Zero-emissions university building completed with help from students

Zero-emissions university building completed with help from students

A new building with exciting geometry and eco-friendly design is inspiring students at Leuphana University at Lüneburg, Germany. Architect Daniel Libeskind recently completed the New Central Building, a landmark university structure designed in collaboration with the students as part of...

Technopolis receives new LEED certifications

Technopolis receives new LEED certifications

Technopolis has obtained gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificates for its new buildings in Finland and Lithuania. Technopolis, a developer and operator of a chain of 20 smart business parks in the Nordic-Baltic region, has invested strongly...

Google's new green HQ gets go-ahead

Google's new green HQ gets go-ahead

After being unveiled in 2015, running into trouble and requiring a redesign, Google's new headquarters has been given the green light by Mountain View, Calif., city planners. The project is due to start construction later this year, according to New...

6 buildings stand out among world’s healthiest

6 buildings stand out among world’s healthiest

Forbes magazine has spotlighted six buildings around the world that go beyond LEED, WELL and Fitwell to push the limits of healthy buildings. All capitalize on technology to produce sustainable power and functionality. For example, Apple’s new headquarters in California,...

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...

Arizona State constructing green student pavilion, biodesign buildings

Arizona State constructing green student pavilion, biodesign buildings

Northeast of the Memorial Union on the Arizona State University-Tempe campus lays a hulking 74,650-foot construction site, where the Student Pavilion will be completed by August 2017. The structure will feature a new event space and office spaces for the...

Amazon to install large-scale solar systems on 50 facilities by 2020

Amazon to install large-scale solar systems on 50 facilities by 2020

Amazon has announced plans to install 41 megawatts worth of solar power on the roofs of its U.S. facilities this year. The project is part of the company’s larger initiative to install solar systems on 50 of its order fulfillment...

Elementary shines in sustainability for Austin school district

A second Austin Independent School District in Texas has been recognized for sustainability efforts, according to a press release. Jaime Padrón Elementary School received LEED gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and...

5 ways cities can benefit from solar challenge

5 ways cities can benefit from solar challenge

In 2016, solar energy was the largest source of new generating capacity in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

San Diego school district to add solar at 24 sites

Continuing to outfit schools across the nation with solar panels, SunPower Corp. will install solar systems at 24 sites this spring in the Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD), according to a press release. The solar installations in the El...

Hydrogen: A clean, flexible energy carrier

Hydrogen is the simplest and most abundant element on earth. It consists of only one proton and one electron.

Dubai’s rotating wind-powered skyscraper being built

Dubai’s rotating wind-powered skyscraper being built

The modern world is full of unique, eye-catching buildings. But an upcoming Dubai skyscraper is about to put a new spin on the field of architecture. Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher‘s crazy rotating Dynamic Tower – a 1,375-foot-tall highrise – is...

Canadian office building expected to be 'ground-breaking' project

Waterloo, Canada, will soon be home to one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in the country, a building so green it produces more energy than it consumes. The building, known as Evolv1, is a collaboration between Sustainable Waterloo Region,...

Carter leases land to solar power much of hometown

Carter leases land to solar power much of hometown

For anyone looking for a sign from above, this one was awfully hard to miss. For much of Wednesday morning, fog and even some intermittent drizzle had shrouded the field of solar panels recently constructed on a piece of farmland...

Solar farm to power Pa. town

Solar farm to power Pa. town

The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has finalized a contract to build a solar panel farm that will provide Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., with clean renewable solar energy for the next 20 years, reducing the facility's power demand...

LG to expand green footprint in U.S.

LG to expand green footprint in U.S.

LG Electronics has broken ground for new corporate buildings in New Jersey, which the company says will be “green” structures and will serve as a foothold for LG to focus on the North American premium home appliance market, reports The...

Many options exist for sustainable home construction

Building a new home – single-family, multifamily or residential high-rise – from scratch is an opportunity to customize space and bring design ideas to fruition. But the often-overlooked benefit is that a builder or designer can use green building materials...

Multifamily development L.A.’s first fully self-sufficient rentals

Multifamily development L.A.’s first fully self-sufficient rentals

In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Houston-based developer Hanover Co. spotted an opportunity to paint a new class of multifamily, sustainable housing into the city’s rapidly evolving skyline.

Fla. credit unions adds 2 green buildings

Suncoast Credit Union has opened two green buildings in Fort Myers, Fla., reports Florida Weekly. The Riverdale Service Center and the Southern Training Center neighbor each other on Palm Beach Blvd. “Both our training center and the new Fort Myers...

Solar employs more people in U.S. electricity sector

Solar employs more people in U.S. electricity sector

In the United States, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas and oil energy combined, research shows. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed...

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