Report: Finance reps focusing on sustainability

Could it be that finance folks at big corporations are waking up to the fact that sustainability can be a business driver? An article in the Journal of Accountancy – a publication for accounting and finance professionals from corporations, public...

Dubai’s solar city goes live

Dubai’s solar city goes live

Dubai’s Sustainable City has kicked off operations of a solar installation that will eventually produce up to 10 MW of power at maximum capacity. Completion of the first phase of the project has seen 24,170 solar panels installed so far....

Disclosing, optimizing materials chosen for a project can earn LEED v4 points

Disclosing, optimizing materials chosen for a project can earn LEED v4 points

Product selection is a critical piece of an architect’s job. The more they learn about what is contained within the products chosen for buildings, the more they understand how important product selection can be. With the increasing emphasis on materials...

Infographic: How LEED has changed face of U.S. construction

The green building industry has grown considerably in just the last few years. Helping lead the way for builders, designers and others focused on constructing high-performance structures has been Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED. The program has...

Fully-furnished shipping containers form unique prefab hotel

Fully-furnished shipping containers form unique prefab hotel

Architecture firm Chapman Taylor has unveiled images of the recently completed Holiday Inn Express at Manchester’s Trafford City – the first hotel in the North West United Kingdom to be built using a special type of volumetric modular construction based...

Indian company shows way with green building HQ

Indian company shows way with green building HQ

Green is the new black in real estate. Green buildings, therefore, have become the latest slogan for most developers, including government organizations, which are now transforming their old buildings into green ones to go eco-friendly, reduce their environmental footprint and,...

Costa Rican HQ earns LEED gold

The new Costa Rican headquarters of Establishment Labs, a global medical device company focused on aesthetic technologies with a strong emphasis on product development and innovation, has received U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

Report: Manufacturers will have fully connected factories by 2022

Report: Manufacturers will have fully connected factories by 2022

Most manufacturers are adopting the IoT to enhance visibility and improve quality, according to a new study. The report by Zebra Technologies Corp., a provider of mobile technology and services for real-time enterprise visibility, found that by 2022, 64 percent...

Shipping container Taco Bell lands in Southern California

Shipping container Taco Bell lands in Southern California

The world’s first Taco Bell restaurant constructed of recycled shipping containers has opened in Southern California. The five-module, 1,080-square-foot restaurant was previously a pop-up Taco Bell at the 2015 South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, reports L.A. Business...

Reusing former Kmart part of U-Haul's sustainability plan

Reusing former Kmart part of U-Haul's sustainability plan

U-Haul will soon be showcasing a modern, energy efficient self-storage facility in Muncie, Ind., thanks to the recent acquisition of a former Kmart store. U-Haul acquired the vacant 86,250-square-foot warehouse last week, according to a release. U-Haul Moving & Storage...

BOMA BEST, Fitwel team to promote healthiness in existing buildings

Two leading building certification organizations are partnering to promote health in existing buildings. Fitwel and BOMA Canada are aligning their programs as cost-effective, high-impact approaches to transforming existing buildings. “Our BOMA BEST program is already the world leader in improving...

Air Force museum soars to LEED gold

Air Force museum soars to LEED gold

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s fourth building has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, museum officials have announced. The $40.8 million, 224,000-square-foot building, privately financed by the Air Force Museum Foundation Inc., opened in...

Water meter data management systems provide varied benefits

Water meter data management systems provide varied benefits

Before the advent of water meters, there were simply connections, and people took as much from a water source as they needed. As more and more people connected their homes and businesses to that water source, metering became the only...

5 things to know about geothermal heat pumps

5 things to know about geothermal heat pumps

Consumers have a lot of choices these days when it comes to heating and cooling systems. One option is right below their feet—taking advantage of the earth’s constant underground temperature nearly 30 feet below the surface. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs),...

Renewable energy provides tangible benefits

Today is Professional Engineers Day, celebrating licensed professional engineers across the United States who have committed to protect and advance the public health, safety and welfare of our communities. Environmental engineering in particular has shaped the modern world in how...

Savannah convention center earns LEED gold

Savannah convention center earns LEED gold

The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center has been awarded LEED gold certification for existing buildings by the U.S.

AIA 2030 Commitment expands beyond 400 architecture firms

AIA 2030 Commitment expands beyond 400 architecture firms

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released 2030 by the numbers, the 2016 progress report assessing the work of architecture firms that are part of the AIA 2030 Commitment, a voluntary initiative to commit their practices to advancing the...

6 ways to keep buildings cool in summer with cool roofs

6 ways to keep buildings cool in summer with cool roofs

As we close in on the dog days of summer, building owners and managers are considering ways to keep their cooling costs down. This can be a particularly critical issue for anyone planning to construct a new building or planning...

Idaho hotel owner betting on water-saving laundry machine using polymer beads

Idaho hotel owner betting on water-saving laundry machine using polymer beads

Revolutions are few and far between in the realm of hotel laundry. But a new washing technology that uses beads and saves water, created by a British company called Xeros, might be one. Jerame Petry, owner of three Idaho hotels, is the first in Idaho to adopt Xeros’ water-saving laundry machine, reports Idaho Business Review.

Plans unveiled for solar-powered city block with living roofs, urban farms

Plans unveiled for solar-powered city block with living roofs, urban farms

The Dutch city of Eindhoven has selected MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels) to create Nieuw Bergen – a super green block of homes and businesses topped with living roofs and solar panels. Located in the inner city area around Deken...

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