Point allocations set LEED v4 apart from predecessor

January 8, 2014By

When, in November, the U.S. Green Building Council took the stage at the annual Greenbuild International Conference in Philadelphia to unveil the release of LEED v4, the version instantly was compared to its predecessor LEED 2009. The Irrigation Association (IA) chimed in on the conversation in the January issue of its IA Times e-newsletter, outlining the chief differences between the... read more

LiveWall system can earn LEED credits

November 13, 2012By

SAN FRANCISCO—At the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, LiveWall announced that the LiveWall green wall system can contribute to projects earning points toward 10 or more LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits. LiveWall, the planted wall system that transforms ordinary walls into vertical green landscapes,is the result of four years of research and development by the same dedicated... read more

Saving every last drop

July 3, 2012By

Conservation-minded landscape professionals are turning to rainwater harvesting and graywater systems to recycle water.  With the heat wave that engulfed the country this month, no doubt many Americans have taken the liberty of letting the sprinkler run a tad bit longer than usual. We hope people have been paying as much attention to the calendar as they have to the... read more

LEED 2012 Progresses

March 20, 2012By

Standards to promote sustainable design influence landscape design and installation.   The LEED 2012 third public comment period was open March 1-20, which marks the start of the LEED 2012 program delivery process. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), this third draft of the rating system is focused on providing a globally applicable, simple-to-use, technically advanced system. LEED 2012 will... read more

Mission Landscape promotes Campanozzi

May 31, 2011By

IRVINE, CA — Irvine-based Mission Landscape Cos. has promoted Rocco M. Campanozzi to the position of vice president of Mission Landscape Architecture, a strategic business operating unit of Mission Landscape Companies. Mission Landscape Companies provide an integrated suite of sustainable landscape services including Landscape Architecture, Landscape Development, Landscape Maintenance, Tree-Care and Environmental Resources. As vice president of the landscape architectural group, Campanozzi’s... read more

Will this be the greenest building on the greenest site in the U.S.?

April 18, 2011By

The $7.8 million, 24,350-sq.-ft. Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, PA, will be “one of the greenest buildings in the world,” says Richards V. Piacentini, executive director. It should be complete sometime next year. It will sit on 2.65 acres of property behind the conservatory and serve as the conservatory’s education, research and administration building. It’s the first... read more