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...

Los Angeles New Block offers affordable, sustainable housing

The Newman Garrison & Partners architecture firm in Los Angeles has unveiled New Block.

Infographic: Finding alternatives to using sand in construction

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

World Bank increases support for clean, renewable energy in Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved $55 million to expand the use of clean renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh where grid electricity cannot reach easily. The additional financing to the Second Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED II)...

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...

U.S. water use to reach 138 trillion gallons in 2022

U.S. water use to reach 138 trillion gallons in 2022

Americans are expected to use 138 trillion gallons of water in 2022, according to a new report. “Water: United States,” recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports, reveals an anticipated uptick for several reasons: Overall electricity generation. Expanding manufacturing and mining...

Millions in funding available for geothermal drilling research, development

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office plans to dole out up to $14.5 million to advance geothermal energy development nationwide. The Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy funding opportunity announcement will focus on geothermal drilling in support of accelerating...

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...

Orioles stadium hits environmental home run

Orioles stadium hits environmental home run

The grass and seats aren’t the only things green about Camden Yards. Oriole Park has become the first existing Major League Baseball stadium to be awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, reports The Baltimore Sun....

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...

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

In 2016, the R.W. Kern Center became Hampshire College’s first new building in 40 years.

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Vita, a LEED gold-designed mixed-use residential rental apartment community in the Denver metro area, is nearing completion. The sustainable 159-unit apartment community, designed for people 55 years old and older, was developed by Denver-based Zocalo Community Development and designed by...

World Economic Forum unveils new energy-efficient offices

The World Economic Forum, tasked with resolving international conflicts and improving the world, is focusing on sustainable development. When designing its new New York offices, it worked with CodeGreen Solutions — a sustainable building consultant — to make its location...

Delhi Metro Rail first to receive PEER certification in India

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in India has become the first transit project in the world to achieve Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification. The certification applies to its Blue Line, covering 51 stations in India. More than 10...

New N.C. solar-storage farm among nation's largest

New N.C. solar-storage farm among nation's largest

One of the largest solar-plus-storage installations in the continental United States is now in operation in North Carolina. The 8.5-megawatt utility-scale project has a storage capacity of 12 megawatt hours, according to a release. All told, 21,900 high-performance LG solar...

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Despite the fact that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect the health of the occupants in any kind of enclosed space, there seem to be a lot of misconceptions about it. With individuals spending a significant amount of time...

Plan for world's largest greenhouse blossoming

Plan for world's largest greenhouse blossoming

The world’s largest tropical greenhouse under one roof soon will take shape, featuring waterfalls and an array of plants. The French design firm Coldefy & Associates has unveiled plans to construct the $62 million single-domed structure in the Pas-de-Calais area....

Netherlands to increase wind production

Netherlands to increase wind production

As it looks to increase alternative energy production alternatives, the Dutch government plans to build three more offshore wind farms. That’s in addition to five new wind farms already agreed upon in the nation’s Energy Agreement. The government’s goal is...

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