Data provides valuable insight to smart buildings

Data provides valuable insight to smart buildings

Data is the foundation for transforming a commercial facility into an intelligent building. The connectivity and instrumentation of an intelligent building solution give stakeholders unprecedented insight into equipment, systems, facility and even employee performance. Updating commercial buildings with connectivity and...

As market changes, BOMA updates office measurement standard

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has updated its floor measurement standard for office buildings, BOMA 2017 For Office Buildings: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1—2017). This updated publication is designed to reflect changes within the commercial real estate...

Global sustainable construction market to top $523 billion by 2026

Global sustainable construction market to top $523 billion by 2026

The global construction sustainable materials market is expected to reach $523.72 billion by 2026, growing 11.6 percent annually through 2026, according to new research. The growth is due to the various environmental benefits provided by sustainable materials, such as emission...

2018 AHR Expo to host show’s largest education program

2018 AHR Expo to host show’s largest education program

The 2018 AHR Expo has expanded its seminar program, making it the largest-ever education and training agenda in the show’s history. The program now features more than 120 sessions, including free best practices and industry trends seminars from leading HVACR...

Mass. building to be on forefront of energy efficiency

Wynn Boston Harbor is working closely with well-known international companies to implement battery technology into its building, a new technology that will help it store cheaper power purchased during off-peak hours, and contribute to an overall energy usage that is...

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Sustainability and luxury haven’t always gone hand in hand, but Beijing’s new Hotel Éclat is an example of the two worlds colliding in the most wonderful way. As part of the city’s new LEED platinum-certified Parkview Green complex in the...

Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

It has been nearly nine years since the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre opened its doors, and it is still making waves for its green building design. The expansion wing of the facility has received a LEED platinum certification for existing buildings’ operation and maintenance.

Schindler India earns green factory rating

Schindler India, a leading provider of escalators and elevators, has been awarded platinum certification for its manufacturing facility at Chakan in Pune by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). IGBC Green Factory Buildings is the first rating program developed in...

5 steps to greener groundskeeping

5 steps to greener groundskeeping

Sustainability is more popular than ever, and forward-thinking environmental practices can no longer be ignored. As a result, many facility management executives continue to move toward sustainable landscapes as a part of an overall commitment to social responsibility in their...

Boston office building earns LEED platinum

Boston office building earns LEED platinum

CBRE/New England announced that Boston’s 101 Seaport Boulevard has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest LEED rating level possible, reports the Boston Real Estate Times. The 440,000-square-foot 101 Seaport Boulevard Class A office tower is in Boston’s Seaport District...

ICFs to help drive green-building market

ICFs to help drive green-building market

The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...

New research finds $1.5 trillion of wasted space in office buildings

New research finds $1.5 trillion of wasted space in office buildings

Businesses around the world could realize savings of up to $1.5 trillion in reduced rental costs if their office buildings were refurbished to today’s most-efficient standards, according to a new study. The analysis by Philips Lighting, a global leader in...

New Walmart headquarters to bring In natural light

New Walmart headquarters to bring In natural light

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon has announced to employees that the company plans to do away with the “inefficient” current campus of its corporate headquarters – a sprawling collection of more than 20 buildings in Bentonville, Ark. – and replace it...

DOE recognizes Las Vegas Sands for efficiency upgrades

DOE recognizes Las Vegas Sands for efficiency upgrades

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge has recognized Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Citigroup to go 100% renewable by 2020

Citigroup to go 100% renewable by 2020

While 100 percent renewable energy mandates are making slow and uneven progress at the state level, the movement toward 100 percent renewables is quickly adding more cities and corporations, reports PV Magazine. As the latest, Citigroup has made a pledge...

Georgia Power to incentivize renewable energy for commercial, industrial customers

Georgia Power has announced a new renewable energy program for its commercial and industrial customers. Under Commercial and Industrial Renewable Energy Development Initiative (C&I REDI), customers that sign up for the program will receive hourly credits matching actual production and...

New Energy Opportunities Network expands to Europe

With rising corporate commitments and shifting regulatory requirements, companies across Europe are looking for ways to quickly advance renewable energy and sustainability initiatives. To help accelerate the pace, Schneider Electric is expanding the reach of the New Energy Opportunities (NEO)...

12 projects selected for the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards

12 projects selected for the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 12 projects for this year’s CAE Education Facility Design Awards. Several of this year’s winners have been noted for their green and sustainable approaches. The program...

Adobe India campus using 100% renewable energy

Adobe India has announced that its Bengaluru campus is now among the first in the state of Karnataka to meet 100 percent of its power consumption requirements through renewable energy. As part of the digital developer’s initiative, Adobe has signed...

Kimberly-Clark commits to wind in sustainability push

Kimberly-Clark commits to wind in sustainability push

Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Kleenex, Huggies and Depend, plans to purchase 245 MW of output from two new wind power projects in Texas and Oklahoma, a new approach for the company in how it powers its operation. The company...

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