3 ways Hawaii is becoming more energy efficient

3 ways Hawaii is becoming more energy efficient

Hawaii is known for its pristine beaches, active volcanoes and world-class surfing. It is also known for its extraordinary commitment to clean energy. Roughly 26 percent of the state’s electricity generation comes from renewable sources, and Hawaii is aiming to make that 100 percent by 2045, according to the U.S.

Net Zero Zone returning to Greenbuild 2017

Net Zero Zone returning to Greenbuild 2017

The popular Net Zero Zone, a first-of-its-kind in a major trade show, will return this fall to the world’s largest green building conference. Greenbuild 2017 is set for Nov. 8-10 in Boston. “With microgrid market growth significantly outpacing forecasts made...

Partnership aims to advance resource-efficient building in emerging markets

Covestro, a leading materials supplier, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, are partnering to share knowledge and promote IFC's EDGE, a green building software, standard and certification system for emerging markets. Covestro and...

Commercial office space green building on rise

Commercial office space green building on rise

Study shows LEED or Energy Star certifications now at 38 percent

Green leases next evolution in corporate real estate sustainability

Green leases next evolution in corporate real estate sustainability

Amid efforts to reduce energy costs and improve their sustainability credentials, a number of corporate tenants are seeking to improve the environmental performance of premises they occupy. While that happens partly through rating systems, a number of organizations are going...

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

What once was a medical building in Independence, Mo., is now a sustainability standout. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the new Independence Utilities Center with a highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, according to a press release.

Siemens to open Singapore digitalization hub in IoT push

Global industrial technology supplier Siemens is opening a digitalization hub in Singapore to develop internet of things (IoT) applications that cater to the needs of diverse industries in Southeast Asia. Located in Macpherson in the central region of Singapore, the...

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,...

Manitoba marks LEED certification milestone

Manitoba marks LEED certification milestone

Manitoba recently marked a LEED milestone. The Canadian province has completed 100 certified projects. Totaling 601,753 square meters of space, the certifications represent Manitoba's greenest and most sustainable buildings, with 72 certifications in Winnipeg, six in Brandon and the remaining...

Bamboo building withstands floods, storms in Vietnam

Bamboo building withstands floods, storms in Vietnam

Architecture firm RÂU ARCH recently created a thatched-roof building burrowed deep into the lush rainforests of Vietnam. The MOOC Spring building is designed to accommodate the many visitors that come to the nearby natural springs, reports Inhabitat. Due to the...

Technical program set for ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

Technical program set for ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

ASHRAE has announced the technical program for its upcoming Building Performance Analysis Conference, which will take place in Atlanta from Sept. 27-29. “Our goal is to serve practitioners by providing the most up-to-date best practices, work flows and processes required...

ICC Sydney gets gold for sustainability

ICC Sydney gets gold for sustainability

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney),has been awarded LEED gold, recognizing its all-encompassing approach to sustainability, reports Conference and Meetings World. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ratings system, developed by the U.S.

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...

Study: Managers want to adopt IoT to improve building performance

Study: Managers want to adopt IoT to improve building performance

Facility managers are increasingly looking to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) by implementing new digital technologies like intelligent analytics to improve maintenance decisions and operations, according to a new study. Some 89 percent of respondents indicate that they expect...

Horizon reaches new peak with solar energy

Horizon reaches new peak with solar energy

Horizon Beverage, one of the largest wholesale spirits, wine and beer distributors in New England, is now powering its operations with clean, renewable solar power. The family-owned company has announced that its new 978kW DC solar PV system is in...

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...

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...

Energy Department thinking green when tackling federal property improvements

Federal real property is getting greener, one lighting fixture, window treatment and HVAC system at a time. The Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) recently awarded 21 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts to energy service companies (ESCOs) to help...

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...

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