AIA 2030 Commitment to measure green progress

Engineers can now join architects in signing up for The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment to measure progress towards reducing energy and carbon in the design of buildings. The program provides a framework of energy targets, metrics and...

Taco Introduces Clarity3 Building Automation System

Clarity3 by Taco Comfort Solutions is a simple, turnkey building automation system (BAS) designed entirely by experts who install and use these systems.

Productivity improves with smart construction: WGBC

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

Commercial demand for mineral wool insulation to grow 3.4% annually

Demand for mineral wool insulation in the commercial market is forecast to grow

Copper Development Association names sustainability award winners

“Architects and contractors continue to develop innovative and impressive designs that speak to copper’s formability, durability and unique weathering characteristics,” said Stephen Knapp, director of the Copper Development Association’s Strip, Sheet, & Plate Council to Construction Specifier magazine. “Copper may...

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...

Sunvapor Solar Steam on Demand receives funding for desalination

The DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) selected Livermore, California-based Sun Vapor Inc. to receive $1.5 million in funding for Solar Steam on Demand. Sunvapor is one of 14 solar-thermal desalination projects chosen for reducing the cost of the technology...

High-tech hemp homes: The 3D-printed green building revolution

From 3D-printed buildings to hemp-paneled homes, a hi-tech green building revolution is under way across the globe

BREEAM new construction standard launched in US

The United Kingdom-based Building Research Establishment (BRE) has joined forces with architecture, engineering and design firm HOK

An Ottawa office building achieves first zero carbon certification in Canada

The Canada Green Building Council announced that an Ottawa office building has been awarded Canada’s first zero carbon building certification for performance

Xylem highlights commitment to global sustainability in annual Sustainability Report

Xylem, a leading global water technology company, recently published its 2017 Sustainability Report: “The Opportunity of a Lifetime,” which outlines its commitment to partnering with customers and communities to pioneer new approaches to help solve the major water challenges of...

Incentive can improve ROI of sustainability initiatives

Companies are setting increasingly ambitious goals in their environmental efforts

Cities at the crossroads of consumption and sustainability

For centuries, cities have inspired architects and planners, dreamers and poets, the rich and the poor, and today they are enjoying a resurgence that beckons youth, the middle class and retirees alike to their culture.

How a 12-year-old helped bring ocean sustainability to D.C.

Even young people can profit with sustainability.

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...

AHR Expo accepting 2019 Innovation Awards submissions

The AHR Expo (International Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) has announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2019 Innovation Awards Competition, which have showcased the industry’s ever advancing technologies since 2003. Categories include: Building automation Cooling Green building Indoor...

Paris We Love Green Festival Paris balanced sustainability, line-up

It's becoming increasingly popular late for festivals to reduce their carbon footprint, and to inspire recycling and a culture of sustainability. The We Love Green Festival in Paris this month pushed that concept, including attendance by experts and campaigners to...

Hawaii gets $1.9M in fed dollars to test solar-thermal desalination

The U.S. Department of Energy will award over $1.9 million in federal funding to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority to test the viability of solar-thermal desalination on a commercial scale, said U.S.

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