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Petersen roof tops Jekyll Island Convention Center

The beautiful new 128,000 square foot Jekyll Island Convention Center is the only beachfront meeting facility of its kind on the east coast south of New Jersey.  Featuring 78,000 square feet of meeting space, the center is located among the sand dunes.  An adjoining beachfront park provides public space and amenities for convention-goers and...

Metal Sales performs at Redding School of the Arts

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation provides more than 67,000 total square feet of metal wall and roof panels for the Redding School of the Arts in Redding, Calif., giving the facility a smart and modern look worthy of its high-profile, high performance mission. Redding School of the Arts is a public charter school for grades K-8....

Fi-Foil third-party verifies recycled content of its products

Fi-Foil Company has independently verified the recycled content of its reflective insulation and radiant barriers for project teams seeking certification under a green building rating system. Project teams can now download this required third-party report for LEED for New Construction project submittals for high-rise multifamily, as well as submittals for other national commercial rating...

Petersen metal roof panels highlight design of fine arts academy building

Described as “a work of art” itself, the new McCallum Fine Arts Academy building in Austin, Texas, presents a dramatic environment in which students from across the Austin Independent School District pursue an accelerated, comprehensive arts curriculum.  By creating a high school with a fine arts focus for Austin, the Academy has developed mutually...

Petersen Aluminum offers up new architectural catalog

A new 36-page catalog is now available from Petersen Aluminum Corporation. The comprehensive literature illustrates and provides product data for the complete Pac-Clad line of metal standing seam roof panels, exposed fastener panels, flush panels, soffit panels, composite wall panels and column covers.  In addition, the catalog introduces Petersen’s newest offering, PAC Precision Series...

10,000th LEED building certified

The U.S. Green Building Council announced the Green Building Certification Institute has certified the 10,000th LEED commercial project. Created in 2000, the LEED green building program has become a global symbol of sustainable building certifying more than 1.4 million square feet of new and existing buildings every day. “Business leaders around the globe are...

LEED 2012 public comment now open

USGBC has opened the second public comment period for the proposed 2012 update to its LEED green building rating system. The comment period, which will close on September 14, 2011, is the next step in the continuous improvement process and on-going development of the LEED program. Updated LEED rating system drafts and responses to...

Court dismisses lawsuit against U.S. Green Building Council

Aug 17, 2011 — The United States District Court in New York City today dismissed in its entirety the lawsuit brought against the U.S. Green Building Council by Henry Gifford and others, holding that none of the plaintiffs in the action had alleged or could allege any legal interest to be protected by their...