IKEA to harness sun's power with Washington's largest array

IKEA to harness sun's power with Washington's largest array

IKEA, a leading home furnishings retailer, plans to install solar panels atop a relocated Seattle-area store under construction in Renton, Wash. Installation begins this fall and, when completed late this year, the project will be the largest rooftop solar array...

Benchmarking study reveals improvement opportunities to make Dubai malls more efficient

The average mall in Dubai consumes 73 percent more energy per square meter per year than a similar mall in the United States, a study by sustainability consultants in Dubai revealed. The Middle East’s first sustainability shopping mall benchmarking project...

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...

'World’s most sustainable' shopping center to feature rooftop farm

'World’s most sustainable' shopping center to feature rooftop farm

Property manager and developer Frasers Property Australia says a 2,000-square-meter urban farm and greenhouse atop a proposed shopping mall in suburban Melbourne, Australia, could be the world’s most sustainable shopping center. The complex will be part of a mixed-use development...

Massive Alabama solar project shines light on Walmart

Massive Alabama solar project shines light on Walmart

One of Alabama’s largest solar energy facilities, built in partnership with utility Alabama Power, is now helping power one of the country’s largest retailers. The 72 MW Alabama Solar A project sits on 1,400 acres of in Chambers County, just...

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,...

Ikea set to open Halifax store, touting it as Canada's most sustainable

Ikea set to open Halifax store, touting it as Canada's most sustainable

Ikea is set to officially open its only store in Atlantic Canada today as thousands from across the region are expected to descend upon the popular Swedish furniture chain's new Halifax-area location. The store in the Dartmouth Crossing retail district...

4 Dubai malls being outfitted with 12,500 solar panels

4 Dubai malls being outfitted with 12,500 solar panels

Shopping mall owners Majid Al Futtaim Properties are set to install thousands of new solar panels at four of its Dubai malls to reduce the equivalent carbon emissions of taking 700 cars off the road, reports Zawya. According to a...

China mall earns top environmental award

China mall earns top environmental award

Malls used to be all about shopping, but as air quality becomes one of the top concerns globally, some of them have set out to become urban retreats. Beijing's Parkview Green, a complex that includes offices, a shopping mall, an...

Kohler store first U.S. retail space recognized under new LEED guidelines

The Kohler Signature Store by First Supply has become the nation’s first retail space to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification under the new LEED v4 guidelines, according to a press release. The U.S. Green Building...

Target unpacks new sustainable packaging goals

Target unpacks new sustainable packaging goals

Focusing on sustainability, Target has announced five new sustainable packaging goals that complement its existing product goals and look at the packages those products come in. “We know our guests pay attention to packaging and its impact on the environment,...

Mall first in Peru to achieve LEED status

InOutlet Premium Lurín has become the first Peruvian mall to obtain LEED certification. The silver certification illustrates facility owner Parque Arauco’s commitment to sustainable building, officials said. "We have been able to conceptualize, build and operate a sustainable shopping center...

China shopping mall achieves LEED platinum

China shopping mall achieves LEED platinum

The mall in Guangzhou, China, has achieved LEED platinum status under LEED for Existing Buildings. The Taikoo Hui Mall project in the Tianhe area of Guangzhou, China, recently achieved LEED platinum status under LEED O+M: Existing Buildings, according to the...

Shopping center first in U.S. to earn new building rating

Shopping center first in U.S. to earn new building rating

The Oaks, a shopping center in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and owned by Macerich, is the first in the United States to earn the new BREEAM USA In-Use certified green building standard. The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) rating...

Chicago retail development receives LEED gold

Chicago retail development receives LEED gold

Three components of Chicago’s NEWCITY retail and residential complex have been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Located at 1538 N.

Manila mall recognized for green features

Manila mall recognized for green features

SM Aura Premier, a mall in Manila, Philippines, has received the prestigious LEED gold certification after following the standards set by U.S. Green Building Council for implementing practical and measurable green building solutions. LEED Consultant Raymond Andrew Sih said SM...

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...

Showroom receives major environmental certification

Kimball Office’s Washington, D.C., showroom has been awarded LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The showroom, designed by Perkins & Will, received the certification for energy and water usage, lighting and material selections, as well as...

LEED honor represents first for Canada's largest residential development

LEED honor represents first for Canada's largest residential development

Just before pre-sales of its inaugural residences are set to launch to the public, Calgary's University District has been awarded top honors in Canada for its commitment to sustainability excellence by becoming the largest residential project in Canadian history to...

Rondo 1 first building in Poland to earn LEED platinum

Rondo 1, one of the most well-­known office buildings in Warsaw, Poland, has been awarded LEED platinum certification under the LEED Building Operations and Maintenance rating system. The achievement is an improvement on the result the building achieved five years...

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