Los Angeles New Block offers affordable, sustainable housing

The Newman Garrison & Partners architecture firm in Los Angeles has unveiled New Block.

Now 200 communities are solar friendly

Now 200 communities are solar friendly

Every local government in the United States is eligible to receive no-cost technical assistance to achieve designation by SolSmart.

First California commercial PACE project funds new resort

First California commercial PACE project funds new resort

The building represents an investment of $51 million to the area and is the first luxury hotel in Coachella.

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Honor recognizes positive impacts on occupant health, well-being through improvements to building design, operations

PACE financing helps New York meet energy goals

PACE financing helps New York meet energy goals

Based on a unique public-private partnership model, PACE financing empowers building owners to make energy and efficiency improvements and pay for them via their property taxes.

Report: Tenants consider green credentials of building before renting

Report: Tenants consider green credentials of building before renting

Nearly half of tenants consider how eco-friendly a property is when making a rental decision, according to a recent survey. Research from Your Move’s sister company, LSL’s PRIsm, has revealed that the figure rose to 50 percent from 42 percent...

N.Y. building's facade cleans air

N.Y. building's facade cleans air

New York’s 570 Broome boasts a subtle yet substantial environmentally conscious feature—its façade actually cleans the air. The 25-story luxury condo tower in Manhattan's Hudson Square, slated to be completed at the end of 2018, is situated next to New...

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

Multifamily community first in Va. county to receive LEED platinum

An apartment building in Clarendon, Va., has earned LEED platinum status from the United States Green Building Council, the first multifamily community in Arlington County to do so. Ten at Clarendonis a luxury apartment building with live-work spaces on the...

Free wall builder tool gives professionals the power to design

Free wall builder tool gives professionals the power to design

The tool was inspired by similar virtual tools, like the car builders seen on many automakers’ websites.

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...

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.

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Precast concrete panels solidify new 'castle' apartments

Castles dot the landscape across Europe. A new castle taking shape in Pennsylvania soon will be a symbol of sustainable building practices and home to 522 apartments. With more than 1.2 million square feet of space, Grand Castle is slated to open this spring.

Infographic: Case for conservation-friendly construction

Construction methods need to be more environmentally friendly. However, this isn't just a case of green energy and sustainable materials, plans must also account for the local ecosystem. The construction of both residential and commercial properties is encroaching further and further into the countryside.

Kenya to promote construction of green buildings

Kenya plans to promote construction of green buildings to enhance sustainability in the construction industry, a senior government official said. James Macharia, cabinet secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, told journalists in Nairobi that to...

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

Notre Dame facilities earn LEED gold status

In recognition for achieving a high level of sustainability, the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification to the University of Notre Dame for the construction of undergraduate residences Flaherty Hall and...

10 ways 3D printing can impact architecture industry

10 ways 3D printing can impact architecture industry

3D printing is poised to change the world. Many have hailed the technology as the coming of the third industrial revolution.

Study: Sealing ducts in conditioned space saves energy, reduces leakage

Study: Sealing ducts in conditioned space saves energy, reduces leakage

A new study indicates that leaks in ductwork in conditioned spaces can have a significant impact on energy savings. The study, conducted by Comfort Institute in combination with the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance (GCEA), showed that the amount of conditioned...

Retrofitting a pathway to affordable housing

Aging properties are in desperate need of improvements, given that nearly 60 percent of multifamily buildings were built before 1980 and more than half of available rentals are at least 50 years old. Investing in retrofitting has the potential to...

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

China soon will add the world’s highest skybridge to its skyline. The Raffles City Chongqing project under construction in southwest China, reports New Atlas. Developer CapitaLand's reference to the skybridge as a horizontal skyscraper is an exaggeration, but a forgivable one. Named the Conservatory, the structure measures 984 feet in length.

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