Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

An apartment building in Clarendon, Va., has earned LEED platinum status from the United States Green Building Council, the first multifamily community in Arlington County to do so. Ten at Clarendonis a luxury apartment building with live-work spaces on the...

Intuit’s new green-roofed campus connects nature, public spaces

Intuit’s new green-roofed campus connects nature, public spaces

Intuit’s new Marine Way Building (MWB) in Mountain View, Calif., aims to become an antidote to the trend of building insular campuses across Silicon Valley. To achieve that goal, WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects designed a human-centered, urban-minded workplace...

Garden skyscraper to be among 'most sustainable buildings in Europe'

Garden skyscraper to be among 'most sustainable buildings in Europe'

A 180-meter skyscraper designed to be zero-energy and accessible via a garden bridge has been proposed to be built in Paris, reports dezeen. International architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill is part of the team that launched a master plan...

Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Chicago’s Malcolm X College recently received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its successful efforts to make the new building, opened in January 2016, a sustainable addition to the community, reports the Weekly Citizen. Leadership in...

Green tower sprouting in Singapore features vegetation inside, out

Green tower sprouting in Singapore features vegetation inside, out

Being in nature, or even having a view of it, can help soothe the soul and make us feel calmer.

'World’s most sustainable' shopping center to feature rooftop farm

'World’s most sustainable' shopping center to feature rooftop farm

Property manager and developer Frasers Property Australia says a 2,000-square-meter urban farm and greenhouse atop a proposed shopping mall in suburban Melbourne, Australia, could be the world’s most sustainable shopping center. The complex will be part of a mixed-use development...

Green office covered with native plants rescued on-site

Green office covered with native plants rescued on-site

Ho Khue Architects has created an office space in Da Nang infused with lush native greenery. The Vietnam-based firm constructed the Modern Village Office on an old lot that was covered in native plants. Inspired by the plants’ resilience, the...

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Instead of concrete or metal, an eco-friendly office building in Romania features a sturdy timber skeleton – making it the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe. Romanian firm Tecto Arhitectura designed the building as the new office for HSR...

Vertical gardens greening European cities

Vertical gardens greening European cities

Central London hotel Athenaeum has seven stories of lush greenery winding up a corner, while the entire side of Madrid museum and cultural center, the CaixaForum, is blanketed in plants and flowers. In Paris, the entrance to the Musée du...

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans to build a new energy efficient campus in California. The tech giant has chosen BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to design its new campus, reports New Atlas. BIG previously designed the company’s Charleston East and London facilities. The newest...

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

A refurbished building in downtown Fayetteville, Ark., has earned the highest LEED certification, the only such designation awarded in the state during 2017, reports the Fayetteville Flyer. 15 North Church, home to local architecture studio Modus Studio, Specialized Real Estate...

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

A glass-clad office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, N. J., has earned the highest level of LEED certification. J.E.

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

The Monroe, N.C., manufacturing facility of Bona, a global leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance, has achieved zero waste. Less than 1 percent of companies in North Carolina can make this claim, according to a press release. Additionally, Bona...

How to prepare buildings for changing climates

How to prepare buildings for changing climates

Marketing efforts for the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle have finally hit home, and climate change is officially part of the public discussion. But damage caused by environmental neglect is escalating quicker than anticipated. It’s imperative to do all we...

Spectacular green roof tops Vancouver’s double LEED platinum convention center

Spectacular green roof tops Vancouver’s double LEED platinum convention center

Vancouver’s convention center doesn’t shy away from breaking records. Not only is the building home to Canada’s largest green roof, but it also recently became the world’s first double LEED platinum-certified convention center, reports Inhabitat. Vancouver Convention Centre West —...

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...

Chicago's NEXT Apartments earn environmental awards

Chicago's NEXT Apartments earn environmental awards

Chicago-based Fifield Realty Corp., the development arm of Fifield Cos., recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of NEXT Apartments – its 28-story, 310-unit rental tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The luxury high-rise, which opened in September 2016 and is now...

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...

Hong Kong urban farmers find bliss in rooftop gardens

Hong Kong urban farmers find bliss in rooftop gardens

Rooftops in densely populated Hong Kong are fast turning ­greener and more fertile as urban farmers seek to grow crops from their homes and offices and create a more liveable community. Kale, cherry tomatoes, ­radishes and all kinds of herbs...

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....

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