New website provides tools, information about green building codes, standards

A new website dedicated to highlighting chemistry in building and construction materials is designed to make available pivotal information to those in the green-building industry. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) launched www.BuildingWithChemistry.org to provide architects, material specifiers, interior designers and...

Global green building expected to double by 2018

Global green building expected to double by 2018

Study says increasing consumer demand has pushed the market to a trillion-dollar industry.

Nonresidential construction poised for more growth in 2016

Construction spending greatly exceeded expectations in the nonresidential market in 2015, and 2016 should see healthy growth levels as well, industry analysts predict. The reason: Continuing significant demand for hotels, office space, manufacturing facilities and amusement and recreation spaces. The...

Optimism abound for HVACR manufacturers’ 2016 prospects

Optimism abound for HVACR manufacturers’ 2016 prospects

Some 86 percent of companies planning to exhibit next week at the annual AHR Expo are confident about their business prospects in 2016, with 14 percent answering “excellent” and 62 percent selecting “good,” according to a new survey. The report...

Green buildings laying fresh foundation for worldwide ceiling tiles market

Green buildings laying fresh foundation for worldwide ceiling tiles market

A little more than half of construction firms participating in a recent study anticipated at least 60 percent of their projects being green building ventures. Those findings suggest that the green building movement is gaining a foothold worldwide, says the...

What’s a green building worth?

Resources available to assist appraisers in understanding the costs and benefits of green strategies.

Autotune software makes it quicker, easier, cheaper to model energy use of buildings

Autotune software makes it quicker, easier, cheaper to model energy use of buildings

Estimating energy use can guide the design of new buildings.

Building Technologies Office challenges national labs to rethink market engagement strategy

Agency currently leads a network of research and industry partners to develop innovative, cost-effective, energy-saving solutions for nation’s buildings.

Gateways laying foundation for Internet of Things, research shows

IoT and intelligent gateways are becoming standard solutions to bridging device or sensor networks with enterprise applications within brownfield and greenfield environments.

Green infrastructure prominent in Ontario climate change strategy

Green infrastructure prominent in Ontario climate change strategy

Plan is to significantly reduce emissions in the Canadian province.

Survey: Americans avoid touching restroom surfaces in commercial buildings

Survey: Americans avoid touching restroom surfaces in commercial buildings

Many hurry to exit when the facilities are considered 'unpleasant.'

Plug load controller measurably reduces electricity consumption in commercial buildings

Smart plug load solution from drives commercial buildings closer to net-zero energy consumption.

Where we learn matters

Where we learn matters

92 percent of Americans see importance of improving public school buildings.

Study shows strong evidence of impact of school design on learning

Study shows strong evidence of impact of school design on learning

Physical variations of the classroom can reflect on student population.

What is green building?

What is green building?

Sustainability and “green,” often used interchangeably, are about more than just reducing environmental impacts.

Top 10 countries for LEED in 2015

Top 10 countries for LEED in 2015

Canada heads the rankings, followed by China.

Companies team to increase number of nearly net zero buildings

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

Gap seen in glass glazing in commercial buildings

Gap seen in glass glazing in commercial buildings

Barely half of structures use coating with performance-enhancing attributes.

Green buildings boost cognitive function, study says

Green buildings boost cognitive function, study says

Environments with enhanced ventilation helped increase focus in areas of crisis response, information use and strategy.

BP Group launches smart Integrated Building Technologies division

BP Group launches smart Integrated Building Technologies division

IBT to aid property owners and managers using re-commissioning, application engineering and HVAC system retrofits to maximize building potential.

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