Online product tool adds energy-efficient windows and doors

Online product tool adds energy-efficient windows and doors

The online tool helps building professionals find energy-efficient housing products that are healthy and made locally.

School security glazing also meets energy efficiency goals

School security glazing also meets energy efficiency goals

Many older schools across the country were constructed with tempered glass, which shatters into blunt pellets immediately upon impact.

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Airports turn to smart windows to improve passengers' experience

Smart glass, which controls light based on the sun’s projected energy, positively impacts passengers’ experience in airports, a new study says. Installation of the technology also correlates to higher revenues and reduced operational expenses, according to research conducted at Dallas...

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

Landmark Montana center lays foundation for sustainability education

An innovative educational center – and the first net-zero facility in Montana – is scheduled to open to coincide with Earth Day 2018. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Center for Sustainability and Entrepreneurship (CSE) is set for...

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

Living, breathing building: Kern Center earns rigorous green certification

In 2016, the R.W. Kern Center became Hampshire College’s first new building in 40 years.

6 libraries recognized for excellence in architectural design

6 libraries recognized for excellence in architectural design

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have awarded six libraries with the 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design. Traditional roles of libraries are evolving. Today, libraries are designed with larger...

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Sustainable community nearing completion near Denver

Vita, a LEED gold-designed mixed-use residential rental apartment community in the Denver metro area, is nearing completion. The sustainable 159-unit apartment community, designed for people 55 years old and older, was developed by Denver-based Zocalo Community Development and designed by...

Electrochromic glass market an emerging green-building initiative

Electrochromic glass market an emerging green-building initiative

The global electrochromic glass market is expected to grow at an annual rate of 16.8 percent over the next several years, according to a new report. The overall market value is projected to jump to $6.22 billion by 2024, up...

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

Horizontal skyscraper rising in China

China soon will add the world’s highest skybridge to its skyline. The Raffles City Chongqing project under construction in southwest China, reports New Atlas. Developer CapitaLand's reference to the skybridge as a horizontal skyscraper is an exaggeration, but a forgivable one. Named the Conservatory, the structure measures 984 feet in length.

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

Solar power windows can boost efficiency of tall buildings

The presence of a large number of skyscrapers makes rooftop solar power systems unviable, according to a new report. However, the windows of such tall buildings have the potential to be converted into solar power panels, which can produce at...

Mass. lab earns LEED gold

Mass. lab earns LEED gold

The state’s transportation Research and Materials Lab off the Massachusetts Pike has been nationally recognized for its environmentally-friendly features. The state Department of Transportation facility, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and constructed in 2016, has achieved MassDOT’s first Leadership in...

Willis Tower largest office building to earn Energy Star certification

Willis Tower largest office building to earn Energy Star certification

Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower has earned Energy Star certification, becoming the largest office building and the third largest building overall to have the designation, according to property manager Equity Office. Willis Tower, previously known as the Sears Tower, was originally...

Canadian high school recognized for sustainable construction, energy savings efforts

Greater Victoria School District in Canada has registered its first official LEED gold certified building. Oak Bay High School was recognized by the Canada Green Building Council for its sustainable construction, reports Victoria News.

Natural light best for office workers' productivity

Natural light best for office workers' productivity

Workers in daylit office environments tend to suffer less physical stress and tend to be more productive, according to a new study. The Cornell University report found that in those facilities with natural light pouring in, there’s a 51 percent...

Trio of Nebraska college buildings earn LEED gold

Nebraska’s Metropolitan Community College has had three of its buildings earn LEED gold status, reports radio station U.S. 92. The designations were for the Construction Education Center, Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology and Career and Academic Skills Center. LEED is designated by the United States Green Building Council.

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Green-roofed office first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

Instead of concrete or metal, an eco-friendly office building in Romania features a sturdy timber skeleton – making it the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe. Romanian firm Tecto Arhitectura designed the building as the new office for HSR...

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

Northwestern building university's 12th to earn LEED certification

The Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification, joining Kresge Centennial Hall as a Northwestern University building to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s highest green building rating. Opened...

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

'Ultra-green' N.J. office building a platinum facility

A glass-clad office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, N. J., has earned the highest level of LEED certification. J.E.

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

New, efficient U.S. embassy completed in London

A new high-tech United States embassy building was recently completed in London. The billion-dollar project had been in the works for seven years and takes the form of a massive glazed cube supported atop colonnades, reports New Atlas. And the...

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