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,...

Johns Hopkins receives LEED gold for energy-conscious design, operations

Johns Hopkins receives LEED gold for energy-conscious design, operations

Malone Hall, a multi-functional space for students, engineers, scientists and medical researchers that opened on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood (Md.) campus in 2014, recently received a gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The internationally recognized...

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...

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in fully automated city

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in fully automated city

Robots may outnumber humans in a new pioneering city billed by Saudi Arabia as "a new blueprint for sustainable life," which would be entirely powered by renewable energy and served by driverless vehicles and vertical farms. The city, called Neom,...

Solar-powered theater in France considered engineering feat

Solar-powered theater in France considered engineering feat

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban recently completed an innovative theater building in Paris, featuring a wall of solar panels that is movable so that it can follow the sun all day. Ban created the Seine Musicale theater building in collaboration with...

ASHRAE winter program focuses on reducing ecological impact

ASHRAE winter program focuses on reducing ecological impact

Reducing the ecological impact of the built environment and integrated design are featured themes in the technical program at ASHRAE's 2018 Winter Conference. The 2018 Winter Conference takes place Jan. 20-24, 2018, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Condo Canada's first to receive LEED platinum

A Markham, Canada, condominium is "LEEDing" the way in sustainability and energy conservation. River Park Condominium, developed by the Markham-based Times Group, has achieved a LEED platinum certification and become the first condominium (10-story-plus building) in Canada to receive the...

Registration opens for 2018 ASHRAE winter conference

Registration is now open for ASHRAE’s 2018 signature events in Chicago.  The 2018 Winter Conference is scheduled for Jan. 20-24, 2018, in the Palmer House Hilton., and the AHR Expo will be held Jan.

D.C. United announce $25 million record PACE deal

D.C. United announce $25 million record PACE deal

Washington, D.C.’s professional soccer team has closed on the nation’s largest clean-funding deal. D.C. United, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Energy and Environment announced the $25 million private clean energy funding package for installation of state-of-the-art energy and...

South Africa’s first Green Star museum eco-friendly literary treasure

South Africa’s first Green Star museum eco-friendly literary treasure

One of South Africa’s literary treasures has transformed into an eco-friendly gem. Designed by Intsika Architects, the National English Literary Museum is the first five-star Green Star-certified Public & Education building in the country, reports Inhabitat. Located in the university...

5 global green building trends for 2017

5 global green building trends for 2017

Thanks in part to the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, green building projects are increasing worldwide. From 2015 to 2018, the percentage of global builders with at least 60 percent of their projects certified green will double, according to...

Largest Passive House project underway in Vancouver

The largest Passive House project in Canada is under construction in the East Hastings corridor of Vancouver Heights. Named The Heights, the six-story mixed-use building will feature retail space on the first level and 85 units of rental housing above....

Hydrogen: A clean, flexible energy carrier

Hydrogen is the simplest and most abundant element on earth. It consists of only one proton and one electron.

4 Tips on HRV/ERV System Installation

4 Tips on HRV/ERV System Installation

A poor installation can lead to indoor air quality problems and poor energy efficiency in the home.

Vancouver looks to boost energy-efficiency standards

Vancouver looks to boost energy-efficiency standards

The city of Vancouver plans to boost green building requirements for new residential buildings under seven stories, including “exceptionally large” single-family homes. The energy efficiency measures, which would kick in March 1, 2018, if approved by the city council, would...

Alcatraz one of largest microgrids in U.S.

Alcatraz one of largest microgrids in U.S.

Watch towers, prison cells and … solar panels? Welcome to The Rock. Each year, more than 1.5 million people tour Alcatraz Island to visit its iconic prison. But, most people don’t realize that the 22-acre site, in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, is also home to one of the nation’s largest microgrids, according to the U.S.

Canadian school earns makes LEED grade

A Canadian elementary school has received LEED gold certification. The elementary school was built between May 2013 and September 2014. It has taken some time to put the finishing touches on the building and for staff to apply for and...

Milwaukee apartments nab national honor

Milwaukee apartments nab national honor

A new apartment building on Milwaukee's east side has received a rare award for its high level of environmental sustainability. Sage on Prospect, a 34-unit development, has received platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, reports the Milwaukee...

Denmark campus opens with eye on future for sustainable living

Denmark campus opens with eye on future for sustainable living

Everyone can relate to being the new kid at school and struggling to find the cafeteria, classrooms and (worst-case scenario) the bathrooms. So spare a thought for the Copenhagen International School’s 930 returning students because the building’s brand new and...

Wilde Lake Middle becomes Maryland's first net-zero energy school

Wilde Lake Middle becomes Maryland's first net-zero energy school

Wilde Lake Middle School in Columbia has made its debut as Maryland's first "net-zero energy" school, meaning the $33 million building's extensive solar panel array will help it generate as much energy as it uses. The new school is significantly...

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