Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Swiss researchers have created a gym and wellness building run entirely on energy from the sun and fitness equipment, such as bikes and treadmills. The first-of-its-kind facility in the country, the gym is part of a larger innovation building project...

Precast concrete delivers green-building solution, high performance

Precast concrete delivers green-building solution, high performance

For a growing school district in Berks County, Penn., the time had come recently to build a new elementary school that could accommodate their increased enrollment. The Fleetwood Area School District moved ahead with plans to build a new school...

Solar roof tiles offer tech boost for Kenya's rural classrooms

Solar roof tiles offer tech boost for Kenya's rural classrooms

It’s mid-morning at Gaitheri Secondary School in central Kenya’s Murang’a County, and students are busy with their daily routine. But their establishment is different — boasting a better power supply than most rural classrooms. One of its iron-sheet roofs is...

New report provides fire-rated solutions for mass timber connection assemblies

Findings in a new report from reThink Wood support mass timber as a safe solution that meets, and in some cases exceeds, stringent fire safety standards for U.S. building design and construction, according to a release from the organization.    Arup, D.R.

Village-inspired office in Jakarta topped with trees, green roof

Village-inspired office in Jakarta topped with trees, green roof

The new Aedas-designed Unilever headquarters in Jakarta references Indonesia‘s villages to create a welcoming environment filled with natural sunlight and plenty of green space. The building features green roofing, a main square and winding streets to mimic the organization of...

Eco-friendly 'plyscrapers' on the rise

Eco-friendly 'plyscrapers' on the rise

Ever since the 10-story Home Insurance Building in Chicago was called the first "skyscraper" in 1885, architects have been striving to create ever-taller buildings. Ten stories quickly became 20, 20 became 50, and on and on.

New green roof financing program announced

Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate, a leader in commercial real estate PACE financing, has launched a new financing program for the installation, service and maintenance of green roofs and living roofs nationwide. The program will help property owners comply with San...

Green roofs help curb polluted runoff, especially with limited space

Green roofs help curb polluted runoff, especially with limited space

When Rick Seavey first told municipal officials in Lancaster, Penn., that he planned to install a green roof, they thought he was talking about paint color. That was a decade ago, before affixing water-absorbing membranes and plants to the tops...

How will eclipse impact power grid?

How will eclipse impact power grid?

PV output to decrease significantly as moon passes between Earth and sun

Staggered volumes help make Slate building energy-efficient marvel

Staggered volumes help make Slate building energy-efficient marvel

Portland, Oregon’s new mixed-use development, known as Slate, consists of a shifting stack of volumes that reflect the vibrancy and complexity of the neighborhood. The development, designed by Works Progress Architecture for co-developers Urban Development Partners and Beam Development, earned...

Colleges can lead climate change fight

Colleges can lead climate change fight

As bastions of knowledge, progress, and innovation, colleges are often at the forefront of the battle against climate change, striving to implement energy efficiency, clean energy and sustainability curricula and programs. When college campuses engage in the green movement, they...

Dubai’s solar city goes live

Dubai’s solar city goes live

Dubai’s Sustainable City has kicked off operations of a solar installation that will eventually produce up to 10 MW of power at maximum capacity. Completion of the first phase of the project has seen 24,170 solar panels installed so far....

Fully-furnished shipping containers form unique prefab hotel

Fully-furnished shipping containers form unique prefab hotel

Architecture firm Chapman Taylor has unveiled images of the recently completed Holiday Inn Express at Manchester’s Trafford City – the first hotel in the North West United Kingdom to be built using a special type of volumetric modular construction based...

Pittsburgh's PNC Plaza relies on ventilation for efficiency

Pittsburgh's PNC Plaza relies on ventilation for efficiency

When PNC Bank asked Gensler to build its Pittsburgh headquarters as the world’s greenest high-rise, the design firm’s San Francisco office surveyed the competition worldwide to assess the state of the art in high-performance design. They even visited projects in...

Indian company shows way with green building HQ

Indian company shows way with green building HQ

Green is the new black in real estate. Green buildings, therefore, have become the latest slogan for most developers, including government organizations, which are now transforming their old buildings into green ones to go eco-friendly, reduce their environmental footprint and,...

Shipping container Taco Bell lands in Southern California

Shipping container Taco Bell lands in Southern California

The world’s first Taco Bell restaurant constructed of recycled shipping containers has opened in Southern California. The five-module, 1,080-square-foot restaurant was previously a pop-up Taco Bell at the 2015 South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, reports L.A. Business...

Solar helps innovative affordable housing earn LEED platinum

Selma Community Housing, a residential development in Hollywood featuring 66 affordable family homes, has achieved LEED for Homes platinum certification, according to a release. Playing a key role in the designation, officials said, was a solar water heating system that...

Austrialian multifamily development wins top environmental rating

Austrialian multifamily development wins top environmental rating

Launched by Prince Charles in 2015, the prince’s Terrace Adelaide development is due for completion later this year and is expected to set a new example for environmentally sustainable living, reports the Urban Developer. A project formed from a partnership...

Helsinki Airport goes carbon neutral

Helsinki Airport goes carbon neutral

Finland’s Helsinki Airport has announced that, through extensive efficiency improvements, it has become carbon neutral. The airport began its path toward carbon neutrality by using renewable diesel fuel in vehicles operating at the airport, reports Energy Manager Today. The buses...

4 fast facts about solar prosumers

4 fast facts about solar prosumers

Not too long ago, electricity worked as a one-way street—utilities produced energy and people consumed it. Solar energy has changed that model, enabling people who install solar panels on their rooftops to consume the energy generated and sell the rest...

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