The 27-story apartment building is enveloped by plant life, yielding many benefits.
In this second phase, non-residential buildings over 10,000 sf and multifamily buildings with at least five units will have to benchmark and report annually on building energy performance.
Amonix, which develops utility-scale solar plants, received LEED-Gold certification.
The International Green Construction Code sets mandatory standards covering all aspects of building design and construction.
Homes will be 30% more efficient than conventional ones because of upgraded criteria.
The new credit is being tested, which would encourage designs strategies that reduce bird collisions.
The world's tallest buildings vary widely on energy and water efficiency
The 31,000 seat stadium is the first newly constructed collegiate stadium to reach LEED Platinum.
UC Davis West Village is on campus and will be home to 3000 students, faculty and staff.
2012 standards require re-certification and mandatory reporting on energy and water management.