Indiana University building garners LEED gold certification

The U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design has awarded Indiana University with a LEED gold certification for its new Global and International Studies Building, according to the university. The certification is the second-highest ranking available...

Bucknell residence complex earns LEED gold

Opened for the fall 2015 semester, the South Campus Apartments and adjacent Student Commons Building at Bucknell University were designed to provide students an appealing space to live, study, grab a bite to eat, host events and relax. They also...

Redeveloped Colorado building earns top LEED certification

A 41,000-square-foot mixed-use office and retail building in Boulder, Colorado, that was recently redeveloped by Unico Properties has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum certification for core and shell, reports the Colorado Real Estate Journal. With the certification, the building at 1738 Pearl St.

Hotel LEED-ing the way among Illinois' best buildings

Every year, the U.S. Green Building Council names the top U.S.

Taco introduces new commercial HVAC pumps

Taco introduces new commercial HVAC pumps

Taco Comfort Solutions has introduced self-sensing, variable speed end-suction HVAC pumps for commercial spaces, the company has announced. The SCI close-coupled and SFI frame-mounted pumps, with integrated VFDs, permit fast, accurate balancing. They help to reduce balancing contractor costs, eliminate...

Super Bowl 50 site a golden venue of sustainability

Super Bowl 50 site a golden venue of sustainability

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will face off in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, in one of the world’s most energy-efficient stadiums. When Levi's Stadium, the $1.2 billion home to the San Francisco 49ers, opened...

5 ways to conserve a building's water during winter

5 ways to conserve a building's water during winter

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the average person uses 80-100 gallons per day for everything from cooking, showering and flushing the toilet.

Construction firm's San Francisco office city's first certified net-zero energy commercial building

DPR Construction (DPR), a builder focused on complex and sustainable projects, is home to San Francisco’s first net-zero energy commercial office building. The company’s office has been certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) through its Living Building Challenge(SM)...

Tips for preventing, thawing frozen pipes

Tips for preventing, thawing frozen pipes

With temperatures dropping below freezing around the country, pipes in unheated areas are subject to freezing. That can spell disaster and result in hefty expenses to fix the mess. In fact, one burst pipe running at four to eight gallons...

Chicago structure garners platinum status

Chicago's 111 South Wacker receives top LEED recognition.

Biomedical research facility receives LEED platinum certification

Biomedical research facility receives LEED platinum certification

Top designation recognizes structure's leading green design and function.

Survey: Americans avoid touching restroom surfaces in commercial buildings

Survey: Americans avoid touching restroom surfaces in commercial buildings

Many hurry to exit when the facilities are considered 'unpleasant.'

Law firms making the case for sustainable buildings

Growing number of projects focus on how best to go green.

New design looks to improve shower experience

Delta, Unilever parter on showered that reduces water usage.

Multifamily complex begins multimillion dollar green renovation

California development incorporating low-emission finishes on products, Energy Star appliances and ductless mini-split heating systems.

N.Y. university center earns LEED gold

N.Y. university center earns LEED gold

Rowley Center a learning laboratory as the electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing systems were all designed so that they can be examined by students in conjunction with classroom learning.

Smartphone technology to help hotels save big on water-related expenses

Smartphone technology to help hotels save big on water-related expenses

iTouchFaucets solution touted as a means for saving up to 90 percent on water, gas and electric.

Prince Charles’ team designs Australia’s first 6-star Green Star multi-family residential buildings

Prince Charles’ team designs Australia’s first 6-star Green Star multi-family residential buildings

Features of the units include low-carbon materials, enhanced shading, LED lighting and high-efficiency water fittings.

 100-year-old campus building achieves LEED Gold

100-year-old campus building achieves LEED Gold

Dallas Hall is the first academic building on a Texas university campus and only the second 100-year-old building in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification.

Don't get fooled by bottled water: fast faucet filter delivers endless treated water

Don't get fooled by bottled water: fast faucet filter delivers endless treated water

Too many people rely on bottled water for clean drinking water, but there's no quality control and most people could get better water cheaper.

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