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Top 10 States for LEED Green Building

Illinois: Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system. Illinois topped the list, which ranks states based on the number of LEED certified square feet per person.

Washington: The LEED Platinum Seattle Fire Station 22

The Top 10 states for LEED are home to 128 million Americans and together include more than 468 million gross square feet of LEED-certified... more


Where Smart Cities meet Sustainability

Chicago becomes seventh city in the world to achieve LEED for Cities Platinum certification

The LEED for Cities certification program is revolution- izing city planning, development and operations, while also improving life for citizens around the world. Using the Arc performance platform, LEED for Cities projects can measure and manage their city’s water consump- tion, energy use, waste, transportation and human ex- perience. A detailed view of citywide performance is now at your fingertips. Cities across the globe are using LEED for Cities to communicate continuous... more


Green Building Poised for
Strong Growth Around the World

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the results of the Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report, to which USGBC is a contributing partner.

Overall, global green building activity continues to rise, with significant increases expected in 19 countries over the next three years. Importantly, nearly half of survey respondents expect that the majority of their projects in the next three years will be green buildings. more

Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO,
U.S. Green Building Council

New Product Showcase

Advanced Equipment
Offering all welded, all steel operable wall construction in both manual and electric operation.

Air Vent
Building industry’s leader in manufacturing in the U.S.A. of attic ventilation products for all types of roof...

The Premier Choice for Aluminum Composite Material.

Balconista Furniture
Balconista furniture features space saving pieces made especially for balconies.
Boral Roofing
Boral Roofing is the nation’s single-source for superior Clay and Concrete Tile roofing solutions.  

Boral Steel
The nation’s largest manufacturer of sustainable, durable and affordable clay, concrete, stone coated...
Bedford Technology
Leading manufacturer of structural recycled plastic lumber with over 20 years of proven success.
Brookfield Company
Originally designed, handcrafted concrete products for home and garden.

Capri Collections
Capri Collections offers an array of recycled rubber, rubber cork blends, gluedown and floating cork.
Cresset Chemical
Innovative leader in developing, distributing, and servicing site cast and precast Release...

Turnkey safety surfacing corporation. We offer coast to coast installation, competitive pricing and over 30...

DW Dots
Detectable Warning areas are to be maintained for life.

Dynamic Closures
Dynamic Closures supplies Aluminum security grilles...

Eden Stone
At Eden-Valders Stone we pride ourselves in producing the best limestone.

HENGE designs concrete ping pong tables as playable sculpture.

Eco Wares
Direct ship manufacturer providing environmentally-safe penetrating sealers, cleaners and coatings.

Fold Up Windows
FoldUp™ by Rochester Colonial Mfg. Corp. A unique window that creates new opportunities to open...

Evolv Surfaces
Evolv Surfaces™ is a direct source distributor for engineered quartz, sintered stone, and natural stone

A leading design/build contractor specializing in tensile membrane architecture.

Fire Pit Art
Fire Pit Art® Functional Steel Sculptures

Flannery is a manufacturer of specialty aluminum trim.

Glass Crafters
Commercial & residential supplier of Mirrored Medicine Cabinets, Custom Designed Shower Doors/ Enclosures
Grind to halt
Grind to a Halt is a seller of skateboard deterrents.
Hauser Industries
North America’s manufacturer of high quality commercial outdoor furniture, shade structures and...

Innovative Glass Corporation
Focused on creating and providing Dynamic & Electronic Glass Solutions to the world since 2003...

Inspire by Boral
You will achieve new heights in authenticity, beauty, and quality.

Intectural distributes premium, innovative architectural materials...

Kawneer offers architectural aluminum building product systems for the commercial construction industry.

Ketcham Medicine Cabinets
Superior quality mirror products since 1937

Pre-fabricated glass and cable railing systems, brass and stainless steel fittings and tubing.

Panoramic Doors
Panoramic Doors manufactures the most innovative patio doors...

Quality wood products with sustainability...

Presto Geosystems
An industry leading manufacturer of innovative and eco-friendly products & solutions for stormwater and...

Acoustical Wall and Ceiling Treatments for Seamless Architectural Design

Real Carriage Door Company
Each Real Carriage Door is meticulously handcrafted from solid wood...

Real Sliding Hardware
Craftsmanship, excellence and innovation define Real Sliding Hardware.

Rocky Mountain Elevator Products
The future of elevator parts and design, built by Rocky Mountain Elevator Products.

Safety Rail Company
Safety Handrail & Railing Solutions - Smarter. Better. Easier.

Stainless Structurals
Global producer and supplier of stainless steel structural shapes and special custom profiles.

Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Terrazzo & Marble is one of the country’s elite suppliers and distributors of the most beautiful stone and...

The Murus Co.
Murus SIPs are the most advanced building system available...

Engineers architectural-grade products for vehicle access controlled systems.

Produces the highest quality most thoughtfully designed nontraditional LED luminiares available.

We cork
WE Cork offers the highest quality in natural cork floor tiles, planks, floating floors and more.

Zachary A Design
Zachary A. Unexpectedly Light Concrete Furniture

Innovators - A Look Back


Kevin Roche  
1922 - 2019
“It is not post-modern or pre-modern. It is simply the most obvious thing I could have done.”


Ford Foundation New York 1968

The Irish-born American architect responsible for the design of over 200 modernist buildings around the world, died at age 96 last Friday at his home in Guilford, Connecticut.
more NY Times


Grace A. Tan
1960- 2019
"She was greatly respected and will be missed here and around the world."


Shanghai Arch

The president and principal of John Portman & Associates, Grace A. Tan, AIA, brought its bold design vision to everything from mixed-use properties like the Shanghai Arch to... more

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