9 ways to help prevent building water leaks

9 ways to help prevent building water leaks

In a commercial setting, the function of a building’s plumbing system can mean the difference between conducting business as usual or shutting down temporarily. If that business is a restaurant, service company or industrial facility that uses a lot of...

Sustainable design takes flight at Oslo's airport terminal extension

Sustainable design takes flight at Oslo's airport terminal extension

Norway's Oslo Airport has received a smart-looking new terminal extension courtesy of local architects Nordic – Office of Architecture. Featuring an attractive curved form, the building is hailed as the "world's greenest terminal" by the firm and certainly boasts an...

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...

Vietnam's 'Forest in the Sky' apartment building topped with 50,000 trees

Vietnam's 'Forest in the Sky' apartment building topped with 50,000 trees

A planned lush residential complex in Hanoi takes green living to the extreme. More than 50,000 trees, shrubs and colorful flowering vines were used to cover the Forest in the Sky building in Vietnam, virtually camouflaging it into the surrounding...

Montreal library racks up green building awards

Montreal library racks up green building awards

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) have awarded Montreal’s Bibliothèque du Boisé with the annual Green Building Award for 2017. Designed by the trio of Consortium Labonté Marcil, Cardinal Hardy and Eric...

Mall first in Peru to achieve LEED status

InOutlet Premium Lurín has become the first Peruvian mall to obtain LEED certification. The silver certification illustrates facility owner Parque Arauco’s commitment to sustainable building, officials said. "We have been able to conceptualize, build and operate a sustainable shopping center...

Carbon-neutral lab earns highest green building accolades

Carbon-neutral lab earns highest green building accolades

A carbon-neutral laboratory built from natural materials by infrastructure services firm AECOM has become one of the first buildings globally to achieve the highest certifications under BREEAM and LEED standards systems for green buildings. Designed for Nottingham University, and part...

Collaboration to advance IoT research for water management

Collaboration to advance IoT research for water management

IBM and the Dublin City University (DCU) Water Institute are collaborating on a research pilot to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for environmental monitoring and management. The deployment of DCU sensors with IBM's machine learning and cognitive IoT technologies...

New classroom building earns Calif. university its 17th LEED certification

New classroom building earns Calif. university its 17th LEED certification

Ten years after receiving its first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), University of California-Merced has earned platinum certification for its Classroom and Office Building 2 (COB2). UC Merced remains the...

Sports stadiums scoring in efficiency

Sports stadiums scoring in efficiency

Facilities setting a standard for sustainability for others to follow

Mumbai airport goes green, replacing water with ammonia-breaking bacteria

Mumbai airport goes green, replacing water with ammonia-breaking bacteria

Mumbai’s Chhattrapati Shivaji International Airport recently adopted a method to reduce the use of water in its urinals and cleaning of floors. In the process, the airport has managed to save one lakh liters (roughly 26,000 gallons) of water each...

Museum of Tomorrow named ‘Best Innovative Green Building’

Museum of Tomorrow named ‘Best Innovative Green Building’

Santiago Calatrava’s Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro won “Best Innovative Green Building” awards from the international property event MIPIM. The development is also the first Brazilian museum to be awarded LEED gold certification. The museum’s sustainable components were...

Ore. university gets on sustainability fitness plan

Ore. university gets on sustainability fitness plan

The renovation of the campus fitness center at Williamette University in Salem, Ore., has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The university says the upgrade of the Sparks Fitness Center included salvaging existing materials and installing...

D.C. mixed-use building earns platinum honor

Wall Development Group’s innovative mixed-use project in Northeast Washington, D.C., has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’s highest honor. The facility received platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), according to a press release.

Outdated concrete building transformed Into sustainability standout

Outdated concrete building transformed Into sustainability standout

An abandoned Rhode Island property has been given new life through a transformation that has earned the structure, now an office building, LEED gold status. The 305,000-square-foot building had been vacant since 2009, reports Facility Executive. It was then turned...

Florida GBC adds Water Star certification

Florida GBC adds Water Star certification

Almost every facet of life in Florida is closely associated with water. According to the U.S.

Vegas arena scores in LEED ratings

Vegas arena scores in LEED ratings

T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat sports and entertainment venue that will host the NHL expansion team, Las Vegas Golden Knights, already is proving to be a sustainability winner. The arena, developed as part of a joint venture between AEG and MGM...

Trinidad and Tobago registers first 'green' building

Trinidad and Tobago registers first 'green' building

Trinidad and Tobago has registered its first "green" building. RGM’s flagship commercial property, Savannah East, secured Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification, making it the first ever green building in the country, according to Loop. LEED is...

Tankless Water Heater Market Expected to Grow 5.3% By 2024

The condensing technology segment is anticipated to register the fastest growth.

Infographic: Landscaping for energy savings

Winter is waning, and spring is about to, well, spring. As flowers begin to bloom and trees sprout new leaves, evidence of the changing season is popping up across most of the country. For a large majority of home and building owners, that means it’s time to start thinking about landscaping projects, according to the U.S.

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