DOE recognizes Las Vegas Sands for efficiency upgrades

DOE recognizes Las Vegas Sands for efficiency upgrades

The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge has recognized Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Infographic: How technology provides solutions for clean water

Pollution Prevention Week kicks off Sept. 18.

WaterSmart, WaterBuild partner on sustainable water use series

WaterSmart, WaterBuild partner on sustainable water use series

The U.S. Green Building Council has partnered with the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition (WSI) to accelerate sustainable solutions for the water and building industries. The collaboration has made possible a two-part education series hosted at WSI and the WaterBuild...

Honolulu condo project achieves historic LEED certification

Symphony Honolulu has become the first new 400-foot tall high-rise residential condominium building in Hawaii to achieve certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), according to a release. Developed by OliverMcMillan, Symphony Honolulu...

Energy Department working to help schools achieve net zero

Energy Department working to help schools achieve net zero

Children around the nation are heading back to school, and some are going into buildings that have significant energy savings potential. Zero energy schools can use up to 80 percent less energy than conventional schools—that’s a lot of money that could be used for school supplies instead of energy bills. The U.S.

Renovated Florida facility earns sustainability honor

Renovated Florida facility earns sustainability honor

When the University of Florida budgeted $18.9 million for Newell Hall renovations, it penned in sustainability expenses. The university’s eco-friendly efforts were realized when the 24/7 study center received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold-level certification, said Dustin...

Whirlpool buildings awarded LEED certifications

Whirlpool buildings awarded LEED certifications

Whirlpool Corp. has been recognized by the U.S.

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...

Ground broken on sustainable energy tower in Heidelberg

Ground broken on sustainable energy tower in Heidelberg

A new icon of sustainable energy is rising in Heidelberg, Germany. Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) has broken ground on a new energy storage tower for Stadtwerke Heidelberg (SWH) that will be the Heidelberg’s tallest building and symbolize the city’s...

Air Force museum soars to LEED gold

Air Force museum soars to LEED gold

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s fourth building has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification, museum officials have announced. The $40.8 million, 224,000-square-foot building, privately financed by the Air Force Museum Foundation Inc., opened in...

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...

Water meter data management systems provide varied benefits

Water meter data management systems provide varied benefits

Before the advent of water meters, there were simply connections, and people took as much from a water source as they needed. As more and more people connected their homes and businesses to that water source, metering became the only...

Real-time water monitoring saves school districts money

Real-time water monitoring saves school districts money

As students across the country begin heading back to the classroom, equipping schools can save money and improve water delivery thanks to cutting-edge technology that monitors water use in real time and provides instantaneous alerts when leaks or system failures...

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...

Idaho hotel owner betting on water-saving laundry machine using polymer beads

Idaho hotel owner betting on water-saving laundry machine using polymer beads

Revolutions are few and far between in the realm of hotel laundry. But a new washing technology that uses beads and saves water, created by a British company called Xeros, might be one. Jerame Petry, owner of three Idaho hotels, is the first in Idaho to adopt Xeros’ water-saving laundry machine, reports Idaho Business Review.

Hotels worldwide going green with LEED

Hotels worldwide going green with LEED

As environmental awareness continues to increase and environmental responsibility becomes increasingly important for businesses, hotels around the world are getting in on the green trend. More and more hotels are promoting themselves as being certified green by the Leadership in...

Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower

Dubai Airports earn LEED gold for tower

Dubai Airports has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification for the operation and maintenance of existing buildings of its air traffic control facility at Dubai World Central (DWC). The facility, spread across 19,880 square meters...

Stetson welcome center recognized for sustainability

Stetson welcome center recognized for sustainability

The newly built welcome center at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., has been recognized by the Florida Planning and Zoning Association as the state's 2017 Outstanding Sustainability Project. The university says the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center was...

Majority of Americans worry about clean drinking water

Majority of Americans worry about clean drinking water

Americans want to drink clean water, even more than they want to breathe clean air. A new public survey and study conducted by Nestlé Waters North America on 4,756 American adults across the lower 48 states asked the respondents to...

Indian IT building earns second highest green rating

Indian IT building earns second highest green rating

The SIERRA ODC building looks like any other IT office from the outside. No posh or massive structure, but if you enter the office complex of this Coimbatore, India-based IT solutions company, you realize what “green building” means. The facility...

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