Johnson Controls’ Asia Pacific headquarters LEED, EDGE certified

Johnson Controls’ Asia Pacific headquarters LEED, EDGE certified

Johnson Controls’ new Asia Pacific headquarters has achieved both LEED platinum and EDGE green building certifications, according to Green Business Certification Inc. Johnson Controls is among a select group of projects to receive both LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental...

South Africa’s first Green Star museum eco-friendly literary treasure

South Africa’s first Green Star museum eco-friendly literary treasure

One of South Africa’s literary treasures has transformed into an eco-friendly gem. Designed by Intsika Architects, the National English Literary Museum is the first five-star Green Star-certified Public & Education building in the country, reports Inhabitat. Located in the university...

N.C. company combines IoT, solar in 'smart campus' initiative

N.C. company combines IoT, solar in 'smart campus' initiative

Global analytics software and services firm SAS in North Carolina is capitalizing on the growing Internet of Things, as well as its on-campus solar farms, to create a "smart campus" that it says will reduce energy costs and make the...

SAIT shows off Calgary’s first net-zero commercial building

SAIT shows off Calgary’s first net-zero commercial building

To step into SAIT’s brand-new Green Building Technologies (GBT) Lab and Demonstration Centre is to step into the future – a future where buildings produce as much energy as they consume. The hands-on research facility is Calgary’s first net-zero commercial...

Bloomberg opening sustainable new headquarters in London

Bloomberg opening sustainable new headquarters in London

Former Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg’s eponymous company is moving into the heart of London. Renowned British architecture firm Foster and Partners designed the new 3.2-acre Bloomberg site with approximately 500,000 square feet of sustainable office space...

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...

Armstrong expands portfolio of sustainable ceiling systems

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has expanded its portfolio of Sustain high-performance sustainable ceilings to include more than 850 popular products, offering architects and designers the broadest collection of sustainable ceiling solutions in the industry. Sustain is the first and only portfolio...

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...

Overstock.com HQ earns LEED gold certification

Overstock.com HQ earns LEED gold certification

Overstock.com’s corporate headquarters, known as Peace Coliseum, has been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, reports Home Furnishings Building. The LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the foremost program for buildings, homes and...

Intel to Invest $178 million to advance R&D innovation in India

Intel to Invest $178 million to advance R&D innovation in India

Intel plans to expand its research and development presence in India with a new sustainable design hub in Bengaluru (Bangalore). India is already home to the chip giant’s largest R&D facility outside the United States, and with a new $178...

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...

Scientists invent graphene paint that makes buildings super efficient

Scientists invent graphene paint that makes buildings super efficient

Graphene – the strongest material known to science – is used to create everything from condoms to night-vision contact lenses. Now, thanks to the ingenuity of The Graphene Company, paint containing the world’s “thinnest, strongest and most conductive” substance is...

Industry-specific lighting training focuses on customized solutions

The real cost of lighting is not the product itself, but what lighting does to influence the people in the space. One needs to understand lighting maintenance and energy savings, but also how light and lighting affects human performance. Lighting...

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...

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.

Building made from 1.5 million plastic bottles withstands fires, earthquakes

Building made from 1.5 million plastic bottles withstands fires, earthquakes

Plastic bottle architecture can turn a problem into an eco-friendly opportunity. The EcoARK in Taipei, Taiwan, is one such example. Built from 1.5 million recycled plastic bottles, the massive pavilion can withstand the forces of nature, including fires and earthquakes,...

Pharmaceutical company's headquarters earns LEED platinum certification

Pharmaceutical company's headquarters earns LEED platinum certification

Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ headquarters in New Haven, Conn., has earned the LEED platinum certification, one of less than 15 structures in the state to receive the highest level of green building certification. The building achieved certification for commercial interiors, according to...

4 technologies driving energy-efficiency jobs

4 technologies driving energy-efficiency jobs

When one thinks of energy jobs, they may first picture someone fixing a wind turbine or installing a solar panel. These jobs are certainly on the rise. But as businesses and home owners increasingly seek cost savings on their utility...

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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