Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Smart glass, which controls light based on the sun’s projected energy, positively impacts passengers’ experience in airports, a new study says. Installation of the technology also correlates to higher revenues and reduced operational expenses, according to research conducted at Dallas...

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

Stanford center West Coast’s first LEED platinum children’s hospital

The new main building at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has been awarded LEED platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., which opened in December 2017, is one of just five new...

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

In 2016, the R.W. Kern Center became Hampshire College’s first new building in 40 years.

Plan for world's largest greenhouse blossoming

Plan for world's largest greenhouse blossoming

The world’s largest tropical greenhouse under one roof soon will take shape, featuring waterfalls and an array of plants. The French design firm Coldefy & Associates has unveiled plans to construct the $62 million single-domed structure in the Pas-de-Calais area....

Second-ever CLT hotel under construction in N.Y.

Second-ever CLT hotel under construction in N.Y.

Construction has begun on the nation’s second hotel using cross-laminated timber. The hotel, on Fort Drum in Watertown, N.Y., is part of Lendlease’s more than 12,000-room privatized Army lodging portfolio. Lendlease, developer for the Department of Defense’s only privatized lodging...

Malaysia's new tallest building includes host of sustainable features

Malaysia's new tallest building includes host of sustainable features

Malaysia's soon-to-be tallest building — The Exchange 106 — is on its way to completion as its reinforced concrete core wall is now in place. Rising from the Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), the new International Financial District in the Golden...

Architects experiment with terracotta in fight against climate change

Architects experiment with terracotta in fight against climate change

Architects have used terracotta for thousands of years – and it turns out the ancient building material could actually combat climate change. Ceramicists, engineers, and architects converged on Buffalo this year for the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW) to investigate...

10 tips to make a building energy efficient this winter

10 tips to make a building energy efficient this winter

Winter is here. Based on the most recent forecast of heating degree-days from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), temperatures this winter (2017) are expected to be colder than last winter across the country. U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts...

New insulation helps solidify thermal envelope

New insulation helps solidify thermal envelope

A new rigid foam insulation considered a fit for any vertical construction application where a high-performance building envelop is desired has been unveiled. Foam-Control MAX is a premium-grade architectural graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation developed by ACH Foam Technologies to achieve...

Owens Corning products first certified made with 100% wind-powered electricity

Owens Corning products first certified made with 100% wind-powered electricity

Three types of Owen Corning commercial and residential insulation, independently certified as made with renewable energy, are available for specification and purchase, the company announced. The products represent the first ever to have met the requirements of SCS Global Services’...

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Sustainability and luxury haven’t always gone hand in hand, but Beijing’s new Hotel Éclat is an example of the two worlds colliding in the most wonderful way. As part of the city’s new LEED platinum-certified Parkview Green complex in the...

Kingspan achieves GREENGUARD gold certification

Kingspan achieves GREENGUARD gold certification

Global insulated metal panel manufacturer Kingspan has stamped its claim as a leader in the healthy building market in North America with the recent GREENGUARD gold certification of its products. The certification took effect in August for all current polyisocyanurate...

5 ways to save energy

5 ways to save energy

Energy Efficiency Day, which is Oct. 5, is a collaborative effort between regional and national organizations, business, utilities and individuals working to promote energy efficiency: the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution....

ICFs to help drive green-building market

ICFs to help drive green-building market

The global insulated concrete form market (ICF) is expected to grow 11 percent annually over the next few years, according to new research. The report by Technavio, titled “Global Insulated Concrete Form Market 2017-2021,” provides an in-depth analysis of the...

Reducing duct leakage key goal of latest green-building updates

A change is imminent to green building standards that tightens regulatory guidelines for duct testing, according to an Aeroseal-sponsored webinar titled “Changing Code and the Importance of Duct Sealing” The latest version of ASHRAE 189.1, the Standard for the Design...

Shimmering LED-studded tower focuses on sustainability in Seoul

Shimmering LED-studded tower focuses on sustainability in Seoul

American firm The Beck Group recently designed an office tower in Seoul, South Korea, that makes its focus on sustainability an asset. Known as the Harim Group Headquarters, the 86,000-square-foot tower features many energy-saving technologies, including an S-shaped recess in...

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.

New report provides fire-rated solutions for mass timber connection assemblies

Findings in a new report from reThink Wood support mass timber as a safe solution that meets, and in some cases exceeds, stringent fire safety standards for U.S. building design and construction, according to a release from the organization.    Arup, D.R.

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.

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