Green building is often seen as a luxury. A lot of projects are capital-intensive, and take years to make up for their costs in energy savings. But as energy prices rise, sustainable buildings are starting to make even more fiscal sense for all types of buildings. The corner of Seventh and Liberty streets in downtown… Continue reading Green Building Adapts to Various Structures, Scales in Kentucky Architecture
by Stephanie Crosby LEED Gold Certification has been awarded to a building on the University of Louisville’s medical campus. The Clinical and Translational Research Building opened in October, and university officials celebrated the LEED distinction today. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The certifications are handed out by the U.S. Green Building… Continue reading U-of-L Research Center Receives LEED Certification
Bernie Madoff’s investment strategy was far from sustainable. But his prison is!
That’s right. Madoff’s clink is the nation’s first LEED-certified prison.
Louisville Metro Councilman David Tandy is sponsoring legislation that would extend tax incentives to people who redevelop older buildings into environmentally-friendly structures. The proposal amends an existing ordinance, and would extend a Tax Assessment Moratorium to buildings that become LEED certified at the end of the renovation. LEED is a standard for green building design.… Continue reading Tandy Proposes Tax Incentives for LEED Renovations