Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef research facility in the Florida Keys has become the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED gold-certified commercial building in Monroe County. The recognition honors the facility’s eco-friendly design and construction, reports SRQ Magazine. Mote’s Elizabeth...

Water meter monitoring devices provide building value

Facility owners and managers who haven’t yet installed a water meter-monitoring device for their buildings might consider doing so. With the amount of savings they bring, these devices pay themselves off within just a few months, experts say. How? An...

Toyota building giant power station to turn biowaste into hydrogen fuel

Toyota building giant power station to turn biowaste into hydrogen fuel

Toyota is building a massive power plant that will churn out 1.2 tons of hydrogen every day. That’s enough for the daily driving needs of almost 1,500 cars. The company described the project as the “world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel...

Houston businesses continue repurposing shipping containers

Houston businesses continue repurposing shipping containers

A Houston company says it is dedicated to sustaining an environmentally-friendly environment, moving its operations into an office building made out of used shipping containers: RISE Industries (as in “Resilient, Innovative, Sustainable and Efficient,” according to its website) recently crafted...

Building sustainability, certification systems evolving

Building sustainability, certification systems evolving

With most of the American population spending an estimated 90 percent of their time indoors, ensuring the health and well-being of employees has become essential for modern-day businesses. While building certification systems have been around for more than a decade,...

Zero-net energy buildings market to reach $78.8 billion by 2025

Zero-net energy buildings market to reach $78.8 billion by 2025

Properties are becoming greener and greener. Come 2025, the global net-zero energy buildings (NZEB) market will have climbed to approximately $78.8 billion, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The projected market increase is a notable one,...

Qatar announces demountable World Cup stadium made from shipping containers

Qatar announces demountable World Cup stadium made from shipping containers

Qatar’s Ras Abu Aboud stadium, host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final, is to be a 40,000-person capacity venue built using shipping containers and modular building blocks. Each section will contain removable seats, concession stands, lavatories and other stadium...

Investments in green buildings to hit $3.4 trillion

Investments in “green” or environment-friendly buildings could reach a cumulative amount of $3.4 trillion by 2025, a study by the International Finance Corp.

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

More than 24,000 people from around the world attended Greenbuild 2017 earlier this month in Boston. The Boston Society of Architects/AIA, Informa Exhibitions, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of the 2017 ArchitectureBoston Expo and Greenbuild...

Hong Kong urban farmers find bliss in rooftop gardens

Hong Kong urban farmers find bliss in rooftop gardens

Rooftops in densely populated Hong Kong are fast turning ­greener and more fertile as urban farmers seek to grow crops from their homes and offices and create a more liveable community. Kale, cherry tomatoes, ­radishes and all kinds of herbs...

Duck curve addresses over-generation of solar energy

Duck curve addresses over-generation of solar energy

Technology represents transition point for utilities, industry

Boston's planned community to be lab for sustainable cities

Boston's planned community to be lab for sustainable cities

An abandoned naval air station south of Boston is the site of an experiment in how to build the sustainable cities of the future. Known as Union Point, it is a 1,400-acre parcel of land that overlaps three nearby towns....

Mercedes-Benz Stadium first pro stadium to earn LEED platinum

Mercedes-Benz Stadium first pro stadium to earn LEED platinum

Mercedes-Benz Stadium has earned LEED platinum certification, the first professional sports stadium to do so. Home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United of MLS and many of the world’s top sports and entertainment events, Mercedes-Benz Stadium obtained more points...

Is classroom air quality hindering learning?

Is classroom air quality hindering learning?

Many schools are looking to close the achievement gap and foster learning among all students. Although processed foods, socio-economic conditions, ADHD, and learning disabilities are common culprits, environmental factors are often overlooked. Is indoor air quality a missing ingredient in...

Course helps make the case for high-performance buildings

Course helps make the case for high-performance buildings

The commercial real estate sector has seen an increase in property owners pursuing the development of high-performance buildings because of their marketability benefits and alignment with corporate sustainability goals. Research has also shown that owning and operating high-performance properties is...

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...

Perkins+Will launch new list warning against damaging building materials

Perkins+Will launch new list warning against damaging building materials

Global architects Perkins+Will have launched a list of the most “prolific and problematic” substances people encounter every day in the built environment. Hosted on the firm’s “Material Transparency” website, the compilation is described as “a user-friendly digital database that allows...

Denver latest city to require ‘green roofs’ on big new buildings

Denver latest city to require ‘green roofs’ on big new buildings

Denver became the latest city to require rooftop gardens or solar panels on big new buildings, which backers say will keep the outdoor air cooler, make storm water easier to manage and reduce the amount of energy burned by air...

Steel industry releases guide to LEED v4 certification

Steel industry releases guide to LEED v4 certification

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has released a guide to using steel construction products for the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. The guide, “LEED v4...

Office, retail building receives prestigious accolades for sustainability

Office, retail building receives prestigious accolades for sustainability

Brunswig Square, a mixed-use development in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo neighborhood, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification and gold Wired Certification, its owners announced in a release. An office/retail building, Brunswig Square is distinguished...

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