Posts Tagged ‘LEED’

Second Glass Reusing Broken Windshields

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Creative ways to recycle scrap is a favorite here at TheModernGreen.  Case in point, there are so many auto accidents in the United States, and many wonderful ways to recycle the scrap metal.  However, not much has been done about the broken windshields.  Now a company called Second Glass is recycling the windshields from junk cars to make practical room partitions, walls, or lighting.

Second Glass is a great example of the reduce, reuse, recycle philosophy, and are part of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™.

Not much is known about the process of how they they recycle the windshields.  However, it is a patent pending process that, according to their website, “While simple in concept it is a complex formula of art and science. We can add color to coordinate with other design elements.”

via secondglass

LEED Silver For Evo Condos

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

In the South Park neighborhood of Los Angeles there is a development called Evo, and it is expected to get a LEED Silver certification. It will be a welcome addition to the Luma and Elleven developments which are California’s first LEED Gold certified condos. Newsday published the photos below of the model unit.

The units range in size from 730-3500 sf and priced from $450 – $3m. If you are a modern, forward-thinking, eco-friendly person with a lot of cash, and live in Los Angeles, this place is for you. read more »

First LEED Platinum Skyscraper

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

The new Bank of America building located at One Bryant park in Midtown Manhattan, NY is the first LEED Platinum certified Skyscraper. The 54-story high rise implements numerous strategies to achieve this level of certification.

A soaring facade composed of floor-to-ceiling high-performance glass that insulates the structure while saturating its interiors with daylight. An under-floor air delivery system efficiently provides for natural ventilation, while an on-site co-generation plant provides the structure with power and heat. The high rise is also able to capture and reuse rain and waste water to fulfill nearly all of its needs, which will allow it to save 10.3 million gallons of water each year. Finally, the skyscraper is constructed through and through with low VOC, reclaimed, and recycled materials sourced within 500 miles of New York City.

via inhabitat

Sacramento’s First LEED Platinum Home

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

BP Solar and OCR Solar & Roofing have teamed up with R.J. Walter Homes and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to create the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum home in Sacramento. LEED is a rating system developed by the US Green Building Counsel (USGBC) that promotes the design and building of high-efficiency green homes.

OCR has installed BP Solar’s Integra® low profile solar modules on the home’s composition shingle roof. This 3.86 kW AC solar energy system will ensure clean, quiet electricity production. The system also features a Xantrex XW 6048 inverter that provides a hybrid grid interactive and battery back-up power system in the event that the grid goes down. The home’s builder estimates that the efficiency and environmental advancements combine to save a potential 83 percent on monthly electric and gas utility bills.

via renewableenergyworld, treehugger