Calif. university constructing $101 million sustainable science building

Calif. university constructing $101 million sustainable science building

In just a little more than two years, Chico State University will have a new 110,000-square-foot physical sciences building that campus leaders hope will set an example in sustainability. After more than 10 years of planning, the California university this...

Businesses recognized for commercial building rooftop unit efficiencies

Seven organizations have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign for leadership in installing more energy efficient RTUs in commercial buildings. As part of the Better Buildings Initiative, the Advanced RTU Campaign works...

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

In 2016, the R.W. Kern Center became Hampshire College’s first new building in 40 years.

DOE partnership targets manufacturing sustainability

DOE partnership targets manufacturing sustainability

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) have formed the Sustainability in Manufacturing partnership to advance energy approaches. Through the partnership fostered by DOE’s Better Plants program, the organizations will work together to help U.S.

Irish eyes smiling: Notre Dame earns LEED honor

Irish eyes smiling: Notre Dame earns LEED honor

A University of Notre Dame facility has earned a top environmental award. McCourtney Hall, a facility dedicated to research in the molecular sciences and engineering, received LEED gold certification, according to the school. The 220,000-square-foot building, which opened in 2016,...

Program helps beauty products packaging company put new face on energy efficiency

Program helps beauty products packaging company put new face on energy efficiency

Schneider Electric has teamed with Albéa to develop an integrated energy and carbon management program that will help bring efficiencies to the beauty and personal care packaging company’s global facilities. The collaboration’s goal is to boost energy savings some 15...

Casino powers data with renewable energy

Casino powers data with renewable energy

Wynn Las Vegas’ IT infrastructure is now being powered by 100 percent renewable energy. The move represents the company’s latest step in the company’s ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint and increase clean energy use across multiple areas of...

6 libraries recognized for excellence in architectural design

6 libraries recognized for excellence in architectural design

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have awarded six libraries with the 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design. Traditional roles of libraries are evolving. Today, libraries are designed with larger...

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Vita, a LEED gold-designed mixed-use residential rental apartment community in the Denver metro area, is nearing completion. The sustainable 159-unit apartment community, designed for people 55 years old and older, was developed by Denver-based Zocalo Community Development and designed by...

Retiring Dow chairman's donation to fund center for sustainable future

Retiring Dow chairman's donation to fund center for sustainable future

One of Australia's most senior international business leaders has donated $13.5 million to help build a Brisbane university research facility to develop budding leaders of a global sustainable future. Andrew Liveris will retire as chairman of DowDuPont in July and...

Washington utility creates solar program for commercial, industrial customers

Washington utility creates solar program for commercial, industrial customers

Large commercial and industrial electric customers in Washington State soon will be able to tap into a renewable, cost-effective energy source. Avista Utilities has unveiled the Solar Select program, which will be powered by 28 megawatts of renewable solar energy,...

China, WGBC team to reduce carbon emissions

China, WGBC team to reduce carbon emissions

China's Green Building Council has partnered with the World Green Building Council in a move to boost international efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the building and construction sectors, the two organizations announced. The partnership was hailed as "hugely...

World Economic Forum unveils new energy-efficient offices

The World Economic Forum, tasked with resolving international conflicts and improving the world, is focusing on sustainable development. When designing its new New York offices, it worked with CodeGreen Solutions — a sustainable building consultant — to make its location...

Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building

Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building

DePauw University’s new Hoover Dining Hall has received LEED gold certification, making it the campus’ third facility to earn the designation. Dedicated in October 2016, Hoover Hall is a 48,600-square-foot dining hall. The $32 million project, which took 29 months...

Walmart commits to reduce emissions in China

Walmart commits to reduce emissions in China

Walmart plans to enroll all of its export and domestic suppliers in China, starting with 100 of its top suppliers, into an emissions reduction program in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the country. The company’s goal is...

Delhi Metro Rail first to receive PEER certification in India

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in India has become the first transit project in the world to achieve Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification. The certification applies to its Blue Line, covering 51 stations in India. More than 10...

Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er

Bobcat engineering center an environmental LEED-er

Doosan Bobcat North America's Acceleration Center — a key engineering facility for all Bobcat compact equipment — is now Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. The Bismarck, N.D., facility is currently one of only a few test lab...

India's digital village gets top green rating

India’s Raithal community has been awarded platinum status by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), making it the first digital village in the country to be certified a “green village.” The award recognizes Raithal village as a “global leader” for...

New N.C. solar-storage farm among nation's largest

New N.C. solar-storage farm among nation's largest

One of the largest solar-plus-storage installations in the continental United States is now in operation in North Carolina. The 8.5-megawatt utility-scale project has a storage capacity of 12 megawatt hours, according to a release. All told, 21,900 high-performance LG solar...

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Despite the fact that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect the health of the occupants in any kind of enclosed space, there seem to be a lot of misconceptions about it. With individuals spending a significant amount of time...

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