Cintas achieves zero waste at Dallas DC

Cintas achieves zero waste at Dallas DC

Cintas also plans to incorporate its zero-waste-to-landfill program at its rental laundry plants and rental locations to further limit the amount of waste produced.

Infographic: Overcoming 6 common roofing problems

Water collecting on a roof is just one of myriad problems that can wreak havoc on a building, penetrating the structure and triggering issues that can limit sustainability and result in significant maintenance and repair costs. The infographic below, produced...

Self-flying drones collect data on wind turbine blades

Self-flying drones collect data on wind turbine blades

Collecting wind farm data can be tricky. Climbing up to wind turbine blades to inspect them for damage can be dangerous and time-consuming. Once up there, some inspectors rely only on a cell phone camera to snap pictures of any problems.

4 tips for keeping commercial properties out of hot water this winter

4 tips for keeping commercial properties out of hot water this winter

With winter on the way, frozen cooling tower valves and pipe leaks are likely to wreak havoc on commercial property water usage. “As temperatures dropped below zero last year, we began receiving dozens of calls from property managers about their...

Historic San Francisco tower making name in sustainability

Historic San Francisco tower making name in sustainability

The Russ Building, a Jazz Age San Francisco landmark, is an old building but apparently not yet an outdated one. It snagged LEED platinum designation for its green building standards, according to the website Curbed. That’s a step up from its previous gold award.

Sabra expansion reduces energy, water use

Sabra expansion reduces energy, water use

Sabra Dipping Co. has achieved LEED gold New Construction Certification from the U.S.

Green roofs helping Md. school district set gold standard for green schools

A new Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) elementary school, which has received LEED gold certification, and a revitalized MCPS high school are among the school district’s 12 buildings queued up for LEED certification in the coming months, according to a...

Children's museum plans to use solar panels as teaching tools

With its giant inflatable mascots -- a duck and a dragon -- perched atop its roof, the Children's Discovery Museum can easily be spotted from afar by visitors to downtown San Jose, Calif. Now, that rooftop's become even more distinctive...

World Green Building Council wants all buildings ‘net zero’ by 2050

World Green Building Council wants all buildings ‘net zero’ by 2050

The World Green Building Council has an ambitious goal: It wants all building to produce as much energy as they use. The organization has launched a groundbreaking project that aims to ensure structures worldwide achieve net zero status by 2050,...

Hospital HVAC retrofit uses external facade return air ducts

Hospital HVAC retrofit uses external facade return air ducts

Limited indoor space wasn't about to thwart Saint Thomas West Hospital's efforts to retrofit its HVAC exhaust air system for more cost-cutting energy recovery, preheating increased outdoor air and enhanced indoor air quality (IAQ). Instead of space-consuming conventional indoor HVAC...

Stryker Center earns green certification

Stryker Center earns green certification

The Stryker Center, home of Williamsburg (Va.) City Council, recently earned the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver certification, reports the Virginia Gazette. The certification verifies environmentally conscious building design. LEED is a certification that rates a building's sustainability.

Europe's largest urban farm to blossom soon

Europe's largest urban farm to blossom soon

A former telecommunications building in The Hague, Netherlands, has been transformed into Europe’s largest commercial urban food production facility, reports the website EcoWatch. The UF002 De Schilde rooftop farm has been dubbed as “Times Square of Urban Farming,” due to...

Organizations recognized for energy-efficient rooftop unit upgrades

Organizations recognized for energy-efficient rooftop unit upgrades

Six organizations have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for replacing and upgrading rooftop units as part of the Better Buildings Alliance Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC), according to a release from the agency. The organizations in a single...

Office nets Cayman's first LEED platinum designation

Office nets Cayman's first LEED platinum designation

The newly renovated and expanded Arch & Godfrey office has been awarded the highest level of certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program, according to the Cayman Reporter. The designation marks...

Konami Gaming renovation hits jackpot with sustainability award

Konami Gaming renovation hits jackpot with sustainability award

Konami Gaming Inc., a global leader in casino gaming and systems, has been awarded the 2016 NAIOP Southern Nevada Spotlight Award for Sustainable/Green Building for the recently-completed expansion of its Las Vegas headquarters, reports the website Facility Executive. The honor...

2016's best-designed libraries announced

2016's best-designed libraries announced

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have selected seven recipients to receive the 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. The AIA and the ALA developed the award program to encourage and recognize excellence in the...

Funeral business builds eco-funeral parlor with green technology

A funeral home in England is looking to help green its industry with solar power and other eco-friendly practices. Death can be an energy-intensive, toxic and wasteful process – the embalming, ornate coffins, elaborate funerals and cremation. But it doesn’t have to be so environmentally destructive.

Facade brings life to dated Hollywood office building

When media mogul Barry Diller contacted Rios Clementi Hale Studios about revamping the IAC headquarters building on the iconic Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, he had one special request. “He said, ‘Fix it up and, oh, I would like to...

For commercial and multifamily structures, water conservation can equal significant savings

For commercial and multifamily structures, water conservation can equal significant savings

As water rates rise across the country, many building owners and managers have begun implementing LEED green initiatives to assist in conserving water. For commercial and multifamily structures, such approaches also encourage relations between individuals who share a similar mindset,...

Michigan Battle of the Buildings seeks biggest loser

Michigan Battle of the Buildings seeks biggest loser

In something of a sustainable version of the popular weight loss competition “The Biggest Loser,” Michigan is holding an energy loss contest for buildings. Michigan Battle of the Buildings is an awards and recognition program for energy use reduction and...

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