Miami tower earns Florida green building certification

After meeting the sustainable standards established in the Florida Green High-Rise Residential Building certification program, Melody Tower in Miami has been certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition. The certification represents achievements in categories such as water conservation, indoor air...

Proper insulation pivotal to efficient commercial buildings

Proper insulation pivotal to efficient commercial buildings

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

Wendy's joins ENERGY STAR program to boost energy efficiency

Wendy's joins ENERGY STAR program to boost energy efficiency

Wendy’s has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner, according to a press release. The partnership means Wendy's will work to improve energy efficiency through a strategic, corporate energy management program that will enhance...

'Greenest' office block in Cambridge garners more architectural accolades

'Greenest' office block in Cambridge garners more architectural accolades

A commercial building labeled the “greenest” in Cambridge, England, has collected another top architectural award. 51 Hills Road, designed by Gort Scott Architects, has been named the best commercial building at the 2016 Brick Awards, according to Cambridge News. The...

MassMutual earns environmental stewardship gold

The headquarters for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) has been awarded LEED gold using the LEED for Existing Buildings rating system, the company announced. The building previously achieved LEED silver in recognition of the company's ongoing progress with its...

LG introduces U.S. HVAC industry-first VRF 5-ton unit

LG introduces U.S. HVAC industry-first VRF 5-ton unit

With the addition of 2- and 5-ton Multi V S models, LG offers homeowners and business owners more energy-efficient air conditioning options.

Solar control glass market poised for growth

Solar control glass market poised for growth

The global solar control glass market is expected to reach a value of $8.88 billion by 2024, according to a new report. Grand View Research Inc. found that anticipated increasing demand from the construction and automotive industries is expected to...

University of Colorado rec center achieves top LEED standards

University of Colorado Recreation Center in Boulder, Colo., as achieved LEED platinum certification, the building’s construction company has announced in a release. Saunders Construction is considered a leader in sustainable construction with 43 completed projects that have achieved LEED certification...

Baltimore school world's second-largest LEED platinum project

Baltimore school world's second-largest LEED platinum project

Green Street Academy, which last year moved into an overhauled 91-year-old 111,000-square-foot building that once housed Gwynns Falls High School, has received the highest LEED designation possible. It’s the second largest LEED platinum project in the world and the only...

5 ways to green a distribution center

5 ways to green a distribution center

When it comes to creating energy-efficient warehouses, many professionals may feel like they’re between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, evidence suggests that sustainable logistics practices like reconfiguring a distribution center network or building a LEED-certified...

Green wall inspires Mich. college's commitment to sustainability, health

Students in the Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) culinary arts and allied health programs take their classes at the Bronson Healthy Living Campus. As they enter the Culinary/Allied Health Building, KVCC’s new green wall stands front and center as a...

Heathrow installs Garden Gate to enhance passenger experience

Heathrow installs Garden Gate to enhance passenger experience

London’s Heathrow Airort has stepped up its green efforts with the launch of a "living wall." The so-called Garden Gate at Terminal 3's Gate 25 has been installed by green building specialist Biotecture and will be done on a trial...

Office Depot's global headquarters achieves gold status

Office Depot's global headquarters achieves gold status

Office Depot’s global headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla., has been awarded gold re-certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system. “By achieving and maintaining Office...

LG spotlighting new efficient air conditioning solutions at Abu Dhabi event

LG spotlighting new efficient air conditioning solutions at Abu Dhabi event

LG Electronics is showcasing its latest innovations in green and energy efficient air conditioning solutions this week at the inaugural edition of Climate Abu Dhabi, an exhibition dedicated to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry. As part...

Air pollution making office workers less productive

Air pollution making office workers less productive

First-of-its-kind Harvard study shows robust relationship between daily poor air quality levels and worker output

Interface announces new environmental facts labels

Interface announces new environmental facts labels

Interface, a leading manufacturer of sustainable modular carpet, will debut a new third-party certification from GreenCircle Certified LLC and spotlight its Climate Take Back mission at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo this week. After months of rigorous audits,...

Flight 93 memorial incorporates sustainable building elements

Flight 93 memorial incorporates sustainable building elements

Grief and the memories hit people differently when visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. For many, the focal point is the 17-ton sandstone boulder that marks the site where the wreckage of United Airlines Flight 93 smoldered 15...

Insurance giant ensures sustainable future

Insurance giant ensures sustainable future

Zurich North America has cut the ribbon on its new headquarters building in Schaumburg, Illinois. Many of the 3,000 employees and contractors who will work in the building contributed to the crowd sourcing of ideas regarding workspace features, the company...

Relocation transforms AkzoNobel facility into energy efficient smart building

The $10 million relocation of a research facility in the U.S. has enabled AkzoNobel to transform its biggest energy user in North America into one of the smartest and most energy efficient. Completed in November 2015, the company’s new Strongsville...

2017 AHR Expo exhibitors reflect latest trends in HVACR

2017 AHR Expo exhibitors reflect latest trends in HVACR

Focused on HVACR industry innovation, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) is preparing for an array of companies that will be showcasing new and upgraded products in 2017. With approximately 80 percent of exhibitors indicating they will be...

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