Paris continues work on eco-friendly urban development project

Clichy-Batignolles is referred to in its brochure as a “a model for sustainable urban development.”

Los Angeles New Block offers affordable, sustainable housing

The Newman Garrison & Partners architecture firm in Los Angeles has unveiled New Block.

Parking points now boost LEED project scores

Parking points now boost LEED project scores

Parksmart traffic flow strategies and wayfinding systems deliver a parking experience that eliminates needless emissions and frustration.

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.

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...

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...

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...

New database spotlights nation's wind turbines

New database spotlights nation's wind turbines

A new database provides insight into wind turbines in use across the country. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S.

Infographic: Net zero or zero carbon? Green buildings explained

In the world of green homes and buildings, a variety of terms are used and some confusion surrounds their definitions. Net-zero energy ready. Net-zero energy.

Wells Fargo dedicates $200 billion for sustainable financing

Wells Fargo dedicates $200 billion for sustainable financing

Wells Fargo plans to provide $200 billion in financing to sustainable businesses and projects by 2030, with more than 50 percent focused on clean technology and renewable energy transactions that directly support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The company,...

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

An apartment building in Clarendon, Va., has earned LEED platinum status from the United States Green Building Council, the first multifamily community in Arlington County to do so. Ten at Clarendonis a luxury apartment building with live-work spaces on the...

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