Tagged: leed

The Legal Pitfalls of LEED (J. Cliff McKinney II Expert Advice)

by J. Cliff McKinney II 7/7/2014 12:00 am

I am a major supporter of the LEED rating system and truly believe it is the best way to verify that a building is environmentally friendly. However, as with nearly anything, there are legal pitfalls that participants in the LEED rating system may not be aware of.

Architect David Sargent on Heartbreaking Design Trends, Favorite Projects

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2014 12:00 am

David Sargent joined WER in 1986 and was named CEO in 2006. Many of his projects have received awards, including a National AIA Design Award for the Clinton Presidential Center. In addition to leading the firm’s overall design, Sargent mentors younger staff members and builds on client and industry relationships. Sargent is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has his LEED AP credential from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Green Building Rival Emerges Among LEED Attacks

by Associated Press 12/5/2013 2:03 pm

The eco-friendly building rating system known as LEED has been around for more than a decade. But now, LEED has a rival — a controversial, Portland, Ore.-based rating system known as Green Globes, which markets itself as a simpler, less expensive alternative.

States Fight Green-Building Leader Over Local Wood

by Associated Press 6/10/2013 7:34 am

A building supplier phoned Pollard Lumber Co. about providing wood for a large government construction project in Georgia, but the deal broke down over a single question about how the family-owned sawmill has committed itself to environmentally friendly practices.

AIA Finalist: Oley E. Rooker Library

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2012 12:00 am

For the Otter Creek community, the Oley E. Rooker Library is a landmark and is the first LEED-certified project for CALS. Geothermal heating and cooling system, a high-performance building envelope and abundant day lighting are the many sustainable features employed to seek the goal of LEED Silver.

AIA Merit Award: Eco Modern Flats

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/17/2012 12:00 am

The first LEED for Homes Multifamily Platinum project in Arkansas, Eco Modern Flats is a sustainable modern design renovation of an existing 96-unit apartment complex. This project rediscovers spaces in a palette of steel and cedar to breathe new life into an otherwise banal, layered construction system.

Eco-Hero: Orlo Stitt of Stitt Energy Systems

by Amanda Hoelzeman 2/22/2012 5:00 pm

Stitt is committed to conserving energy one structure at a time.

Delta Plastics Turns Trash Into Treasure

by George Waldon 2/22/2012 5:00 pm

Delta Plastics of the South LLC has worked for 15 years to build a corporate legacy of turning waste into fiscal treasure. The Little Rock manufacturer stepped up that effort with the launch of its Revolution Bag subsidiary in 2011.

School of Thought: Green Schools Challenge Grooms a New Generation of Sustainable Thinkers

by Amanda Hoelzeman 2/22/2012 5:00 pm

There’s an educational movement going on in schools around Arkansas, and it’s about more than just reading, writing and arithmetic. In addition to the core curriculum, students are being taught ways to become more eco-conscious, responsible stewards of the earth.

5 Things To Do at Heifer International

by Greater Little Rock Guest Guide Staff 4/25/2011 12:00 am

Here are five things to check out when visiting the headquarters of Heifer International.

Eco-Hero at Work: April Ambrose is a Green Guiding Light for Clients

by Lindsay Irvin 2/21/2011 12:00 am

April Ambrose steers businesses toward sound, sustainable futures.

15 Eco-Friendly Things You Can Do at the Office

by Jason Wiest 2/21/2011 12:00 am

Implementing sustainable practices at work doesn’t require a complete overhaul of operations.

How To Host an Eco-friendly Function

by Jason Wiest 2/21/2011 12:00 am

Increasingly, environmental organizations – including the Arkansas Sustainability Network and the state’s chapter of the United States Green Building Council – are hosting green gatherings in the state with some success.

Inside A Green Home: Matt Pearson's Äkta Linjen Provides a Responsible Living Environment

by Lindsay Irvin 2/21/2011 12:00 am

Staying resourceful and saving energy speaks volumes with a pleasant architectural design.

21 Ways to Consume Less Water, Save More Money

by Lindsay Irvin 2/21/2011 12:00 am

The following water-saving actions are simply a starting point to reduce residential water consumption and turn your digs into a conservation powerhouse. If being a good steward of the environment isn’t motive enough, certainly the monetary savings should be.

Video: Student Life and Technology at Hendrix College in Conway

by Lance Turner 9/10/2010 2:17 pm

In this video, Hendrix College in Conway shows its green side, talking about the LEED initiative in its new Student Life and Technology Center.

City Sustainer: John Coleman Gets Green Results in Fayetteville

by Lindsay Irvin 2/22/2010 12:00 am

Fayetteville sustainability director John Coleman has kept his city green while saving it money and securing grants.

Baldwin & Shell's New Headquarters Reap Perks of LEED

by Kelcie Huffstickler 2/22/2010 12:00 am

Baldwin & Shell Construction Company discovered one thing that could improve almost every aspect of their company. Their new LEED Gold certified building has made the employees happier, energy usage more efficient and the workspaces flexible enough for whatever the future holds. And all of this, ultimately, should save them a lot of money.

Custom Conservation: Keith Wingfield Designs With Mother Nature in Mind

by Lindsay Irvin 2/22/2010 12:00 am

Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock President Keith Wingfield takes a common-sense approach to green homebuilding that's an affordable option for homebuyers.

Green Movement Grows in Arkansas

by Arkansas Green Guide staff 1/1/2008 12:00 am

Examples of the ongoing eco-friendly efforts by local governments, nonprofits, private developers and residents.