N.H. bank earns LEED gold

N.H. bank earns LEED gold

The Manchester, N.H., headquarters of St. Mary’s Bank has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. The rating system, developed by the U.S.

AHR Expo product brochure released

AHR Expo product brochure released

The full slate of efficient products that will be showcased at next year’s AHR Expo now are featured in a downloadable product preview. The 35-page digital brochure spotlights new air condition, heating and ventilation solutions in several categories: Air conditioning...

New building guidelines show aluminum's green advantage

The Aluminum Association has released the 2017 version of Aluminum in Green Buildings – A Guide to Environmental Declarations. The updated Guidelines detail how life cycle assessments (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPD) are awarded for green building credits in...

Steel industry releases guide to LEED v4 certification

Steel industry releases guide to LEED v4 certification

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has released a guide to using steel construction products for the latest version of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program. The guide, “LEED v4...

Owens Corning products first certified made with 100% wind-powered electricity

Owens Corning products first certified made with 100% wind-powered electricity

Three types of Owen Corning commercial and residential insulation, independently certified as made with renewable energy, are available for specification and purchase, the company announced. The products represent the first ever to have met the requirements of SCS Global Services’...

LG expands HVAC products with LGRED technology

LG expands HVAC products with LGRED technology

LG Air Conditioning Technologies is adding LG "Reliable to Extreme Degrees" (RED) heating technology to more of its products, including the Multi F and Multi F MAX multi-zone outdoor units. LGRED technology not only delivers heat when traditional models are...

Office, retail building receives prestigious accolades for sustainability

Office, retail building receives prestigious accolades for sustainability

Brunswig Square, a mixed-use development in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo neighborhood, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification and gold Wired Certification, its owners announced in a release. An office/retail building, Brunswig Square is distinguished...

Firm looks to turn food waste into building materials

Firm looks to turn food waste into building materials

In a new report titled “The Urban Bio-Loop,” professional services firm Arup proposes a new paradigm for developing building materials by upcycling food waste. Rather than continuing to use current waste management systems such as landfill, incineration and composting, the...

How to enhance cooling tower water efficiency

Understanding where and how all the water in a building is being used is a critical component of responsible facility management. While restrooms and irrigation systems are some of the most water-intensive systems, cooling towers also require large quantities of...

Manufacturing facility earns LEED gold

The North American Uponor Headquarters Annex manufacturing facility has achieved LEED gold certification, according to a release. The new 90,000-square-foot building supports the lean manufacturing operations for Uponor’s PEX plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating and cooling, hydronic piping,and pre-insulated piping...

Philadelphia 2030 District launches to cut energy use, transportation emissions

Philadelphia 2030 District launches to cut energy use, transportation emissions

In Philadelphia’s latest move to combat climate change, the city plans to launch the Philadelphia 2030 District. The voluntary private initiative spearheaded by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council brings together property owners, managers, utility companies and community organizations who...

Office building becomes Canada's first to earn Wired Certification

Office building becomes Canada's first to earn Wired Certification

Toronto-Dominion Centre has become Canada's first existing building to achieve certification under the comprehensive Wired Certification standard. Toronto-Dominion Centre received platinum wired certification, the highest possible ranking, in all six of its towers, according to a release. Operated by WiredScore,...

New guide helps consumers breathe easier indoors

Americans spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors. That’s why it’s more important than ever to think about indoor air quality and health. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released an online guide to creating a healthier...

New efficient boiler targets commercial market

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., manufacturer of heating, cooling and hot water systems, has introduced a new boiler that’s designed for commercial space heating and domestic hot water applications. The Buderus SSB industrial boiler are available in 798 MBH and 1024 MBH...

Greenbuild International Conference to be held in Europe in 2018

Greenbuild International Conference to be held in Europe in 2018

Greenbuild, the renowned green building conference, will be held in Europe in April 2018, officials announced. The event will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin from April 17-18 and the call for proposals is now open at...

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in fully automated city

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 billion in fully automated city

Robots may outnumber humans in a new pioneering city billed by Saudi Arabia as "a new blueprint for sustainable life," which would be entirely powered by renewable energy and served by driverless vehicles and vertical farms. The city, called Neom,...

Cloud-based system provides solution to office thermostat wars

Cloud-based system provides solution to office thermostat wars

No matter the season, thermostat wars rage in offices worldwide. Workers bicker over the temperature, alternately complaining that it's too hot or too cold. Concordia, Canada, researchers may have developed a solution. A new study published in the Journal of...

SG Blocks to build container prototype store for Verizon retailer

SG Blocks to build container prototype store for Verizon retailer

SG Blocks, a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, has partnered with the largest Verizon Wireless retailer in the United States on a prototype 1,600-square-foot retail store. The facility for Cellular Sales that will be in Colorado. The...

Clif Bar scales green power leadership mountain

Clif Bar scales green power leadership mountain

Clif Bar & Co. has received two 2017 Green Power Leadership awards—one for Excellence in Green Power Use from the U.

Solar-powered theater in France considered engineering feat

Solar-powered theater in France considered engineering feat

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban recently completed an innovative theater building in Paris, featuring a wall of solar panels that is movable so that it can follow the sun all day. Ban created the Seine Musicale theater building in collaboration with...

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