Standalone ice arena shoots and scores first LEED Platinum rating

Standalone ice arena shoots and scores first LEED Platinum rating

1,400 solar panels will generate 40% of the building’s electrical needs.

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First public municipal building earns Living Building Challenge Certification

First public municipal building earns Living Building Challenge Certification

The Frick Environmental Center is the first Living Building in the U.S. that is municipally owned and free and open to the public.

Historic newspaper building upcycled into urban apartments

Historic newspaper building upcycled into urban apartments

The $23-million renovation was sensitive to the historic nature of the 112-year-old building.

Harvard's student center undergoes LEED renovation

Harvard's student center undergoes LEED renovation

The project was designed to create a campus center that builds community with an emphasis on connectivity, transparency, and engagement with Harvard Square.

12-story office tower leads downtown revitalization

12-story office tower leads downtown revitalization

In 2017, the Downtown Allentown Revitalization District was honored with a Global Award of Excellence by the Urban Land Institute.

DOE building initiatives save $3.1 billion in energy costs

DOE building initiatives save $3.1 billion in energy costs

Partners are driving the adoption of new energy efficient equipment through targeted technology campaigns.

Luxury townhomes fuse design and technology

Luxury townhomes fuse design and technology

Builders can step away from complicated technical jargon about smart home automation and introduce it for what it is: a lifestyle.

Precast concrete foundations start off affordable housing project

Precast concrete foundations start off affordable housing project

The project will be open to special needs individuals, with preference given to those with Asperger’s syndrome or multiple sclerosis.

HVAC controls keep Galapagos tortoise eggs at just the right temperature

HVAC controls keep Galapagos tortoise eggs at just the right temperature

To control sex selection it is vital to ensure that tortoise eggs are incubated at the designated temperatures.

Apple converts buildings to 100% renewable energy

Apple converts buildings to 100% renewable energy

To get to 100 percent renewable energy for its own facilities, the company worked to set an example for others to follow.

1920s department store renovation earns LEED certification

1920s department store renovation earns LEED certification

All windows were replaced in keeping with the original profiles and in compliance with National Park Service guidelines to achieve Historic Tax Credits.

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Using, Heating, and Saving Water

Using, Heating, and Saving Water

This guide looks at some of the latest and best strategies in heating, conserving and reclaiming water in the residential setting, both single and multifamily situations.

Type: Guide

Sponsors: ProudGreenBuilding.com , ProudGreenHome.com


Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Below-Grade Insulation: Basements, Slabs and Crawl Spaces

Insulation is a must when combating air, moisture and other potential hazards that can befall an unprotected foundation. This white paper takes a look at some methods for insulating the three most common types of foundations – basements, slabs and crawl spaces.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: ProudGreenHome.com


A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

A Close Look at Radiant Heating Options

Radiant floor heating is not new, but recent advances in technology and efficiencies have resulted in homeowners and heating contractors taking a close look at these systems. This white paper looks at a few radiant heating options and identifies one that is leading the way in efficiency.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Infographic | Wood and environmental benefits

Infographic | Wood and environmental benefits

As design and construction techniques to advance sustainability become increasingly important, wood continues to present itself as one of the most environmentally beneficial materials.

Type: Infographic




STEP Warmfloor’s Headquarters Reflects Their Heating Conservation Efforts

STEP Warmfloor’s Headquarters Reflects Their Heating Conservation Efforts

The owners of STEP Warmfloor were involved in the design of their company-owned building which is now LEED registered.  This 35,000 square feet building is a “living laboratory” as proof of the comfort properties and energy efficiency of STEP Warmfloor.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: STEP Warmfloor


Mitsubishi Electric VRF Provides Energy-Efficiency, Year-Round Comfort for Fairmont State University

Mitsubishi Electric VRF Provides Energy-Efficiency, Year-Round Comfort for Fairmont State University

When it came to selecting efficient mechanical systems for a new apartment living complex, Fairmont State University looked at a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating (Mitsubishi Electric).

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating


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