Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Chicago’s Malcolm X College recently received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its successful efforts to make the new building, opened in January 2016, a sustainable addition to the community, reports the Weekly Citizen. Leadership in...

4 tips for choosing the right wrap

4 tips for choosing the right wrap

Architects work on many different kinds of buildings. But no matter the type of structure, there is an increasing recognition of the need to guard against water intrusion to avoid issues such as mold, rot and insect infestation. A new generation of housewrap called drainable housewraps provides protection against moisture.

Modern masonry products provide sustainability

Modern masonry products provide sustainability

In recent years, multiple factors have converged to create increasing demand for green and sustainable buildings. Stricter building codes, along with LEED and other building performance systems, have boosted the call for more extensive engineering in wall systems. Manufacturers have...

Downtown greenspace in Minneapolis features permeable pavement

Downtown greenspace in Minneapolis features permeable pavement

Minneapolis’ new 4.2-acre public park and green space adjacent to U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, is covered in more than 20,000 square feet of porous material. The permeable material covering Downtown Commons was supplied by Porous...

University of Arizona facility earns highest LEED status

University of Arizona facility earns highest LEED status

The Environment and Natural Resources 2 building at the University of Arizona has achieved LEED platinum certification, the highest possible certification and one of the most distinguished sustainability designations in the country, according to the campus website. In the process,...

Marshall complex engineers gold certification

Marshall complex engineers gold certification

Marshall University’s Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex has been awarded LEED gold level of certification, reports Huntingtonnews.net. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program...

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...

Meet the Dominican Republic’s greenest mall

Meet the Dominican Republic’s greenest mall

Welcome to Ágora Mall, the first LEED-certified building in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The building was certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Earth program, according to the organization. LEED Earth offers certification at no cost to the first...

Company plants its largest California green roof atop school

A 15,000-square-foot LiveRoof green roof on the newly opened Korematsu Middle School in California is reducing the school’s environmental footprint, providing a living model of sustainability best practices, reducing energy costs and improving air quality, according to a press release....

School setting sustainability example for Israel

School setting sustainability example for Israel

Green architecture still may be somewhat of a niche in Israel, but the country is making a push toward weaving more eco-conscious building techniques into its urban fabric. Tel Aviv is home to one of less than 30 LEED platinum-certified...

L.A. museum proves to be golden

The $140 million museum The Broad has an unrivaled collection of contemporary art. Now it has something else: environmental credibility, according to the website DT News. Staff at the Los Angeles museum have announced that the 120,000-square-foot attraction has been...

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...

Apartment community first in Boulder to earn LEED certification

Apex 5510, a 231-unit multifamily facility in Boulder, Colo., has become the first apartment community in the city to achieve LEED certification (a rating system from the U.S. Green Building Council for improved environmental and human health performance), according to...

High-performing building provides hope for homeless

A cornerstone of Portland, Ore.’s strategy to end homelessness in 10 years is Bud Clark Commons. The mixed-use project composed of a day center and housing brings people of need and a range of services designed to treat the causes...

Luxury building achieves platinum status

Luxury building achieves platinum status

Broadstone Waterfront, a new four-story, 259-unit luxury community in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona, has earned LEED-H platinum certification. The community is the third development from Alliance Residential to earn the certification level, reports Multi-Housing News Online. Innovative energy efficiency, water conservation...

Building envelope system products promote sustainable buildings

Products passing rigorous criteria for use in buildings designed to use less energy, water and materials.

Surface joint key in rainwater filtration

Bio-Microbics device helping at time when urban storm water runoff has become a focus in recent years.

Lab revolutionizing commercial refrigerators, clothes dryers

Lab revolutionizing commercial refrigerators, clothes dryers

Lab highlights cutting-edge innovations in building technologies, many in partnership with industry.

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