Sustainable complex earns LEED first for Malta

A recently opened office block on Malta’s Tigné Point has been awarded LEED gold accreditation, the first development on the peninsula of the Mediterranean island nation to earn the recognition. The honor, officials said, confirms The Centre’s commitment to achieving...

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Hillcrest Residences has become the largest confirmed Passive House Institute U.S. certified (PHIUS) development in North America by square footage and number of units, according to a release from the developer. The new, energy-efficient senior housing development brings 66 apartment...

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Vita, a LEED gold-designed mixed-use residential rental apartment community in the Denver metro area, is nearing completion. The sustainable 159-unit apartment community, designed for people 55 years old and older, was developed by Denver-based Zocalo Community Development and designed by...

Sustainable 'Smart City' grows in Thailand

Sustainable 'Smart City' grows in Thailand

When it launched in July 2015, WHIZDOM 101 in Bangkok, Thailand, was dubbed “The Great Good Place.” The project, officials said, represented a step into the future and was designed to be a one-stop world for a person’s every need,...

Canadian community earns platinum certification

Canadian community earns platinum certification

A mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development in Victoria, British Columbia, recently earned a major environmental recognition.

Garden skyscraper to be among 'most sustainable buildings in Europe'

Garden skyscraper to be among 'most sustainable buildings in Europe'

A 180-meter skyscraper designed to be zero-energy and accessible via a garden bridge has been proposed to be built in Paris, reports dezeen. International architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill is part of the team that launched a master plan...

Green tower sprouting in Singapore features vegetation inside, out

Green tower sprouting in Singapore features vegetation inside, out

Being in nature, or even having a view of it, can help soothe the soul and make us feel calmer.

$100 million development one of Australia's ‘greenest’

$100 million development one of Australia's ‘greenest’

Adelaide, Australia’s $100 million U City development has been given the title of the state’s “greenest” building, reports The Advertiser.  The 20-story building under construction is predicted to use 45 percent less energy and 30 percent less water than a comparable new building.

Bamboo-shaped skyscraper to rise in Taipei

Bamboo-shaped skyscraper to rise in Taipei

Move over Taipei 101. A new green-glass skyscraper will soon transform the city skyline. Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) unveiled designs for the Taipei Sky Tower, a 280-meter-tall building that, like Taiwan’s tallest tower, draws design inspiration from bamboo shoots.

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

2-story building earns notable Arkansas LEED honor

A refurbished building in downtown Fayetteville, Ark., has earned the highest LEED certification, the only such designation awarded in the state during 2017, reports the Fayetteville Flyer. 15 North Church, home to local architecture studio Modus Studio, Specialized Real Estate...

Memphis site world's largest LEED platinum building for historic adaptive reuse

Memphis site world's largest LEED platinum building for historic adaptive reuse

Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tenn., has become the world's largest building to be awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for historic adaptive reuse, according to the Memphis architecture firm that worked on the project. The...

NYC tower tops LEED certification chart

NYC tower tops LEED certification chart

Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group’s 18 million-square-foot Hudson Yards project, the largest private real estate development in U.S.

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

In the affluent suburb of Heliopolis, Cairo, a smart, multi-use and green complex is rising and is slated to be complete by 2019. Parisian architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has been working on the development since 2014 and construction started...

Office, retail building receives prestigious accolades for sustainability

Office, retail building receives prestigious accolades for sustainability

Brunswig Square, a mixed-use development in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo neighborhood, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification and gold Wired Certification, its owners announced in a release. An office/retail building, Brunswig Square is distinguished...

Beijing gets closer to nature with futuristic complex

Beijing gets closer to nature with futuristic complex

A new development in Beijing’s central business district is nearing completion. Comprising a series of multi-purpose buildings inspired by the country’s mountains and sea, Chaoyang Park Plaza – by MAD Architects – will offer an eye-catching new addition to the...

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Self-powered gym opens in Switzerland

Swiss researchers have created a gym and wellness building run entirely on energy from the sun and fitness equipment, such as bikes and treadmills. The first-of-its-kind facility in the country, the gym is part of a larger innovation building project...

Staggered volumes help make Slate building energy-efficient marvel

Staggered volumes help make Slate building energy-efficient marvel

Portland, Oregon’s new mixed-use development, known as Slate, consists of a shifting stack of volumes that reflect the vibrancy and complexity of the neighborhood. The development, designed by Works Progress Architecture for co-developers Urban Development Partners and Beam Development, earned...

Plans unveiled for solar-powered city block with living roofs, urban farms

Plans unveiled for solar-powered city block with living roofs, urban farms

The Dutch city of Eindhoven has selected MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels) to create Nieuw Bergen – a super green block of homes and businesses topped with living roofs and solar panels. Located in the inner city area around Deken...

Smog-eating ‘vertical forest tower’ to feature luxury apartments, 300 species of plants

Smog-eating ‘vertical forest tower’ to feature luxury apartments, 300 species of plants

A smog-eating tower will soon go up in the Netherlands city of Utrecht. On the outside, 10,000 trees and shrubs — nearly half the amount found in New York’s Central Park — will fill the skyscraper’s facade, roof and balconies....

China breaks ground on first 'Forest City' that fights air pollution

China breaks ground on first 'Forest City' that fights air pollution

A pollution-fighting green city unlike any before is springing to life in China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the first “Forest City” is now under construction Liuzhou, Guangxi Province reports Inhabitat. The futuristic city will use renewable energy for self-sufficiency...

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