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...

Malaysia's new tallest building includes host of sustainable features

Malaysia's new tallest building includes host of sustainable features

Malaysia's soon-to-be tallest building — The Exchange 106 — is on its way to completion as its reinforced concrete core wall is now in place. Rising from the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), the new International Financial District in the Golden...

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...

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...

R.I. science building earns LEED gold in challenging feat

R.I. science building earns LEED gold in challenging feat

Forgive University of Rhode Island Director of Capital Projects Paul DePace for saying there’s been some alchemy going on at the Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. That’s because the 134,623-square-foot Beaupre Center has been certified LEED gold by...

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 —...

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Two Seattle-area Better Buildings Challenge partners have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their successful energy-efficient upgrade achievements at the King County International Airport and the local Shari's in Lynnwood, Wash. Through the Better Buildings Challenge,...

New webinar on timber explains strategies for profitable passive design

reThink Wood has released a new webinar on demand that explains strategies for profitable, carbon-neutral design using mass timber while adhering to passive design principles. The webinar, titled “Successful Strategies for Profitable, Carbon-Neutral Designs Using Passive House and Mass Timber,”...

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...

Microsoft building new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

Microsoft building new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

Microsoft has started construction on its new campus in Silicon Valley designed to achieve net-zero, non-potable water certification as a response to California’s water shortage. The new 643,000-square-foot Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View will have an integrated water management...

College home to New York's largest solar array

College home to New York's largest solar array

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is now home to the largest solar photovoltaic facility in all of New York City, reports Energy Manager Today. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) installed 947 solar energy panels on the main roof of BMCC’s four-block-long 199 Chambers St. building.

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...

Facades market to experience growth through 2025

Facades market to experience growth through 2025

The global facades market is expected to reach $337.8 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The facades market is anticipated to grow swiftly over the forecast period owing to the development of advanced...

Infographic: The science behind sport

There’s a science to sports. From designing Olympic medal winning equipment to developing technologies that lighten the carbon footprint of the Olympic Games, Dow solutions provide many advancements to the sports world.

Report: Energy efficient window market to grow

Report: Energy efficient window market to grow

The global Energy Efficient Windows Market is projected to grow considerably over the next several years, according to a new report. The report by Progressive Markets, titled “Global Energy-Efficient Windows Market- Size, Trend, Share, Opportunity Analysis & Forecast, 2014–2025,” presents...

LEED gold-seeking SXSW headquarters breaks ground

LEED gold-seeking SXSW headquarters breaks ground

The multimedia behemoth South by Southwest (SXSW) has broken ground on its new “green” headquarters in downtown Austin. A block away from the city capitol, the building aims for LEED gold certification and will boast a large green roof, rain...

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

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

In the affluent suburb of Heliopolis, Cairo, a smart, multi-use and green complex is rising and is slated to be complete by 2019. Parisian architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has been working on the development since 2014 and construction started...

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....

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