Taco Introduces Clarity3 Building Automation System

Clarity3 by Taco Comfort Solutions is a simple, turnkey building automation system (BAS) designed entirely by experts who install and use these systems.

Productivity improves with smart construction: WGBC

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

Commercial demand for mineral wool insulation to grow 3.4% annually

Demand for mineral wool insulation in the commercial market is forecast to grow

How Schneider Electric uses ‘EcoStruxure’ to improve energy efficiency, sustainability

Schneider Electric created EcoStruxure several years ago and has begun to quantify its impact—an integrated, cloud-based, IoT-system that connects all aspects of a building, from the shop floor to the top floor to tailor the use of energy. Since its...

BREEAM new construction standard launched in US

The United Kingdom-based Building Research Establishment (BRE) has joined forces with architecture, engineering and design firm HOK

High-tech hemp homes: The 3D-printed green building revolution

From 3D-printed buildings to hemp-paneled homes, a hi-tech green building revolution is under way across the globe

An Ottawa office building achieves first zero carbon certification in Canada

The Canada Green Building Council announced that an Ottawa office building has been awarded Canada’s first zero carbon building certification for performance

Cities at the crossroads of consumption and sustainability

For centuries, cities have inspired architects and planners, dreamers and poets, the rich and the poor, and today they are enjoying a resurgence that beckons youth, the middle class and retirees alike to their culture.

How a 12-year-old helped bring ocean sustainability to D.C.

Even young people can profit with sustainability.

Xylem highlights commitment to global sustainability in annual Sustainability Report

Xylem, a leading global water technology company, recently published its 2017 Sustainability Report: “The Opportunity of a Lifetime,” which outlines its commitment to partnering with customers and communities to pioneer new approaches to help solve the major water challenges of...

Incentive can improve ROI of sustainability initiatives

Companies are setting increasingly ambitious goals in their environmental efforts

Paris continues work on eco-friendly urban development project

Clichy-Batignolles is referred to in its brochure as a “a model for sustainable urban development.”

Los Angeles New Block offers affordable, sustainable housing

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

Experts predict more workplace sensors to monitor sustainability

Most people cringe when they think about yet more monitoring occurring in the office environment, but what if the related electronics were designed to make the workspace more comfortable, be kinder to the environment and save money for the firm?...

How the convergence of IoT and IAQ has influenced energy efficiency practices

How the convergence of IoT and IAQ has influenced energy efficiency practices

The premise is that commercial buildings should promote health, be cozy, convenient and support human productivity.

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.

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Manufacturers have been working to reduce their carbon footprint for years, with little success.

Savona, Italy, has become the first LEED-certified city in Europe

Savona, Italy, has become the first LEED-certified city in Europe

LEED for Cities provides cities with a framework for measuring and managing the performance of water consumption, energy use, human experience, waste and transportation.

Shaw Industries rolls out carbon neutral carpet manufacturing

Shaw Industries rolls out carbon neutral carpet manufacturing

Carbon neutral efforts included installing a 1 MW solar array atop its carpet tile manufacturing facility in Cartersville, Georgia, in 2013.

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