New warehouse now Mass. town's biggest green energy provider

The Centennial Park commercial site where, 18 months ago, an industrial fire sent thick smoke rising from a flaming vat of Styrofoam products, is now a top-of-the-line metal warehouse — and the largest supplier of solar power for the city...

10 smart building IoT trends for 2018

10 smart building IoT trends for 2018

The concept of constructing smart buildings evolved to conserve energy and build buildings – both commercial and residential – that are energy efficient. For commercial buildings, the transition to smart buildings is vital to the growth of the organization. It...

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...

Recycling on rise at multifamily residences in Atlanta

Recycling on rise at multifamily residences in Atlanta

All around Atlanta, new buildings are taking shape. As people want to live inside the city’s perimeter with easy access to transit, fresh food and more sustainable living, most of the buildings are multifamily units and more than half of...

Acquisition allows Green Building Initiative to expand operations to Canada, beyond

Acquisition allows Green Building Initiative to expand operations to Canada, beyond

The U.S.-based non-profit Green Building Initiative (GBI) has completed the acquisition of the global rights to Green Globes, a leading sustainability rating system for commercial and multifamily buildings. This acquisition from JLL allows GBI to support existing Green Globes users...

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...

Partnership produces free tool to save building energy

Partnership produces free tool to save building energy

A partnership between Lucid Design Group of Oakland, Calif., and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have produced a free tool that can benchmark a building energy’s use. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Small Business Voucher (SBV)...

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...

Plan launched to build Europe's largest green hydrogen plant

Dutch paints and chemicals maker Akzo Nobel and gas network operator Gasunie have announced a plan to build Europe’s largest green hydrogen production plant. The facility, aimed at cutting CO2 emissions, is to be built in the northern part of...

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...

Manufacturer Jobsite Training Mitigates Risk

Manufacturer Jobsite Training Mitigates Risk

Courses are delivered both on jobsites to framing crews and to consultants and project managers at their local offices.

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...

LG debuts smart air solution products

LG Electronics (LG) launched its newest smart air solutions for single and multifamily homes. The LG PuriCare air purifier features a fine dust sensor and the LG DUALCOOL ThinQ Stand Inverter air conditioner with voice recognition and DeepThinQ technology make...

'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...

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

The Monroe, N.C., manufacturing facility of Bona, a global leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance, has achieved zero waste. Less than 1 percent of companies in North Carolina can make this claim, according to a press release. Additionally, Bona...

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