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.

Robert Redford Conservancy earns top LEED Rating

Robert Redford Conservancy earns top LEED Rating

A top-to-bottom renovation turned an abandoned, nearly 90-year-old facility into a showcase for responsible, collaborative green building. I

Now 200 communities are solar friendly

Now 200 communities are solar friendly

Every local government in the United States is eligible to receive no-cost technical assistance to achieve designation by SolSmart.

School security glazing also meets energy efficiency goals

School security glazing also meets energy efficiency goals

Many older schools across the country were constructed with tempered glass, which shatters into blunt pellets immediately upon impact.

Colo. building university's third to earn LEED status

The General Classroom Building at Colorado State University-Pueblo has received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The university says the three-story 40,000-square-foot facility, which opened in fall 2015, was designed and constructed to save 35 percent...

Bowling Green renovation earns LEED-ing recognition

A renovation at Bowling Green State University has earned a top environmental honor. The revamp of University Hall recently received LEED gold recognition, according to a release from the school. The renovation, designed by BHDP Architecture, welcomed students in fall...

Sustainable design at core of Toronto's first planned Toronto’s first tall wood building

Sustainable design at core of Toronto's first planned Toronto’s first tall wood building

Timber increasingly is becoming a core component of high-performance buildings around the world. It soon will be the foundation for a 12-story structure on Toronto’s eastern waterfront. George Brown College has unveiled plans to erect the province’s first tall institutional...

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

An innovative educational center – and the first net-zero facility in Montana – is scheduled to open to coincide with Earth Day 2018. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (CSE) is set for...

Calif. university constructing $101 million sustainable science building

Calif. university constructing $101 million sustainable science building

In just a little more than two years, Chico State University will have a new 110,000-square-foot physical sciences building that campus leaders hope will set an example in sustainability. After more than 10 years of planning, the California university this...

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

In 2016, the R.W. Kern Center became Hampshire College’s first new building in 40 years.

Irish eyes smiling: Notre Dame earns LEED honor

Irish eyes smiling: Notre Dame earns LEED honor

A University of Notre Dame facility has earned a top environmental award. McCourtney Hall, a facility dedicated to research in the molecular sciences and engineering, received LEED gold certification, according to the school. The 220,000-square-foot building, which opened in 2016,...

Retiring Dow chairman's donation to fund center for sustainable future

Retiring Dow chairman's donation to fund center for sustainable future

One of Australia's most senior international business leaders has donated $13.5 million to help build a Brisbane university research facility to develop budding leaders of a global sustainable future. Andrew Liveris will retire as chairman of DowDuPont in July and...

Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building

Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building

DePauw University’s new Hoover Dining Hall has received LEED gold certification, making it the campus’ third facility to earn the designation. Dedicated in October 2016, Hoover Hall is a 48,600-square-foot dining hall. The $32 million project, which took 29 months...

4 features for healthy, green schools

Since 2014, the World Green Building Council and its Green Building Councils have led the way on communicating the benefits of green buildings to people through the Better Places for People project. Work on offices, retail and residential buildings has...

Hawaii college aims to be nation's first with battery-powered renewable energy

Hawaii college aims to be nation's first with battery-powered renewable energy

The University of Hawai'i plans for its Maui College campus to soon be among the first in the nation to generate 100 percent of its energy from on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) systems coupled with battery storage. The project is part...

Canadian college receives $1.2 million to research sustainable energy

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Canada’s Concordia University has received $1.2 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to design a net-zero energy research facility on the Loyola campus, which could be the first test facility of...

Minn. college building receives 'golden' renovation

The renovation of a 70-year-old building on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota has been awarded the LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Renovation of the more than 27,000-square-foot Arthur H.

Canadian college installing $9.1 million geothermal field

Canada’s Durham College plans to install a geothermal system to heat and cool one of its largest buildings. The project is part of a larger effort to institute energy upgrades at the school. The $9.1 million geothermal field will be...

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

In recognition for achieving a high level of sustainability, the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of undergraduate residences Flaherty Hall and...

Calif. school district looks to save more than $5 million with energy partnership

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) is partnering with with energy and sustainability expert Schneider Electric to improve energy efficiency throughout its facilities and enhance STEM education programs. Through the partnership, Schneider Electric will implement a wide range of infrastructure...

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