Technology helps to pinpoint water issues, increase efficiency

Technology helps to pinpoint water issues, increase efficiency

Over the past 20 years, private businesses have joined forces with federal and local governments to improve the efficiency of water systems, spending billions on infrastructure to reduce waste and save money. Despite their efforts, more than 2 trillion gallons...

As Earth Day nears, restaurant association advocates sustainability

In recognition of Earth Day on Friday, the National Restaurant Association's Conserve program is encouraging restaurant operators to take simple sustainability steps that can have a significant impact on their environmental footprints and their bottom lines. Conserve's Earth Day action...

Infographic: A look at 2016 green building trends

Green building continues to pick up steam, with practices aimed at energy efficiency and sustainability dominating building projects around the world. With Earth Day 2016 on Friday, below is an inforgraphic detailing some of the trends emerging this year and beyond, as supplied by ETO Doors.

Toronto research building discovers LEED gold

Toronto research building discovers LEED gold

The Environmental Science and Chemistry Building (ESCB) at the University of Toronto Scarborough has been recognized with one of the highest levels of achievement in sustainable building design, according to the university. The 10,220-square-meter building, which officially opened in January...

California rail facility first of its kind to earn LEED gold

California’s Foothill Gold Line Operations Campus main shop building has received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification, according to a release by Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority. The recognition for the 132,000-square-foot building is one of the...

Apartment community first in Boulder to earn LEED certification

Apex 5510, a 231-unit multifamily facility in Boulder, Colo., has become the first apartment community in the city to achieve LEED certification (a rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council for improved environmental and human health performance), according 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,...

Quest clinical hub a sustainable standout

Quest Diagnostics’ clinical lab in Marlborough, Mass., has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a press release. The 209,000-square-foot center serves as the hub for the New England area...

Duke Kunshan campus recognized for sustainable design

Duke Kunshan campus recognized for sustainable design

Duke Kunshan University is the first Chinese university campus to be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) campus program, with all five campus buildings certified according to LEED standards by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),...

Richmond's newest high school a LEED gold building

The first high school built in Richmond, Virginia, in nearly a half century has been recognized for energy efficiency and sustainability, according to a press release. Huguenot High School has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification...

Historic California theater earns green certification

The Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California, has been accredited as a Santa Barbara County Green Business, according to the website Noozhawk. It is the first theatrical venue to complete the certification program, as well as the first historic building....

10 commercial building water conservation tips for early spring

10 commercial building water conservation tips for early spring

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to inspect any damage caused during the winter. As conditions warm – thawing the ground and warming the air – here’s a list of conservation tips from water conservation firm WaterSignal to help...

10 multifamily building water conservation tips for early spring

10 multifamily building water conservation tips for early spring

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to inspect any damage caused during the winter. As conditions warm – thawing the ground and warming the air – here’s a list of conservation tips from water conservation firm WaterSignal to help...

Cox earns second LEED gold certification

Cox earns second LEED gold certification

Media giant Cox Enterprises has had a second building certified LEED gold, according to a press release. The certification of its 578,000-square-foot office building in Sandy Springs, Ga. The new building is the second facility on Cox Enterprises' corporate campus...

Evolving technologies demand flexible buildings

When the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) opened a massive campus in Springfield, Va., in 2011, it was the Army Corps of Engineers’ biggest project since construction of the Pentagon in 1943. Like any such project, perspectives changed and requirements shifted...

Security integrators can capitalize on rise of IoT-powered smart buildings

Security integrators can capitalize on rise of IoT-powered smart buildings

Imagine a building where employees scan a badge or present a smartphone-based credential to gain access. When access is granted, the building’s other systems are triggered to turn on the lights, adjust the temperature and alert security that someone has accessed the building.

Fulton Center first subway station to receive LEED rating for environmental friendliness

Fulton Center first subway station to receive LEED rating for environmental friendliness

A Manhattan subway station in New York City has made history for being a good friend to the planet, reports the website Metro International. The city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced that the Fulton Center station —on Broadway between...

WorkBuildings headquarters earns top LEED status

The WorkingBuildings Group of Companies has received LEED platinum for commercial interiors certification for its corporate office in Atlanta, according to a press release. WorkingBuildings achieved the highest-level certification by using a number of sustainable practices. It minimized material use...

Silver Spring library earns gold certification

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Silver Spring branch has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to a new release from Montgomery County government. The library building has energy-saving features including;...

Cinemas exploring sustainability measures

Cinemas exploring sustainability measures

The world’s leading businesses, from the largest corporations to the corner coffee shop, are moving forward with sustainability programs that improve their business operations and serve their marketplace and surrounding communities in more efficient and less wasteful ways. The exhibition...

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