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Teknion NY Double Platinum Certified (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-10-18
In the Big Apple, furniture design firm Teknion Corp. is reporting its 15,514 square foot New York City showroom located at 641 Avenue of the Americas has achieved WELL Gold certification from The International WELL Building Institute and LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The New York property is Teknion's fourth to achieve WELL certification, and its second showroom this year. The New York showroom is also Teknion’s twelfth LEED certified showroom. (Source: Teknion, Woodworking Network, 16 Oct., 2019) Contact: Teknion,; International WELL Building Institute, 646.883.5001, 646.607.1058,,; US Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News WELL Building,  Energy Efficiency,  USGBC,  LEED Certification,  

UC Berkeley Claims "Greenest Academic Building" (Ind. Report)
UC Berkeley,USGBC
Date: 2019-01-18
The University of California, Berkeley reports it's Haas School of Business Chou Hall has received both US Green Building Council LEED Platinum certification and TRUE Zero Waste certification from Green Business Certification Inc., making it the "greenest academic building in the nation."

The TRUE Platinum Zero Waste certification is a result of efforts to divert more 90 pct of Chou's landfill waste. TRUE Zero Waste certification levels include Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. To achieve TRUE Platinum, the team earned 69 out of the 70 credits ranging from: composting food scraps, tracking the purchase of environmentally preferred products, providing employees with access to zero-waste training, and reducing the use of hazardous waste chemicals. (Source: University of California Berkeley, American School & University, Jan., 2019) Contact: TRUE Zero Waste,; USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News UC Berkeley,  LEED Certification,  USGBC,  WELL Certification,  

The Crown Estate HQ Europe's First WELL Platinum Bldg. (Int'l)
International WELL Building Institute
Date: 2018-10-03
In London, The Crown Estate reports its head office at St James's Market has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum Level from the International WELL Building Institute. WELL is the global building standard designed to enhance people’s health and wellness through the built environment. There are only 11 platinum projects in the world, across the US, Australia and China. There are currently 5 WELL Certified projects in the UK, 3 of which are gold and 1 is silver.

The Crown Estate earned the distinction based on seven categories of building performance: air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, comfort and mind. The Crown Estate is also aiming for WELL Certification for a further two buildings in central London, at the Marq on Jermyn St and 1 Heddon St.

The Crown Estate is a collection of lands and holdings in the United Kingdom belonging to the British monarch as a corporation sole, making it the "Sovereign's public estate", which is neither government property nor part of the monarch's private estate.

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is leading the global movement to transform buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. IWBI delivers the cutting-edge WELL Building Standard, the first to be focused exclusively on the ways that buildings, and everything in them, can improve occupant comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, health and wellness. (Source: The Crown Estate, PR, PlaceTech, Oct., 2018) Contact: International WELL Building Institute, 646.883.5001, 646.607.1058,,; The Crown Estate, Judith Everett, COO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News International WELL Building Institute,  

"Green the Bankhead" California Theater Energy Efficiency Project Launched (Ind. Report)
Energy Efficiency
Date: 2018-07-27
In the Golden State, the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is touting "Green the Bankhead", a new program that aims to make the Bankhead Theater more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The goal of the new project is to achieve LEED certification by 2019 as well as WELL certification, which assesses the health and well-being of patrons and staff.

To that end, the "Green the Bankhead" project plans to replace incandescent lighting with energy efficient LED lighting which will generate less heat and reduce air-conditioning cost for an expected annual savings of $8,000 to $10,000. The project includes the eventual installation of rooftop solar panels, low-flow water fixtures and other energy efficient upgrades. (Source: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Pleasanton Weekly, 25 July, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  LED Light,  

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