Commercial demand for mineral wool insulation to grow 3.4% annually

Demand for mineral wool insulation in the commercial market is forecast to grow

How Schneider Electric uses ‘EcoStruxure’ to improve energy efficiency, sustainability

Schneider Electric created EcoStruxure several years ago and has begun to quantify its impact—an integrated, cloud-based, IoT-system that connects all aspects of a building, from the shop floor to the top floor to tailor the use of energy. Since its...

Henning Larsen Architects brings sustainable Scandinavian design to Minneapolis

According to Inhabitat, Henning Larsen Architects and MSR Design unveiled their competition-winning designs for Minneapolis’ new Public Service Building — a municipal building that will integrate the Scandinavian ethos with sustainable design. Located across from Minneapolis City Hall, the multi-purpose...

How the convergence of IoT and IAQ has influenced energy efficiency practices

How the convergence of IoT and IAQ has influenced energy efficiency practices

The premise is that commercial buildings should promote health, be cozy, convenient and support human productivity.

Coast Guard headquarters covered by a sea of green

Coast Guard headquarters covered by a sea of green

Given the unique lay of the land, architectural design and construction team navigated a range of design considerations.

Study: international green office space growing

Study: international green office space growing

Green building certification programs are becoming much more prevalent and more important to a variety of constituents and stakeholders.

Smart lighting technology powers energy savings

Smart lighting technology powers energy savings

Connected technology is quickly becoming an expectation in all aspects of our lives.

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.

School security glazing also meets energy efficiency goals

School security glazing also meets energy efficiency goals

Many older schools across the country were constructed with tempered glass, which shatters into blunt pellets immediately upon impact.

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.

Century-old building in sustainability spotlight

Century-old building in sustainability spotlight

On its 100th anniversary, Montreal’s Sun Life Building has earned a top environmental honor. The building received BOMA BEST platinum certification, the highest distinction awarded to buildings for outstanding environmental performance and management. The Sun Life Building, owned by Sun...

Infographic: Net zero or zero carbon? Green buildings explained

In the world of green homes and buildings, a variety of terms are used and some confusion surrounds their definitions. Net-zero energy ready. Net-zero energy.

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.

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...

Intuit’s new green-roofed campus connects nature, public spaces

Intuit’s new green-roofed campus connects nature, public spaces

Intuit’s new Marine Way Building (MWB) in Mountain View, Calif., aims to become an antidote to the trend of building insular campuses across Silicon Valley. To achieve that goal, WRNS Studio and Clive Wilkinson Architects designed a human-centered, urban-minded workplace...

12 tips for making properties more water efficient

12 tips for making properties more water efficient

Millions of gallons of water are wasted every day in the United States. While several factors contribute to that waste, the two main issues are undetected leaks caused by an aging infrastructure and faulty irrigation systems/procedures incorporated by scores of...

Design firm proves Va. office environmentally fit

Design firm proves Va. office environmentally fit

Design firm HDR has adopted Fitwel, a global building certification system that promotes health, and has certified its first office in Arlington, Va. The two-story structure, which is also LEED-platinum certified, is a designed to promote collaboration, transparency and interconnected...

Washington utility creates solar program for commercial, industrial customers

Washington utility creates solar program for commercial, industrial customers

Large commercial and industrial electric customers in Washington State soon will be able to tap into a renewable, cost-effective energy source. Avista Utilities has unveiled the Solar Select program, which will be powered by 28 megawatts of renewable solar energy,...

World Economic Forum unveils new energy-efficient offices

The World Economic Forum, tasked with resolving international conflicts and improving the world, is focusing on sustainable development. When designing its new New York offices, it worked with CodeGreen Solutions — a sustainable building consultant — to make its location...

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Fact or fiction? Examining 10 IAQ myths

Despite the fact that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can affect the health of the occupants in any kind of enclosed space, there seem to be a lot of misconceptions about it. With individuals spending a significant amount of time...

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