An energy-saving checklist for commercial buildings

An energy-saving checklist for commercial buildings

Nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States is used by commercial buildings. As necessary as it is for the machine of the American economy to keep running, however, a good portion of the energy used by...

LG launches online rebate center for HVAC systems

LG launches online rebate center for HVAC systems

Just in time for summer, where above-average temperatures are expected for many portions of the United States, LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies is launching a user-friendly rebate tool that allows HVAC contractors and homeowners to search for local and...

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Step foot in the Randa Logistics building in the Gateway Commerce Center in Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and it appears typical of the giant distribution centers in the area: long aisles of tall shelving with people scurrying about in a...

Design headquarters earns landmark certification

Design headquarters earns landmark certification

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) headquarters office has gone double platinum in a landmark achievement. The facility is the first space in the world to achieve both platinum-level certification for the WELL Building Standard (WELL) under WELL v1...

Fla. health care campus earns LEED gold

Fla. health care campus earns LEED gold

Lakeland Regional Health’s recently opened Grasslands campus has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which recognizes buildings that are designed and built and operated “for improved environmental and human health performance.“ Construction of the Grasslands campus...

Fort Collins building earns platinum honor

Fort Collins building earns platinum honor

Fort Collins Utilities’ new administration building has been recognized as one of the most energy efficient buildings in the state. The building in Colorado has received platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation from the U.S. Green Building Council,...

7 reasons for wood's popularity in midrise housing

7 reasons for wood's popularity in midrise housing

Engineered wood is arguably the fastest-growing structural product solution for midrise multifamily buildings. Most U.S.

Green organizations team to accelerate green building in Canada

Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) have signed an agreement to form a Canadian joint venture called Green Business Certification Inc.

San Francisco aims for 'triple zero' airport

San Francisco aims for 'triple zero' airport

San Francisco Airport (SFO) has embarked on a journey to become the first “triple zero” airport campus in the world. The charge in the facility’s five-year strategic plan to achieve zero net energy, carbon neutrality and zero waste-to-landfill requires new...

2 D.C. hotels land gold ratings

2 D.C. hotels land gold ratings

Two Washington, D.C., hotels have earned prestigious LEED gold ratings. The dual-brand Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton have been certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a press release. The achievement was given for...

Nashville apartment complex hits high note with LEED gold

Nashville apartment complex hits high note with LEED gold

Green building officials are signing the praises of an apartment complex in the home of country music. The Terra House Apartments in Nashville, Tenn., has achieved LEED gold certification under LEED for Homes. The complex is a 194-­unit, mixed-use apartment building on they city’s Rolling Mill Hill, according to a release from the U.S.

Residential tower to encourage residents to grow greens

Residential tower to encourage residents to grow greens

The firm Studio Lokal from Denmark has unveiled plans to build a tower in Copenhagen that will encourage residents to grow their own food. The structure will be on the site of a former produce market, and for that reason...

Mohawk first floor maker to achieve Living Product Challenge certification

Mohawk first floor maker to achieve Living Product Challenge certification

Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company, has become the first flooring manufacturer to achieve Living Product Challenge Petal certification for the its new Lichen modular plank carpet system. The certification, which presents the most rigorous standard for sustainable manufacturing,...

Texas building's platinum status celebrated

The Houston Advanced Research Center has celebrated the opening of its new green headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. HARC President Lisa Gonzalez said the new 18,000-square-foot building has been a long time coming for the organization, reports Community Impact. It...

Infographic: Green-building trends for the years to come

As consumers place more importance on evolving their communities to create more responsible, sustainable places to live, the construction industry has evolved as well to meet the needs of their customers. As the standards for building methods shift, green construction...

Majority of Oslo’s new offices achieve green certification

Majority of Oslo’s new offices achieve green certification

A record number of office buildings under construction in Oslo, Norway, are being built to achieve high green standards. That’s according to the World Green Building Council (GBC), which suggests 70 percent of Oslo’s new office buildings have been BREEAM-Norway-certified,...

Plans unveiled for green-roofed business district in Munich

Plans unveiled for green-roofed business district in Munich

New York-based architecture firm Hollwich Kushner continues planning Die Macherei, its first European project. The effort is a mixed-use business district based in Munich, Germany. HWKN, reports Inhabitat, collaborated with German firms msm meyer schmitz-morkramer and OSA Ochs Schmidhuber Architekten...

LG expands training center for thriving U.S. air conditioning systems business

LG Electronics USA Air Conditioning Technologies has expanded its North Texas training facility to provide enhanced after-market support, including training and call support for contractors and customers. The state-of-art new LG Training Academy in the Dallas suburb of Farmer’s Branch,...

5 common geothermal energy myths debunked

5 common geothermal energy myths debunked

Geothermal energy is safe, reliable and resides just beneath our feet. It can help meet U.S.

New school could generate enough electricity to power 121 N.C. homes

New school could generate enough electricity to power 121 N.C. homes

A new 10-story building in downtown Raleigh, N.C., that will house Exploris School and other tenants is expected to generate so much electricity, some tenants won’t even get a power bill. The “energy positive building” will be built on the...

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