Luxury condo wants to be N.Y.'s first to earn zero waste certificate

Luxury condo wants to be N.Y.'s first to earn zero waste certificate

A luxury condo is hoping to become one of the first zero waste residential buildings in New York City by diverting at least 90 percent of its garbage from landfills. And while the initiative at 565 Broome SoHo in Manhattan...

Seattle citywide recycling rate nearing 60 percent

Seattle citywide recycling rate nearing 60 percent

Seattle is doing its best to remain one of the top recycling cities in the nation. For the 13th consecutive year, the city's recycling rate has improved – now up to 58.8 percent as of 2016, according to Seattle Public...

Energy Innovation Center earns top energy-saving award

Energy Innovation Center earns top energy-saving award

Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center has been certified LEED platinum. The 200,000-square-foot classical revival building, built in 1930 as the Connelley Trade School, was repurposed and opened in 2015 as the EIC, reports Pittsburgh Business Times. It hosts apprenticeships, co-working space,...

Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney

Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney

Timber constructions are rapidly carving a place in urban environments all over the world. Now, Sydney is home to the Australia’s largest commercial all-timber building. The International House by Tzannes Architects is a seven-story building constructed entirely with engineered or...

Fla. Planet Fitness builds solar strength

Fla. Planet Fitness builds solar strength

Planet Fitness’ St. Petersburg, Fla., club has partnered with Solar Energy Management to become the first 24/7 Planet Fitness to be a net-zero energy building, the company announced. The updated, energy efficient Planet Fitness is now 99.5 percent reliant on...

DOE invests millions to improve commercial building efficiency

DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing more than $3 million in five projects to improve the efficiency of the nation’s commercial buildings. The investment is designed to drive innovation in multisystem technology packages while also fostering the collaboration of...

ISO 16745 first global standard for measuring carbon footprint of buildings

A new international standard created to simplify the measuring and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing buildings will "bring a response to the expectations of all", according to industry experts. The International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) 16745 framework...

Innovative businesses help communities capitalize on solar

Innovative businesses help communities capitalize on solar

With recent innovations like Tesla’s solar shingles, the future of solar-powered living is looking bright. Still, supplying homes and businesses with affordable solar power is a complex undertaking. “There’s a lot of moving parts to community solar,” according to Eric...

Stetson welcome center recognized for sustainability

Stetson welcome center recognized for sustainability

The newly built welcome center at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., has been recognized by the Florida Planning and Zoning Association as the state's 2017 Outstanding Sustainability Project. The university says the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center was...

Best in sports, sustainability honored

Best in sports, sustainability honored

The Green Sports Alliance recently presented its annual Environmental Leadership Award and Environmental Innovators of the Year awards, the highlight of its annual Green Sports Celebration. The awards, now in their sixth year, recognize and celebrate the best in sports...

When it comes to green, Chicago's takes lead

When it comes to green, Chicago's takes lead

Chicago's offices have gone green. The Windy City now has the highest percentage of certified LEED or Energy Star office buildings, 66 percent, among the 30 largest real estate markets in the U.S., according to a study published by CBRE...

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...

Light-filled cancer center harnesses nature's healing power

Light-filled cancer center harnesses nature's healing power

The healing powers of nature have been put to good use in the recently completed Maggie’s Oldham. London-based architecture studio dRMM completed the cross-laminated timber building, one of the United Kingdom’s many Maggie’s Centers that provide free practical, emotional and...

Twitter refurbishes aging Dublin building, earns LEED honor

Twitter refurbishes aging Dublin building, earns LEED honor

Twitter is tweeting loudly about its recently green building recognition. The company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, earned LEED platinum level certification for a repurposed building, reports Irish Building. The facility at Cumberland Place is one of the few office...

$4 million awarded for geothermal deep direct-use feasibility studies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $4 million in funding for six geothermal deep direct-use (DDU) research projects to conduct feasibility studies of large scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems and cascaded surface technologies, according to a...

N.Y. company gets $9.1 million to develop living building materials

N.Y. company gets $9.1 million to develop living building materials

A company based in New York’s Capital Region has been awarded a $9.1 million federal contract to develop a new generation of living building materials. Ecovative Design in Green Island, just north of Albany, has a unique approach: instead of...

Washington library topped with carbon-negative green roof

Washington library topped with carbon-negative green roof

King County, Wash.’s Tukwila Library, a 10,000-square-foot building inspired by the city’s diverse community where more than 80 different languages are spoken, has been completed. The new library showcases a variety of sustainable design strategies, including a green roof with...

Cincinnati Zoo paves way in green, sustainable efforts

Cincinnati Zoo paves way in green, sustainable efforts

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was named the greenest zoo in America in 2010. Since then, the zoo has pioneered several green initiatives, projects and programs that continue to make it a leader in animal conservation and sustainability, reports...

New Belgium Brewing earns three LEED certifications

New Belgium Brewing has earned a trio of LEED certifications on all three of its Asheville, N.C., facilities: Liquid Center tasting room (platinum), Brewery (gold) and Distribution Center (silver). A number of innovative features are incorporated into the design of...

$32 million designated for work on clean energy technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $32 million in funding for small business-led projects to further develop clean energy technologies that have a strong potential for commercialization and job creation. The 32 awards will help small businesses...

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