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Human Rights Center Going Green

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Human Rights Center Going Green

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights has unveiled the new architectural rendering for the Center, created by the team of architects at Freelon/HOK. The 35,000 square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building is designed to be environmentally sustainable. The Center also announced that it has secured Phase I of funding, which [...]

Volkswagen Chattanooga Completes 50,000th Car

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Volkswagen Chattanooga Completes 50,000th Car

Volkswagen Chattanooga achieved its first significant production milestone of 2012 this week – completion of its 50,000th Passat. It was announced Tuesday, Feb. 7. “An incredible amount of care goes into each vehicle we produce in Chattanooga,” said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chair of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “Producing 50,000 cars at this level of quality is [...]

Hyundai’s New U.S. Headquarters Building

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Hyundai’s New U.S. Headquarters Building

Hyundai Motor America released on Tuesday a rendering of its proposed new U.S. headquarters building in Fountain Valley, California, its U.S. base of operations for the past two decades. The new building will represent more than a $150 million investment, the largest amount ever committed to an office building in the U.S. by Hyundai Motor [...]

What is a Net-Zero Energy Bank Location?

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What is a Net-Zero Energy Bank Location?

Ask TD Bank, a leading bank in America. It is trying to become as green as possible. The bank says it is building a net-zero energy bank location in the United States. The new net-zero energy TD Bank store will open this spring in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. It was announced today, Feb. 1. A June [...]

What McDonald’s is Doing to Taste Green

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What McDonald’s is Doing to Taste Green

A rebuilt McDonald’s restaurant in Riverside, Calif., became the first McDonald’s west of the Mississippi, and the fourth in the U.S., to seek LEED Gold certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The restaurant, located at 2242 University Avenue, opened to the public Thursday, Oct. 14.  Among the other corporate initiatives to embrace green practices, Whirlpool [...]

Would You Prefer to Stay in a Green Hotel?

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Would You Prefer to Stay in a Green Hotel?

The Courtyard Charleston/ Summerville in South Carolina will be the first hotel built using Marriott International’s green hotel prototype, says Marriott. It is being made in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This is expected to accelerate the company’s goal to have 300 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) hotels by 2015. [...]