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...

Mall first in Peru to achieve LEED status

InOutlet Premium Lurín has become the first Peruvian mall to obtain LEED certification. The silver certification illustrates facility owner Parque Arauco’s commitment to sustainable building, officials said. "We have been able to conceptualize, build and operate a sustainable shopping center...

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

ENERGY STAR introduces first-ever smart thermostat specification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its first-ever ENERGY STAR specification for smart thermostats. ENERGY STAR recognizes that smart thermostats provide an opportunity for energy savings beyond a simple energy consumption limit or temperature setting, and the specification...

Citi Tower stands out in sustainability efforts

Citi Tower stands out in sustainability efforts

Citi Tower in Hong Kong is the latest Citi-owned building to have been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED is the highest internationally-recognized rating a building can earn from...

Carbon-neutral lab earns highest green building accolades

Carbon-neutral lab earns highest green building accolades

A carbon-neutral laboratory built from natural materials by infrastructure services firm AECOM has become one of the first buildings globally to achieve the highest certifications under BREEAM and LEED standards systems for green buildings. Designed for Nottingham University, and part...

Modine announces new geothermal pump

Modine announces new geothermal pump

Modine Manufacturing, a leader in technology in the HVAC industry, has unveiled its latest geothermal unit. The GeoSync water-to-air geothermal heat pump is designed for commercial and residential use, according to a press release. "The new GeoSync water-to-air unit provides...

Largest Passive House project underway in Vancouver

The largest Passive House project in Canada is under construction in the East Hastings corridor of Vancouver Heights. Named The Heights, the six-story mixed-use building will feature retail space on the first level and 85 units of rental housing above....

LEED hotel becomes Charleston's first

LEED hotel becomes Charleston's first

The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina has become Charleston, S.C.’s first LEED hotel, the resort announced. The new 92-room luxury hotel has been certified by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, which was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Vegas arena scores in LEED ratings

Vegas arena scores in LEED ratings

T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue that will host the NHL expansion team, Las Vegas Golden Knights, already is proving to be a sustainability winner. The arena, developed as part of a joint venture between AEG and MGM...

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...

Iconic U.S. Steel Tower earns Energy Star certification

Iconic U.S. Steel Tower earns Energy Star certification

Built in 1970, the 64-story U.S. Steel Tower in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh ranks as the seventh largest high-rise office building in the U.S.

Old offices transformed with top environmental ratings

Owners of aging premium office towers up to 30 years old are achieving significant upgrades to their environmental ratings as they retrofit buildings to attract and retain key tenants. Well-known 30-year-old Rialto building in Melbourne, Australia, has received a 5.5...

Daimler headquarters recognized for green design

Daimler Trucks North America’s new environmentally friendly corporate headquarters in Portland, Ore., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, according to Today’s Trucking. Produced by the USGBC, the LEED rating system...

Indian rail stations recognized for green concepts

Thirteen elevated stations in phase-1 of Chennai Metro Rail in India have received a certification of platinum and global leadership recognition from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for adopting green concepts in the design, construction and operation of metro...

New Site Makes the Air Pollution We Breathe Visible

New Site Makes the Air Pollution We Breathe Visible

Every day we are exposed to microscopic pollution hazards that can cause discomfort and lead to illness and even death. But until now it was all invisible.

Vegas wins big with AHR Expo

Vegas wins big with AHR Expo

The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference and the AHR Expo saw record attendance with industry collaboration a strong focus of the events. The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference took place Jan. 28-Feb.

4 Tips on HRV/ERV System Installation

4 Tips on HRV/ERV System Installation

A poor installation can lead to indoor air quality problems and poor energy efficiency in the home.

Manila mall recognized for green features

Manila mall recognized for green features

SM Aura Premier, a mall in Manila, Philippines, has received the prestigious LEED gold certification after following the standards set by U.S. Green Building Council for implementing practical and measurable green building solutions. LEED Consultant Raymond Andrew Sih said SM...

L’Oreal’s green distribution center aims to ‘share beauty’ with all

L’Oreal’s green distribution center aims to ‘share beauty’ with all

As part of a sustainability commitment for 2020, L’Oreal Thailand’s green distribution center at TPARK Bangna is Asia’s first LEED-certified silver level green distribution center. “The opening of our new green distribution center truly underscores our commitment to sustainability, to...

Vancouver looks to boost energy-efficiency standards

Vancouver looks to boost energy-efficiency standards

The city of Vancouver plans to boost green building requirements for new residential buildings under seven stories, including “exceptionally large” single-family homes. The energy efficiency measures, which would kick in March 1, 2018, if approved by the city council, would...

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