Historic San Francisco office earns LEED platinum

Historic San Francisco office earns LEED platinum

The Swig Co.’s landmark historic San Francisco Mills Building and two adjacent properties have been awarded LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Mills Building is one of the longest serving office buildings in the country to...

Pilot program to use data to transform efficiency of Chicago buildings

Pilot program to use data to transform efficiency of Chicago buildings

Over the past few years, Chicago has established itself as a leader in energy-efficient buildings. The city’s landmark energy benchmarking program, for which properties measure and report on their energy use, has already saved Chicago more than $17 million, while...

Australia a leader in sustainability

Australia a leader in sustainability

Australia and New Zealand have, as expected, topped the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for the seventh year running, but improvements on energy and water have stalled and the gap between other territories is narrowing. The Australia/NZ region came...

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

5 NFL stadiums score big on efficiency

Football is back. September kicks off the start of another football season. And, while most fans will be focused on what’s happening on-the-field, there’s another storyline already forming off it.

5 growing careers in green job market

5 growing careers in green job market

Green construction is projected to account for more than 3.3 million U.S. jobs and to generate $190.3 billion in labor earnings between 2015 and 2018, according to the 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study. Architects, building engineers and contractors play...

GBCI introduces TRUE Zero Waste rating system

The Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the organization independently recognizing excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally, has unveiled TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency), the new brand identity for its zero waste rating system. The TRUE Zero...

AHR prepares to showcase latest HVAC technologies

AHR prepares to showcase latest HVAC technologies

As the annual AHR Expo nears, a host of companies have begun revealing some of the green and sustainable products they plan to display this winter to a global audience. Among them will be thermostat technologies, digital valves and thermal...

Salt Lake City to require commercial building owners to report energy scores

Salt Lake City to require commercial building owners to report energy scores

Owners of Salt Lake City’s largest buildings — or many of them, anyway — soon will have to report their energy usage. The City Council has passed an ordinance that city officials believe will cut energy costs and reduce air...

Registration opens for 2018 ASHRAE winter conference

Registration is now open for ASHRAE’s 2018 signature events in Chicago.  The 2018 Winter Conference is scheduled for Jan. 20-24, 2018, in the Palmer House Hilton., and the AHR Expo will be held Jan.

Alaska library recognized for sustainable design

Alaska library recognized for sustainable design

The Mendenhall Valley Public Library has received gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Analysis identifies how commercial customers might benefit from battery energy storage

Commercial electricity customers who are subject to high demand charges may be able to reduce overall costs by using battery energy storage to manage demand, according to research by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The...

Bosch unveils new connected thermostat

Bosch unveils new connected thermostat

Bosch Thermotechnology, manufacturer of high-quality heating, cooling and hot water systems, has expanded its portfolio with the new Bosch Connected Control (BCC100). The device is a full-color, 5-inch touchscreen thermostat that brings convenience and functionality to the home with Wi-Fi...

Infographic: The future of skyscrapers

National Skyscraper Day is Sept. 3.

New digital thermostat technology saves NYC time, cost, energy

New York City has finished its 50th installation of wireless pneumatic thermostats, a sustainable technology that officials say will save time, money and energy in older buildings. As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s goal to transform New York City’s...

Report: Canada’s existing buildings hold key to climate targets

Report: Canada’s existing buildings hold key to climate targets

Governments at all levels in Canada are moving toward requiring new homes and buildings to be constructed to low-carbon, ultra energy-efficient standards by 2030. But Canada still lacks a comprehensive strategy to achieve the significant reductions in carbon pollution from...

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Swiss researchers have created a gym and wellness building run entirely on energy from the sun and fitness equipment, such as bikes and treadmills. The first-of-its-kind facility in the country, the gym is part of a larger innovation building project...

New ways to decrease built environment carbon emissions in the clouds

New ways to decrease built environment carbon emissions in the clouds

As more and more organizations take their business operations to the cloud, there’s less demand for physical real estate. Hence, those who build or own real estate are finding themselves at a disadvantage against a range of “asset-less” players.  Think Airbnb as one prime example.

Village-inspired office in Jakarta topped with trees, green roof

Village-inspired office in Jakarta topped with trees, green roof

The new Aedas-designed Unilever headquarters in Jakarta references Indonesia‘s villages to create a welcoming environment filled with natural sunlight and plenty of green space. The building features green roofing, a main square and winding streets to mimic the organization of...

Whirlpool buildings awarded LEED certifications

Whirlpool buildings awarded LEED certifications

Whirlpool Corp. has been recognized by the U.S.

Green roofs help curb polluted runoff, especially with limited space

Green roofs help curb polluted runoff, especially with limited space

When Rick Seavey first told municipal officials in Lancaster, Penn., that he planned to install a green roof, they thought he was talking about paint color. That was a decade ago, before affixing water-absorbing membranes and plants to the tops...

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