Historic San Antonio apartment building adding solar panels in downtown first

Historic San Antonio apartment building adding solar panels in downtown first

The recently renovated Maverick building, which now offers multi-family residential housing, will be the first apartment complex in downtown San Antonio to use solar power. The city’s Historic and Design Review Commission has approved a proposal to install a solar...

Infographic: Sustainable building from bottom up

Developing a sustainable building demands a holistic approach. While newer buildings tend to perform better from an energy standpoint, due to building code advancements, it’s not always a guarantee. Planning is pivotal and literally must take place from the ground...

D.C. United announce $25 million record PACE deal

D.C. United announce $25 million record PACE deal

Washington, D.C.’s professional soccer team has closed on the nation’s largest clean-funding deal. D.C. United, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Energy and Environment announced the $25 million private clean energy funding package for installation of state-of-the-art energy and...

China breaks ground on first 'Forest City' that fights air pollution

China breaks ground on first 'Forest City' that fights air pollution

A pollution-fighting green city unlike any before is springing to life in China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the first “Forest City” is now under construction Liuzhou, Guangxi Province reports Inhabitat. The futuristic city will use renewable energy for self-sufficiency...

New Belgium Brewing earns three LEED certifications

New Belgium Brewing has earned a trio of LEED certifications on all three of its Asheville, N.C., facilities: Liquid Center tasting room (platinum), Brewery (gold) and Distribution Center (silver). A number of innovative features are incorporated into the design of...

Four commercial buildings exemplify zero-carbon push

Four commercial buildings exemplify zero-carbon push

Here are four structures from around the world that prove it’s possible to deliver very low to net-zero commercial buildings in our cities.

Cornell Tech plans to reach net zero with first academic building

Cornell Tech plans to reach net zero with first academic building

Cornell Tech, under construction on Roosevelt Island in New York City, plans to achieve net zero energy efficiency for The Bloomberg Center. Designed by the architecture firm Morphosis, The Bloomberg Center is the first academic building to be constructed on...

Solar steam transforming food processing

Solar steam transforming food processing

Deep in the heart of California’s Central Valley, industrial food processing facilities use thermal energy to preserve, prepare and package a diversity of food products. The massive operation requires 11 million megawatt hours of energy annually, presenting ample opportunity to...

Hawaii Community College earns LEED platinum

Hawaii Community College’s Pālamanui campus has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest rating possible in the sustainable building program, according to the school. The school “is committed...

Solar-powered Colorado school houses sun-soaked learning environment

Solar-powered Colorado school houses sun-soaked learning environment

It’s hard to compete with the gorgeous views of Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley, but architecture firm Studio B appears to have succeeded in complementing the landscape with their redesign of the Aspen Community School. Recipient of numerous AIA Colorado awards,...

New electricity market analysis platform for renewable energy launched

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its Business Renewables Center (BRC) have launched a new software platform that helps buyers and developers of renewable energy projects better understand which locations are more likely to be economically attractive across deregulated electricity...

Construction underway on Africa’s first green design center

Construction underway on Africa’s first green design center

Trade Call Investments Apparel, or TCI Apparel, has broken ground on what is expected to be Africa’s first green design center. The move, taking place in Epping, illustrates the company’s commitment to championing the causes of sustainable fashion, reports Nigeria...

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Developers incorporate environmental design in warehouse projects

Step foot in the Randa Logistics building in the Gateway Commerce Center in Tahoe Reno Industrial Center and it appears typical of the giant distribution centers in the area: long aisles of tall shelving with people scurrying about in a...

Sustainable 'Highway of the Future' being laid in Ga.

Sustainable 'Highway of the Future' being laid in Ga.

Just past the Alabama border, in a bit of rural Georgia filled with manufacturing plants and distribution warehouses, there’s an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 where new technologies are being tested for what could be a green highway of the...

5 global green building trends for 2017

5 global green building trends for 2017

Thanks in part to the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, green building projects are increasing worldwide. From 2015 to 2018, the percentage of global builders with at least 60 percent of their projects certified green will double, according to...

Report: Solar industry remains hot

Report: Solar industry remains hot

U.S. market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017

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...

Fort Collins building earns platinum honor

Fort Collins building earns platinum honor

Fort Collins Utilities’ new administration building has been recognized as one of the most energy efficient buildings in the state. The building in Colorado has received platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation from the U.S. Green Building Council,...

Morocco starts expansion of nation's largest solar array

Morocco starts expansion of nation's largest solar array

Morocco largest solar array has launched the construction of the 70 MW Noor Ouarzazate IV PV plant, the project’s fourth and final phase. The expansion is the PV portion of the 580 MW Ouarzazate Solar Power Station (OSPS), a CSP-PV...

Tesla looks to shine with solar shingles

Tesla looks to shine with solar shingles

Elon Musk has built a formidable personal brand on futuristic visions of driverless cars and space travel. But the Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Tesla CEO could soon make an impact in a much-nearer future by helping the owners of single-...

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