10 water-saving tips for early spring

10 water-saving tips for early spring

As winter quickly draws to a close, the time has come to inspect the damage caused by the past few months of freezing temperatures, ice and snow. With the inevitable annual thaw in mind, water conservation firm WaterSignal has compiled...

Falcons stadium on track for top sustainability rating

Falcons stadium on track for top sustainability rating

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Atlanta Falcon’s new home, is seeking LEED platinum certification — and is “on target” to achieve this highest level of the green building rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay said....

Chicago retail development receives LEED gold

Chicago retail development receives LEED gold

Three components of Chicago’s NEWCITY retail and residential complex have been awarded LEED gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Located at 1538 N.

Old offices transformed with top environmental ratings

Owners of aging premium office towers up to 30 years old are achieving significant upgrades to their environmental ratings as they retrofit buildings to attract and retain key tenants. Well-known 30-year-old Rialto building in Melbourne, Australia, has received a 5.5...

Manila mall recognized for green features

Manila mall recognized for green features

SM Aura Premier, a mall in Manila, Philippines, has received the prestigious LEED gold certification after following the standards set by U.S. Green Building Council for implementing practical and measurable green building solutions. LEED Consultant Raymond Andrew Sih said SM...

Modern masonry products provide sustainability

Modern masonry products provide sustainability

In recent years, multiple factors have converged to create increasing demand for green and sustainable buildings. Stricter building codes, along with LEED and other building performance systems, have boosted the call for more extensive engineering in wall systems. Manufacturers have...

L’Oreal’s green distribution center aims to ‘share beauty’ with all

L’Oreal’s green distribution center aims to ‘share beauty’ with all

As part of a sustainability commitment for 2020, L’Oreal Thailand’s green distribution center at TPARK Bangna is Asia’s first LEED-certified silver level green distribution center. “The opening of our new green distribution center truly underscores our commitment to sustainability, to...

Multifamily development L.A.’s first fully self-sufficient rentals

Multifamily development L.A.’s first fully self-sufficient rentals

In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Houston-based developer Hanover Co. spotted an opportunity to paint a new class of multifamily, sustainable housing into the city’s rapidly evolving skyline.

5 ways to conserve water this winter

5 ways to conserve water this winter

Water conservation is something that’s harped on during the summertime, but what about during the winter? When irrigation systems shut down, it’s easy to put conservation on the back burner while indoor water waste continues to occur. According to the...

Taco's SmartPlug named 2017 AHR Expo Product of the Year

Taco's SmartPlug named 2017 AHR Expo Product of the Year

A plug developed by Taco Comfort Solutions that learns user habits and makes hot water systems more efficient has been named 2017 Product of the Year at this year’s AHR Expo in Las Vegas, officials said. The SmartPlug was chosen...

Rammed earth, bamboo cultural center keeps naturally cool in Senegal

Rammed earth, bamboo cultural center keeps naturally cool in Senegal

In the remote Senegalese village of Sinthian rises a culture center that twists and turns like a sinuous sculpture. New York-based Toshiko Mori Architect designed an eye-catching building, called Thread, as an artists’ residency and cultural center commissioned by the...

Bosch announces new tankless water heater series

Bosch announces new tankless water heater series

The new year has begun with Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. unveiling a new line of tankless gas condensing water heaters. The Bosch Greentherm 9000 Series offers nine models for high-efficiency domestic hot water in residential or commercial applications, adding new features...

Houston tower a 'golden' office

A Houston office tower has earned a major green building honor. Burton Construction's One Grove Street received LEED gold certification, according to a press release. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green...

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...

Montreal office building a city LEED-er

Montreal office building a city LEED-er

Montreal-based real estate developer Ivanhoe Cambridge’s Le 1500, a downtown Montreal office building, has been LEED certified in the category Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance by the Canada Green Building Council. Located with a direct connection to the McGill metro...

Building green good for self-storage businesses

Building green good for self-storage businesses

If a self-storage company is committed to developing its holdings in a way that benefits the corporation, community and environment, green building must be an inherent practice. How facilities are constructed and maintained makes a huge difference in the health...

N.Y. apartment complex applauded for green expansion

N.Y. apartment complex applauded for green expansion

Peconic Landing has seen the future — and it's green. The Greenport, N.Y., apartment building’s new expansion has received a platinum-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, reports North Fork Patch....

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.

Milwaukee apartments nab national honor

Milwaukee apartments nab national honor

A new apartment building on Milwaukee's east side has received a rare award for its high level of environmental sustainability. Sage on Prospect, a 34-unit development, has received platinum LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, reports the Milwaukee...

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