting in the first LEED Platinum facility for the Army National Guard.

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Montana’s EPICenter: Pioneering the Living Building

July 9, 2013
Though the world’s most energy-efficient building never materialized in the mid-‘90s, its effect is felt to this day.
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DART’s Historic Structural Renovation

June 1, 2013
Structural solutions help an early 20th century maintenance facility in Dallas become a LEED Platinum police headquarters.
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U.S. Had Nearly 750,000 Clean Job Openings in Q1 2013

May 8, 2013

National findings include growth in the solar industry, increase in alternative fueling stations and LEED certifications.

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Study: Military Facilities Reap Benefits From Using LEED

February 15, 2013

New research confirms LEED helps the government save taxpayers money and meet environmental objectives.

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2013 Top Products

In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.


Skanska’s senior vice president of Green Markets, Elizabeth Heider, shares her thoughts on the high points and happenings at Greenbuild 2013.
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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.


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