University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

Several buildings at the University of Virginia are being renovated with modern amenities and being upgraded to become more sustainable and higher performing. In fact, the school’s new president won’t be moving into the traditional presidential hall in August. That...

Vail Resorts takes next step toward zero footprint

Vail Resorts takes next step toward zero footprint

A new partnership aims to help Vail Resorts identify and implement renewable energy projects the company may purchase or fund as part of its comprehensive sustainability commitment. In teaming with Boulder, Colo.-based Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), a Schneider Electric company,...

Honeywell’s adds IoT connectivity for mechanical systems

Honeywell, which offers cloud-based connected buildings services, has extended its solutions to include mechanical systems. As a result, facility managers can gain insight into a building’s performance in terms of its mechanical equipment, identify issues, make the changes needed to...

Partnership produces free tool to save building energy

Partnership produces free tool to save building energy

A partnership between Lucid Design Group of Oakland, Calif., and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have produced a free tool that can benchmark a building energy’s use. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Small Business Voucher (SBV)...

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...

Manhattan office tower joins LEED ranks

Takenaka Corp.’s 27-story Heron Tower, a boutique office building in Manhattan’s Plaza District, has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Currently under Cushman & Wakefield’s management, a team comprising Property Manager Joseph McCausland and Chief Engineer...

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...

New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers

New cooling solutions offered for colocation, cloud-hosting data centers

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, has introduced three high-capacity cooling solutions for the growing colocation and cloud hosting data center markets, enabling providers to save money, reduce risks and more easily manage their facilities. The products are designed to be...

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...

NYC tower tops LEED certification chart

NYC tower tops LEED certification chart

Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group’s 18 million-square-foot Hudson Yards project, the largest private real estate development in U.S.

Infographic: 5 considerations for sustainable commercial flooring

The foot traffic in a commercial facility – particularly within an extremely busy one – can quickly wear down the flooring. Of course, some options typically hold up better than others – wood over carpet, for instance. But when it comes to sustainable flooring, durability isn’t the only purpose it serves.

NHL arena achieves Canadian LEED first

NHL arena achieves Canadian LEED first

Edmonton’s Rogers Place recently became the first National Hockey League (NHL) facility in Canada to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification, according to stadium officials. Since opening in 2016, the home arena of the Edmonton Oilers...

Infographic: The benefits of LEDs

Infographic: The benefits of LEDs

The path toward energy efficiency for many building owners and managers and homeowners has been lit in large part by LED lights. The purchase and use of LEDs have ballooned in recent years, far outpacing its CFL and halogen counterparts...

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

A new high-tech United States embassy building was recently completed in London. The billion-dollar project had been in the works for seven years and takes the form of a massive glazed cube supported atop colonnades, reports New Atlas. And the...

Report: Electric underfloor heating market to grow

Report: Electric underfloor heating market to grow

U.S. electric underfloor heating market is set to top $500 million by 2024, according to new research. Increasing demand for space heating along with rising energy cost will fuel the business growth, Market Size Forecasters.

10 tips to make a building energy efficient this winter

10 tips to make a building energy efficient this winter

Winter is here. Based on the most recent forecast of heating degree-days from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), temperatures this winter (2017) are expected to be colder than last winter across the country. U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts...

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Two Seattle-area Better Buildings Challenge partners have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their successful energy-efficient upgrade achievements at the King County International Airport and the local Shari's in Lynnwood, Wash. Through the Better Buildings Challenge,...

Johns Hopkins receives LEED gold for energy-conscious design, operations

Johns Hopkins receives LEED gold for energy-conscious design, operations

Malone Hall, a multi-functional space for students, engineers, scientists and medical researchers that opened on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood (Md.) campus in 2014, recently received a gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The internationally recognized...

Bank retrofits to LED to save energy, money

Bank retrofits to LED to save energy, money

The Lethbridge location of 1st Choice Savings & Credit Union in Alberta, Canada, was designed to be a bright and inviting facility with an open lobby, a high ceiling and glass facades that allow lots of sunlight into the building....

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

24,000 attend Greenbuild 2017

More than 24,000 people from around the world attended Greenbuild 2017 earlier this month in Boston. The Boston Society of Architects/AIA, Informa Exhibitions, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the results of the 2017 ArchitectureBoston Expo and Greenbuild...

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