Environment scores big with zero-waste project at Super Bowl LII

Environment scores big with zero-waste project at Super Bowl LII

The NFL scored a zero-waste legacy project at Super Bowl LII, with 91 percent of all trash generated on gameday from 67,612 fans responsibly recovered through composting, recycling and reuse, according to a release. The landmark project marks the highest...

Chicago Skyway flips switch on green energy

Chicago Skyway flips switch on green energy

Skyway Concession Company (SCC), operator of the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge (Skyway), has completed a major modification to lighting on the Skyway, upgrading the entire road and bridge lighting system to use LEDs (light-emitting diodes). LED lighting is energy efficient,...

Bloomberg N.Y. headquarters earns highest 3-star Fitwel certification

Bloomberg N.Y. headquarters earns highest 3-star Fitwel certification

Bloomberg L.P.'s headquarters in New York City has been certified by the Center for Active Design (CfAD) with a Fitwel 3-Star Rating, the system’s highest achievement level, according to a release. Fitwel is the leading global health certification, evaluating evidence-based...

10 pre-spring water-saving tips

10 pre-spring water-saving tips

With spring approaching, it’s time to inspect for any damage caused by the past few months of freezing temperatures, ice and snow. With the inevitable annual thaw, below are tips for owners and managers of multifamily and commercial properties from...

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

In the first half of 2017, wind and solar accounted for 10 percent of monthly electricity generation for the first time.

Japan's first solar-powered office opens

Japan's first solar-powered office opens

Japan’s first office building fully powered by off-the-grid solar energy has opened in the city of Saga, according to Japan Times. Daiwa House Industry Co.

Pa. high school makes green-certification grade

Pa. high school makes green-certification grade

Lewisburg, Pa.'s new high school, which opened last year, has earned among the highest ratings given to new "green" facilities. Administrators at Lewisburg Area School District recently learned that the 181,000-square-foot high school earned LEED gold Certification, the second highest...

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

The presence of a large number of skyscrapers makes rooftop solar power systems unviable, according to a new report. However, the windows of such tall buildings have the potential to be converted into solar power panels, which can produce at...

LEED for Cities grant program unveiled

LEED for Cities grant program unveiled

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), creators of the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) green building program, with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, have announced a new grant program designed to recognize the sustainability and green building achievements of U.S.

Schools can chart path toward zero-energy status

Schools can chart path toward zero-energy status

Spring break is almost upon us and students are getting ready for some time away from reading, writing and exams. While students are hoping to return to high-scores, others may be returning to low scores – even zero. Zero energy...

Ala. school district tops $500,000 in energy savings

A partnership between energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric and Chambers County Schools in Lafayette, Ala., that aimed to trim the district’s energy expenses has topped $500,000. The milestone resulted from a comprehensive facilities improvement project, according to a release....

Fla. nature center earns net-zero recognition

Fla. nature center earns net-zero recognition

The design for the Audubon Nature Center in Sarasota, Fla., has earned zero net energy building certification from the New Buildings Institute (NBI). Zero net energy (ZNE) buildings are ultra-efficient new construction and deep energy retrofit projects that consume only...

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

In many buildings, energy use and its associated costs and pollution could be cut by 30 percent or more.

Canada Green Building Council sets 2030 Roadmap for $32B retrofit economy

A new report by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has set out a series of comprehensive actions for industry, non-profit organizations and governments to build a world-leading retrofit economy by 2030 that improves the performance of existing buildings and...

Mass. lab earns LEED gold

Mass. lab earns LEED gold

The state’s transportation Research and Materials Lab off the Massachusetts Pike has been nationally recognized for its environmentally-friendly features. The state Department of Transportation facility, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and constructed in 2016, has achieved MassDOT’s first Leadership in...

2018 Olympics leaves sustainable legacy

2018 Olympics leaves sustainable legacy

Host city carving out enduring future

5 ways to leverage IoT for reliable building performance data

5 ways to leverage IoT for reliable building performance data

With the world moving toward a global village, the Internet of Things (IoT) is breaking technological barriers to ensure a truly global world. For the IoT to work efficiently and in real time, the following are prerequisites: Use of technological...

Nutritional products maker's new HQ earns LEED gold

Nutritional products maker's new HQ earns LEED gold

Prolacta Bioscience, a leading provider of human milk-based neonatal nutritional products to hospitals, has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for its new headquarters. The 40,338-square-foot facility in Duarte, Calif., was recognized for its highly...

Investor Confidence Project rolls out certification, training through GBCI

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the premier organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, is now administering certifications for commercial and multifamily projects pursuing the Investor Confidence Project’s (ICP) Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification....

New Orleans issues energy challenge

Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the Downtown NOLA Energy Challenge, a competition between business owners across downtown New Orleans to reduce their energy usage. “I am proud to engage our downtown business owners to reduce their energy footprint,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu...

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