Productivity improves with smart construction: WGBC

Companies that invest in environmentally sound buildings not only save money but incentivize better productivity from their workers.

Paris continues work on eco-friendly urban development project

Clichy-Batignolles is referred to in its brochure as a “a model for sustainable urban development.”

Experts predict more workplace sensors to monitor sustainability

Most people cringe when they think about yet more monitoring occurring in the office environment, but what if the related electronics were designed to make the workspace more comfortable, be kinder to the environment and save money for the firm?...

Savona, Italy, has become the first LEED-certified city in Europe

Savona, Italy, has become the first LEED-certified city in Europe

LEED for Cities provides cities with a framework for measuring and managing the performance of water consumption, energy use, human experience, waste and transportation.

Pennsylvania updates energy building codes

Pennsylvania updates energy building codes

Energy codes are different than fire or structural codes but are often adopted simultaneously.

New industrial fan makes installation easy

New industrial fan makes installation easy

The XP fan line is engineered with a direct drive motor for a quiet, virtually maintenance-free operation.

Report: adaptive reuse projects require community partnerships

Report: adaptive reuse projects require community partnerships

Many cities and communities welcome these transformations, as they usually spread to other buildings and public spaces.

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

The new main building at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been awarded LEED platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., which opened in December 2017, is one of just five new...

Sustainable complex earns LEED first for Malta

A recently opened office block on Malta’s Tigné Point has been awarded LEED gold accreditation, the first development on the peninsula of the Mediterranean island nation to earn the recognition. The honor, officials said, confirms The Centre’s commitment to achieving...

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

An innovative educational center – and the first net-zero facility in Montana – is scheduled to open to coincide with Earth Day 2018. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (CSE) is set for...

Technical program announced for ASHRAE annual conference

Technical program announced for ASHRAE annual conference

The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference technical program will provide practitioners with topical, in-depth educational tracks to optimize the design and performance of buildings. The conference is June 23-27 in Houston. The five-day event includes eight conference tracks, tours, social events...

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America earns 2018 Energy Star Award for Excellence

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America earns 2018 Energy Star Award for Excellence

Panasonic Eco Solutions will be honored April 20 for its outstanding efforts to improve the availability of energy-efficient indoor air quality solutions in the marketplace.

Businesses recognized for commercial building rooftop unit efficiencies

Seven organizations have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign for leadership in installing more energy efficient RTUs in commercial buildings. As part of the Better Buildings Initiative, the Advanced RTU Campaign works...

Irish eyes smiling: Notre Dame earns LEED honor

Irish eyes smiling: Notre Dame earns LEED honor

A University of Notre Dame facility has earned a top environmental award. McCourtney Hall, a facility dedicated to research in the molecular sciences and engineering, received LEED gold certification, according to the school. The 220,000-square-foot building, which opened in 2016,...

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Vita, a LEED gold-designed mixed-use residential rental apartment community in the Denver metro area, is nearing completion. The sustainable 159-unit apartment community, designed for people 55 years old and older, was developed by Denver-based Zocalo Community Development and designed by...

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Despite the fact that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect the health of the occupants in any kind of enclosed space, there seem to be a lot of misconceptions about it. With individuals spending a significant amount of time...

USGBC builds on LEED with version 4.1

USGBC builds on LEED with version 4.1

The U.S. Green Building Council has unveiled the next step for the LEED rating systems: LEED v4.1. This incremental step in the evolution of the world’s green building rating system is key in achieving the goal of green buildings and...

10 ways to keep tenants happy by ensuring indoor air quality

Since most people spend more than 80 percent of their time indoors, it is important to ensure that high levels of indoor air quality are maintained. It not only affects the health of the occupants, but also severely decreases employee...

Canadian college installing $9.1 million geothermal field

Canada’s Durham College plans to install a geothermal system to heat and cool one of its largest buildings. The project is part of a larger effort to institute energy upgrades at the school. The $9.1 million geothermal field will be...

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Castles dot the landscape across Europe. A new castle taking shape in Pennsylvania soon will be a symbol of sustainable building practices and home to 522 apartments. With more than 1.2 million square feet of space, Grand Castle is slated to open this spring.

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