Hawaii gets $1.9M in fed dollars to test solar-thermal desalination

The U.S. Department of Energy will award over $1.9 million in federal funding to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority to test the viability of solar-thermal desalination on a commercial scale, said U.S.

Cintas achieves zero waste at Dallas DC

Cintas achieves zero waste at Dallas DC

Cintas also plans to incorporate its zero-waste-to-landfill program at its rental laundry plants and rental locations to further limit the amount of waste produced.

Akron aims to set sustainability standard for zoos with compost system

Akron aims to set sustainability standard for zoos with compost system

Meet Big Hanna. The Akron (Ohio) Zoo is the first zoo in the world to implement a composting system that will divert 47 tons of organic waste away from landfills. The zoo has unveiled the machine dubbed "Big Hanna," designed...

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.

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

Floor maker achieves zero waste manufacturing facility

The Monroe, N.C., manufacturing facility of Bona, a global leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance, has achieved zero waste. Less than 1 percent of companies in North Carolina can make this claim, according to a press release. Additionally, Bona...

Microsoft building new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

Microsoft building new sustainable campus in Silicon Valley

Microsoft has started construction on its new campus in Silicon Valley designed to achieve net-zero, non-potable water certification as a response to California’s water shortage. The new 643,000-square-foot Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View will have an integrated water management...

Toyota building giant power station to turn biowaste into hydrogen fuel

Toyota building giant power station to turn biowaste into hydrogen fuel

Toyota is building a massive power plant that will churn out 1.2 tons of hydrogen every day. That’s enough for the daily driving needs of almost 1,500 cars. The company described the project as the “world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel...

Thailand school sees sustainable benefits of bamboo

Thailand school sees sustainable benefits of bamboo

Brick, concrete or some combination of the two are typically what goes into school structures. Located in northern Thailand, Panyaden International School is unlike most schools. At this school, earth and bamboo replace typical building materials throughout the campus.

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...

WaterBuild addresses many facets of water resilience

WaterBuild addresses many facets of water resilience

With the extreme weather events of the past month—hurricanes, floods, drought and wildfires—water resilience and water risk mitigation are top of mind. The WaterBuild Summit at next month’s Greenbuild Boston tackles those topics through discussions aimed at better using and...

Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

It has been nearly nine years since the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre opened its doors, and it is still making waves for its green building design. The expansion wing of the facility has received a LEED platinum certification for existing buildings’ operation and maintenance.

Bloomberg European HQ takes advantage of integrated design, technologies

Bloomberg European HQ takes advantage of integrated design, technologies

Located in London's financial district, media company Bloomberg's European headquarters has been named the world's most sustainable office, according to a press release by project architect Foster + Partners. The designation is based on the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment...

DOE spending $15 million to tackle solar desalination

DOE spending $15 million to tackle solar desalination

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to fund development of revolutionary solar desalination technologies that will help create freshwater from otherwise unusable waters, the agency announced. Desalination treats seawater, brackish water and contaminated water for use in municipal and industrial...

Chinese village country's first to earn green parking designation

Chinese village country's first to earn green parking designation

West Village has earned Parksmart bronze, becoming the first project in China and the first outside the United States to receive the certification. The designation was awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the exclusive certification body for LEED and...

Infographic: How technology provides solutions for clean water

Pollution Prevention Week kicks off Sept. 18.

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...

Property owners find increased value when buildings go green

Property owners find increased value when buildings go green

Eco-friendly features are cropping up on buildings around the country. In addition to green roofs and solar panels, private-public partnerships are increasingly building more efficient and cost-effective stormwater systems. And owners are reaping major monetary rewards for their efforts, reports...

San Francisco Public Utilities shows off Living Machine

San Francisco Public Utilities shows off Living Machine

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) headquarters is taking water conservation to a new level. Although various decentralized wastewater treatment technologies exist throughout the world, the SFPUC’s Living Machine is the first treatment system to combine these technologies and...

Hawaii Community College earns LEED platinum

Hawaii Community College’s Pālamanui campus has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest rating possible in the sustainable building program, according to the school. The school “is committed...

UK town could be home to world’s most sustainable tower

UK town could be home to world’s most sustainable tower

The town of Hemel Hempstead, which is located about 24 miles from London, might soon be home to the world’s most sustainable residential tower. The proposed building called The Beacon would house luxury sustainable apartments, reports Jetson Green. It will...

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