Hospitals can save millions with sustainability programs

Hospitals can save millions with sustainability programs

More and more health care systems these days are focusing on sustainability to cut their imprints and save money. Hospitals are the second greatest commercial energy user behind commercial food services, according to advocacy group Practice Greenhealth, emitting roughly 8...

New sustainable Sheetrock panels unveiled

New sustainable Sheetrock panels unveiled

USG Corp., a manufacturer of building products and solutions, has introduced a new environmentally friendly wallboard: Sheetrock Brand EcoSmart Panels. Developed to meet demand for sustainable building products, the product is built upon USG’s UltraLight technology that contractors prefer, now...

New lighting products shed light on patient rooms

New lighting products shed light on patient rooms

Hubbell Lighting, a leader in lighting innovation, has unveiled two products the company says will improve the value of traditional fixtures in the patient rooms at health care facilities. While many current solutions were converted to solid-state from fluorescent, Hubbell...

Customer demand driving Aldi's green remodel

Customer demand driving Aldi's green remodel

Grocery chain Aldi plans to spend $1.6 billion to remodel and expand its stores, implementing green building features such as natural lighting, recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting, according to Environmental Leader. The company says it will also focus...

Vegas arena scores in LEED ratings

Vegas arena scores in LEED ratings

T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue that will host the NHL expansion team, Las Vegas Golden Knights, already is proving to be a sustainability winner. The arena, developed as part of a joint venture between AEG and MGM...

12 tips for effectively using window film

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) recently released an infographic offering 12 reasons to highlight the benefits of professionally installed window film. Whether at home, in the office or in a car, window films offer a high-tech and cost-effective way...

Is Zero VOC the Same as Being Green?

Is Zero VOC the Same as Being Green?

Most people know that Zero VOC products are better for health and indoor air quality.

Old offices transformed with top environmental ratings

Owners of aging premium office towers up to 30 years old are achieving significant upgrades to their environmental ratings as they retrofit buildings to attract and retain key tenants. Well-known 30-year-old Rialto building in Melbourne, Australia, has received a 5.5...

Vegas wins big with AHR Expo

Vegas wins big with AHR Expo

The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference and the AHR Expo saw record attendance with industry collaboration a strong focus of the events. The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference took place Jan. 28-Feb.

Does your building get a truly ‘green’ clean?

Does your building get a truly ‘green’ clean?

You may be aware of the benefits of green cleaning, choosing products with lower environmental and health impacts, and ensuring they are used efficiently and effectively. But does your cleaning services provider know them? How about the employees who work...

Modern masonry products provide sustainability

Modern masonry products provide sustainability

In recent years, multiple factors have converged to create increasing demand for green and sustainable buildings. Stricter building codes, along with LEED and other building performance systems, have boosted the call for more extensive engineering in wall systems. Manufacturers have...

Many options exist for sustainable home construction

Building a new home – single-family, multifamily or residential high-rise – from scratch is an opportunity to customize space and bring design ideas to fruition. But the often-overlooked benefit is that a builder or designer can use green building materials...

3 design, construction trends for 2017

3 design, construction trends for 2017

With 2017 well underway, design and construction professionals have their sights set on the year ahead. And while it experienced mostly flat growth in 2016, the construction industry is projected to grow in 2017, with an estimated 5 percent increase...

Energy management service allows customers to cap monthly demand charges

New technology has been unveiled to help small to medium businesses proactively cap their monthly building energy bills. The energy management service, developed by commercial smart device manufacturer GridNavigator, works with GridNavigator lighting and HVAC controls and submeters and can...

Continuously ventilated bathrooms improve IAQ

Continuously ventilated bathrooms improve IAQ

Common problems like mold around a shower, stale air and musty smells may be affecting a bathroom without the building owner or manager realizing it. Leading ventilation firm Zehnder America offers the following facts about such issues and how to...

Architects upcycle waste into chic office space

Architects upcycle waste into chic office space

Tiny budgets can be hard to work with, but they often help us become more creative by necessity. That’s what happened for Indian architecture firm Design Work Group (DWG), which was asked to convert an old building into software company...

Home Floor Designs to Help You Go Green

Home Floor Designs to Help You Go Green

Thanks to the increasing popularity of organic and environmentally friendly home improvements, there are many different options to improve the environmental footprint of your home.

Johns Hopkins buildings earns platinum rating

Johns Hopkins buildings earns platinum rating

The Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories, a state-of-the-art lab space on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus, has received the highest certification available — platinum — from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, according to the school. The internationally recognized...

Europe property report underscores growing interest in real estate wellness factors

Europe property report underscores growing interest in real estate wellness factors

When JP Morgan Europe released its Europe Property Report this month, there was a new category in their trends coverage – Real Estate and Well-Being. That’s good news for the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and its WELL Building Standard...

Montreal office building a city LEED-er

Montreal office building a city LEED-er

Montreal-based real estate developer Ivanhoe Cambridge’s Le 1500, a downtown Montreal office building, has been LEED certified in the category Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance by the Canada Green Building Council. Located with a direct connection to the McGill metro...

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