Productivity improves with smart construction: WGBC

Companies that invest in environmentally sound buildings not only save money but incentivize better productivity from their workers.

Global Green Building Materials 2018 report released by Market Research

Market Research has released its Global Green Building Materials Market 2018 report. The document highlights the green building materials market driving sources, restraints, emerging market, plus worldwide industry news and policies. The scope of various market segments is calculated across...

How Schneider Electric uses ‘EcoStruxure’ to improve energy efficiency, sustainability

Schneider Electric created EcoStruxure several years ago and has begun to quantify its impact—an integrated, cloud-based, IoT-system that connects all aspects of a building, from the shop floor to the top floor to tailor the use of energy. Since its...

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...

Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid had sustainability in mind

Moroccan officials believe that environmental sustainability can be goal if it hosts 2026 World Cup.

Survey: Construction industry concern growing over labor shortages and tariffs

Survey: Construction industry concern growing over labor shortages and tariffs

To sustain the strong pipeline of work, industry leaders must think about the process and product innovations that can help complete projects on-time.

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Manufacturers have been working to reduce their carbon footprint for years, with little success.

3 best practices for constructing ICF buildings

3 best practices for constructing ICF buildings

Many companies and private residents are looking for more durable, storm-ready construction.

Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing

Report: Energy-efficiency employment climbing

Energy-efficiency employment in the United States topped 6.5 million in 2017, according to recent research. That’s an increase of about 2 percent, or 133,000 jobs, and the jump represented nearly 7 percent of all new jobs added across the country...

Cintas achieves zero waste at Dallas DC

Cintas achieves zero waste at Dallas DC

Cintas also plans to incorporate its zero-waste-to-landfill program at its rental laundry plants and rental locations to further limit the amount of waste produced.

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.

Artificial intelligence unlocks building system data

Artificial intelligence unlocks building system data

Half of the energy consumed by the built environment is wasted, which is completely unacceptable from both a sustainability and cost perspective.

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.

Pennsylvania updates energy building codes

Pennsylvania updates energy building codes

Energy codes are different than fire or structural codes but are often adopted simultaneously.

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.

PACE financing helps New York meet energy goals

PACE financing helps New York meet energy goals

Based on a unique public-private partnership model, PACE financing empowers building owners to make energy and efficiency improvements and pay for them via their property taxes.

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Smart glass, which controls light based on the sun’s projected energy, positively impacts passengers’ experience in airports, a new study says. Installation of the technology also correlates to higher revenues and reduced operational expenses, according to research conducted at Dallas...

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...

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.

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