How to prepare buildings for changing climates

How to prepare buildings for changing climates

Marketing efforts for the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle have finally hit home, and climate change is officially part of the public discussion. But damage caused by environmental neglect is escalating quicker than anticipated. It’s imperative to do all we...

7 tips for winterizing multifamily structures

7 tips for winterizing multifamily structures

With much of the United States mired in a lengthy, bitter cold stretch, the owners and managers of some multifamily structures are finding that their structures aren’t ready for winter. Proper winterization is key to keeping the facility in good...

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.

NYC tower tops LEED certification chart

NYC tower tops LEED certification chart

Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group’s 18 million-square-foot Hudson Yards project, the largest private real estate development in U.S.

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

A new high-tech United States embassy building was recently completed in London. The billion-dollar project had been in the works for seven years and takes the form of a massive glazed cube supported atop colonnades, reports New Atlas. And the...

Water stress challenges resulting in investment of sustainable water solutions

Water stress challenges resulting in investment of sustainable water solutions

Sustainability and cost efficiency top the list of factors influencing the growth of the global water and wastewater market, according to a new report. Both municipal and industrial end-users of the water and wastewater segments are investing in sustainable solutions...

Sustainable 'sand dune' emerges from UAE desert

Sustainable 'sand dune' emerges from UAE desert

Zaha Hadid's sand dune-shaped Bee'ah headquarters is well underway, with significant sections already finished, and some further details have been revealed regarding its sustainability. It's expected to be completed in late 2018, New Atlas reports. Located in Sharjah, United Arab...

10 tips to make a building energy efficient this winter

10 tips to make a building energy efficient this winter

Winter is here. Based on the most recent forecast of heating degree-days from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), temperatures this winter (2017) are expected to be colder than last winter across the country. U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts...

R.I. science building earns LEED gold in challenging feat

R.I. science building earns LEED gold in challenging feat

Forgive University of Rhode Island Director of Capital Projects Paul DePace for saying there’s been some alchemy going on at the Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences. That’s because the 134,623-square-foot Beaupre Center has been certified LEED gold by...

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 —...

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Restaurant, airport recognized for leadership in energy efficiency

Two Seattle-area Better Buildings Challenge partners have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for their successful energy-efficient upgrade achievements at the King County International Airport and the local Shari's in Lynnwood, Wash. Through the Better Buildings Challenge,...

Johns Hopkins receives LEED gold for energy-conscious design, operations

Johns Hopkins receives LEED gold for energy-conscious design, operations

Malone Hall, a multi-functional space for students, engineers, scientists and medical researchers that opened on Johns Hopkins University's Homewood (Md.) campus in 2014, recently received a gold certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The internationally recognized...

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...

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Marine lab makes swimming environmental impression

Mote Marine Laboratory’s coral reef research facility in the Florida Keys has become the first U.S. Green Building Council LEED gold-certified commercial building in Monroe County. The recognition honors the facility’s eco-friendly design and construction, reports SRQ Magazine. Mote’s Elizabeth...

Water meter monitoring devices provide building value

Facility owners and managers who haven’t yet installed a water meter-monitoring device for their buildings might consider doing so. With the amount of savings they bring, these devices pay themselves off within just a few months, experts say. How? An...

Office building Hungary's first to earn sustainability designation

Office building Hungary's first to earn sustainability designation

Hungary has landed its first WELL pre-certified building. The 27,000-square meter Futureal Corvin 5 office building, which is being developed in Budapest in a 90 million Euro investment, has achieved a rating of platinum, reports EuroBuild. The development is also...

Wisconsin hospital earns gold environmental certification

Wisconsin hospital earns gold environmental certification

University of Wisconsin Health at The American Center has earned LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first health care building in the state to do so. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)...

LEED gold-seeking SXSW headquarters breaks ground

LEED gold-seeking SXSW headquarters breaks ground

The multimedia behemoth South by Southwest (SXSW) has broken ground on its new “green” headquarters in downtown Austin. A block away from the city capitol, the building aims for LEED gold certification and will boast a large green roof, rain...

Infographic: Single- and multifamily home energy savings

Whether they’re living in a single- or multifamily residence, occupants have the ability to make moves aimed boosting the efficiency of those structures. Of course, if one is renting or leasing, doing so often means working with the facility owner or manager.

American International School Chennai achieves LEED first

The American International School Chennai (AISC) has been certified gold for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first pre-K-12 school in the world to achieve this status using...

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