Wells Fargo dedicates $200 billion for sustainable financing

Wells Fargo dedicates $200 billion for sustainable financing

Wells Fargo plans to provide $200 billion in financing to sustainable businesses and projects by 2030, with more than 50 percent focused on clean technology and renewable energy transactions that directly support the transition to a low-carbon economy. The company,...

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

In many buildings, energy use and its associated costs and pollution could be cut by 30 percent or more.

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef research facility in the Florida Keys has become the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED gold-certified commercial building in Monroe County. The recognition honors the facility’s eco-friendly design and construction, reports SRQ Magazine. Mote’s Elizabeth...

Building sustainability, certification systems evolving

Building sustainability, certification systems evolving

With most of the American population spending an estimated 90 percent of their time indoors, ensuring the health and well-being of employees has become essential for modern-day businesses. While building certification systems have been around for more than a decade,...

Qatar announces demountable World Cup stadium made from shipping containers

Qatar announces demountable World Cup stadium made from shipping containers

Qatar’s Ras Abu Aboud stadium, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final, is to be a 40,000-person capacity venue built using shipping containers and modular building blocks. Each section will contain removable seats, concession stands, lavatories and other stadium...

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

More than 24,000 people from around the world attended Greenbuild 2017 earlier this month in Boston. The Boston Society of Architects/AIA, Informa Exhibitions, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of the 2017 ArchitectureBoston Expo and Greenbuild...

Winery building earns LEED gold

E. & J. Gallo Winery’s new Dry Creek Building in Modesto, Calif., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

In the affluent suburb of Heliopolis, Cairo, a smart, multi-use and green complex is rising and is slated to be complete by 2019. Parisian architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has been working on the development since 2014 and construction started...

Boston's planned community to be lab for sustainable cities

Boston's planned community to be lab for sustainable cities

An abandoned naval air station south of Boston is the site of an experiment in how to build the sustainable cities of the future. Known as Union Point, it is a 1,400-acre parcel of land that overlaps three nearby towns....

New IHG Dubai hotel to be 100% solar-powered

New IHG Dubai hotel to be 100% solar-powered

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Diamond Developers have broken ground for Hotel Indigo Dubai Sustainable City, which will be 100 percent powered by solar energy. Located in Dubai’s first sustainable integrated development, the 143-room hotel will be a net-zero energy...

Early-stage energy modeling assesses building performance

Early-stage energy modeling assesses building performance

The demand for high-performing buildings is increasing, according to the National Institute of Building Sciences. That demand compels key stakeholders to consider all available sustainable methodologies and technologies at their disposal. One powerful technique for assessing the performance of a building is whole-building energy modeling.

Whirlpool plans wind turbines at fourth Ohio site

Whirlpool plans wind turbines at fourth Ohio site

Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio, and further build on the company's commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Beginning construction in early 2018, the turbines will be the same as those...

Mercedes-Benz Stadium first pro stadium to earn LEED platinum

Mercedes-Benz Stadium first pro stadium to earn LEED platinum

Mercedes-Benz Stadium has earned LEED platinum certification, the first professional sports stadium to do so. Home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United of MLS and many of the world’s top sports and entertainment events, Mercedes-Benz Stadium obtained more points...

Memphis development overcomes heating, cooling challenges

Anyone who has ever fought over the home or office thermostat might appreciate the challenge of heating and cooling Crosstown Concourse. With 40 or so nonprofit and for-profit tenants, about 1,500 workers and 3,000 people in and out of the...

N.H. bank earns LEED gold

N.H. bank earns LEED gold

The Manchester, N.H., headquarters of St. Mary’s Bank has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. The rating system, developed by the U.S.

Course helps make the case for high-performance buildings

Course helps make the case for high-performance buildings

The commercial real estate sector has seen an increase in property owners pursuing the development of high-performance buildings because of their marketability benefits and alignment with corporate sustainability goals. Research has also shown that owning and operating high-performance properties is...

'STARS' of campus sustainability unveiled

The 2017 Sustainable Campus Index, a publication by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), recognizes top-performing colleges and universities overall and in 17 sustainability impact areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating...

AHR Expo product brochure released

AHR Expo product brochure released

The full slate of efficient products that will be showcased at next year’s AHR Expo now are featured in a downloadable product preview. The 35-page digital brochure spotlights new air condition, heating and ventilation solutions in several categories: Air conditioning...

Perkins+Will launch new list warning against damaging building materials

Perkins+Will launch new list warning against damaging building materials

Global architects Perkins+Will have launched a list of the most “prolific and problematic” substances people encounter every day in the built environment. Hosted on the firm’s “Material Transparency” website, the compilation is described as “a user-friendly digital database that allows...

Clinton: Going green helps all ideologies

Clinton: Going green helps all ideologies

Former President Bill Clinton, in Boston to address attendees of Greenbuild 2017, the world’s largest green building and sustainability conference, gave a wide-ranging speech Thursday that touched on global warming and energy-efficient buildings — with references to the nation’s political...

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