Abu Dhabi oil company's HQ nets LEED gold

The Abu Dhabi National Oil headquarters on Abu Dhabi's Corniche has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification in the category of building design and construction. The facility uses more than 4,000 liters of recycled grey-water...

Texas building's platinum status celebrated

The Houston Advanced Research Center has celebrated the opening of its new green headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas. HARC President Lisa Gonzalez said the new 18,000-square-foot building has been a long time coming for the organization, reports Community Impact. It...

Infographic: Overcoming 6 common roofing problems

Water collecting on a roof is just one of myriad problems that can wreak havoc on a building, penetrating the structure and triggering issues that can limit sustainability and result in significant maintenance and repair costs. The infographic below, produced...

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...

Chicago retail development receives LEED gold

Chicago retail development receives LEED gold

Three components of Chicago’s NEWCITY retail and residential complex have been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Located at 1538 N.

Wash. pet hospital earns environmental award

Wash. pet hospital earns environmental award

A Washington pet hospital has been recognized for its sustainable practices. Statewide business organization Association of Washington Business (AWB) selected Banfield Pet Hospital as the winner of its Leading Environmental Practice Award, according to a press release. The award recognized...

Cape Town center a standout for sustainable hospital operations management

Cape Town center a standout for sustainable hospital operations management

A range of green technologies is making the new Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, a model facility for sustainable hospital operations management. A special double-skin façade and electricity-generating elevators are two of the solutions implemented...

Miami tower earns Florida green building certification

After meeting the sustainable standards established in the Florida Green High-Rise Residential Building certification program, Melody Tower in Miami has been certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition. The certification represents achievements in categories such as water conservation, indoor air...

Building becomes San Francisco's 30th LEED platinum structure

  A building developed by SKS Partners of San Francisco has become that city’s latest LEED platinum facility. The structure at 270 Brannan St. in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood was recently recognized with the honor by the U.S.

Infographic: Need growing for advanced water treatment

Sprawling cities gave way to the built up of waste, including dirty water. At first, cities were able to control the water going through the drains, but that is changing.

Jade Mountain first Caribbean LEED gold resort

Jade Mountain first Caribbean LEED gold resort

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Jade Mountain in St.

Delhi airport honored for sustainability efforts

Delhi airport honored for sustainability efforts

Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL), a GMR Group-led consortium that built and manages Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), announced that its Terminal 3 has achieved a platinum rating from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The recognition was announced this...

Zero waste training new to Greenbuild

Zero waste training new to Greenbuild

For the first time, the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) is offering a professional training course during Greenbuild 2016, according to the U.S.

Sustainability center to provide exciting work environment for staff, students

Community representatives, students, faculty, staff and university officials were on hand recently for the official ground-breaking of the California State University-Northridge Associated Students Sustainability Center. The new facility will consist of a one-story 3,000-square-foot administrative building and a 5,000-square-foot covered...

Wastewater a new frontier for water recycling

Wastewater a new frontier for water recycling

It is now possible to imagine a future in which highly treated wastewater will be plumbed directly into California homes as a new drinking water supply. On Sept. 8, the State Water Resources Control Board released a long-awaited report on the feasibility of so-called “direct potable reuse,” according to the website News Deeply.

Canadian community center uses technology to reduce energy consumption

The city of New Westminster has received LEED gold certification for the Queensborough Community Centre expansion, three years after the project was complete. Jim Lowrie, the Canadian city’s director of engineering, said the project started in 2010, was completed in...

New solar-powered Massachusetts college center epitomizes green building

New solar-powered Massachusetts college center epitomizes green building

Hampshire College's new R.W. Kern Center in Massachusetts is about as sustainable as a building can be, according to the website Inhabitat.

Toyota donates $1 million to build Yellowstone ultra-green youth campus

Toyota donates $1 million to build Yellowstone ultra-green youth campus

In 2014, Toyota announced plans to use Camry Hybrid battery packs to help provide sustainable electricity at the national park, and now it has given the Yellowstone Park Foundation a $1 million donation to support development of a new sustainable...

Warehouse stands are 'golden' facility

Regional warehouse developer e-Shang Redwood (ESR) has received LEED gold certification for its Redwood Kunshan Distribution Centre 1 in China’s Kunshan, Jiangsu province, a burgeoning logistics hub just west of Shanghai. The 61,851-square-meter, two-story facility received the certification for sustainability...

Top energy rating awarded to Melbourne high-rise office building

Top energy rating awarded to Melbourne high-rise office building

A high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a 6-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating. The joint project...

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