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.

Bowling Green renovation earns LEED-ing recognition

A renovation at Bowling Green State University has earned a top environmental honor. The revamp of University Hall recently received LEED gold recognition, according to a release from the school. The renovation, designed by BHDP Architecture, welcomed students in fall...

Walmart commits to reduce emissions in China

Walmart commits to reduce emissions in China

Walmart plans to enroll all of its export and domestic suppliers in China, starting with 100 of its top suppliers, into an emissions reduction program in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the country. The company’s goal is...

Federal Tax Credits Extended for Cool Metal Roofs in 2017

Federal Tax Credits Extended for Cool Metal Roofs in 2017

The tax credit includes ENERGY STAR qualified metal roofs and other types of certified cool roofs.

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...

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

University of Virginia puts sustainability in spotlight

Several buildings at the University of Virginia are being renovated with modern amenities and being upgraded to become more sustainable and higher performing. In fact, the school’s new president won’t be moving into the traditional presidential hall in August. That...

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...

Ductless HVAC Market Heating Up

Ductless HVAC Market Heating Up

On the basis of application, the residential building segment is expected to expand significantly over the forecast period.

Utah basketball complex grabs LEED gold

Utah basketball complex grabs LEED gold

The University of Utah has scored its first athletics building to be LEED gold certified. The Jon M. and Karen Huntsman Basketball Facility, home to both men’s and women’s basketball, is officially a leader in sustainable design and energy efficiency, reports Utah Business.

Foundation's historic education center receives sustainability upgrade

Foundation's historic education center receives sustainability upgrade

The Sultana Education Foundation’s new center in Maryland has been awarded the highest LEED certification from the U.S.

Renovated Florida facility earns sustainability honor

Renovated Florida facility earns sustainability honor

When the University of Florida budgeted $18.9 million for Newell Hall renovations, it penned in sustainability expenses. The university’s eco-friendly efforts were realized when the 24/7 study center received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold-level certification, said Dustin...

Old Chapel at UMass Amherst receives LEED gold

The renovation of the historic Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the school. Built in 1885, the Old Chapel is the most iconic and significant historic building on the UMass Amherst campus.

Reusing former Kmart part of U-Haul's sustainability plan

Reusing former Kmart part of U-Haul's sustainability plan

U-Haul will soon be showcasing a modern, energy efficient self-storage facility in Muncie, Ind., thanks to the recent acquisition of a former Kmart store. U-Haul acquired the vacant 86,250-square-foot warehouse last week, according to a release. U-Haul Moving & Storage...

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

What once was a medical building in Independence, Mo., is now a sustainability standout. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the new Independence Utilities Center with a highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, according to a press release.

Energy Innovation Center earns top energy-saving award

Energy Innovation Center earns top energy-saving award

Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center has been certified LEED platinum. The 200,000-square-foot classical revival building, built in 1930 as the Connelley Trade School, was repurposed and opened in 2015 as the EIC, reports Pittsburgh Business Times. It hosts apprenticeships, co-working space,...

Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower

Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower

Dubai Airports has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings of its air traffic control facility at Dubai World Central (DWC). The facility, spread across 19,880 square meters...

Twitter refurbishes aging Dublin building, earns LEED honor

Twitter refurbishes aging Dublin building, earns LEED honor

Twitter is tweeting loudly about its recently green building recognition. The company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, earned LEED platinum level certification for a repurposed building, reports Irish Building. The facility at Cumberland Place is one of the few office...

Property owners find increased value when buildings go green

Property owners find increased value when buildings go green

Eco-friendly features are cropping up on buildings around the country. In addition to green roofs and solar panels, private-public partnerships are increasingly building more efficient and cost-effective stormwater systems. And owners are reaping major monetary rewards for their efforts, reports...

Mo. contractor nears finish on historic building renovation

Mo. contractor nears finish on historic building renovation

A pair of century-old buildings in the downtown area are ready for tenants wanting like to set up offices or businesses in Joplin, Mo.'s first environmentally sustainable retrofit of historically designated properties. Owners Jeff and Carolina Neal, of Neal Group...

Outdated concrete building transformed Into sustainability standout

Outdated concrete building transformed Into sustainability standout

An abandoned Rhode Island property has been given new life through a transformation that has earned the structure, now an office building, LEED gold status. The 305,000-square-foot building had been vacant since 2009, reports Facility Executive. It was then turned...

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