Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Malcolm X College receives LEED gold

Chicago’s Malcolm X College recently received LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its successful efforts to make the new building, opened in January 2016, a sustainable addition to the community, reports the Weekly Citizen. Leadership in...

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...

Top energy rating awarded to Melbourne high-rise office building

Top energy rating awarded to Melbourne high-rise office building

A high-rise commercial office building in Victoria, Australia, has become the first in the state – and just the second in the country – to achieve a 6-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) energy rating. The joint project...

Arizona beating the heat through sustainable design

Arizona beating the heat through sustainable design

When it comes to architecture in Arizona, the goal is to beat the heat. From the adobe structures of the Native American tribes, to Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist approach, managing the difficult climate and geography has been a constant struggle...

10 commercial building water conservation tips for early spring

10 commercial building water conservation tips for early spring

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to inspect any damage caused during the winter. As conditions warm – thawing the ground and warming the air – here’s a list of conservation tips from water conservation firm WaterSignal to help...

10 multifamily building water conservation tips for early spring

10 multifamily building water conservation tips for early spring

Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to inspect any damage caused during the winter. As conditions warm – thawing the ground and warming the air – here’s a list of conservation tips from water conservation firm WaterSignal to help...

5 ways to conserve a building's water during winter

5 ways to conserve a building's water during winter

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the average person uses 80-100 gallons per day for everything from cooking, showering and flushing the toilet.

10 tips for operating, maintaining high-performance buildings

10 tips for operating, maintaining high-performance buildings

High performance is a journey, not a destination, and for most building operators and managers, it comes in incremental steps. The focus is often on energy performance, but the picture is much bigger.

Tool takes PULSE of airtightness

The University of Nottingham in England has developed a test for measuring the airtightness of buildings to help eliminate drafts, improve energy efficiency and reduce heating bills. The PULSE test helps establish and minimize the infiltration rate of cold air...

Green Planet set to inspire people to learn about and care more for plants, animals

The Green Planet, the United Arab Emirates region's first bio-dome that recreates a tropical forest with its rich biodiversity of more than 3,000 plants and animals, is expected to open later this year. The enclosed space will offer visitors an...

Tips for preventing, thawing frozen pipes

Tips for preventing, thawing frozen pipes

With temperatures dropping below freezing around the country, pipes in unheated areas are subject to freezing. That can spell disaster and result in hefty expenses to fix the mess. In fact, one burst pipe running at four to eight gallons...

Levi's distribution center honored for sustainability

Levi Strauss & Co.’s Sky Harbor Distribution Center in Nevada has received the U.S. Green Building Council platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award for reducing carbon emissions and improving overall sustainability. At roughly 620,000 square feet, it is...

Building envelope system products promote sustainable buildings

Products passing rigorous criteria for use in buildings designed to use less energy, water and materials.

Surface joint key in rainwater filtration

Bio-Microbics device helping at time when urban storm water runoff has become a focus in recent years.

Do you have a high-performance window that will stand up to these tests?

During a severe weather event, the most critical factor for increasing the chances of a building’s survival is protection of all the openings to the outside. Once the wind enters the structure, the pressure changes lead to disastrous results. Impact testing simulates windborne debris striking a window during a hurricane.

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