Ga. community's building owners join solar, energy-saving efforts

Livable Buckhead has recruited 10 of the Georgia city’s hotels to the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, a citywide effort to reduce water and energy use by 20 percent by 2020. On top of that, major building owners in the area...

Policy to mandate solar panels on new Bahrain buildings

All new buildings in Bahrain will have to be designed with solar energy panels in mind as part of a new policy, according to an official. The policy will be in line with the Sustainable Energy Unit’s (SEU) renewable energy...

$100 million development one of Australia's ‘greenest’

$100 million development one of Australia's ‘greenest’

Adelaide, Australia’s $100 million U City development has been given the title of the state’s “greenest” building, reports The Advertiser.  The 20-story building under construction is predicted to use 45 percent less energy and 30 percent less water than a comparable new building.

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...

Work underway to modernize rooftop solar production

Work underway to modernize rooftop solar production

There are alternatives to standard silicon solar panels. In fact, someday soon, consumers might be able install a solar panel that is 50 percent more efficient than the average silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar panel. That’s exactly what Iris Photovoltaics Inc.

Western Canada's first utility scale solar project wraps up

Western Canada's first utility scale solar project wraps up

The first utility scale solar project in Western Canada has been completed. Elemental Energy Inc. said that installation has wrapped up on the 17 megawatt Brooks Solar project in Newell County, Alberta.

Solar helps power Vans headquarters to environmental honor

Solar helps power Vans headquarters to environmental honor

Less than a year after moving in, the new corporate headquarters of shoe-maker Vans has earned a top environmental award. The facility in Costa Mesa, Calif., received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest standard for...

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic’s presence is just about everywhere these days, from car batteries to airplanes. Now, now the company is building a smart city. Called CityNow, the futuristic city is rising outside Denver and will be a living lab experiment for creating...

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...

New warehouse now Mass. town's biggest green energy provider

The Centennial Park commercial site where, 18 months ago, an industrial fire sent thick smoke rising from a flaming vat of Styrofoam products, is now a top-of-the-line metal warehouse — and the largest supplier of solar power for the city...

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

A glass-clad office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, N. J., has earned the highest level of LEED certification. J.E.

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

The Monroe, N.C., manufacturing facility of Bona, a global leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance, has achieved zero waste. Less than 1 percent of companies in North Carolina can make this claim, according to a press release. Additionally, Bona...

Massive Alabama solar project shines light on Walmart

Massive Alabama solar project shines light on Walmart

One of Alabama’s largest solar energy facilities, built in partnership with utility Alabama Power, is now helping power one of the country’s largest retailers. The 72 MW Alabama Solar A project sits on 1,400 acres of in Chambers County, just...

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

A new high-tech United States embassy building was recently completed in London. The billion-dollar project had been in the works for seven years and takes the form of a massive glazed cube supported atop colonnades, reports New Atlas. And the...

DOE announces $12 million to advance early-stage solar research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $12 million for eight projects to advance predictive modeling capabilities for solar generation. The models will lead to more accurate forecasts of solar generation levels, enabling utilities to better manage the variability...

Mass. business center earns LEED gold

Mass. business center earns LEED gold

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s North Campus Innovation District has struck gold again. The Pulichino Tong Business Center earned LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the school.

5,500 U.S. schools use solar power, study shows

5,500 U.S. schools use solar power, study shows

In a field behind an elementary school in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay, an ambitious plan has been taking shape: Schools Superintendent Peter Gretz and other local administrators are preparing to power their school district with solar...

College home to New York's largest solar array

College home to New York's largest solar array

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is now home to the largest solar photovoltaic facility in all of New York City, reports Energy Manager Today. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) installed 947 solar energy panels on the main roof of BMCC’s four-block-long 199 Chambers St. building.

Toyota building giant power station to turn biowaste into hydrogen fuel

Toyota building giant power station to turn biowaste into hydrogen fuel

Toyota is building a massive power plant that will churn out 1.2 tons of hydrogen every day. That’s enough for the daily driving needs of almost 1,500 cars. The company described the project as the “world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel...

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

In the affluent suburb of Heliopolis, Cairo, a smart, multi-use and green complex is rising and is slated to be complete by 2019. Parisian architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has been working on the development since 2014 and construction started...

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