Group proves net-zero buildings don’t have to be more expensive

A common assumption is that sustainable technology is much more costly than standard ways of building, but developers are showing that does not have to be the case. The cost of sustainable technology has actually decreased in recent years, according to a story from Deseret News.

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

China soon will add the world’s highest skybridge to its skyline. The Raffles City Chongqing project under construction in southwest China, reports New Atlas. Developer CapitaLand's reference to the skybridge as a horizontal skyscraper is an exaggeration, but a forgivable one. Named the Conservatory, the structure measures 984 feet in length.

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

The presence of a large number of skyscrapers makes rooftop solar power systems unviable, according to a new report. However, the windows of such tall buildings have the potential to be converted into solar power panels, which can produce at...

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.

Affordable Housing Development Relies on Insulated Roof Panels

Affordable Housing Development Relies on Insulated Roof Panels

Built to the rigorous Passive House design principles, the Weinberg Commons reduces energy consumption by more than 50%.

Five Affordable Housing Communities Go Solar

Five Affordable Housing Communities Go Solar

The solar development impacts 545 low-income family and senior households, reducing resident energy bills, and providing solar installation job training for the community.

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

The 49-unit building in south Los Angeles will provide homes and supportive services for formerly homeless veterans.

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Cornell Tech Building Uses Geothermal for Heating and Cooling

Highly efficient and cost-effective to run, the GSHP system delivers all the heating, cooling, and domestic hot water for the builidng.

Condo Canada's first to receive LEED platinum

A Markham, Canada, condominium is "LEEDing" the way in sustainability and energy conservation. River Park Condominium, developed by the Markham-based Times Group, has achieved a LEED platinum certification and become the first condominium (10-story-plus building) in Canada to receive the...

Energy Department helping develop new A/C technologies

Energy Department helping develop new A/C technologies

Most people look forward to enjoying the summer sun and beating the heat in a cool, air-conditioned building. However, those dreading their summer energy bills know the dog days of summer can mean high energy consumption at a high price.   According to the U.S.

DOE invests millions to improve commercial building efficiency

DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing more than $3 million in five projects to improve the efficiency of the nation’s commercial buildings. The investment is designed to drive innovation in multisystem technology packages while also fostering the collaboration of...

Innovative businesses help communities capitalize on solar

Innovative businesses help communities capitalize on solar

With recent innovations like Tesla’s solar shingles, the future of solar-powered living is looking bright. Still, supplying homes and businesses with affordable solar power is a complex undertaking. “There’s a lot of moving parts to community solar,” according to Eric...

U.S. unlikely to see deadly ‘green’ building fire like London’s

The deadly fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower last week was fueled by commonly used “green energy” upgrades found on tens of thousands of buildings across the world, sparking concerns that a similar event could happen in the United States....

Landmark wooden tower set to rise in Portland

Landmark wooden tower set to rise in Portland

The nation’s tallest wooden high-rise will soon take shape in Portland, Ore. Funded by a $1.5 million-dollar award from the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition, the innovative timber building, named Framework, will be built from domestically sourced and engineered...

Tesla looks to shine with solar shingles

Tesla looks to shine with solar shingles

Elon Musk has built a formidable personal brand on futuristic visions of driverless cars and space travel. But the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Tesla CEO could soon make an impact in a much-nearer future by helping the owners of single-...

Queens Co-Op Opts for Solar Power

When completed, the project will be among the largest rooftop installations in the New York City area.

Webinar addresses new code options for residential buildings

A webinar is set for Thursday to address new code options for insulating, sealing and controlling moisture in unvented attics in residential buildings. Building America and Building Energy Codes Program stakeholders are invited to learn about this new innovative technology...

Tallest wooden condo reaches new milestone

The tallest wood-constructed condominium in North America has achieved a new milestone Monday -- a monumental capping ceremony, according to a press release. Origine, Quebec City's Pointe-aux-Lièvres eco-district, includes a 12-story wood structure on top of a one-story concrete podium...

Green-roofed wooden tower in Lagos maximizes daylight, natural ventilation

Green-roofed wooden tower in Lagos maximizes daylight, natural ventilation

A new green-roofed wooden tower planned for Lagos features a perforated envelope inspired by indigenous cultures of the area. Hermann Kamte & Associates designed the experimental structure as an alternative to the massive concrete buildings that dominate the city, reports...

Call for Entries to National Housing Innovation Awards

Call for Entries to National Housing Innovation Awards

Entries are open for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Housing Innovation Awards that show case homes that meet the most rigourous guidelines for high performance homes. Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect of the Building Technologies Office, recently issued this call for entries. Okay, you’ve done the hard part.

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