Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

The presence of a large number of skyscrapers makes rooftop solar power systems unviable, according to a new report. However, the windows of such tall buildings have the potential to be converted into solar power panels, which can produce at...

Green tower sprouting in Singapore features vegetation inside, out

Green tower sprouting in Singapore features vegetation inside, out

Being in nature, or even having a view of it, can help soothe the soul and make us feel calmer.

'World’s most sustainable' shopping center to feature rooftop farm

'World’s most sustainable' shopping center to feature rooftop farm

Property manager and developer Frasers Property Australia says a 2,000-square-meter urban farm and greenhouse atop a proposed shopping mall in suburban Melbourne, Australia, could be the world’s most sustainable shopping center. The complex will be part of a mixed-use development...

Policy to mandate solar panels on new Bahrain buildings

All new buildings in Bahrain will have to be designed with solar energy panels in mind as part of a new policy, according to an official. The policy will be in line with the Sustainable Energy Unit’s (SEU) renewable energy...

Work underway to modernize rooftop solar production

Work underway to modernize rooftop solar production

There are alternatives to standard silicon solar panels. In fact, someday soon, consumers might be able install a solar panel that is 50 percent more efficient than the average silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar panel. That’s exactly what Iris Photovoltaics Inc.

Newark to see nation's largest timber office building rise

Newark to see nation's largest timber office building rise

Plans have been unveiled for the United States’ largest mass timber office building. The structure is slated by to up in Newark, N.J., reports Arch Daily. A part of the Riverfront Square redevelopment project, which will feature 11.8 acres of...

Calif. school district saves thousands with HVAC upgrades

Calif. school district saves thousands with HVAC upgrades

The Fontana Unified School District has saved – and continues to save –thousands of dollars in energy costs annually while improving the classroom environment. That’s thanks to Carrier's installation of 201 high-efficiency WeatherExpert 48/50LC rooftop units (RTUs) at four different...

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

Several buildings at the University of Virginia are being renovated with modern amenities and being upgraded to become more sustainable and higher performing. In fact, the school’s new president won’t be moving into the traditional presidential hall in August. That...

Solar helps power Vans headquarters to environmental honor

Solar helps power Vans headquarters to environmental honor

Less than a year after moving in, the new corporate headquarters of shoe-maker Vans has earned a top environmental award. The facility in Costa Mesa, Calif., received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest standard for...

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...

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...

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...

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans to build a new energy efficient campus in California. The tech giant has chosen BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to design its new campus, reports New Atlas. BIG previously designed the company’s Charleston East and London facilities. The newest...

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

A refurbished building in downtown Fayetteville, Ark., has earned the highest LEED certification, the only such designation awarded in the state during 2017, reports the Fayetteville Flyer. 15 North Church, home to local architecture studio Modus Studio, Specialized Real Estate...

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...

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