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.