Vineyard harnessing power of earthworms to reuse water

Fetzer Vineyards, which focuses on regenerative winegrowing, is looking to revolutionizing how U.S. wineries conserve water by using a system powered by earthworms. The facility will install the BioFiltro BIDA system at its Mendocino winery in California, making Fetzer Vineyards...

Amsterdam smart building shows off its 'Edge'

The Edge office building in Amsterdam prides itself on good coffee, lots of natural light - no desk is far from a window - and a gym that allows users not just to get fit but also to contribute to...

Net zero energy 'masterpiece' set to receive Living Building certification

Although Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center is considered a major landmark in the green building movement, it wasn't enough for the eco-loving team behind the project. Now, thanks to SmithGroup JJR architects and Hourigan Construction, the building, a net...

For commercial and multifamily structures, water conservation can equal significant savings

For commercial and multifamily structures, water conservation can equal significant savings

As water rates rise across the country, many building owners and managers have begun implementing LEED green initiatives to assist in conserving water. For commercial and multifamily structures, such approaches also encourage relations between individuals who share a similar mindset,...

Duke Kunshan campus recognized for sustainable design

Duke Kunshan campus recognized for sustainable design

Duke Kunshan University is the first Chinese university campus to be certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) campus program, with all five campus buildings certified according to LEED standards by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),...

Richmond's newest high school a LEED gold building

The first high school built in Richmond, Virginia, in nearly a half century has been recognized for energy efficiency and sustainability, according to a press release. Huguenot High School has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification...

Cox earns second LEED gold certification

Cox earns second LEED gold certification

Media giant Cox Enterprises has had a second building certified LEED gold, according to a press release. The certification of its 578,000-square-foot office building in Sandy Springs, Ga. The new building is the second facility on Cox Enterprises' corporate campus...

Evolving technologies demand flexible buildings

When the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) opened a massive campus in Springfield, Va., in 2011, it was the Army Corps of Engineers’ biggest project since construction of the Pentagon in 1943. Like any such project, perspectives changed and requirements shifted...

Historic building sprouts green roof

Historic building sprouts green roof

The Tide Water Power and Light building in Wilmington, N.C., posed a problem for officials in recent years, reports the website Living Architecture Monitor. When it was built in 1951, it was the height of modernity. But over the decades since, its mid-century architectural details were left to languish.

DaVita headquarters awarded LEED platinum

The world headquarters of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a leading independent medical group and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, has been awarded LEED platinum certification for Operations and Maintenance by the U.S. Green Building...

San Francisco tower earns top LEED rating

One of Kilroy Realty Corp.’s most recent office projects in San Francisco has achieved LEED Platinum certification under the Core & Shell rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Bucknell residence complex earns LEED gold

Opened for the fall 2015 semester, the South Campus Apartments and adjacent Student Commons Building at Bucknell University were designed to provide students an appealing space to live, study, grab a bite to eat, host events and relax. They also...

Canadian tower earns platinum LEED status

TELUS Garden's office tower is officially one of the greenest buildings in North America. The Canada Green Building Council has awarded TELUS Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, the highest rating a...

Efficiency, sustainability to shape future of nonresidential construction

Efficiency, sustainability to shape future of nonresidential construction

A recent survey by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) found that sustainability, project efficiency and technology will drive nonresidential initiatives over the next several years, the organization said in a release. To provide an overview of the changes expected...

Atlanta newspaper recognized for limiting waste

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been awarded the gold level certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) for successfully diverting nearly 99 percent of its waste from landfill, incineration and the environment, according to a press release.

WaterFurnace introduces new radiant heating solution

WaterFurnace International, a leading manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps, has introduced HydroLogic, a turnkey solution for radiant heating that integrates seamlessly into a WaterFurnace geothermal system, the company announced in a release. HydroLogic is considered a cost-effective...

Orlando airport aims for greener environment

Orlando airport aims for greener environment

If Orlando International Airport was a city, it would rank as Central Florida's second-largest, boasting a population of 104,000 daily passengers and 18,000 workers, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The airport has three fire stations, 52 restaurants, 66 stores and 762 toilets. Each day, 7,200 cars arrive to park as 450 jets take off.

Super Bowl 50 site a golden venue of sustainability

Super Bowl 50 site a golden venue of sustainability

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will face off in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California, on Sunday, in one of the world’s most energy-efficient stadiums. When Levi's Stadium, the $1.2 billion home to the San Francisco 49ers, opened...

New manual lays out green building standards

A newly published user’s manual clarifies the intent and implementation of the building industry’s foremost green building standard by explaining its requirements and providing example applications. The User’s Manual to ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Standard 189.1-2014, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green...

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