HERS Rated Homes Rise to 22% in 2016

HERS Rated Homes Rise to 22% in 2016

Massachusetts leads the nation in terms of percentage of new completed homes that were HERS rated in 2016.

Precast concrete delivers green-building solution, high performance

Precast concrete delivers green-building solution, high performance

For a growing school district in Berks County, Penn., the time had come recently to build a new elementary school that could accommodate their increased enrollment. The Fleetwood Area School District moved ahead with plans to build a new school...

Old Chapel at UMass Amherst receives LEED gold

The renovation of the historic Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to the school. Built in 1885, the Old Chapel is the most iconic and significant historic building on the UMass Amherst campus.

3D-printed material could makes future homes more energy efficient

3D-printed material could makes future homes more energy efficient

3D printing is still a niche market among consumers. Researchers and scientists have used large-scale 3D printers to produce innovative solutions from which everyone can benefit.  Dutch researchers recently came up with a way to potentially change the way homes are built years from now, reports the Merkle.

Fully-furnished shipping containers form unique prefab hotel

Fully-furnished shipping containers form unique prefab hotel

Architecture firm Chapman Taylor has unveiled images of the recently completed Holiday Inn Express at Manchester’s Trafford City – the first hotel in the North West United Kingdom to be built using a special type of volumetric modular construction based...

Infographic: 10 ways to go green in construction

There are countless ways to turn a traditional construction project into one that is green. As more and more companies look to convert their efforts into those that will be sustainable for the long-term, the infographic below by the Big...

Austrialian multifamily development wins top environmental rating

Austrialian multifamily development wins top environmental rating

Launched by Prince Charles in 2015, the prince’s Terrace Adelaide development is due for completion later this year and is expected to set a new example for environmentally sustainable living, reports the Urban Developer. A project formed from a partnership...

Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney

Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney

Timber constructions are rapidly carving a place in urban environments all over the world. Now, Sydney is home to the Australia’s largest commercial all-timber building. The International House by Tzannes Architects is a seven-story building constructed entirely with engineered or...

DOE invests millions to improve commercial building efficiency

DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing more than $3 million in five projects to improve the efficiency of the nation’s commercial buildings. The investment is designed to drive innovation in multisystem technology packages while also fostering the collaboration of...

Stetson welcome center recognized for sustainability

Stetson welcome center recognized for sustainability

The newly built welcome center at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., has been recognized by the Florida Planning and Zoning Association as the state's 2017 Outstanding Sustainability Project. The university says the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center was...

Glass manufacturer launches sustainability calculator

Architects and designers can efficiently evaluate environmental performance attributes of Guardian glass products with the new Guardian Sustainability Calculator. The digital program helps users see how Guardian glazing make-ups can help a project earn certification from green building rating systems...

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...

Light-filled cancer center harnesses nature's healing power

Light-filled cancer center harnesses nature's healing power

The healing powers of nature have been put to good use in the recently completed Maggie’s Oldham. London-based architecture studio dRMM completed the cross-laminated timber building, one of the United Kingdom’s many Maggie’s Centers that provide free practical, emotional and...

Australia's first six star, green star apartment building taking shape

Australia's first six star, green star apartment building taking shape

On an old industrial site in Adelaide, Australia, an ambitious project is underway to build the nation’s most sustainable apartment block. The Prince's Charities Australia, Renewal SA and Defence Housing Australia (DHA) are working together to construct the country's first...

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...

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...

U.S. unlikely to see deadly ‘green’ building fire like London’s

The deadly fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower last week was fueled by commonly used “green energy” upgrades found on tens of thousands of buildings across the world, sparking concerns that a similar event could happen in the United States....

S.C. hotel believed to be state's first built with CLT

A new hotel in Mount Pleasant, S.C., is believed to be the first in the state to use what one Clemson professor sees as a building material of the future. "I see this project as the beginning of a trend,...

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...

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