'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

A glass-clad office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, N. J., has earned the highest level of LEED certification. J.E.

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...

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

A new high-tech United States embassy building was recently completed in London. The billion-dollar project had been in the works for seven years and takes the form of a massive glazed cube supported atop colonnades, reports New Atlas. And the...

Five Affordable Housing Communities Go Solar

Five Affordable Housing Communities Go Solar

The solar development impacts 545 low-income family and senior households, reducing resident energy bills, and providing solar installation job training for the community.

Solar carport to power architectural firm's office in Syracuse

Solar carport to power architectural firm's office in Syracuse

King + King Architects is installing a "solar" carport that will power its Syracuse, N.Y., office, as well provide covered parking for its employees and visitors. The roof of the 12,600-square-foot carport directly across from the firm's office is covered...

DOE announces $12 million to advance early-stage solar research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $12 million for eight projects to advance predictive modeling capabilities for solar generation. The models will lead to more accurate forecasts of solar generation levels, enabling utilities to better manage the variability...

Mass. business center earns LEED gold

Mass. business center earns LEED gold

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s North Campus Innovation District has struck gold again. The Pulichino Tong Business Center earned LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the school.

5,500 U.S. schools use solar power, study shows

5,500 U.S. schools use solar power, study shows

In a field behind an elementary school in rural Middlesex County, Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay, an ambitious plan has been taking shape: Schools Superintendent Peter Gretz and other local administrators are preparing to power their school district with solar...

Microsoft building new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

Microsoft building new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

Microsoft has started construction on its new campus in Silicon Valley designed to achieve net-zero, non-potable water certification as a response to California’s water shortage. The new 643,000-square-foot Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View will have an integrated water management...

College home to New York's largest solar array

College home to New York's largest solar array

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is now home to the largest solar photovoltaic facility in all of New York City, reports Energy Manager Today. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) installed 947 solar energy panels on the main roof of BMCC’s four-block-long 199 Chambers St. building.

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

First Los Angeles Zero Net Energy Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Uses Solar Power

The 49-unit building in south Los Angeles will provide homes and supportive services for formerly homeless veterans.

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef research facility in the Florida Keys has become the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED gold-certified commercial building in Monroe County. The recognition honors the facility’s eco-friendly design and construction, reports SRQ Magazine. Mote’s Elizabeth...

Duck curve addresses over-generation of solar energy

Duck curve addresses over-generation of solar energy

Technology represents transition point for utilities, industry

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

In the affluent suburb of Heliopolis, Cairo, a smart, multi-use and green complex is rising and is slated to be complete by 2019. Parisian architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has been working on the development since 2014 and construction started...

Boston's planned community to be lab for sustainable cities

Boston's planned community to be lab for sustainable cities

An abandoned naval air station south of Boston is the site of an experiment in how to build the sustainable cities of the future. Known as Union Point, it is a 1,400-acre parcel of land that overlaps three nearby towns....

N.H. bank earns LEED gold

N.H. bank earns LEED gold

The Manchester, N.H., headquarters of St. Mary’s Bank has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. The rating system, developed by the U.S.

Concentrating solar power could provide flexibility, reliability for U.S. grid

Concentrating solar power could provide flexibility, reliability for U.S. grid

Every day, our power needs fluctuate causing grid operators to make quick decisions to balance the grid. This can happen on hot summer days when people are turning on their air conditioners or in the middle of winter when they...

Manufacturing facility earns LEED gold

The North American Uponor Headquarters Annex manufacturing facility has achieved LEED gold certification, according to a release. The new 90,000-square-foot building supports the lean manufacturing operations for Uponor’s PEX plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating and cooling, hydronic piping,and pre-insulated piping...

Natural light floods Frankfurt solar-powered business school

Natural light floods Frankfurt solar-powered business school

According to the World Green Building Council, students score higher on tests and learn up to 26 percent faster when placed in rooms lit by natural light. Danish practice Henning Larsen Architects took the report to heart when it designed...

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