AIA 2030 Commitment to measure green progress

Engineers can now join architects in signing up for The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment to measure progress towards reducing energy and carbon in the design of buildings. The program provides a framework of energy targets, metrics and...

Group proves net-zero buildings don’t have to be more expensive

A common assumption is that sustainable technology is much more costly than standard ways of building, but developers are showing that does not have to be the case. The cost of sustainable technology has actually decreased in recent years, according to a story from Deseret News.

Experts predict more workplace sensors to monitor sustainability

Most people cringe when they think about yet more monitoring occurring in the office environment, but what if the related electronics were designed to make the workspace more comfortable, be kinder to the environment and save money for the firm?...

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

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Manufacturers have been working to reduce their carbon footprint for years, with little success.

Shaw Industries rolls out carbon neutral carpet manufacturing

Shaw Industries rolls out carbon neutral carpet manufacturing

Carbon neutral efforts included installing a 1 MW solar array atop its carpet tile manufacturing facility in Cartersville, Georgia, in 2013.

Artificial intelligence unlocks building system data

Artificial intelligence unlocks building system data

Half of the energy consumed by the built environment is wasted, which is completely unacceptable from both a sustainability and cost perspective.

Smart lighting technology powers energy savings

Smart lighting technology powers energy savings

Connected technology is quickly becoming an expectation in all aspects of our lives.

First California commercial PACE project funds new resort

First California commercial PACE project funds new resort

The building represents an investment of $51 million to the area and is the first luxury hotel in Coachella.

Pennsylvania updates energy building codes

Pennsylvania updates energy building codes

Energy codes are different than fire or structural codes but are often adopted simultaneously.

A manufacturer will improve efficiency 15% with a new energy management plan

A manufacturer will improve efficiency 15% with a new energy management plan

The absence of a cohesive strategy and a common approach to sharing data and best practices lacked efficiency and created gaps in reporting and analysis.

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...

LEED aligns with California green building codes

LEED aligns with California green building codes

With California leading the way, many cities, counties and states are adopting green building strategies as mandatory requirements in local codes.

12 tips for making properties more water efficient

12 tips for making properties more water efficient

Millions of gallons of water are wasted every day in the United States. While several factors contribute to that waste, the two main issues are undetected leaks caused by an aging infrastructure and faulty irrigation systems/procedures incorporated by scores of...

Washington utility creates solar program for commercial, industrial customers

Washington utility creates solar program for commercial, industrial customers

Large commercial and industrial electric customers in Washington State soon will be able to tap into a renewable, cost-effective energy source. Avista Utilities has unveiled the Solar Select program, which will be powered by 28 megawatts of renewable solar energy,...

New N.C. solar-storage farm among nation's largest

New N.C. solar-storage farm among nation's largest

One of the largest solar-plus-storage installations in the continental United States is now in operation in North Carolina. The 8.5-megawatt utility-scale project has a storage capacity of 12 megawatt hours, according to a release. All told, 21,900 high-performance LG solar...

Fifth Third seeks to achieve 100% renewable power

Fifth Third seeks to achieve 100% renewable power

Fifth Third Bancorp has become the first Fortune 500 company and first bank to sign a power purchase agreement to achieve 100 percent renewable power through a single project, according to a release. Fifth Third also has become the first...

Wind to power Kohler facilities in U.S., Canada

Wind to power Kohler facilities in U.S., Canada

Kohler Co. plans to purchase 100 megawatts of wind power per year over the next 15 years to power all of its facilities in the United States and Canada. The power will come from the Diamond Vista wind farm located near Salina, Kan.

More cities harnessing power of renewable energy

More cities harnessing power of renewable energy

A new report shows that more than 100 cities around the world are running on predominantly clean energy. That figure is up from 40 in 2015, with more cities – from Seattle to Inje, South Korea – are turning to...

UV lamp meter ends replacement uncertainty for building engineers

A new ultraviolet-C germicidal (UV-C) Lamp Hour Meter from UV Resources alerts building engineers to potential disruptions to the efficiency-boosting technology’s benefits, including decreasing HVAC energy costs by an average of 10-25 percent. UV-C lamps installed in HVAC/R systems have...

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