Reconciling best-value procurement, sustainability made easy

Reconciling best-value procurement and sustainability should not be a problem as the two represent a win-win, according to a recent report in Ranconteur. "Procurement is all about value, so too is sustainability as long as that value is measured in...

Green steel: ArcelorMittal launches 'radical and disruptive' building approach

Steel and mining giant ArcelorMittal has unveiled its Steligence approach, designed to reduce the costs and environmental impact of building construction. The approach is aimed at creating a more sustainable life-cycle for buildings and involves taking a more 'holistic' view...

Infographic: Finding alternatives to using sand in construction

Sand is the second-most extracted resource on Earth after water. However, it is not infinite.

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Honor recognizes positive impacts on occupant health, well-being through improvements to building design, operations

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports are going green in response to increasing pressure regarding the aviation industry’s environmental impact. Airport Technology recently spotlighted the world’s most environmentally friendly airports and highlighted what elements of those facilities’ design help them to offset carbon emissions. The...

New ASHRAE standard defines requirements for integrating energy modeling into design

ASHRAE has published a new standard describing a methodology to apply building energy modeling throughout the design process. ASHRAE Standard 209-2018, Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings except Low Rise Residential Buildings, defines minimum requirements for providing energy design assistance...

Report: Tenants consider green credentials of building before renting

Report: Tenants consider green credentials of building before renting

Nearly half of tenants consider how eco-friendly a property is when making a rental decision, according to a recent survey. Research from Your Move’s sister company, LSL’s PRIsm, has revealed that the figure rose to 50 percent from 42 percent...

Cintas center recognized for waste diversion

Cintas’ Reno, Nev., distribution center has received gold under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification system administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). The facility was certified as a result of diverting at least 90 percent...

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

The nearly 400,000 military veterans in Colorado will soon have a new Veterans Affairs-managed hospital to seek medical attention – and a green one at that.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District declared the construction of the new campus substantially complete in January 2018.

Colo. building university's third to earn LEED status

The General Classroom Building at Colorado State University-Pueblo has received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The university says the three-story 40,000-square-foot facility, which opened in fall 2015, was designed and constructed to save 35 percent...

N.Y. building's facade cleans air

N.Y. building's facade cleans air

New York’s 570 Broome boasts a subtle yet substantial environmentally conscious feature—its façade actually cleans the air. The 25-story luxury condo tower in Manhattan's Hudson Square, slated to be completed at the end of 2018, is situated next to New...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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