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...

RESET, Fitwel align to promote optimal indoor air quality across buildings globally

The RESET Standard and the Fitwel Certification System have aligned, meaning projects using the RESET Air certification can also receive credit toward Fitwel certification, expanding both systems’ impact in communities around the world. Fitwel is the leading global health certification,...

Infographic: Making the most of recycling

Recycling programs in multifamily buildings and commercial structures have grown in popularity over the years. Recycling isn't always easy.

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...

Water meter monitoring devices provide building value

Facility owners and managers who haven’t yet installed a water meter-monitoring device for their buildings might consider doing so. With the amount of savings they bring, these devices pay themselves off within just a few months, experts say. How? An...

Houston businesses continue repurposing shipping containers

Houston businesses continue repurposing shipping containers

A Houston company says it is dedicated to sustaining an environmentally-friendly environment, moving its operations into an office building made out of used shipping containers: RISE Industries (as in “Resilient, Innovative, Sustainable and Efficient,” according to its website) recently crafted...

Building sustainability, certification systems evolving

Building sustainability, certification systems evolving

With most of the American population spending an estimated 90 percent of their time indoors, ensuring the health and well-being of employees has become essential for modern-day businesses. While building certification systems have been around for more than a decade,...

Office building Hungary's first to earn sustainability designation

Office building Hungary's first to earn sustainability designation

Hungary has landed its first WELL pre-certified building. The 27,000-square meter Futureal Corvin 5 office building, which is being developed in Budapest in a 90 million Euro investment, has achieved a rating of platinum, reports EuroBuild. The development is also...

Zero-net energy buildings market to reach $78.8 billion by 2025

Zero-net energy buildings market to reach $78.8 billion by 2025

Properties are becoming greener and greener. Come 2025, the global net-zero energy buildings (NZEB) market will have climbed to approximately $78.8 billion, according to a new report by Grand View Research Inc. The projected market increase is a notable one,...

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

More than 24,000 people from around the world attended Greenbuild 2017 earlier this month in Boston. The Boston Society of Architects/AIA, Informa Exhibitions, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of the 2017 ArchitectureBoston Expo and Greenbuild...

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...

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....

New IHG Dubai hotel to be 100% solar-powered

New IHG Dubai hotel to be 100% solar-powered

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Diamond Developers have broken ground for Hotel Indigo Dubai Sustainable City, which will be 100 percent powered by solar energy. Located in Dubai’s first sustainable integrated development, the 143-room hotel will be a net-zero energy...

Report: Commercial real estate industry makes progress in reducing energy consumption

Report: Commercial real estate industry makes progress in reducing energy consumption

A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance shows that several of the world’s leading commercial real estate owners and managers are making significant progress in reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions and water usage...

Early-stage energy modeling assesses building performance

Early-stage energy modeling assesses building performance

The demand for high-performing buildings is increasing, according to the National Institute of Building Sciences. That demand compels key stakeholders to consider all available sustainable methodologies and technologies at their disposal. One powerful technique for assessing the performance of a building is whole-building energy modeling.

Whirlpool plans wind turbines at fourth Ohio site

Whirlpool plans wind turbines at fourth Ohio site

Whirlpool Corp. has announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio, and further build on the company's commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Beginning construction in early 2018, the turbines will be the same as those...

Water meter data management can save money, resources

The real time monitoring service provided by a water meter data management system is a critical tool for property management teams that seek to save not only money, but also precious natural resources. Here’s a look at how a water...

New insulation helps solidify thermal envelope

New insulation helps solidify thermal envelope

A new rigid foam insulation considered a fit for any vertical construction application where a high-performance building envelop is desired has been unveiled. Foam-Control MAX is a premium-grade architectural graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation developed by ACH Foam Technologies to achieve...

Memphis development overcomes heating, cooling challenges

Anyone who has ever fought over the home or office thermostat might appreciate the challenge of heating and cooling Crosstown Concourse. With 40 or so nonprofit and for-profit tenants, about 1,500 workers and 3,000 people in and out of the...

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