Intel building 'smart' Israel development center

Intel building 'smart' Israel development center

Israel's largest high-tech company, Intel Israel, is moving its 2,500 development personnel into a new building in Petah Tikva, reports Israeli business website Globes. The 34,000-square-meter building will learn the habits of every employee who chooses to disclose personal information,...

Tulsa car rental facility setting gold standard

Tulsa car rental facility setting gold standard

Enterprise Holdings’ Tulsa Shared Services building, which provides administrative support for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold designation from the United States...

Infographic: The future of sustainability

Modern civilization has relied on non-sustainable energy sources that pollute the earth. Politicians, groups, social media communities and individuals are raising awareness about this problem. There also are several scientists encouraging the world to rethink energy sources.

Philips Lighting sets spotlight on new 2020 carbon, energy goals

Philips Lighting sets spotlight on new 2020 carbon, energy goals

Philips Lighting has set a wide-ranging new five-year sustainability program, including a goal of deriving 80 percent of its turnover from products, systems and services that "provide environmental and social benefits." Launched Monday as part of New York City's Climate...

Canadian community center uses technology to reduce energy consumption

The city of New Westminster has received LEED gold certification for the Queensborough Community Centre expansion, three years after the project was complete. Jim Lowrie, the Canadian city’s director of engineering, said the project started in 2010, was completed in...

U.S. building owners support healthier buildings to improve employee wellness

U.S. building owners support healthier buildings to improve employee wellness

Report: Design, construction industries poised for wider adoption of building practices that prioritize the physical, mental, social well-being of tenants

Multifunctional facility helping LEED sustainability push in Thailand

Multifunctional facility helping LEED sustainability push in Thailand

The number of LEED projects in Southeast Asia has grown considerably over the past decade, to 795 registered and certified projects. Thailand alone has 210 LEED projects, according to the U.S.

Daikin achievement a first for Japanese office buildings

Daikin achievement a first for Japanese office buildings

Daikin’s recently opened Technology and Innovation Centre is the first large-scale office building in Japan to win LEED Platinum certification, according to the website Cooling Post. The six-story, 58,000-square-meter facility opened last November in Settsu City, Osaka. It is the...

Brooks building makes run at sustainability

Brooks building makes run at sustainability

In ultra environmentally-conscious Seattle, most builders put at least a couple sustainable features in their projects, but few have taken on the challenge of the city’s arduous Living Building Pilot Program. Brooks Running’s Seattle headquarters last week became only the...

Environmental center to produce more energy than it uses

Environmental center to produce more energy than it uses

The solar panels shading the parking lot at the new Frick Environmental Center in Pittsburgh are expected to generate about 150,000 kilowatt hours of energy each year, approximately 10,000 kilowatt hours more than the building is expected to use. The...

Spray foam receives prestigious certification

Spray foam receives prestigious certification

Icynene, an open-cell spray foam insulation solutions company, has been awarded GREENGUARD gold certification by UL Environment for its high-performance, ultra-low-VOC, open-cell spray foam insulation Icynene Classic Max, according to industry website Sprayfoam.com. The product is believed to be the...

University of Arizona facility earns highest LEED status

University of Arizona facility earns highest LEED status

The Environment and Natural Resources 2 building at the University of Arizona has achieved LEED platinum certification, the highest possible certification and one of the most distinguished sustainability designations in the country, according to the campus website. In the process,...

Insulation reinforces energy-efficient green building

Insulation reinforces energy-efficient green building

Energy lost through a building's walls, roofs and windows is the largest single waste of energy in most buildings—especially in hot summer months. As a result, the energy efficiency of a building often depends on the materials that help create...

Companies painting picture of green efforts in building trade

The smell that lingers in a freshly painted room is unpleasant, and even unbearable, for many adults. But it is worse for infants, which is why designer Kimberly Ang, 24, who is six months pregnant, will ensure she chooses only...

Pebble-shaped office building adds icon of sustainability to Taipei

Pebble-shaped office building adds icon of sustainability to Taipei

Taipei’s skyline is best known for Taipei 101 — the world’s tallest green building — but another sculptural building will soon hold its own as the city’s latest icon of sustainability. International architecture firm Aedas is nearing completion on Lè...

Infographic: Geothermal as renewable energy

Geothermal heating and cooling increasingly is becoming the selection of choice for building HVAC systems worldwide – not only because of its ability to effectively heat and cool a building, but because of its ability to do it efficiently. The infographic below from Argonne National Laboratory, operated for the U.S.

Energy Department awards $29 million in enhanced geothermal research

Energy Department awards $29 million in enhanced geothermal research

The U.S. Department of Energy has committed $29 million to fund research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), according to a release from the agency. The spending is part of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) program for...

Wendy's recognized by Energy Department for efficiency

Wendy's recognized by Energy Department for efficiency

The Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge has recognized the Wendy’s Co. and its franchisee, Wendco Group, for leadership in energy efficiency, according to a release. The restaurant achieved a 37 percent total energy reduction or more than 50 percent energy...

Companies balancing focus on employee, building health

Companies balancing focus on employee, building health

The definition of sustainability has shifted over the last few years, to the point where "being sustainable" is as much about the occupant’s ability to survive their own built environment as anything. The workplace has undergone a design awakening over...

Butler University fieldhouse renovation scores big in sustainability

Butler University fieldhouse renovation scores big in sustainability

The old pool section of Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, which has been converted into a weight room, training center and administration offices, has received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the Indianapolis campus paper The...

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