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...

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...

6 libraries recognized for excellence in architectural design

6 libraries recognized for excellence in architectural design

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have awarded six libraries with the 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design. Traditional roles of libraries are evolving. Today, libraries are designed with larger...

Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er

Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er

Doosan Bobcat North America's Acceleration Center — a key engineering facility for all Bobcat compact equipment — is now Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. The Bismarck, N.D., facility is currently one of only a few test lab...

Minn. college building receives 'golden' renovation

The renovation of a 70-year-old building on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota has been awarded the LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Renovation of the more than 27,000-square-foot Arthur H.

New Ca. government building expected to achieve net-zero energy

New Ca. government building expected to achieve net-zero energy

As it moves closer to building a net-zero energy headquarters, California’s Department of General Services recently selected a design-build partnership to plan and erect a 20-story office tower in Sacramento. The agency chose Turner Construction Co. and AC Martin to...

Garden skyscraper to be among 'most sustainable buildings in Europe'

Garden skyscraper to be among 'most sustainable buildings in Europe'

A 180-meter skyscraper designed to be zero-energy and accessible via a garden bridge has been proposed to be built in Paris, reports dezeen. International architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill is part of the team that launched a master plan...

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

China soon will add the world’s highest skybridge to its skyline. The Raffles City Chongqing project under construction in southwest China, reports New Atlas. Developer CapitaLand's reference to the skybridge as a horizontal skyscraper is an exaggeration, but a forgivable one. Named the Conservatory, the structure measures 984 feet in length.

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

An office building in Ontario’s technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada, generating more energy than needed for annual operation. Developers of the new structure anticipates going beyond building industry standards like LEED...

Bloomberg N.Y. headquarters earns highest 3-star Fitwel certification

Bloomberg N.Y. headquarters earns highest 3-star Fitwel certification

Bloomberg L.P.'s headquarters in New York City has been certified by the Center for Active Design (CfAD) with a Fitwel 3-Star Rating, the system’s highest achievement level, according to a release. Fitwel is the leading global health certification, evaluating evidence-based...

Arctic hotel for sustainable tourism unveiled

Arctic hotel for sustainable tourism unveiled

Snøhetta has unveiled its design for "Svart," a hotel for sustainable tourism company Arctic Adventure of Norway. Located within the Arctic Circle, on the edge of Norway's Holandsfjorden fjord at the base of the Svartisen glacier, the building is designed...

Research center earns platinum status

Research center earns platinum status

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) has been awarded LEED platinum certification. The recognition is the highest environmental building achievement attainable by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), pushing the center a step closer to becoming a Net Zero Energy...

Canadian high school recognized for sustainable construction, energy savings efforts

Greater Victoria School District in Canada has registered its first official LEED gold certified building. Oak Bay High School was recognized by the Canada Green Building Council for its sustainable construction, reports Victoria News.

Natural light best for office workers' productivity

Natural light best for office workers' productivity

Workers in daylit office environments tend to suffer less physical stress and tend to be more productive, according to a new study. The Cornell University report found that in those facilities with natural light pouring in, there’s a 51 percent...

Trio of Nebraska college buildings earn LEED gold

Nebraska’s Metropolitan Community College has had three of its buildings earn LEED gold status, reports radio station U.S. 92. The designations were for the Construction Education Center, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology and Career and Academic Skills Center. LEED is designated by the United States Green Building Council.

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...

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...

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans to build a new energy efficient campus in California. The tech giant has chosen BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to design its new campus, reports New Atlas. BIG previously designed the company’s Charleston East and London facilities. The newest...

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

A refurbished building in downtown Fayetteville, Ark., has earned the highest LEED certification, the only such designation awarded in the state during 2017, reports the Fayetteville Flyer. 15 North Church, home to local architecture studio Modus Studio, Specialized Real Estate...

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