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...

Report: Fresh air improves performance of children in schools

A large number of children across Europe are working in classrooms with an inadequate supply of daylight and fresh air. Why is this a problem? New research has revealed that an optimum indoor environment can improve the performance of school...

Pittsburgh's PNC Plaza relies on ventilation for efficiency

Pittsburgh's PNC Plaza relies on ventilation for efficiency

When PNC Bank asked Gensler to build its Pittsburgh headquarters as the world’s greenest high-rise, the design firm’s San Francisco office surveyed the competition worldwide to assess the state of the art in high-performance design. They even visited projects in...

Panasonic unveils new ventilation solutions aimed at multifamily buildings

Panasonic Eco Solutions North America has introduced new models and improved product features to its WhisperValue DC ventilation line, targeting multifamily structures. Designed for residential construction and newly built homes, the WhisperValue DC is considered an ideal multifamily ventilation with...

Infographic: To buy or replace an AC unit?

To repair or replace an air conditioning unit?   That is the question.   A new infographic below from newACunit.com helps building owners and managers explore whether it might be best to upgrade a system or simply install anew.

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...

ASHRAE releases new edition of principles of HVAC textbook

ASHRAE releases new edition of principles of HVAC textbook

ASHRAE has released an updated eighth edition of Principles of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning. The textbook is ASHRAE’s recommended text for HVAC instruction and presents the fundamental concepts for HVAC systems and design. It is available in the ASHRAE...

Helsinki Airport goes carbon neutral

Helsinki Airport goes carbon neutral

Finland’s Helsinki Airport has announced that, through extensive efficiency improvements, it has become carbon neutral. The airport began its path toward carbon neutrality by using renewable diesel fuel in vehicles operating at the airport, reports Energy Manager Today. The buses...

DOE invests $15.8 million for technology to improve building efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) is investing up to $15.8 million in 13 projects that will drive innovation in early-stage research and development for advanced building technologies and systems that will serve as a foundation for...

5 things to know about geothermal heat pumps

5 things to know about geothermal heat pumps

Consumers have a lot of choices these days when it comes to heating and cooling systems. One option is right below their feet—taking advantage of the earth’s constant underground temperature nearly 30 feet below the surface. Geothermal heat pumps (GHPs),...

5 reasons to install a ductless heating, cooling system

5 reasons to install a ductless heating, cooling system

As heat and humidity grip many parts of the nation, controlling the temperature of the home, be it a single or multi-family structure, is an important part of daily comfort. But outdated and inefficient units may leave the home uncomfortable during the dog days of summer.

Houston data center city's first to achieve coveted green certification

Houston data center city's first to achieve coveted green certification

The Houston Skybox One Data Center has been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a release. The 96,129-square-foot purpose-built facility is the only data center in Houston and one of a handful in...

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

Reconstructed facility achieves highest LEED status

What once was a medical building in Independence, Mo., is now a sustainability standout. The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the new Independence Utilities Center with a highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, according to a press release.

Development offers sustainable housing to Austin’s most vulnerable citizens

Development offers sustainable housing to Austin’s most vulnerable citizens

The Bluebonnet Studios social housing development in Austin, Texas, supports a healthy lifestyle through the design. The property, designed by Forge Craft Architecture + Design, provides housing for the homeless, low-income veterans and local musicians, reports Inhabitat. It features forward-thinking...

Technical program set for ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

Technical program set for ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference

ASHRAE has announced the technical program for its upcoming Building Performance Analysis Conference, which will take place in Atlanta from Sept. 27-29. “Our goal is to serve practitioners by providing the most up-to-date best practices, work flows and processes required...

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...

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel recognized for energy efficiency

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel recognized for energy efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge has recognized Loews Hotels & Co.

South Africa’s first Green Star museum eco-friendly literary treasure

South Africa’s first Green Star museum eco-friendly literary treasure

One of South Africa’s literary treasures has transformed into an eco-friendly gem. Designed by Intsika Architects, the National English Literary Museum is the first five-star Green Star-certified Public & Education building in the country, reports Inhabitat. Located in the university...

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...

Bloomberg opening sustainable new headquarters in London

Bloomberg opening sustainable new headquarters in London

Former Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg’s eponymous company is moving into the heart of London. Renowned British architecture firm Foster and Partners designed the new 3.2-acre Bloomberg site with approximately 500,000 square feet of sustainable office space...

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