LEED On: Sierra ODC [video]

With climate change endangering planet Earth, resource-efficient green buildings are providing an important counterbalance. One structure that has significantly raised building sustainability standards is the headquarters for software developer Sierra ODC. Located in the south Indian city of Coimbatore, Sierra’s innovative office space has achieved the world’s second highest LEED certification score, earning 103 of a possible 110 points.

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The Atlanta BeltLine will require SITES certification for future parks

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More than 15 years ago, a Georgia Tech architecture and urban planning master’s student named Ryan Gravel delivered a thesis statement that is leading to the transformation of the City of Atlanta. His plan for a combination of a transportation network, parks and bike trails connecting people across the city is now a 25-year, $4.8 billion project, spanning more than 640 acres of land, known as the Atlanta BeltLine.