New ASHRAE portal offers centralized resources to users

New ASHRAE portal offers centralized resources to users

A new online portal makes it easier for building professionals to access the suite of resources related to ASHRAE Standard 90.1 – Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings. “ASHRAE Standard 90.1 is used globally as an industry benchmark...

China LEEDing nation outside U.S.

China LEEDing nation outside U.S.

Nation has more than 47 million gross square meters of certified space

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic building smart city outside Denver

Panasonic’s presence is just about everywhere these days, from car batteries to airplanes. Now, now the company is building a smart city. Called CityNow, the futuristic city is rising outside Denver and will be a living lab experiment for creating...

St. Paul looks to strengthen sustainable building requirements

St. Paul looks to strengthen sustainable building requirements

Major building renovations that get funding from the city of St. Paul, Minn., may soon have to meet certain green building standards, including providing electric vehicle charging stations and tracking water use. The new requirements, which the City Council is likely to approve Jan.

Green Business Certification Inc. continues China expansion

Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the exclusive organization certifying all LEED projects worldwide, has opened a new office in Shanghai. Through rigorous certification and credentialing standards, GBCI drives adoption of green building and business practices through LEED and other green...

China college strikes LEED gold

Schwarzman College has earned LEED gold certification under new construction, according to a release. On the campus of Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious universities, Schwarzman College opened in 2016. Designed by Robert A.M.

Solar-powered Miami office to be made of repurposed shipping containers

Solar-powered Miami office to be made of repurposed shipping containers

Argentina-based Reale Arquitectos has unveiled plans for an office building made completely out of shipping containers. Under construction in Miami, the contemporary structure is made of four repurposed containers strategically configured to give the building plenty of open spaces and...

Canadians constructing North America's biggest green buildings

Canadians constructing North America's biggest green buildings

Tenants this month will move into a six-story Vancouver apartment building designed to be so energy efficient, you could heat each bedroom with a 100-watt light bulb. Boasting 85 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, The Heights will be the largest...

Va. environmental center certified LEED platinum

The Alexandria Renew Enterprises (AlexRenew) Environmental Center has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Of the 2,364 LEED-certified buildings in Virginia, only 2 percent (51) are LEED platinum...

USGBC premieres human health podcast

USGBC premieres human health podcast

Every story about a building is a story about people. That’s a common mantra within the U.S.

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Instead of concrete or metal, an eco-friendly office building in Romania features a sturdy timber skeleton – making it the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe. Romanian firm Tecto Arhitectura designed the building as the new office for HSR...

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

The Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, joining Kresge Centennial Hall as a Northwestern University building to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest green building rating. Opened...

Manhattan office tower joins LEED ranks

Takenaka Corp.’s 27-story Heron Tower, a boutique office building in Manhattan’s Plaza District, has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Currently under Cushman & Wakefield’s management, a team comprising Property Manager Joseph McCausland and Chief Engineer...

Vertical gardens greening European cities

Vertical gardens greening European cities

Central London hotel Athenaeum has seven stories of lush greenery winding up a corner, while the entire side of Madrid museum and cultural center, the CaixaForum, is blanketed in plants and flowers. In Paris, the entrance to the Musée du...

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans to build a new energy efficient campus in California. The tech giant has chosen BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to design its new campus, reports New Atlas. BIG previously designed the company’s Charleston East and London facilities. The newest...

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

A refurbished building in downtown Fayetteville, Ark., has earned the highest LEED certification, the only such designation awarded in the state during 2017, reports the Fayetteville Flyer. 15 North Church, home to local architecture studio Modus Studio, Specialized Real Estate...

Construction underway on efficient Colorado residence hall

Construction underway on efficient Colorado residence hall

Construction is well underway on a new energy-efficient residence hall at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The 178,000-square-foot Williams Village East facility is being built according to LEED gold standards, with such renewable energy features as solar panels, LED...

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

A glass-clad office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, N. J., has earned the highest level of LEED certification. J.E.

Memphis site world's largest LEED platinum building for historic adaptive reuse

Memphis site world's largest LEED platinum building for historic adaptive reuse

Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tenn., has become the world's largest building to be awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for historic adaptive reuse, according to the Memphis architecture firm that worked on the project. The...

New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers

New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has introduced three high-capacity cooling solutions for the growing colocation and cloud hosting data center markets, enabling providers to save money, reduce risks and more easily manage their facilities. The products are designed to be...

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