Textile brands get behind China's green shift

Textile brands get behind China's green shift

When Sherry Poon set up her childrenswear clothing business, Wobabybasics, nine years ago, finding eco-friendly factories in China was a struggle, and finding organic cotton suppliers was nearly impossible. A decade later, momentum is growing for the country’s green manufacturing,...

R.I. science building earns LEED gold in challenging feat

R.I. science building earns LEED gold in challenging feat

Forgive University of Rhode Island Director of Capital Projects Paul DePace for saying there’s been some alchemy going on at the Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. That’s because the 134,623-square-foot Beaupre Center has been certified LEED gold by...

Solar carport to power architectural firm's office in Syracuse

Solar carport to power architectural firm's office in Syracuse

King + King Architects is installing a "solar" carport that will power its Syracuse, N.Y., office, as well provide covered parking for its employees and visitors. The roof of the 12,600-square-foot carport directly across from the firm's office is covered...

DOE announces $12 million to advance early-stage solar research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $12 million for eight projects to advance predictive modeling capabilities for solar generation. The models will lead to more accurate forecasts of solar generation levels, enabling utilities to better manage the variability...

3D printing used to create experimental buildings in Israel, U.S.

3D printing used to create experimental buildings in Israel, U.S.

Two new experimental structures that incorporate 3D printing may open up new possibilities for construction. The first is a 3D-printed concrete building known as the barracks hut, or the B-Hut, and is the largest of its kind in the United...

ASHRAE launches new building energy quotient portal

ASHRAE launches new building energy quotient portal

ASHRAE has launched the Building Energy Quotient (Building EQ) Portal, which provides a faster, more automated approach to receive a building EQ performance score. “The primary goal of the Building EQ program is to promote more energy efficient buildings and...

Number of LEED-certified schools hits 2,000

Number of LEED-certified schools hits 2,000

Milestone spotlights several sustainability trends

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Two Seattle-area Better Buildings Challenge partners have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their successful energy-efficient upgrade achievements at the King County International Airport and the local Shari's in Lynnwood, Wash. Through the Better Buildings Challenge,...

New webinar on timber explains strategies for profitable passive design

reThink Wood has released a new webinar on demand that explains strategies for profitable, carbon-neutral design using mass timber while adhering to passive design principles. The webinar, titled “Successful Strategies for Profitable, Carbon-Neutral Designs Using Passive House and Mass Timber,”...

Schneider Electric commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030

Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has committed to sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity and is shedding light on the doubling of its energy productivity.   The company, officials say, believes it cannot go renewable without ensuring optimization of its energy system first.

Mass. business center earns LEED gold

Mass. business center earns LEED gold

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s North Campus Innovation District has struck gold again. The Pulichino Tong Business Center earned LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the school.

5,500 U.S. schools use solar power, study shows

5,500 U.S. schools use solar power, study shows

In a field behind an elementary school in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay, an ambitious plan has been taking shape: Schools Superintendent Peter Gretz and other local administrators are preparing to power their school district with solar...

Paris, L.A. work to build 'green' Olympics

Paris, L.A. work to build 'green' Olympics

Following the recommendations contained in Agenda 2020 by the International Olympic Committee, and its request that candidate cities present projects closely adhering to their long-term social, financial and environmental planning needs, “greenness” will be vital to any winning Olympic bid....

Conference to focus on sustainable construction using 3D technology

Conference to focus on sustainable construction using 3D technology

The fifth International Conference on Sustainable Building Materials gets underway this week with a focus on sustainable applications and construction using 3D technology. The event, organized by Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) of Dubai Municipality, will be held Wednesday and Thursday...

Ga. Tech research building expected to be most environmentally advanced in Southeast

Skanska USA, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and The Kendeda Fund recently launched The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design. Instead of breaking ground on the building with a ceremonial shovel, representatives from Georgia Tech joined the design and...

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...

GM receives $2.6 million for energy efficient measures

GM receives $2.6 million for energy efficient measures

General Motors’ Flint (Mich.) complex has received a $2.6 million incentive payment from Consumers Energy for energy efficiency upgrades, part of the energy provider's commitment to helping businesses across Michigan lower their energy costs, according to a release. "Our mission...

Microsoft building new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

Microsoft building new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

Microsoft has started construction on its new campus in Silicon Valley designed to achieve net-zero, non-potable water certification as a response to California’s water shortage. The new 643,000-square-foot Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View will have an integrated water management...

RESET, Fitwel align to promote optimal indoor air quality across buildings globally

The RESET Standard and the Fitwel Certification System have aligned, meaning projects using the RESET Air certification can also receive credit toward Fitwel certification, expanding both systems’ impact in communities around the world. Fitwel is the leading global health certification,...

Online guide helps home buyers find sustainable apartments, communities

Online guide helps home buyers find sustainable apartments, communities

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has launched a new website, called Living Green Star, to help home buyers find sustainable apartments, communities and retirement living villages. “The number of residential developments with the Green Star tick of approval...

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