Green mosque earns prestigious award

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has given its prestigious platinum award to the Badriya Juma Masjid in Kundapur, India. The award has been given under a specially introduced category, IGBC Green Place of Worship, in recognition of the mosque’s...

USGBC to convene meeting on sustainable, green religious schools

USGBC to convene meeting on sustainable, green religious schools

The Center for Green Schools, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, will host the first-ever Education Ministerial for Sustainability this fall. The event in October will be a peer-to-peer convening for ministers of education to establish national green schools initiatives...

N.Y. congregation takes leap of faith, embraces geothermal

  The decision to move from a conventional oil heating system to a less traditional geothermal system was a leap of faith for the congregation of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church.

Nonresidential construction poised for more growth in 2016

Construction spending greatly exceeded expectations in the nonresidential market in 2015, and 2016 should see healthy growth levels as well, industry analysts predict. The reason: Continuing significant demand for hotels, office space, manufacturing facilities and amusement and recreation spaces. The...

Chicago archdiocese an energy efficiency leader

The Archdiocese of Chicago last summer began measuring the energy use in its 2,700 buildings in Chicago and surrounding Cook and Lake counties. That research, according to Midwest Energy News, has made the archdiocese a standout in the city’s energy...

Renowned green home builder ventures into commercial industry

Hibbs Homes, a nationally renowned residential construction company in St Louis, has ventured into the commercial building industry with the launch of Hibbs General Contracting. The new company will focus on light commercial construction, steel building construction and performing energy...

Mosque renovated with sustainable, eco-friendly features

Badriya Jum'a Masjid was recently unveiled in India as the world’s first zero energy eco-friendly green mosque pioneered by Bearys Group. The mosque design has integrated Islamic architecture and sustainable technologies, the Deccan Herald newspaper reported. Syed Mohamed Beary of...

N.C. church goes solar

N.C. church goes solar

Roughly 60 percent of United Church's electricity will be generated by the solar panels.

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