USGBC-LA adopts Discovery Garden as 2018 project

USGBC-LA adopts Discovery Garden as 2018 project

The Legacy Project is now an annual gift from the USGBC-LA to a local community, a permanent project providing an enduring means of service and education.

Solar umbrella provides power in remote regions

Solar umbrella provides power in remote regions

In some parts of Africa electricity shortages routinely prevent children from having enough time for studying.

Infographic: Finding alternatives to using sand in construction

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

Report: adaptive reuse projects require community partnerships

Report: adaptive reuse projects require community partnerships

Many cities and communities welcome these transformations, as they usually spread to other buildings and public spaces.

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Honor recognizes positive impacts on occupant health, well-being through improvements to building design, operations

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...

Report: Tenants consider green credentials of building before renting

Report: Tenants consider green credentials of building before renting

Nearly half of tenants consider how eco-friendly a property is when making a rental decision, according to a recent survey. Research from Your Move’s sister company, LSL’s PRIsm, has revealed that the figure rose to 50 percent from 42 percent...

Cintas center recognized for waste diversion

Cintas’ Reno, Nev., distribution center has received gold under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification system administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). The facility was certified as a result of diverting at least 90 percent...

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...

Green infrastructure options available to state legislators

State legislators have opportunities to advance sustainability through policy that helps transform the way communities are designed, built and operated. The U.S. Green Building Council’s new Green Infrastructure Menu of State Policy Options includes a range of leading legislative options for state lawmakers.

Utilities can help support LEED ambitions

Utilities can help support LEED ambitions

LEED is guiding design teams to work early in the process to set energy targets and to study optimal system configurations for their designs. Beyond the prerequisite standard performance needed to achieve LEED certification, the Optimize Energy Performance credit affords...

Akron aims to set sustainability standard for zoos with compost system

Akron aims to set sustainability standard for zoos with compost system

Meet Big Hanna. The Akron (Ohio) Zoo is the first zoo in the world to implement a composting system that will divert 47 tons of organic waste away from landfills. The zoo has unveiled the machine dubbed "Big Hanna," designed...

Study: Many Americans use more water than they realize

Study: Many Americans use more water than they realize

Most water conscious because of national drought

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

The nearly 400,000 military veterans in Colorado will soon have a new Veterans Affairs-managed hospital to seek medical attention – and a green one at that.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District declared the construction of the new campus substantially complete in January 2018.

Colo. building university's third to earn LEED status

The General Classroom Building at Colorado State University-Pueblo has received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The university says the three-story 40,000-square-foot facility, which opened in fall 2015, was designed and constructed to save 35 percent...

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...

AIA honors top 10 sustainable buildings of 2018

AIA honors top 10 sustainable buildings of 2018

As a lead-up to Earth Day, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the 2018 recipients of its COTE Top Ten Awards. Honoring projects that have surpassed rigorous thresholds in integration, energy use, water conservation...

Century-old building in sustainability spotlight

Century-old building in sustainability spotlight

On its 100th anniversary, Montreal’s Sun Life Building has earned a top environmental honor. The building received BOMA BEST platinum certification, the highest distinction awarded to buildings for outstanding environmental performance and management. The Sun Life Building, owned by Sun...

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