Water meter data management can save money, resources

The real time monitoring service provided by a water meter data management system is a critical tool for property management teams that seek to save not only money, but also precious natural resources. Here’s a look at how a water...

Mercedes-Benz Stadium first pro stadium to earn LEED platinum

Mercedes-Benz Stadium first pro stadium to earn LEED platinum

Mercedes-Benz Stadium has earned LEED platinum certification, the first professional sports stadium to do so. Home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United of MLS and many of the world’s top sports and entertainment events, Mercedes-Benz Stadium obtained more points...

Medical product manufacturer's facility earns LEED platinum

Medical product manufacturer's facility earns LEED platinum

Global medical product manufacturer priMED Medical Products Inc. (priMED) has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification for its priMED Mosaic Centre. The priMED Mosaic Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, is touted as the world’s northernmost net-zero energy commercial building, according to a release.

How to enhance cooling tower water efficiency

Understanding where and how all the water in a building is being used is a critical component of responsible facility management. While restrooms and irrigation systems are some of the most water-intensive systems, cooling towers also require large quantities of...

New efficient boiler targets commercial market

Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., manufacturer of heating, cooling and hot water systems, has introduced a new boiler that’s designed for commercial space heating and domestic hot water applications. The Buderus SSB industrial boiler are available in 798 MBH and 1024 MBH...

Research center focuses on energy efficiency

Research center focuses on energy efficiency

Rising out of the desert landscape of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, like a giant insect, Zaha Hadid Architects' unusual KAPSARC (King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre) is a non-profit institution tasked with researching more efficient uses of energy. The building...

Nestlé Waters Calif. plants receive prestigious conservation certification

Nestlé Waters Calif. plants receive prestigious conservation certification

Nestlé Waters North America’s Sacramento and Livermore, Calif., factories have received certification for meeting the rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created by industry leaders and prominent environmental conservation groups such as The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife...

Kentucky scores with stadium renovation

Kentucky scores with stadium renovation

Kroger Field, home of the University of Kentucky football team, has become the first venue for any sport in the Southeastern Conference to earn LEED certification. The stadium received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver for its high environmental...

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Beijing’s Hotel Éclat green, swanky

Sustainability and luxury haven’t always gone hand in hand, but Beijing’s new Hotel Éclat is an example of the two worlds colliding in the most wonderful way. As part of the city’s new LEED platinum-certified Parkview Green complex in the...

WaterBuild addresses many facets of water resilience

WaterBuild addresses many facets of water resilience

With the extreme weather events of the past month—hurricanes, floods, drought and wildfires—water resilience and water risk mitigation are top of mind. The WaterBuild Summit at next month’s Greenbuild Boston tackles those topics through discussions aimed at better using and...

Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

Vancouver convention center achieve rare LEED feat

It has been nearly nine years since the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre opened its doors, and it is still making waves for its green building design. The expansion wing of the facility has received a LEED platinum certification for existing buildings’ operation and maintenance.

Schindler India earns green factory rating

Schindler India, a leading provider of escalators and elevators, has been awarded platinum certification for its manufacturing facility at Chakan in Pune by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). IGBC Green Factory Buildings is the first rating program developed in...

10 ways to save on your next water bill

10 ways to save on your next water bill

Dealing with high water bills or rate hikes? Here are 10 ways to save water, and money on your next water bill, according to water conservation firm WaterSignal: 1. Install low-flow plumbing fixtures: Low-flow water fixtures are sink faucets, shower heads and toilets that use less water than older, traditional models.

Bloomberg European HQ takes advantage of integrated design, technologies

Bloomberg European HQ takes advantage of integrated design, technologies

Located in London's financial district, media company Bloomberg's European headquarters has been named the world's most sustainable office, according to a press release by project architect Foster + Partners. The designation is based on the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment...

Winnipeg school named Canada's greenest

Winnipeg school named Canada's greenest

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Canada Coalition for Green Schools has named Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition. In the heart of a new neighborhood...

Smart city infrastructure going green

Smart city infrastructure going green

Thanks to more examples of successful implementations, new technology and a steadily increasing body of evidence about benefits, there is growing interest in the use of green infrastructure to manage issues such as stormwater, pollution and rising temperatures, as well...

DOE spending $15 million to tackle solar desalination

DOE spending $15 million to tackle solar desalination

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to fund development of revolutionary solar desalination technologies that will help create freshwater from otherwise unusable waters, the agency announced. Desalination treats seawater, brackish water and contaminated water for use in municipal and industrial...

Chinese village country's first to earn green parking designation

Chinese village country's first to earn green parking designation

West Village has earned Parksmart bronze, becoming the first project in China and the first outside the United States to receive the certification. The designation was awarded by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the exclusive certification body for LEED and...

Condo Canada's first to receive LEED platinum

A Markham, Canada, condominium is "LEEDing" the way in sustainability and energy conservation. River Park Condominium, developed by the Markham-based Times Group, has achieved a LEED platinum certification and become the first condominium (10-story-plus building) in Canada to receive the...

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota's Texas headquarters wins top environment award

Toyota Motor North America’s (TMNA) headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, has officially achieved LEED platinum from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Toyota’s new campus is the largest commercial LEED platinum project in the state of Texas, to date, officials said in a release.

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