Renewable energy breaks records in 2016

Renewable energy breaks records in 2016

More gigawatts of renewable energy were installed worldwide in 2016 than in any previous year, according to a new report. The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2017 report shows the costs of solar and wind energy continue to fall...

UK town could be home to world’s most sustainable tower

UK town could be home to world’s most sustainable tower

The town of Hemel Hempstead, which is located about 24 miles from London, might soon be home to the world’s most sustainable residential tower. The proposed building called The Beacon would house luxury sustainable apartments, reports Jetson Green. It will...

5 concentrating solar power technologies impacting industry

5 concentrating solar power technologies impacting industry

Twenty years from now, utilities may depend on fields of mirrors in the desert to produce 24-hour solar power. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology collects the sun’s energy as heat, which can then be stored and called upon to produce...

Queens Co-Op Opts for Solar Power

When completed, the project will be among the largest rooftop installations in the New York City area.

Infographic: Green-building trends for the years to come

As consumers place more importance on evolving their communities to create more responsible, sustainable places to live, the construction industry has evolved as well to meet the needs of their customers. As the standards for building methods shift, green construction...

Ky. town turning devastation into innovation

Ky. town turning devastation into innovation

Five years after West Liberty, Ky., was hit by a deadly EF-3 tornado, the community has since been rebuilt cleaner and greener. What West Liberty has done was inspired by Greensburg, Kan., a city hundreds of miles away that knows...

Building made from 1.5 million plastic bottles withstands fires, earthquakes

Building made from 1.5 million plastic bottles withstands fires, earthquakes

Plastic bottle architecture can turn a problem into an eco-friendly opportunity. The EcoARK in Taipei, Taiwan, is one such example. Built from 1.5 million recycled plastic bottles, the massive pavilion can withstand the forces of nature, including fires and earthquakes,...

India's largest solar farm operational

India's largest solar farm operational

Tata Power Solar and Dell International Services India have built India’s largest vertical solar farm of 120 kW. The 45-meter structure built on Dell’s Bengaluru campus provides the dual benefit of producing green energy and insulation of the building, helping...

New school could generate enough electricity to power 121 N.C. homes

New school could generate enough electricity to power 121 N.C. homes

A new 10-story building in downtown Raleigh, N.C., that will house Exploris School and other tenants is expected to generate so much electricity, some tenants won’t even get a power bill. The “energy positive building” will be built on the...

Unique community solar project completed in N.Y.

Unique community solar project completed in N.Y.

The first community solar project with New York state’s electric and natural gas company National Grid has been completed, providing both a sustainable and financial lift to businesses and residents participating in the initiative. The project is located in northern...

Data center India's first platinum-rated project

The ICICI Bank Data Centre in Hyderabad, India, has become the country's first platinum-rated project under the IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System. The IGBC Green Data Centre Rating System focuses on tangible and intangible benefits, reports The Hindu Business...

Baylor school means business with sustainability

Baylor school means business with sustainability

A new badge of honor is now on display at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, home of the nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The facility, which opened to faculty and students in August 2015,...

Delta HQ renovation poised for energy savings

Delta, a leader in power and thermal management solutions, has completed an extensive renovation and upgrade of its Netherlands headquarters office into a green building capable of achieving up to 45 percent expected annual energy savings. The facility has been...

Ill. private school receives LEED platinum for new wing

Ill. private school receives LEED platinum for new wing

Evanston private school Chiaravalle Montessori received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum certification — the organization’s highest level of environmental building — for its North Wing addition, according to a news release. The wing, which cost $7 million and...

Oman unveils first 'green' smart building

Oman unveils first 'green' smart building

Oman-based Teejan Group of Companies has launched its first solar-powered building project for smart offices. The Taj will take shape on a 3,942-square-meter area in the Ghala region of the sultanate, according to Trade Arabia. The Taj will boast a...

Mirage to reality: Energy Department investment brings Crescent Dunes to life

Mirage to reality: Energy Department investment brings Crescent Dunes to life

The same visionary scientists responsible for pioneering space exploration are also behind a national effort to commercialize concentrating solar power (CSP) plants with integral energy storage. After years of research, testing and validating the technology, in late 2015 scientists working...

Museum of Tomorrow named ‘Best Innovative Green Building’

Museum of Tomorrow named ‘Best Innovative Green Building’

Santiago Calatrava’s Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro won “Best Innovative Green Building” awards from the international property event MIPIM. The development is also the first Brazilian museum to be awarded LEED gold certification. The museum’s sustainable components were...

One of New England's largest roof-top solar installations completed

One of New England's largest roof-top solar installations completed

A solar array believed to be one of the largest in New England has been completed, according to a press release. National Development, Altus Power America and Borrego Solar Systems have completed the 3.9-megawatt (MW) roof-top solar installation on a...

Elementary serves as Florida county's 'green' model

The future of Orange County, Florida, school campuses can be found in the rural area of Zellwood. District leaders point to Zellwood Elementary, which serves less than 700 students in a rich farming history, as an example of the type...

'Greening' old buildings increases sustainability

'Greening' old buildings increases sustainability

Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut recently devised a way to convert one of they city’s 1970’s apartment buildings into a sustainable complex. His plans, which still need approval, call for transforming the existing concrete structure into an energy producing building with...

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