Bloomberg European HQ takes advantage of integrated design, technologies

Bloomberg European HQ takes advantage of integrated design, technologies

Located in London's financial district, media company Bloomberg's European headquarters has been named the world's most sustainable office, according to a press release by project architect Foster + Partners. The designation is based on the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment...

Winnipeg school named Canada's greenest

Winnipeg school named Canada's greenest

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools has named Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. In the heart of a new neighborhood...

5 ways to save energy

5 ways to save energy

Energy Efficiency Day, which is Oct. 5, is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution....

Vancouver on track to build world's tallest passive-house buildings

Vancouver on track to build world's tallest passive-house buildings

A rezoning application has been submitted to the city of Vancouver that would see the construction of a two-tower development giving off close to zero greenhouse gas emissions. The developers, Landa Global Properties and Asia Standard Americas, have submitted an...

New tool to help boost building sustainability

The European Commission has launched the pilot phase of a new tool designed to help boost sustainability in the building sector. Level(s) aims to establish a common language around what sustainable building means in practice — shifting the debate beyond...

5 ways solar serves as clean energy star

5 ways solar serves as clean energy star

Last week marked the first National Clean Energy Week. As one of the fastest-growing forms of clean energy, more and more Americans are discovering the potential of solar power. But most people may still be surprised to learn all the...

Smart city infrastructure going green

Smart city infrastructure going green

Thanks to more examples of successful implementations, new technology and a steadily increasing body of evidence about benefits, there is growing interest in the use of green infrastructure to manage issues such as stormwater, pollution and rising temperatures, as well...

DOE spending $15 million to tackle solar desalination

DOE spending $15 million to tackle solar desalination

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to fund development of revolutionary solar desalination technologies that will help create freshwater from otherwise unusable waters, the agency announced. Desalination treats seawater, brackish water and contaminated water for use in municipal and industrial...

Boston office building earns LEED platinum

Boston office building earns LEED platinum

CBRE/New England announced that Boston’s 101 Seaport Boulevard has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest LEED rating level possible, reports the Boston Real Estate Times. The 440,000-square-foot 101 Seaport Boulevard Class A office tower is in Boston’s Seaport District...

Study: Green building rapidly becoming established part of home building

Study: Green building rapidly becoming established part of home building

One-third of builders say green building is a significant share of overall activity

EPA adds online environmental justice map focused on prisons

EPA adds online environmental justice map focused on prisons

The Environmental Protection Agency’s online environmental justice map has added a layer that displays the locations of American prisons, showing their positions relative to potential environmental trouble spots. Advocates for prisoner rights are hailing what they see as a promising...

ICFs to help drive green-building market

ICFs to help drive green-building market

The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...

New spray 'gasket' designed to improve air sealing performance

Dow Building Solutions has introduced a new water-based, one-component sealant foam technology used to improve air sealing performance by creating a gasket between drywall and framing. The formulation is compressible when cured, allowing a flat plane when drywall board is...

Reducing duct leakage key goal of latest green-building updates

A change is imminent to green building standards that tightens regulatory guidelines for duct testing, according to an Aeroseal-sponsored webinar titled “Changing Code and the Importance of Duct Sealing” The latest version of ASHRAE 189.1, the Standard for the Design...

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...

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, has officially achieved LEED platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Toyota’s new campus is the largest commercial LEED platinum project in the state of Texas, to date, officials said in a release.

New Walmart headquarters to bring In natural light

New Walmart headquarters to bring In natural light

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon has announced to employees that the company plans to do away with the “inefficient” current campus of its corporate headquarters – a sprawling collection of more than 20 buildings in Bentonville, Ark. – and replace it...

DOE recognizes Las Vegas Sands for efficiency upgrades

DOE recognizes Las Vegas Sands for efficiency upgrades

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge has recognized Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Pinewood Forrest to be first large-scale all-geothermal community in U.S.

Pinewood Forrest, a new, innovative urban community in Fayetteville, Ga., has announced plans to become the first large-scale fully geothermal community in the country. Every single-family home and townhome in the community, which is currently under construction, is being outfitted...

Citigroup to go 100% renewable by 2020

Citigroup to go 100% renewable by 2020

While 100 percent renewable energy mandates are making slow and uneven progress at the state level, the movement toward 100 percent renewables is quickly adding more cities and corporations, reports PV Magazine. As the latest, Citigroup has made a pledge...

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