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...

Boston's planned community to be lab for sustainable cities

Boston's planned community to be lab for sustainable cities

An abandoned naval air station south of Boston is the site of an experiment in how to build the sustainable cities of the future. Known as Union Point, it is a 1,400-acre parcel of land that overlaps three nearby towns....

American International School Chennai achieves LEED first

The American International School Chennai (AISC) has been certified gold for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first pre-K-12 school in the world to achieve this status using...

Concentrating solar power could provide flexibility, reliability for U.S. grid

Concentrating solar power could provide flexibility, reliability for U.S. grid

Every day, our power needs fluctuate causing grid operators to make quick decisions to balance the grid. This can happen on hot summer days when people are turning on their air conditioners or in the middle of winter when they...

Natural light floods Frankfurt solar-powered business school

Natural light floods Frankfurt solar-powered business school

According to the World Green Building Council, students score higher on tests and learn up to 26 percent faster when placed in rooms lit by natural light. Danish practice Henning Larsen Architects took the report to heart when it designed...

Research center focuses on energy efficiency

Research center focuses on energy efficiency

Rising out of the desert landscape of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, like a giant insect, Zaha Hadid Architects' unusual KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) is a non-profit institution tasked with researching more efficient uses of energy. The building...

Clif Bar scales green power leadership mountain

Clif Bar scales green power leadership mountain

Clif Bar & Co. has received two 2017 Green Power Leadership awards—one for Excellence in Green Power Use from the U.

Solar-powered theater in France considered engineering feat

Solar-powered theater in France considered engineering feat

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban recently completed an innovative theater building in Paris, featuring a wall of solar panels that is movable so that it can follow the sun all day. Ban created the Seine Musicale theater building in collaboration with...

Iowa's largest solar garden goes online

Iowa's largest solar garden goes online

Alliant Energy's Iowa energy company has placed Iowa's largest solar garden in service. The record-breaking site is one of two new solar energy resources from Alliant Energy, according to a release. As of late September, customers started getting solar energy...

Mass. building to be on forefront of energy efficiency

Wynn Boston Harbor is working closely with well-known international companies to implement battery technology into its building, a new technology that will help it store cheaper power purchased during off-peak hours, and contribute to an overall energy usage that is...

5 ways solar serves as clean energy star

5 ways solar serves as clean energy star

Last week marked the first National Clean Energy Week. As one of the fastest-growing forms of clean energy, more and more Americans are discovering the potential of solar power. But most people may still be surprised to learn all the...

New technology could lower costs for concentrating solar power

New technology could lower costs for concentrating solar power

A new solar collector is starting a trend when it comes to concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. For the first time, “ganged heliostats” could be a viable option for new CSP systems. Skysun,...

Condo Canada's first to receive LEED platinum

A Markham, Canada, condominium is "LEEDing" the way in sustainability and energy conservation. River Park Condominium, developed by the Markham-based Times Group, has achieved a LEED platinum certification and become the first condominium (10-story-plus building) in Canada to receive the...

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, has officially achieved LEED platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Toyota’s new campus is the largest commercial LEED platinum project in the state of Texas, to date, officials said in a release.

Bank of America: $12.6B in environmental investments created 40,000 jobs

Bank of America: $12.6B in environmental investments created 40,000 jobs

The $12.6 billion Bank of America’s various business units invested from 2013 to last year supported almost 40,000 jobs, contributed almost $15 billion to GDP and generated close to $30 billion in total economic output, according to a report from...

Adobe India campus using 100% renewable energy

Adobe India has announced that its Bengaluru campus is now among the first in the state of Karnataka to meet 100 percent of its power consumption requirements through renewable energy. As part of the digital developer’s initiative, Adobe has signed...

Energy Department announces achievement of SunShot goal

In conjunction with the annual Solar Power International conference, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released new research that shows the solar industry has achieved the 2020 utility-scale solar cost target set by the SunShot Initiative. Largely due to...

Schools teaching people the way forward with sustainability

If you want to encourage ecological awareness in children, it makes a profound difference if the school they attend practices what it preaches. For the kids at Howe Dell Primary in Hatfield, England, not only are environmental issues a major...

Infographic: The future of solar power

In the United States, 0.005 percent of all energy consumed comes from solar. This may seem like a drop in the ocean, but it’s quite substantial.  Globally, there was a 33 percent increase in global solar power generation from 2014 to 2015.

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

Football is back. September kicks off the start of another football season. And, while most fans will be focused on what’s happening on-the-field, there’s another storyline already forming off it.

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