Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building

Dining hall becomes DePauw's third gold-rated building

DePauw University’s new Hoover Dining Hall has received LEED gold certification, making it the campus’ third facility to earn the designation. Dedicated in October 2016, Hoover Hall is a 48,600-square-foot dining hall. The $32 million project, which took 29 months...

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Two Seattle-area Better Buildings Challenge partners have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their successful energy-efficient upgrade achievements at the King County International Airport and the local Shari's in Lynnwood, Wash. Through the Better Buildings Challenge,...

Shipping container Taco Bell lands in Southern California

Shipping container Taco Bell lands in Southern California

The world’s first Taco Bell restaurant constructed of recycled shipping containers has opened in Southern California. The five-module, 1,080-square-foot restaurant was previously a pop-up Taco Bell at the 2015 South by Southwest Conference & Festivals in Austin, reports L.A. Business...

Iceland building biodome community to be sustainable oasis

Iceland building biodome community to be sustainable oasis

Iceland’s weather extremes pose unique challenges for residents and travelers, but the country’s capital Reykjavik is planning a series of new eco biodomes that will welcome Icelanders with warmth and style. Designed by Spor i Sandinn, Aldin is a fully...

Atlanta's Ponce City Market wins several sustainability awards

Atlanta's Ponce City Market wins several sustainability awards

The 2.1-million-square-foot iconic structure that is home to Atlanta’s Ponce City Market has not only achieved LEED gold, but it's also received several other sustainability honors, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. Among them are the Urban Land Institute...

Wendy's recognized by Energy Department for efficiency

Wendy's recognized by Energy Department for efficiency

The Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge has recognized the Wendy’s Co. and its franchisee, Wendco Group, for leadership in energy efficiency, according to a release. The restaurant achieved a 37 percent total energy reduction or more than 50 percent energy...

Energy savings brewing at Ga. Dunkin' Donuts

Energy savings brewing at Ga. Dunkin' Donuts

The Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant that opened recently in Doraville, Ga., is the first in the Atlanta area to be part of the company’s DD Green program, reports The Champion newspaper. Started in 2014, DD Green is a certification program designed...

KFC opens first restaurant in Philippines built to LEED standards

KFC opens first restaurant in Philippines built to LEED standards

KFC Philippines recently made local history when it opened its first building in the country that has been built to LEED standards in Fort Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, according to a release. Key features of the restaurant include: High...

U.S. cities taking lead in green building

U.S. cities taking lead in green building

U.S. cities are leading the way on climate and energy policies, especially policies targeting commercial and residential buildings, which can account for up to 75 percent of total energy use in cities. Fifteen cities now have benchmarking and disclosure laws,...

Demilec provides sustainable solution for urban restaurant focused on fresh environments

CEA Farms, an urban farm in rural Virginia, has created a farm-to-fork experience with its new restaurant, The CEA Grill. The farm's challenge, however, was to construct the restaurant's building with environmentally responsible materials to preserve its mission of serving...

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...

Companies partner to bring commercial Internet of Things to smart irrigation

Companies partner to bring commercial Internet of Things to smart irrigation

Looking to simplify the automation and control of irrigation systems on commercial properties and promote increased efficiency, two companies in the energy and water management fields have combined their efforts, according to a press release. Powerhouse Dynamics, creator of the...

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