New database spotlights nation's wind turbines

New database spotlights nation's wind turbines

A new database provides insight into wind turbines in use across the country. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S.

Infographic: Net zero or zero carbon? Green buildings explained

In the world of green homes and buildings, a variety of terms are used and some confusion surrounds their definitions. Net-zero energy ready. Net-zero energy.

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

The new main building at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been awarded LEED platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., which opened in December 2017, is one of just five new...

Wells Fargo dedicates $200 billion for sustainable financing

Wells Fargo dedicates $200 billion for sustainable financing

Wells Fargo plans to provide $200 billion in financing to sustainable businesses and projects by 2030, with more than 50 percent focused on clean technology and renewable energy transactions that directly support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The company,...

LEED aligns with California green building codes

LEED aligns with California green building codes

With California leading the way, many cities, counties and states are adopting green building strategies as mandatory requirements in local codes.

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

An apartment building in Clarendon, Va., has earned LEED platinum status from the United States Green Building Council, the first multifamily community in Arlington County to do so. Ten at Clarendonis a luxury apartment building with live-work spaces on the...

Free wall builder tool gives professionals the power to design

Free wall builder tool gives professionals the power to design

The tool was inspired by similar virtual tools, like the car builders seen on many automakers’ websites.

Sustainable complex earns LEED first for Malta

A recently opened office block on Malta’s Tigné Point has been awarded LEED gold accreditation, the first development on the peninsula of the Mediterranean island nation to earn the recognition. The honor, officials said, confirms The Centre’s commitment to achieving...

3-D models help build energy data

3-D models help build energy data

As climate experts present an action plan to render Helsinki, Finland, carbon neutral by 2035, the city is using 3-D technology to help determine the energy efficiency of its structures. The effort is designed to compile all energy-related data on...

Orioles stadium hits environmental home run

Orioles stadium hits environmental home run

The grass and seats aren’t the only things green about Camden Yards. Oriole Park has become the first existing Major League Baseball stadium to be awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, reports The Baltimore Sun....

Intuit’s new green-roofed campus connects nature, public spaces

Intuit’s new green-roofed campus connects nature, public spaces

Intuit’s new Marine Way Building (MWB) in Mountain View, Calif., aims to become an antidote to the trend of building insular campuses across Silicon Valley. To achieve that goal, WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects designed a human-centered, urban-minded workplace...

Bowling Green renovation earns LEED-ing recognition

A renovation at Bowling Green State University has earned a top environmental honor. The revamp of University Hall recently received LEED gold recognition, according to a release from the school. The renovation, designed by BHDP Architecture, welcomed students in fall...

12 tips for making properties more water efficient

12 tips for making properties more water efficient

Millions of gallons of water are wasted every day in the United States. While several factors contribute to that waste, the two main issues are undetected leaks caused by an aging infrastructure and faulty irrigation systems/procedures incorporated by scores of...

Sustainable design at core of Toronto's first planned Toronto’s first tall wood building

Sustainable design at core of Toronto's first planned Toronto’s first tall wood building

Timber increasingly is becoming a core component of high-performance buildings around the world. It soon will be the foundation for a 12-story structure on Toronto’s eastern waterfront. George Brown College has unveiled plans to erect the province’s first tall institutional...

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

An innovative educational center – and the first net-zero facility in Montana – is scheduled to open to coincide with Earth Day 2018. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (CSE) is set for...

Design firm proves Va. office environmentally fit

Design firm proves Va. office environmentally fit

Design firm HDR has adopted Fitwel, a global building certification system that promotes health, and has certified its first office in Arlington, Va. The two-story structure, which is also LEED-platinum certified, is a designed to promote collaboration, transparency and interconnected...

IKEA to harness sun's power with Washington's largest array

IKEA to harness sun's power with Washington's largest array

IKEA, a leading home furnishings retailer, plans to install solar panels atop a relocated Seattle-area store under construction in Renton, Wash. Installation begins this fall and, when completed late this year, the project will be the largest rooftop solar array...

Technical program announced for ASHRAE annual conference

Technical program announced for ASHRAE annual conference

The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference technical program will provide practitioners with topical, in-depth educational tracks to optimize the design and performance of buildings. The conference is June 23-27 in Houston. The five-day event includes eight conference tracks, tours, social events...

Benchmarking study reveals improvement opportunities to make Dubai malls more efficient

The average mall in Dubai consumes 73 percent more energy per square meter per year than a similar mall in the United States, a study by sustainability consultants in Dubai revealed. The Middle East’s first sustainability shopping mall benchmarking project...

Green lender Fannie Mae named Energy Star Partner of the Year

Green lender Fannie Mae named Energy Star Partner of the Year

Fannie Mae has received its fourth consecutive Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). An Energy Star partner since 2011, Fannie Mae received the award for its continued commitment and...

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