Foundation's historic education center receives sustainability upgrade

Foundation's historic education center receives sustainability upgrade

The Sultana Education Foundation’s new center in Maryland has been awarded the highest LEED certification from the U.S.

Armstrong expands portfolio of sustainable ceiling systems

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has expanded its portfolio of Sustain high-performance sustainable ceilings to include more than 850 popular products, offering architects and designers the broadest collection of sustainable ceiling solutions in the industry. Sustain is the first and only portfolio...

Office first in Colo. county to earn LEED platinum

Boulder County's St. Vrain Community Hub office building in Longmont, Colo., has achieved LEED highest rating. The facility earned platinum status U.S.

New Yorkers soon can tap solar energy for their apartments

New Yorkers soon can tap solar energy for their apartments

Soon, renters or other New Yorkers who want renewable energy but aren’t able install their own solar panels will be able to purchase electricity from neighboring solar projects. Under the new model, known as “community shared solar," installation developers will...

Companies balancing focus on employee, building health

Companies balancing focus on employee, building health

The definition of sustainability has shifted over the last few years, to the point where "being sustainable" is as much about the occupant’s ability to survive their own built environment as anything. The workplace has undergone a design awakening over...

Ariz. distribution center a model of sustainability

Given its stated commitment to environmental stewardship and green practices, retail co-op Recreational Equipment Inc. went all out in designing its new distribution center. Rather than just throwing in extra insulation and adding a bike rack, the co-op, better known...

Top energy rating awarded to Melbourne high-rise office building

Top energy rating awarded to Melbourne high-rise office building

A high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a 6-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating. The joint project...

Global ceiling tiles market looking up

Global ceiling tiles market looking up

Aesthetics, noise reduction and temperature stability driving use of materials in green building projects

Milwaukee airport renovation bags LEED recognition

Milwaukee airport renovation bags LEED recognition

Milwaukee County's General Mitchell International Airport’s recent baggage claim renovation project has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The airport's baggage claim is the first building owned by Milwaukee County to...

LG highlights innovative HVAC solutions at AIA expo

LG highlights innovative HVAC solutions at AIA expo

As a featured exhibitor at the American Institute of Architects’ AIA Expo 2016, LG Electronics USA showcased how new, upgraded HVAC software, systems and controls are providing architects, engineers and contractors increased versatility for commercial and residential projects. LG, a...

Roxul's new headquarters a 'golden' site

Roxul's new headquarters a 'golden' site

The new North American headquarters for stone wool insulation producer Roxul Inc. ranks among Ontario, Canada’s most energy-efficient buildings. The facility in Milton has earned LEED gold certification in the new construction category, according to a press release. Leadership in...

Historic building sprouts green roof

Historic building sprouts green roof

The Tide Water Power and Light building in Wilmington, N.C., posed a problem for officials in recent years, reports the website Living Architecture Monitor. When it was built in 1951, it was the height of modernity. But over the decades since, its mid-century architectural details were left to languish.

Renowned New Jersey racquet clubs get energy retrofits

Two of New Jersey’s premier tennis facilities recently completed major energy efficient LED lighting retrofits. ThinkLite outfitted the Bogota Racquet Club and Tenafly Racquet Club with energy efficient LED tubes and pods, according to a press release. The facilities are...

Green buildings laying fresh foundation for worldwide ceiling tiles market

Green buildings laying fresh foundation for worldwide ceiling tiles market

A little more than half of construction firms participating in a recent study anticipated at least 60 percent of their projects being green building ventures. Those findings suggest that the green building movement is gaining a foothold worldwide, says the...

Maine college completes green energy project

An energy retrofit in one of the oldest buildings on the Unity College campus will improve efficiency, save money and demonstrate how to restore old buildings to meet modern needs, the school said in a news release. The Maine college...

Berkeley lab's gas-filled insulation rivals fiber in buildings sector

Berkeley lab's gas-filled insulation rivals fiber in buildings sector

Within weeks of seeing a story online about gas-filled insulation panels, Bill Lippy, the president of Florida-based reflective insulation company FiFoil, was on a plane to California to view the prototype.

LightFlex enables daylighting system to achieve similar commercial color temperatures

LightFlex enables daylighting system to achieve similar commercial color temperatures

Acuity Brands advancement considered a first for daylighting industry.

Mohawk Flooring Center shifts toward green manufacturing

World's largest flooring manufacturer rehabs dilapidated building.

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