Western Michigan University Honored for Sustainability Efforts

By Jessie Fetterling
Western Michigan University (WMU) was one of 10 institutions and individuals honored on Dec. 17 by the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools, which hosts an annual awards program to recognize the best environmental efforts in schools and universities across the country.

L.A. City College Recognized for Design Excellence

The new Los Angeles City College (LACC) Student Union has received a 2014 Design Award at the 44th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards. Presented by the Los Angeles Business Council, the awards celebrate the region’s new and innovative architectural achievements.

Science and Engineering Building Underway at Northeastern

Northeastern University recently broke ground on the new $225 million Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC). University President Joseph E. Aoun and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined students, community members, local politicians and members of the design team in marking the occasion.

Public Universities Outpace Private Counterparts in Sustainability Efforts

According to a study conducted by sustainable furniture asset management company The Refinishing Touch, top public universities are outperforming top private universities when it comes to campus sustainability initiatives.

Historic Building Renovation Brings College Campus to the Community

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) recently received LEED Gold certification for its new Zilber School of Public Health. The structure is located off-campus and serves as the home for a new department at the university, which will provide all new programming and degrees to prepare students for work in the public health sector.

Making Room for New Facilities at Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore., is expanding to provide advanced technology and more space for students at the growing campus.

Cornell Welcomes First LEED Platinum Building

Cornell University has recently unveiled its first LEED Platinum building at the school’s Ithaca, N.Y. campus. The Human Ecology Building was awarded the prestigious honor for its sustainable building commitments.

Middle School Completed in Time for Upcoming School Year

A new middle school will open in Durham, N.C., just in time for the 2012-2013 school year.

Underground Athletic Facility Solves Space Concerns

It’s not your typical school gymnasium, but that’s what makes the new athletic facility at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., so unique. The athletic facility was designed to optimize space on the urban campus and rests below ground, under an existing 400-meter track and football field.

Colorado School Achieves Top LEED Honor

By Lisa Kopochinski
Just call Boulder’s Casey Middle School a triple threat. Not only is it one of Colorado’s most sustainable new schools, it is the first middle school in the state and the second in the nation to achieve LEED platinum status.