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The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

The Midwest: A heartland with a heart for sustainability

Founder and chairman Bob Fincher used part of his summer vacation to tour Midwest companies that are championing the integration of green technologies and tactics into our homes and other buildings. Here's what he found.

Grass not the only thing green in modern stadiums

Grass not the only thing green in modern stadiums

Baseball and other sporting venues are increasingly looking to sustainable building practices to cut costs and appeal to green-minded fans.

EV charging stations more than a luxury, now a differentiator

EV charging stations more than a luxury, now a differentiator

Electric vehicles still account for a small percentage of automobiles on U.S. roads — about 1.13 percent of market share by the end of 2017 — but the growth trend is clearly upward. And that means builders and developers are increasingly compelled to include EV charging stations in their projects.

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

Listen up: Device designed to hush exterior noise

University's prototype expands on noise-canceling technology for residential, commercial use

Bringing new intelligence to water heaters

Bringing new intelligence to water heaters

Rheem's Triton commercial solution uses sensors to prevent catastrophes, improve efficiency

Green-building certifications on rise in major international markets

Green-building certifications on rise in major international markets

Canadian markets top inaugural International Green Building Adoption Index, reporting highest percentage of green office space

In a polluted world, high-performance buildings play pivotal role

In a polluted world, high-performance buildings play pivotal role

New report: More than 95 percent of Earth’s population breathes unhealthy air

Colleges, universities providing lessons on green, sustainable building

Colleges, universities providing lessons on green, sustainable building

Higher education taking lead in educating people about value of high-performance construction

Study: Aerosol-based duct sealing superior to traditional sealing methods

Study: Aerosol-based duct sealing superior to traditional sealing methods

Approach particularly beneficial when access to ductwork limited

EPA honors LG Electronics as Energy Star Partner of the Year

EPA honors LG Electronics as Energy Star Partner of the Year

LG was first recognized as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2012.

Letting nature shine: Earth Hour goes lights out for climate change

Letting nature shine: Earth Hour goes lights out for climate change

Movement includes 7,000 cities across more than 180 countries

Building green boosts efficiency, financial benefits

Building green boosts efficiency, financial benefits

Approach quickly becoming standard for facilitiy construction

'Wonkavator' no longer movie magic

'Wonkavator' no longer movie magic

thyssenkrupp's MULTI elevator system helps buildings overcome challenges of global urbanization, improve efficiency

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Haier advances take IAQ to higher level

Self-cleaning technology, automation remove contaminants, extend life of HVAC units




New solution uses fresh air to boost IAQ

New solution uses fresh air to boost IAQ

FreshAire PTAC focuses on multifamily, lodging, commercial spaces




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