Early-stage energy modeling assesses building performance

The demand for high-performing buildings is increasing, according to the National Institute of Building Sciences. That demand compels key stakeholders to consider all available sustainable methodologies and technologies at their disposal. One powerful technique for assessing the performance of a building is whole-building energy modeling.

Whirlpool plans wind turbines at fourth Ohio site

Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio, and further build on the company's commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Beginning construction in early 2018, the turbines will be the same as those...

Infographic: A window to making homes more energy efficient

Developers of single- and multifamily homes these days strive to make them as high performing as possible. Doing so comes with considerable benefits for both builders and buyers: Lower energy expenses Healthier indoor conditions Less maintenance Higher resale values Windows...

Water meter data management can save money, resources

The real time monitoring service provided by a water meter data management system is a critical tool for property management teams that seek to save not only money, but also precious natural resources. Here’s a look at how a water...

Mercedes-Benz Stadium first pro stadium to earn LEED platinum

Mercedes-Benz Stadium has earned LEED platinum certification, the first professional sports stadium to do so. Home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United of MLS and many of the world’s top sports and entertainment events, Mercedes-Benz Stadium obtained more points...

USGBC to adopt RELi building standard

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will formally adopt RELi, a resilient construction standard initially developed in 2012 by the Institute for Market Transformation to Sustainability, Perkins + Will and others, the organization announced in a release last week at...

Is classroom air quality hindering learning?

Many schools are looking to close the achievement gap and foster learning among all students. Although processed foods, socio-economic conditions, ADHD, and learning disabilities are common culprits, environmental factors are often overlooked. Is indoor air quality a missing ingredient in...

New insulation helps solidify thermal envelope

A new rigid foam insulation considered a fit for any vertical construction application where a high-performance building envelop is desired has been unveiled. Foam-Control MAX is a premium-grade architectural graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation developed by ACH Foam Technologies to achieve...

Tyson closes Greenbuild 2017

In a talk both humorous and sober and touching on topics as diverse as the Three Little Pigs, the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and the earth as seen from space, astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson closed Greenbuild 2017...

Report: LEED in China accelerating

A newly published report from CBRE and USGBC shows that as Chinese builders move in accordance with the nation’s 13th Five Year Plan, green building space is expected to reach two billion square meters by 2020, up from current estimates...

Memphis development overcomes heating, cooling challenges

Anyone who has ever fought over the home or office thermostat might appreciate the challenge of heating and cooling Crosstown Concourse. With 40 or so nonprofit and for-profit tenants, about 1,500 workers and 3,000 people in and out of the...

Center for Green Schools marks 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since the U.S. Green Building Council launched the National Green Schools Campaign alongside partners at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) event, committing to a vision of green schools for every child. That same year, USGBC...

N.H. bank earns LEED gold

The Manchester, N.H., headquarters of St. Mary’s Bank has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. The rating system, developed by the U.S.

Course helps make the case for high-performance buildings

The commercial real estate sector has seen an increase in property owners pursuing the development of high-performance buildings because of their marketability benefits and alignment with corporate sustainability goals. Research has also shown that owning and operating high-performance properties is...

Indonesian plant recognized for sustainability

H.B. Fuller has strengthened its sustainability and innovation credentials with LEED gold certification at its newest manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia, the company announced. The new, state-of-the-art facility designed to disposable hygiene product industry standards, is one of three facilities...

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Highly efficient and cost-effective to run, the GSHP system delivers all the heating, cooling, and domestic hot water for the builidng.

'STARS' of campus sustainability unveiled

The 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating...

AHR Expo product brochure released

The full slate of efficient products that will be showcased at next year’s AHR Expo now are featured in a downloadable product preview. The 35-page digital brochure spotlights new air condition, heating and ventilation solutions in several categories: Air conditioning...

Perkins+Will launch new list warning against damaging building materials

Global architects Perkins+Will have launched a list of the most “prolific and problematic” substances people encounter every day in the built environment. Hosted on the firm’s “Material Transparency” website, the compilation is described as “a user-friendly digital database that allows...

Clinton: Going green helps all ideologies

Former President Bill Clinton, in Boston to address attendees of Greenbuild 2017, the world’s largest green building and sustainability conference, gave a wide-ranging speech Thursday that touched on global warming and energy-efficient buildings — with references to the nation’s political...

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