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Skanska moves up top green contractors list

Skanska moves up top green contractors list

Skanska USA ranks sixth on ENR’s list of the Top 100 Green Buildings Contractors, up two slots from last year. Our current ranking is based on $1.8 billion of 2014 revenue from projects either registered with or certified by a third-party standard-setting organization, such as the U.S. Green Building Council.

Major LEED achievements for two projects

Major LEED achievements for two projects

In Virginia Beach, Va., the Brock Environmental Center has achieved Platinum status under LEED v3, and is on its way to being a Living Building. And in Springfield, Mass., our Springfield Data Center project has achieved Gold under LEED v2.2.

On our blog: Creating one of the world’s greenest buildings

On our blog: Creating one of the world’s greenest buildings

Solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal wells, rain cisterns and composting toilets – you don’t often see those all in one building, if you see them at all. But these are central to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, which was recently dedicated in Virginia Beach, Va. Learn more about this project, which is seeking not only LEED Platinum certification but also the more stringent Living Building Challenge accreditation.

Best practices to achieving Platinum

Best practices to achieving Platinum

The Skanska-developed and built 3009 Post Oak Blvd. tower in Houston recently attained the top Platinum designation under the LEED v2.0 Core and Shell rating system. Here, our team behind this 20-story office building shares some of the best practices toward achieving this green goal, including involving all key stakeholders, using a LEED consultant, being creative and securing green power points.

In Houston, reaching new heights in sustainability

In Houston, reaching new heights in sustainability

Skanska’s 750,000-square-foot Capitol Tower project in Houston is one of the world’s first projects that has already achieved a designation – Platinum precertification – under the LEED version 4 standard that was rolled out last month.

Mike McNally video might inspire us all

Mike McNally video might inspire us all

The U.S. Green Building Council recently awarded its Leadership in the Private Sector award to Mike McNally, Skanska USA president and CEO. As part of the award ceremony at Greenbuild, the USGBC showed a video it produced in which McNally discusses leadership and Skanska’s green culture. Click below to view.

Here’s what you need to know about LEED v4

Here’s what you need to know about LEED v4

Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council launched LEED version 4, the most significant and comprehensive update to the LEED green building rating system since its inception. Beth Heider, our senior vice president of green markets and 2012 USGBC chair, commented on v4′s highlights in a post on Skanska USA’s blog.

Mike McNally wins green leadership award

Mike McNally wins green leadership award

Skanska’s relentless efforts to lead in green building received major recognition last week, as the U.S. Green Building Council awarded our CEO Mike McNally its Leadership in the Private Sector Award “for being an unwavering and bold champion for USGBC and LEED in the face of continued attacks by special interest groups.”

Making sense of the new LEED

Making sense of the new LEED

When it’s launched in November, LEED version 4 will be the most thorough overhaul of this green building rating system since its inception. This Architectural Record story is a valuable overview of what to expect.

In North Carolina, being recognized for green leadership

In North Carolina, being recognized for green leadership

Mike McNally isn’t the only Skanska leader recently taking a public stand to support LEED and green building. In North Carolina, USA Building’s Steve Stouthamer and Will Senner helped lead a successful challenge this summer against two pieces of legislation before that state’s General Assembly.