British sailing team cruises to BREEAM rating

British sailing team cruises to BREEAM rating

The Land Rover BAR sailing team, aspiring to become the first British team to win the America’s Cup next year, has scored a different first by becoming the first British sports team to have built a base compliant with the...

Infographic: All states facing water issues

The ongoing water crisis in Michigan has been heavily chronicled. But the lead contamination is a frightening thought for many across the nation. If this new interactive map from Pelican Water is any indication, it seems that across the country water quality is much worse than the average citizen might believe.

Infographic: 10 ways to conserve water

Over the past 20 years, private businesses in the United States have joined forces with federal and local government to improve the efficiency of water systems, spending billions on infrastructure to reduce waste and save money. Despite their efforts, more...

Curved green roof tops Seattle Maritime Academy, protects water quality

The Seattle Maritime Academy (SMA) at Seattle Central College is delivering a smart, new education building to the maritime industry in the Pacific Northwest Region, featuring a 6,700-square-foot LiveRoof green roof. The new 24,000-square-foot building is constructed to rigorous sustainability...

Green roofs helping Md. school district set gold standard for green schools

A new Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) elementary school, which has received LEED gold certification, and a revitalized MCPS high school are among the school district’s 12 buildings queued up for LEED certification in the coming months, according to a...

Florida solid waste authority's new education center earns LEED platinum

Florida solid waste authority's new education center earns LEED platinum

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Education Center at its Renewable Energy Facility 2 (REF 2) has been awarded LEED platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

How to turn ‘going green’ into being in the black

How to turn ‘going green’ into being in the black

Many building owners and managers have begun implementing LEED green initiatives, assisting greatly in conserving our most precious resource: water. For commercial and multifamily, going green is a great initiative, reports water conservation firm WaterSignal. Using recent breakthroughs in green...

Guam college building receives LEED gold

A renovated building at Guam Community College has received LEED Gold certification for its environmentally friendly design and construction. The Guam Daily Post reports that college, situated on a 22-acre site in the village of Mangilao on the Pacific Island,...

Brewery earns historic sustainability designation

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s Mills River plant in North Carolina has become the only U.S. production brewery to earn a platinum designation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), reports the website Hendersonville Lightning. The recognition is considered validation...

Infographic: Inside some of America's greenest buildings

The green building movement continues to blossom, becoming more and more a vital component in commercial building strategies. Many once considered the goal of building more energy-efficient buildings as too lofty. But as the clamor for a concerted change continues...

Milwaukee apartment building showcases green features throughout

To understand the new Sage on Prospect apartment building's sustainability, climb to the roof. It's a "blue roof," where rainwater pools and then slowly drains, long after the storm passes, to reduce the impact on the sewage system. Also, the...

San Diego airport lands sustainability award

The Green Build’s landside project at San Diego International Airport (SAN) recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision rating system’s platinum award, according to the website Aviation Pros. Owned by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the...

New Balance building vaults to platinum status

The New Balance World Headquarters building in Massachusetts has earned LEED platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s v2009 Core and Shell rating system. Located in Allston-Brighton, the 250,000-square-foot facility is the first in the U.S.

Energy Department paper offers water management strategies

Manufacturers are increasingly trying to get a better handle on their water usage. Cutting water use can reduce costs, mitigate risks, and lessen environmental impacts.

USAID building receives South African green-star rating

The Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) new office building in Pretoria a five-star rating based on improvements to the structure, according to the website Engineering News. The enhancements included...

'Living buildings' growing in western Massachusetts

'Living buildings' growing in western Massachusetts

In the construction industry, the most eco-friendly type of building has been LEED-certified. That’s where buildings get different ratings according to how well they conserve energy and other resources. Today, there’s a higher standard — the Living Building — which...

Farmers showcase sustainability efforts in interactive map

Farmers throughout Illinois are implementing conservation practices to keep nutrients on their fields and out of waterways. Just in time for Earth Day, an interactive map is helping those farmers tell their stories and encouraging other farmers to adopt similar...

Infographic: A look at 2016 green building trends

Green building continues to pick up steam, with practices aimed at energy efficiency and sustainability dominating building projects around the world. With Earth Day 2016 on Friday, below is an inforgraphic detailing some of the trends emerging this year and beyond, as supplied by ETO Doors.

Toronto research building discovers LEED gold

Toronto research building discovers LEED gold

The Environmental Science and Chemistry Building (ESCB) at the University of Toronto Scarborough has been recognized with one of the highest levels of achievement in sustainable building design, according to the university. The 10,220-square-meter building, which officially opened in January...

Arizona beating the heat through sustainable design

Arizona beating the heat through sustainable design

When it comes to architecture in Arizona, the goal is to beat the heat. From the adobe structures of the Native American tribes, to Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist approach, managing the difficult climate and geography has been a constant struggle...

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