Eco-friendly Scottsdale Airport center opens

Eco-friendly Scottsdale Airport center opens

The Airport Operations Center at Scottsdale Airport has opened, serving as the hub for monitoring daily operations including safety, security and maintenance of the airfield. The building is a state-of-the-art facility and also environmentally friendly, according to a release from...

Infographic: 10 ways to make offices greener, healthier

An increasing number of businesses are striving to make a profit and, at the same time, improve the general well-being of their employees. When workers have a good level of health, they are more likely to be happier and more...

9 ways to help prevent building water leaks

9 ways to help prevent building water leaks

In a commercial setting, the function of a building’s plumbing system can mean the difference between conducting business as usual or shutting down temporarily. If that business is a restaurant, service company or industrial facility that uses a lot of...

Delta HQ renovation poised for energy savings

Delta, a leader in power and thermal management solutions, has completed an extensive renovation and upgrade of its Netherlands headquarters office into a green building capable of achieving up to 45 percent expected annual energy savings. The facility has been...

BOMI releases new HVAC optimization program

BOMI releases new HVAC optimization program

To celebrate its 47th anniversary today, BOMI International has released its new high-performance HVAC optimization learning program. “High-Performance Sustainable Buildings: HVAC Optimization” consists of five scenario-based online modules focused on the relationships among the facility manager, building tenants and systems...

Southeast sees surge in net-zero schools

Relatively constant energy demand, large roofs for solar panels, and long-term interest driving trend.

Net positive energy office taking shape in Canada

Net positive energy office taking shape in Canada

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new office development aiming to be one of the most energy efficient in Canada. What will be a LEED platinum, net-positive office building...

Cannabis company sees light, earns energy award

A significant lighting upgrade has put one of Colorado’s leading cannabis companies in the spotlight. LivWell Enlightened Health recently won the Xcel Energy 2016 Lighting Efficiency Achievement Award, according to a press release. The award recognized LivWell for achieving the...

Ill. private school receives LEED platinum for new wing

Ill. private school receives LEED platinum for new wing

Evanston private school Chiaravalle Montessori received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum certification — the organization’s highest level of environmental building — for its North Wing addition, according to a news release. The wing, which cost $7 million and...

Mall first in Peru to achieve LEED status

InOutlet Premium Lurín has become the first Peruvian mall to obtain LEED certification. The silver certification illustrates facility owner Parque Arauco’s commitment to sustainable building, officials said. "We have been able to conceptualize, build and operate a sustainable shopping center...

Oman unveils first 'green' smart building

Oman unveils first 'green' smart building

Oman-based Teejan Group of Companies has launched its first solar-powered building project for smart offices. The Taj will take shape on a 3,942-square-meter area in the Ghala region of the sultanate, according to Trade Arabia. The Taj will boast a...

Think green: 5 sustainable office building design ideas

Think green: 5 sustainable office building design ideas

Making green improvements to an office design has a beneficial impact not only on energy costs, but also on employee wellness and productivity. Energy efficient commercial buildings are more comfortable to work in, have better air quality and use less...

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first-ever ENERGY STAR specification for smart thermostats. ENERGY STAR recognizes that smart thermostats provide an opportunity for energy savings beyond a simple energy consumption limit or temperature setting, and the specification...

Citi Tower stands out in sustainability efforts

Citi Tower stands out in sustainability efforts

Citi Tower in Hong Kong is the latest Citi-owned building to have been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the highest internationally-recognized rating a building can earn from...

Carbon-neutral lab earns highest green building accolades

Carbon-neutral lab earns highest green building accolades

A carbon-neutral laboratory built from natural materials by infrastructure services firm AECOM has become one of the first buildings globally to achieve the highest certifications under BREEAM and LEED standards systems for green buildings. Designed for Nottingham University, and part...

Modine announces new geothermal pump

Modine announces new geothermal pump

Modine Manufacturing, a leader in technology in the HVAC industry, has unveiled its latest geothermal unit. The GeoSync water-to-air geothermal heat pump is designed for commercial and residential use, according to a press release. "The new GeoSync water-to-air unit provides...

Largest Passive House project underway in Vancouver

The largest Passive House project in Canada is under construction in the East Hastings corridor of Vancouver Heights. Named The Heights, the six-story mixed-use building will feature retail space on the first level and 85 units of rental housing above....

D.C. mixed-use building earns platinum honor

Wall Development Group’s innovative mixed-use project in Northeast Washington, D.C., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s highest honor. The facility received platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a press release.

NYC’s first WELL-certified office boasts health-boosting features

NYC’s first WELL-certified office boasts health-boosting features

The new headquarters for Structure Tone, one of Manhattan’s largest construction firms, is the first building in New York City to be certified WELL, meaning that it’s deliberately designed to boost the well-being of the people inside it. The 82,000-square-foot...

Going green: Five office design trends to watch this year

Going green: Five office design trends to watch this year

Although office workers spend a large proportion of their time indoors when at work, companies do not always place a high priority on the design and interior features of their offices. Lobbies and meeting rooms typically get the most attention...

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