Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid had sustainability in mind

Moroccan officials believe that environmental sustainability can be goal if it hosts 2026 World Cup.

Pittsburgh conservatory showcasing vertical gardening

Pittsburgh conservatory showcasing vertical gardening

Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has created a display of LiveWall green walls to showcase vertical gardening as an option for growing produce in urban areas. Founded in 1893, Phipps has been Pittsburgh’s green oasis for more than 120...

ICC Sydney gets gold for sustainability

ICC Sydney gets gold for sustainability

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney),has been awarded LEED gold, recognizing its all-encompassing approach to sustainability, reports Conference and Meetings World. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ratings system, developed by the U.S.

Iceland building biodome community to be sustainable oasis

Iceland building biodome community to be sustainable oasis

Iceland’s weather extremes pose unique challenges for residents and travelers, but the country’s capital Reykjavik is planning a series of new eco biodomes that will welcome Icelanders with warmth and style. Designed by Spor i Sandinn, Aldin is a fully...

New Washington resort achieves gold status

New Washington resort achieves gold status

MGM National Harbor has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification to MGM National Harbor, MGM Resorts International’s newest resort. Minutes from Washington, D.C., in Prince George's County, Maryland, the resort is scheduled to open Dec....

Canadian community center uses technology to reduce energy consumption

The city of New Westminster has received LEED gold certification for the Queensborough Community Centre expansion, three years after the project was complete. Jim Lowrie, the Canadian city’s director of engineering, said the project started in 2010, was completed in...

Sustainable mixed-use development helps revitalize Calif. community

A sustainable mixed-use development with 40 affordable apartments for families is one of the latest developments to help revitalize downtown Perris, Calif. Verano also features an on-site Head Start preschool operated by the Riverside County Office of Education and retail...

Net zero energy 'masterpiece' set to receive Living Building certification

Although Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center is considered a major landmark in the green building movement, it wasn't enough for the eco-loving team behind the project. Now, thanks to SmithGroup JJR architects and Hourigan Construction, the building, a net...

Orlando, developer successfully take up Better Buildings Challenge

The city of Orlando and Parkway Properties have received national recognition for leadership in improving energy efficiency across a combined 20 million square feet of building space by 20 percent within 10 years. Through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better...

Design competition asks architects, environmentalists and school kids to imagine a sustainable retail center

The Living Future Institute Australia has launched the Brickworks Living Building Challenge Design Competition, a new global design competition that aims to re-imagine retail centers. The effort calls on designers, environmental experts, architects, students and even schoolchildren to submit ideas...

District approach provides path to net zero

District approach provides path to net zero

Although it's not new, the idea of an energy district for heating and/or cooling is a strategy increasingly being considered as a path to net zero. Depending on fuel source, a district heating system, while not necessarily energy resource-efficient, could...

Mich. YMCA first building to adopt university design standards

Mich. YMCA first building to adopt university design standards

Approach is modeled after LEED guidelines.

Largest solar parking canopy system in Connecticut completed

Solaire Generation installs lighting solution at New Haven Jewish community center.

Sustainable City welcomes first residents

Dubai development features 11 biodomes that will provide home-grown produce and fresh herbs.

Companies team to increase number of nearly net zero buildings

Group's focus also will be on refurbishing existing structures.

Solar power to light up India community with green energy

Project expected to save enough electricity a day to power 500 villages.

Dubai’s Sustainable City designed to be net zero-energy

Dubai’s Sustainable City designed to be net zero-energy

Developers behind project aim to meet the highest environmental standards and recover costs in just four years.

World's largest ultra-fast EV charging station goes live in Beijing

World's largest ultra-fast EV charging station goes live in Beijing

Technology fully charging commercial vehicles in 10 minutes.

Ground broken on new sustainable community

Ground broken on new sustainable community

$5.8 billion waterfront renewal project going up in Australia.

Houston program helps building owners' efforts to go green

Houston program helps building owners' efforts to go green

PACE allows owners of commercial, industrial and residential properties with five or more units to obtain low-cost, long-term loans for water conservation, energy-efficiency and renewable retrofits.

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