5 concentrating solar power technologies impacting industry

5 concentrating solar power technologies impacting industry

Twenty years from now, utilities may depend on fields of mirrors in the desert to produce 24-hour solar power. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology collects the sun’s energy as heat, which can then be stored and called upon to produce...

Green building helping fuel electrochromic glass market

The global electrochromic glass market is expected to grow at 12 percent annually during the four years, according to new research. The research by Technavio covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global electrochromic glass market for 2017-21....

Residential tower to encourage residents to grow greens

Residential tower to encourage residents to grow greens

The firm Studio Lokal from Denmark has unveiled plans to build a tower in Copenhagen that will encourage residents to grow their own food. The structure will be on the site of a former produce market, and for that reason...

Texas building's platinum status celebrated

The Houston Advanced Research Center has celebrated the opening of its new green headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. HARC President Lisa Gonzalez said the new 18,000-square-foot building has been a long time coming for the organization, reports Community Impact. It...

Building made from 1.5 million plastic bottles withstands fires, earthquakes

Building made from 1.5 million plastic bottles withstands fires, earthquakes

Plastic bottle architecture can turn a problem into an eco-friendly opportunity. The EcoARK in Taipei, Taiwan, is one such example. Built from 1.5 million recycled plastic bottles, the massive pavilion can withstand the forces of nature, including fires and earthquakes,...

Pharmaceutical company's headquarters earns LEED platinum certification

Pharmaceutical company's headquarters earns LEED platinum certification

Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ headquarters in New Haven, Conn., has earned the LEED platinum certification, one of less than 15 structures in the state to receive the highest level of green building certification. The building achieved certification for commercial interiors, according to...

Timber manufacturer receives historic designation

Timber manufacturer receives historic designation

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has awarded its first SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard certification to the first U.S.

Tallest wooden condo reaches new milestone

The tallest wood-constructed condominium in North America has achieved a new milestone Monday -- a monumental capping ceremony, according to a press release. Origine, Quebec City's Pointe-aux-Lièvres eco-district, includes a 12-story wood structure on top of a one-story concrete podium...

Architects envision new future for Milan’s abandoned railways

Architects envision new future for Milan’s abandoned railways

Five international studios recently unveiled plans to revitalize seven disused rail yards in Milan, Italy. MAD Architects, EMBT, Stefano Boeri Architects, Cino Zucchi Architetti and Mecanoo reimagined the brownfield sites as beautiful green spaces with social housing and green transportation...

Mo. contractor nears finish on historic building renovation

Mo. contractor nears finish on historic building renovation

A pair of century-old buildings in the downtown area are ready for tenants wanting like to set up offices or businesses in Joplin, Mo.'s first environmentally sustainable retrofit of historically designated properties. Owners Jeff and Carolina Neal, of Neal Group...

New school could generate enough electricity to power 121 N.C. homes

New school could generate enough electricity to power 121 N.C. homes

A new 10-story building in downtown Raleigh, N.C., that will house Exploris School and other tenants is expected to generate so much electricity, some tenants won’t even get a power bill. The “energy positive building” will be built on the...

Eco-friendly Scottsdale Airport center opens

Eco-friendly Scottsdale Airport center opens

The Airport Operations Center at Scottsdale Airport has opened, serving as the hub for monitoring daily operations including safety, security and maintenance of the airfield. The building is a state-of-the-art facility and also environmentally friendly, according to a release from...

Sustainability meets arts at Las Vegas school

Sustainability meets arts at Las Vegas school

Just north of the famous Strip, downtown Las Vegas is home to a school where the arts and sustainability are putting on a show of their own. Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) is a recent winner of the...

Data center India's first platinum-rated project

The ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad, India, has become the country's first platinum-rated project under the IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System. The IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System focuses on tangible and intangible benefits, reports The Hindu Business...

Sustainable design takes flight at Oslo's airport terminal extension

Sustainable design takes flight at Oslo's airport terminal extension

Norway's Oslo Airport has received a smart-looking new terminal extension courtesy of local architects Nordic – Office of Architecture. Featuring an attractive curved form, the building is hailed as the "world's greenest terminal" by the firm and certainly boasts an...

Baylor school means business with sustainability

Baylor school means business with sustainability

A new badge of honor is now on display at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, home of the nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The facility, which opened to faculty and students in August 2015,...

Delta HQ renovation poised for energy savings

Delta, a leader in power and thermal management solutions, has completed an extensive renovation and upgrade of its Netherlands headquarters office into a green building capable of achieving up to 45 percent expected annual energy savings. The facility has been...

Energy Department recognizes leadership in commercial building rooftop unit efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy, through the Better Buildings Alliance's Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC), has recognized eight organizations for their energy efficiency leadership in replacing and upgrading rooftop units (RTUs) in commercial buildings. Since 2013, 300 partners have replaced...

China mall earns top environmental award

China mall earns top environmental award

Malls used to be all about shopping, but as air quality becomes one of the top concerns globally, some of them have set out to become urban retreats. Beijing's Parkview Green, a complex that includes offices, a shopping mall, an...

Vietnam's 'Forest in the Sky' apartment building topped with 50,000 trees

Vietnam's 'Forest in the Sky' apartment building topped with 50,000 trees

A planned lush residential complex in Hanoi takes green living to the extreme. More than 50,000 trees, shrubs and colorful flowering vines were used to cover the Forest in the Sky building in Vietnam, virtually camouflaging it into the surrounding...

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