Infographic: 10 ways to make offices greener, healthier

An increasing number of businesses are striving to make a profit and, at the same time, improve the general well-being of their employees. When workers have a good level of health, they are more likely to be happier and more...

Tile Industry Targets LEED and Federal projects

Tile Industry Targets LEED and Federal projects

Interest in tile products is on the upswing due in large part to two major milestones in green building.

Going green: Five office design trends to watch this year

Going green: Five office design trends to watch this year

Although office workers spend a large proportion of their time indoors when at work, companies do not always place a high priority on the design and interior features of their offices. Lobbies and meeting rooms typically get the most attention...

Home Floor Designs to Help You Go Green

Home Floor Designs to Help You Go Green

Thanks to the increasing popularity of organic and environmentally friendly home improvements, there are many different options to improve the environmental footprint of your home.

Green wall inspires Mich. college's commitment to sustainability, health

Students in the Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) culinary arts and allied health programs take their classes at the Bronson Healthy Living Campus. As they enter the Culinary/Allied Health Building, KVCC’s new green wall stands front and center as a...

Heathrow installs Garden Gate to enhance passenger experience

Heathrow installs Garden Gate to enhance passenger experience

London’s Heathrow Airort has stepped up its green efforts with the launch of a "living wall." The so-called Garden Gate at Terminal 3's Gate 25 has been installed by green building specialist Biotecture and will be done on a trial...

Interface announces new environmental facts labels

Interface announces new environmental facts labels

Interface, a leading manufacturer of sustainable modular carpet, will debut a new third-party certification from GreenCircle Certified LLC and spotlight its Climate Take Back mission at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo this week. After months of rigorous audits,...

Health care rating system draft finds green thrust

Designer floors, acoustic walls and a view of fine artwork from bed could make up the indoor atmosphere of five-star hotels. But some hospitals adopting green practices are exploring such architectural aesthetics to create an ambience to enhance the healing...

Global ceiling tiles market looking up

Global ceiling tiles market looking up

Aesthetics, noise reduction and temperature stability driving use of materials in green building projects

LEED, DeafSpace designing community in architecture

LEED, DeafSpace designing community in architecture

Throughout the last few years, LEED and DeafSpace have teamed up on a number of projects across the United States, particularly on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. These two architectural models combine thought leadership in sustainability with accessibility, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.

Evolving technologies demand flexible buildings

When the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) opened a massive campus in Springfield, Va., in 2011, it was the Army Corps of Engineers’ biggest project since construction of the Pentagon in 1943. Like any such project, perspectives changed and requirements shifted...

Office landlords going green in China

Chinese landlords are retrofitting buildings to reduce energy costs and improve air quality to distinguish themselves from the competition in a market getting hit by too much supply and an economic slowdown, reports the Wall Street Journal. Owners of commercial...

PATH Act extends deduction for energy-efficient commercial buildings

Near the end of last year, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, a broader, bipartisan tax bill that extended (and in certain instances, made permanent) over 50 expiring provisions of...

Hotel LEED-ing the way among Illinois' best buildings

Every year, the U.S. Green Building Council names the top U.S.

Living wall key piece of new Kroger brand

Living wall key piece of new Kroger brand

A SolTerra living wall has become a focal point in Kroger’s new store brand that is focused on offering customers natural and organic foods, according to a news release. The new store in Gig Harbor, Washington, features a 75-square foot...

High-performing building provides hope for homeless

A cornerstone of Portland, Ore.’s strategy to end homelessness in 10 years is Bud Clark Commons. The mixed-use project composed of a day center and housing brings people of need and a range of services designed to treat the causes...

Mich. YMCA first building to adopt university design standards

Mich. YMCA first building to adopt university design standards

Approach is modeled after LEED guidelines.

New LED light series makes wall sconces more efficient

New LED light series makes wall sconces more efficient

Terralux solution designed for OEM or retrofit projects.

Syracuse building to be recognized for sustainability

Syracuse building to be recognized for sustainability

New facility to receive LEED gold certification.

New sensor improves window-covering control

Solution measures daylighting and communicates wirelessly with shading system

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