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...

Productivity improves with smart construction: WGBC

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

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...

Los Angeles New Block offers affordable, sustainable housing

The Newman Garrison & Partners architecture firm in Los Angeles has unveiled New Block.

Henning Larsen Architects brings sustainable Scandinavian design to Minneapolis

According to Inhabitat, Henning Larsen Architects and MSR Design unveiled their competition-winning designs for Minneapolis’ new Public Service Building — a municipal building that will integrate the Scandinavian ethos with sustainable design. Located across from Minneapolis City Hall, the multi-purpose...

Survey: Construction industry concern growing over labor shortages and tariffs

Survey: Construction industry concern growing over labor shortages and tariffs

To sustain the strong pipeline of work, industry leaders must think about the process and product innovations that can help complete projects on-time.

Coast Guard headquarters covered by a sea of green

Coast Guard headquarters covered by a sea of green

Given the unique lay of the land, architectural design and construction team navigated a range of design considerations.

Study: international green office space growing

Study: international green office space growing

Green building certification programs are becoming much more prevalent and more important to a variety of constituents and stakeholders.

Infographic: Finding alternatives to using sand in construction

Sand is the second-most extracted resource on Earth after water. However, it is not infinite.

Report: adaptive reuse projects require community partnerships

Report: adaptive reuse projects require community partnerships

Many cities and communities welcome these transformations, as they usually spread to other buildings and public spaces.

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Honor recognizes positive impacts on occupant health, well-being through improvements to building design, operations

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Smart glass, which controls light based on the sun’s projected energy, positively impacts passengers’ experience in airports, a new study says. Installation of the technology also correlates to higher revenues and reduced operational expenses, according to research conducted at Dallas...

World Bank increases support for clean, renewable energy in Bangladesh

The World Bank has approved $55 million to expand the use of clean renewable energy in rural areas of Bangladesh where grid electricity cannot reach easily. The additional financing to the Second Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Development (RERED II)...

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports soar with environmentally friendly upgrades

Airports are going green in response to increasing pressure regarding the aviation industry’s environmental impact. Airport Technology recently spotlighted the world’s most environmentally friendly airports and highlighted what elements of those facilities’ design help them to offset carbon emissions. The...

New ASHRAE standard defines requirements for integrating energy modeling into design

ASHRAE has published a new standard describing a methodology to apply building energy modeling throughout the design process. ASHRAE Standard 209-2018, Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings except Low Rise Residential Buildings, defines minimum requirements for providing energy design assistance...

Report: Tenants consider green credentials of building before renting

Report: Tenants consider green credentials of building before renting

Nearly half of tenants consider how eco-friendly a property is when making a rental decision, according to a recent survey. Research from Your Move’s sister company, LSL’s PRIsm, has revealed that the figure rose to 50 percent from 42 percent...

Cintas center recognized for waste diversion

Cintas’ Reno, Nev., distribution center has received gold under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification system administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). The facility was certified as a result of diverting at least 90 percent...

Utilities can help support LEED ambitions

Utilities can help support LEED ambitions

LEED is guiding design teams to work early in the process to set energy targets and to study optimal system configurations for their designs. Beyond the prerequisite standard performance needed to achieve LEED certification, the Optimize Energy Performance credit affords...

Millions in funding available for geothermal drilling research, development

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office plans to dole out up to $14.5 million to advance geothermal energy development nationwide. The Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy funding opportunity announcement will focus on geothermal drilling in support of accelerating...

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

VA medical center a LEED-ing government facility

The nearly 400,000 military veterans in Colorado will soon have a new Veterans Affairs-managed hospital to seek medical attention – and a green one at that.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District declared the construction of the new campus substantially complete in January 2018.

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