Bamboo-shaped skyscraper to rise in Taipei

Bamboo-shaped skyscraper to rise in Taipei

Move over Taipei 101. A new green-glass skyscraper will soon transform the city skyline. Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) unveiled designs for the Taipei Sky Tower, a 280-meter-tall building that, like Taiwan’s tallest tower, draws design inspiration from bamboo shoots.

Solar-powered Miami office to be made of repurposed shipping containers

Solar-powered Miami office to be made of repurposed shipping containers

Argentina-based Reale Arquitectos has unveiled plans for an office building made completely out of shipping containers. Under construction in Miami, the contemporary structure is made of four repurposed containers strategically configured to give the building plenty of open spaces and...

New warehouse now Mass. town's biggest green energy provider

The Centennial Park commercial site where, 18 months ago, an industrial fire sent thick smoke rising from a flaming vat of Styrofoam products, is now a top-of-the-line metal warehouse — and the largest supplier of solar power for the city...

Canadians constructing North America's biggest green buildings

Canadians constructing North America's biggest green buildings

Tenants this month will move into a six-story Vancouver apartment building designed to be so energy efficient, you could heat each bedroom with a 100-watt light bulb. Boasting 85 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, The Heights will be the largest...

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Instead of concrete or metal, an eco-friendly office building in Romania features a sturdy timber skeleton – making it the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe. Romanian firm Tecto Arhitectura designed the building as the new office for HSR...

Plan launched to build Europe's largest green hydrogen plant

Dutch paints and chemicals maker Akzo Nobel and gas network operator Gasunie have announced a plan to build Europe’s largest green hydrogen production plant. The facility, aimed at cutting CO2 emissions, is to be built in the northern part of...

Manhattan office tower joins LEED ranks

Takenaka Corp.’s 27-story Heron Tower, a boutique office building in Manhattan’s Plaza District, has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Currently under Cushman & Wakefield’s management, a team comprising Property Manager Joseph McCausland and Chief Engineer...

Vertical gardens greening European cities

Vertical gardens greening European cities

Central London hotel Athenaeum has seven stories of lush greenery winding up a corner, while the entire side of Madrid museum and cultural center, the CaixaForum, is blanketed in plants and flowers. In Paris, the entrance to the Musée du...

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

The Monroe, N.C., manufacturing facility of Bona, a global leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance, has achieved zero waste. Less than 1 percent of companies in North Carolina can make this claim, according to a press release. Additionally, Bona...

How to prepare buildings for changing climates

How to prepare buildings for changing climates

Marketing efforts for the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle have finally hit home, and climate change is officially part of the public discussion. But damage caused by environmental neglect is escalating quicker than anticipated. It’s imperative to do all we...

Massive Alabama solar project shines light on Walmart

Massive Alabama solar project shines light on Walmart

One of Alabama’s largest solar energy facilities, built in partnership with utility Alabama Power, is now helping power one of the country’s largest retailers. The 72 MW Alabama Solar A project sits on 1,400 acres of in Chambers County, just...

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

A new high-tech United States embassy building was recently completed in London. The billion-dollar project had been in the works for seven years and takes the form of a massive glazed cube supported atop colonnades, reports New Atlas. And the...

Sustainable 'sand dune' emerges from UAE desert

Sustainable 'sand dune' emerges from UAE desert

Zaha Hadid's sand dune-shaped Bee'ah headquarters is well underway, with significant sections already finished, and some further details have been revealed regarding its sustainability. It's expected to be completed in late 2018, New Atlas reports. Located in Sharjah, United Arab...

World’s first floating city could restore the environment

World’s first floating city could restore the environment

The world got a little closer to the first floating city when the Seasteading Institute signed a memorandum of understanding with the French Polynesian government earlier this year. Not only could floating cities offer a sustainable place to live, but...

Architects experiment with terracotta in fight against climate change

Architects experiment with terracotta in fight against climate change

Architects have used terracotta for thousands of years – and it turns out the ancient building material could actually combat climate change. Ceramicists, engineers, and architects converged on Buffalo this year for the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW) to investigate...

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...

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...

Spectacular green roof tops Vancouver’s double LEED platinum convention center

Spectacular green roof tops Vancouver’s double LEED platinum convention center

Vancouver’s convention center doesn’t shy away from breaking records. Not only is the building home to Canada’s largest green roof, but it also recently became the world’s first double LEED platinum-certified convention center, reports Inhabitat. Vancouver Convention Centre West —...

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...

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