Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

Business center aims to be Canada's first net positive energy office building

An office building in Ontario’s technology hub plans to be the first net positive energy office building in Canada, generating more energy than needed for annual operation. Developers of the new structure anticipates going beyond building industry standards like LEED...

Infographic: Arsenal of technology to protect planet

Keeping the air clean, the Earth green and our waters blue is as important as ever for consumers, corporations and citizens in general. Since the Industrial Revolution, our planet has become more dependent on technology and the energy that drives...

Japan's first solar-powered office opens

Japan's first solar-powered office opens

Japan’s first office building fully powered by off-the-grid solar energy has opened in the city of Saga, according to Japan Times. Daiwa House Industry Co.

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

7 Solar Energy Myths and Misconceptions

In the first half of 2017, wind and solar accounted for 10 percent of monthly electricity generation for the first time.

Pa. high school makes green-certification grade

Pa. high school makes green-certification grade

Lewisburg, Pa.'s new high school, which opened last year, has earned among the highest ratings given to new "green" facilities. Administrators at Lewisburg Area School District recently learned that the 181,000-square-foot high school earned LEED gold Certification, the second highest...

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

The presence of a large number of skyscrapers makes rooftop solar power systems unviable, according to a new report. However, the windows of such tall buildings have the potential to be converted into solar power panels, which can produce at...

Factbook reports gains in clean energy

Factbook reports gains in clean energy

The sixth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook provides an in-depth look at industry trends in energy efficiency and renewable energy over the past year. The book was released by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The U.S.

Ga. community's building owners join solar, energy-saving efforts

Livable Buckhead has recruited 10 of the Georgia city’s hotels to the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, a citywide effort to reduce water and energy use by 20 percent by 2020. On top of that, major building owners in the area...

Policy to mandate solar panels on new Bahrain buildings

All new buildings in Bahrain will have to be designed with solar energy panels in mind as part of a new policy, according to an official. The policy will be in line with the Sustainable Energy Unit’s (SEU) renewable energy...

$100 million development one of Australia's ‘greenest’

$100 million development one of Australia's ‘greenest’

Adelaide, Australia’s $100 million U City development has been given the title of the state’s “greenest” building, reports The Advertiser.  The 20-story building under construction is predicted to use 45 percent less energy and 30 percent less water than a comparable new building.

Willis Tower largest office building to earn Energy Star certification

Willis Tower largest office building to earn Energy Star certification

Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower has earned Energy Star certification, becoming the largest office building and the third largest building overall to have the designation, according to property manager Equity Office. Willis Tower, previously known as the Sears Tower, was originally...

Arctic hotel for sustainable tourism unveiled

Arctic hotel for sustainable tourism unveiled

Snøhetta has unveiled its design for "Svart," a hotel for sustainable tourism company Arctic Adventure of Norway. Located within the Arctic Circle, on the edge of Norway's Holandsfjorden fjord at the base of the Svartisen glacier, the building is designed...

Work underway to modernize rooftop solar production

Work underway to modernize rooftop solar production

There are alternatives to standard silicon solar panels. In fact, someday soon, consumers might be able install a solar panel that is 50 percent more efficient than the average silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar panel. That’s exactly what Iris Photovoltaics Inc.

Western Canada's first utility scale solar project wraps up

Western Canada's first utility scale solar project wraps up

The first utility scale solar project in Western Canada has been completed. Elemental Energy Inc. said that installation has wrapped up on the 17 megawatt Brooks Solar project in Newell County, Alberta.

Solar helps power Vans headquarters to environmental honor

Solar helps power Vans headquarters to environmental honor

Less than a year after moving in, the new corporate headquarters of shoe-maker Vans has earned a top environmental award. The facility in Costa Mesa, Calif., received LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest standard for...

Solar-powered Miami office to be made of repurposed shipping containers

Solar-powered Miami office to be made of repurposed shipping containers

Argentina-based Reale Arquitectos has unveiled plans for an office building made completely out of shipping containers. Under construction in Miami, the contemporary structure is made of four repurposed containers strategically configured to give the building plenty of open spaces and...

New warehouse now Mass. town's biggest green energy provider

The Centennial Park commercial site where, 18 months ago, an industrial fire sent thick smoke rising from a flaming vat of Styrofoam products, is now a top-of-the-line metal warehouse — and the largest supplier of solar power for the city...

PyeongChang aims for sustainable Olympics

PyeongChang aims for sustainable Olympics

Over the past decade, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has promoted environmental friendliness and sustainability. The Olympics host countries have made renewable energy, carbon offsets and conservation aspects of their hosting plan. PyeongChang, South Korea, site of the 2018 Winter...

Manhattan office tower joins LEED ranks

Takenaka Corp.’s 27-story Heron Tower, a boutique office building in Manhattan’s Plaza District, has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Currently under Cushman & Wakefield’s management, a team comprising Property Manager Joseph McCausland and Chief Engineer...

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans to build a new energy efficient campus in California. The tech giant has chosen BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to design its new campus, reports New Atlas. BIG previously designed the company’s Charleston East and London facilities. The newest...

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