Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic’s presence is just about everywhere these days, from car batteries to airplanes. Now, now the company is building a smart city. Called CityNow, the futuristic city is rising outside Denver and will be a living lab experiment for creating...

St. Paul looks to strengthen sustainable building requirements

St. Paul looks to strengthen sustainable building requirements

Major building renovations that get funding from the city of St. Paul, Minn., may soon have to meet certain green building standards, including providing electric vehicle charging stations and tracking water use. The new requirements, which the City Council is likely to approve Jan.

Green Business Certification Inc. continues China expansion

Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the exclusive organization certifying all LEED projects worldwide, has opened a new office in Shanghai. Through rigorous certification and credentialing standards, GBCI drives adoption of green building and business practices through LEED and other green...

Vail Resorts takes next step toward zero footprint

Vail Resorts takes next step toward zero footprint

A new partnership aims to help Vail Resorts identify and implement renewable energy projects the company may purchase or fund as part of its comprehensive sustainability commitment. In teaming with Boulder, Colo.-based Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), a Schneider Electric company,...

Honeywell’s adds IoT connectivity for mechanical systems

Honeywell, which offers cloud-based connected buildings services, has extended its solutions to include mechanical systems. As a result, facility managers can gain insight into a building’s performance in terms of its mechanical equipment, identify issues, make the changes needed to...

5 reasons why HVAC systems visibility needed

5 reasons why HVAC systems visibility needed

Commercial buildings account for more than 35 percent of the total energy consumption. In most of those structures, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems consume more than 30 percent of the total energy use. Building owners and facility managers are...

China college strikes LEED gold

Schwarzman College has earned LEED gold certification under new construction, according to a release. On the campus of Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious universities, Schwarzman College opened in 2016. Designed by Robert A.M.

Solar-powered Miami office to be made of repurposed shipping containers

Solar-powered Miami office to be made of repurposed shipping containers

Argentina-based Reale Arquitectos has unveiled plans for an office building made completely out of shipping containers. Under construction in Miami, the contemporary structure is made of four repurposed containers strategically configured to give the building plenty of open spaces and...

Dow, USGBC team to support sustainable cities, promote energy efficiency

Dow Building Solutions, a global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products division, is collaborating with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to deliver solutions that contribute to building more sustainable communities and cities. The goal of the collaboration is to...

New warehouse now Mass. town's biggest green energy provider

The Centennial Park commercial site where, 18 months ago, an industrial fire sent thick smoke rising from a flaming vat of Styrofoam products, is now a top-of-the-line metal warehouse — and the largest supplier of solar power for the city...

10 smart building IoT trends for 2018

10 smart building IoT trends for 2018

The concept of constructing smart buildings evolved to conserve energy and build buildings – both commercial and residential – that are energy efficient. For commercial buildings, the transition to smart buildings is vital to the growth of the organization. It...

Canadians constructing North America's biggest green buildings

Canadians constructing North America's biggest green buildings

Tenants this month will move into a six-story Vancouver apartment building designed to be so energy efficient, you could heat each bedroom with a 100-watt light bulb. Boasting 85 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, The Heights will be the largest...

Recycling on rise at multifamily residences in Atlanta

Recycling on rise at multifamily residences in Atlanta

All around Atlanta, new buildings are taking shape. As people want to live inside the city’s perimeter with easy access to transit, fresh food and more sustainable living, most of the buildings are multifamily units and more than half of...

Acquisition allows Green Building Initiative to expand operations to Canada, beyond

Acquisition allows Green Building Initiative to expand operations to Canada, beyond

The U.S.-based non-profit Green Building Initiative (GBI) has completed the acquisition of the global rights to Green Globes, a leading sustainability rating system for commercial and multifamily buildings. This acquisition from JLL allows GBI to support existing Green Globes users...

Va. environmental center certified LEED platinum

The Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) Environmental Center has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Of the 2,364 LEED-certified buildings in Virginia, only 2 percent (51) are LEED platinum...

Partnership produces free tool to save building energy

Partnership produces free tool to save building energy

A partnership between Lucid Design Group of Oakland, Calif., and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have produced a free tool that can benchmark a building energy’s use. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Small Business Voucher (SBV)...

USGBC premieres human health podcast

USGBC premieres human health podcast

Every story about a building is a story about people. That’s a common mantra within the U.S.

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Instead of concrete or metal, an eco-friendly office building in Romania features a sturdy timber skeleton – making it the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe. Romanian firm Tecto Arhitectura designed the building as the new office for HSR...

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

The Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, joining Kresge Centennial Hall as a Northwestern University building to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest green building rating. Opened...

PyeongChang aims for sustainable Olympics

PyeongChang aims for sustainable Olympics

Over the past decade, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has promoted environmental friendliness and sustainability. The Olympics host countries have made renewable energy, carbon offsets and conservation aspects of their hosting plan. PyeongChang, South Korea, site of the 2018 Winter...

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