Sunvapor Solar Steam on Demand receives funding for desalination

The DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) selected Livermore, California-based Sun Vapor Inc. to receive $1.5 million in funding for Solar Steam on Demand. Sunvapor is one of 14 solar-thermal desalination projects chosen for reducing the cost of the technology...

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.

Research center earns platinum status

Research center earns platinum status

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) has been awarded LEED platinum certification. The recognition is the highest environmental building achievement attainable by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), pushing the center a step closer to becoming a Net Zero Energy...

AHR 2018 sets new attendance mark

AHR 2018 sets new attendance mark

AHR Expo 2018 proved to be a record-setter. The world’s largest showcase of HVAC and refrigeration products and technologies attracted more than 70,000 visitors from around the world, a 6 percent jump over last year, according to newly released ASHRAE...

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans new efficient facility in California

Google plans to build a new energy efficient campus in California. The tech giant has chosen BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) to design its new campus, reports New Atlas. BIG previously designed the company’s Charleston East and London facilities. The newest...

EWS Announces Sr. Vice President Promotion and Hire of New VP of Eastern Regional Sales

EWS Inc./Environmental Water Systems on Jan. 1 announced two important changes to their executive staff. Mark Truncale, who has held the position of Vice President of Sales & Distribution for over a decade, has been promoted to Senior Vice President.

Spectacular green roof tops Vancouver’s double LEED platinum convention center

Spectacular green roof tops Vancouver’s double LEED platinum convention center

Vancouver’s convention center doesn’t shy away from breaking records. Not only is the building home to Canada’s largest green roof, but it also recently became the world’s first double LEED platinum-certified convention center, reports Inhabitat. Vancouver Convention Centre West —...

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...

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

Sustainable 'Gate' to roll out in Cairo by 2019

In the affluent suburb of Heliopolis, Cairo, a smart, multi-use and green complex is rising and is slated to be complete by 2019. Parisian architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures has been working on the development since 2014 and construction started...

Manufacturing facility earns LEED gold

The North American Uponor Headquarters Annex manufacturing facility has achieved LEED gold certification, according to a release. The new 90,000-square-foot building supports the lean manufacturing operations for Uponor’s PEX plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating and cooling, hydronic piping,and pre-insulated piping...

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...

Report details pollutants in U.S. public water systems

Report details pollutants in U.S. public water systems

The vast majority of Americans can learn about every potentially harmful chemical in their drinking water and what scientists say are the safe levels of those contaminants. EWG’s new national Tap Water Database is the most complete source available on...

Event to address stormwater pollution prevention

Event to address stormwater pollution prevention

StormCon, dedicated to the education and advancement of stormwater pollution prevention, is preparing to address what many consider a critical environmental issue. The annual conference and exhibition will host thousands of participants, exhibitors, educators and spectators from Aug. 27-31 in...

South Africa’s first Green Star museum eco-friendly literary treasure

South Africa’s first Green Star museum eco-friendly literary treasure

One of South Africa’s literary treasures has transformed into an eco-friendly gem. Designed by Intsika Architects, the National English Literary Museum is the first five-star Green Star-certified Public & Education building in the country, reports Inhabitat. Located in the university...

China mall earns top environmental award

China mall earns top environmental award

Malls used to be all about shopping, but as air quality becomes one of the top concerns globally, some of them have set out to become urban retreats. Beijing's Parkview Green, a complex that includes offices, a shopping mall, an...

S.C. business school earns platinum certification

S.C. business school earns platinum certification

The Darla Moore School of Business building at the University of South Carolina in Columbia has received LEED Platinum certification, according to the school. The building, which opened in August 2014, is the first public building in South Carolina to...

Green infrastructure: Best practices for cities

Green infrastructure: Best practices for cities

Next time you take a walk around your city, look around. Is there green infrastructure near you? If not, there might be soon.

REI sets new standard as first U.S. LEED platinum, net zero distribution center

REI sets new standard as first U.S. LEED platinum, net zero distribution center

REI’s new distribution center in Goodyear, Ariz., has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) platinum certification — the highest level in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) green building rating system — making it the first distribution center in the U.S.

Infographic: The benefits of green stormwater infrastructure on commercial properties

Water-saving strategies are a key component of sustainable living. In particular, a growing number of commercial operations are devising ways to collect and reuse water that falls from the sky and would otherwise pool on their roofs. In many ways,...

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