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...

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...

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...

LEED making existing buildings in China greener

LEED making existing buildings in China greener

Two recent LEED platinum buildings in China are illustrating the country's growing commitment to using LEED for existing buildings, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED offers existing buildings a framework to keep pace with the rapid development of...

Flooring retailer steps away from reprocessed plastic

Flooring retailer steps away from reprocessed plastic

Ingredient won't be part of vinyl flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators.

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