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.

Drones: Coming to a traffic jam near you

Drones: Coming to a traffic jam near you

Collaborative investment, contests and grant awards are spurring studies of how drones can ease air and land traffic management issues.

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.

Push to combat high energy bills helping boost residential insulation market

Push to combat high energy bills helping boost residential insulation market

Research expects market value to surpass $36 billion by 2024

Sustainability’s female financiers: Investing in a future that works

Sustainability’s female financiers: Investing in a future that works

Capital market opportunities and risks in sustainability finance have begun to be in vogue. Here's how women are finding a niche in this brave new world.

Building systems show to highlight growth of modular construction industry

Building systems show to highlight growth of modular construction industry

Fall event to focus on environmental friendliness, other benefits of up-and-coming construction technique.

Does your building pass the comfort test?

Does your building pass the comfort test?

Occupants forever too hot or too cold? New test can help find the problem and help people chill.

Caesars doubles down on reducing carbon emissions

Caesars doubles down on reducing carbon emissions

Caesars has already reduced water use by 21% and diverted 41% of waste from landfills.

3 things you should know about building-integrated solar power

3 things you should know about building-integrated solar power

BIPV products deliver savings in materials and utility costs, reduce a building's carbon footprint, and may add another layer of architectural appeal.

Wynn casino bets on a sure thing: solar power

Wynn casino bets on a sure thing: solar power

The solar facility proves that integrating large-scale energy efficiency measures can benefit the bottom line while also enhancing the guest experience.

Toronto selects smart city technologies for building operators

Toronto selects smart city technologies for building operators

The program focuses on bridging the gap between emergent smart city technologies and building and infrastructure operators seeking innovations to enhance the city's liveability.

Video | Indoor living wall livens up coffee café

Video | Indoor living wall livens up coffee café

The green wall is living artwork that attracts and engages customers as they enjoy their coffee in the café’s upper-level seating area.

Renewable energy for commercial buildings: is on-site or off-site the right choice?

Renewable energy for commercial buildings: is on-site or off-site the right choice?

Energy from renewable sources -- solar, wind, biofuels etc. -- can be used to offset power from the grid.

New headquarters illuminates the future of intelligent lighting

New headquarters illuminates the future of intelligent lighting

Energy demand will be reduced with zonal controls and the ability to dynamically reduce LED fixture output.

Retailers leading DOE energy reduction programs

Retailers leading DOE energy reduction programs

The sector faces a cumulative energy bill of $41 billion a year with diverse building types.

Austin Central Library embodies distinctive design with perforated anodized aluminum

Austin Central Library embodies distinctive design with perforated anodized aluminum

The library was designed to be a gathering place for all of the citizens of Austin.

Oregon wine tasting room crushes first Living Building Certification

Oregon wine tasting room crushes first Living Building Certification

Built entirely of materials containing no toxic chemicals, the tasting room at Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden has superior indoor air quality and a warm, comfortable feel year-round.

Three-tower mixed-use complex in Tel Aviv earns LEED Platinum

Three-tower mixed-use complex in Tel Aviv earns LEED Platinum

Landmark TLV will create an unparalleled work-live-play experience for Tel Aviv's thriving start-up, tech, and entrepreneurial business culture and its major players.

Notre Dame renovations focus on saving water

Notre Dame renovations focus on saving water

The Campus Crossroads Project was designed to place Notre Dame Stadium at the intersection of research, student life, event and hospitality space.

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