Canadian college receives $1.2 million to research sustainable energy

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Canada’s Concordia University has received $1.2 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to design a net-zero energy research facility on the Loyola campus, which could be the first test facility of...

Minn. college building receives 'golden' renovation

The renovation of a 70-year-old building on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota has been awarded the LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Renovation of the more than 27,000-square-foot Arthur H.

Ohio center to modernize electric grid in six-state region

Ohio center to modernize electric grid in six-state region

FirstEnergy Corp. plans to expand its West Akron, Ohio, campus with the addition of a new 88,000-square-foot facility that will be used to evaluate, test and train staff on new, digital grid technologies, reports Cleveland.com. The $37 million Center for...

Report: Air quality monitoring system market to grow

Report: Air quality monitoring system market to grow

The global air quality monitoring system market (AQMS) is expected to grow at an annual rate of 4.6 percent, reaching a collective value of $4.9 billion by 2022, new research shows. That’s up from $3.92 billion in 2017, according to...

BOMA advocates for extension of commercial building tax deduction

BOMA advocates for extension of commercial building tax deduction

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International testified before Congress on the importance of making permanent and modernizing the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction, commonly referred to as 179D after its U.S. Internal Revenue Code section number. The U.S.

New Ca. government building expected to achieve net-zero energy

New Ca. government building expected to achieve net-zero energy

As it moves closer to building a net-zero energy headquarters, California’s Department of General Services recently selected a design-build partnership to plan and erect a 20-story office tower in Sacramento. The agency chose Turner Construction Co. and AC Martin to...

Second-ever CLT hotel under construction in N.Y.

Second-ever CLT hotel under construction in N.Y.

Construction has begun on the nation’s second hotel using cross-laminated timber. The hotel, on Fort Drum in Watertown, N.Y., is part of Lendlease’s more than 12,000-room privatized Army lodging portfolio. Lendlease, developer for the Department of Defense’s only privatized lodging...

Garden skyscraper to be among 'most sustainable buildings in Europe'

Garden skyscraper to be among 'most sustainable buildings in Europe'

A 180-meter skyscraper designed to be zero-energy and accessible via a garden bridge has been proposed to be built in Paris, reports dezeen. International architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill is part of the team that launched a master plan...

Canadian college installing $9.1 million geothermal field

Canada’s Durham College plans to install a geothermal system to heat and cool one of its largest buildings. The project is part of a larger effort to institute energy upgrades at the school. The $9.1 million geothermal field will be...

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Castles dot the landscape across Europe. A new castle taking shape in Pennsylvania soon will be a symbol of sustainable building practices and home to 522 apartments. With more than 1.2 million square feet of space, Grand Castle is slated to open this spring.

Global Green Finance Index launched

Global Green Finance Index launched

The new Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) has been launched by Z/Yen and Finance Watch, ranking the world's financial centers according to perceptions of the quality and depth of their green finance offerings.   In this inaugural edition (GGFI 1), financial centers in Western Europe outperformed those in other regions, according to a release.

UV Resources becomes approved CE provider for Florida engineers

UV Resources becomes approved CE provider for Florida engineers

The Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) has approved UV Resources as a continuing education provider for the organization, which regulates the practice of engineering in the state. The free one-hour training course offered by UV Resources is titled “How...

Infographic: Case for conservation-friendly construction

Construction methods need to be more environmentally friendly. However, this isn't just a case of green energy and sustainable materials, plans must also account for the local ecosystem. The construction of both residential and commercial properties is encroaching further and further into the countryside.

Dubai launches smart concrete calculator

Dubai launches smart concrete calculator

The Dubai Municipality’s Buildings Department has developed a new smart calculator to measure the environmental impact of the use of concrete in construction projects and compare it to the baseline that it has developed in advance, reports Tahawul Tech. The...

Kenya to promote construction of green buildings

Kenya plans to promote construction of green buildings to enhance sustainability in the construction industry, a senior government official said. James Macharia, cabinet secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, told journalists in Nairobi that to...

Construction resumes on world's tallest tower

Construction resumes on world's tallest tower

Construction on what’s designed to be the world’s tallest building has restarted in Saudi Arabia. Work on Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture‘s Jeddah Tower stalled at the 63rd floor, reports Inhabitat. Now, according to local news, construction has resumed....

ASHRAE offers new engineering course

ASHRAE offers new engineering course

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) has added a new course specifically designed for the needs of consulting engineers. The course, “Consulting Engineering Essentials,” takes place March 29 in New Orleans. It provides an overview of ownership responsibilities and offers insights to...

Report: Intelligent building automation technologies market to grow

Report: Intelligent building automation technologies market to grow

The intelligent building automation technologies market is expected to reach a value of $95.95 billion by 2022, according to new research. Increasing awareness regarding workplace safety, a shift toward smart buildings, and improving the comfort level for occupants are expected...

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

In recognition for achieving a high level of sustainability, the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of undergraduate residences Flaherty Hall and...

Norway plans sustainable city At Oslo Airport

Norway plans sustainable city At Oslo Airport

Already a noted champion of sustainable aviation, Oslo Airport soon will be home to a sustainable city. Norwegian architects are planning to build Oslo Airport City, reports GreenMatters. That will enable travelers visiting Oslo Airport to be able to experience...

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