A new online platform, arc, announced at this year’s Greenbuild conference, will allow buildings to measure their energy performance against several green building rating systems, benchmark energy use against similar buildings, and make improvements.
With eco-friendly and green living trends finding their way into more consumer items than ever before, it was only a natural progression that brought this movement into modern building techniques and manufacturing methods. President Barack Obamaestablished a dedicated green hub, known as the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, to head up eco-friendly manufacturing and green construction […]
One World Trade Center, built by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, has recently been awarded the LEED gold certification thanks to its sustainable design. Given its height, and its completely glazed façade, some experts consider the certification an impressive feat.
“Going Green” is going taller with Taipei 101 skyscraper earning the title this week of world’s Greenest tall building. CBRE and TAIPEI 101 have ushered in a new era for international green buildings, becoming the highest scoring LEED v4 project in the world to-date, and the first to reach the 90 points threshold. TAIPEI 101 […]
It is now possible to imagine a future in which highly treated wastewater will be plumbed directly into California homes as a new drinking water supply.
Meaning more than just focusing on the environment, sustainability also means creating a sense of place and belonging. Interpreting this philosophy brilliantly, MDH Arkitekter has nearly completed Moholt 50|50, an award-winning university student village in Trondheim, Norway.
The financial benefits of green building have been well established. Studies have repeatedly shown green building certification such as LEED and BREEAM lead to lower operating costs, such as reduced utility bills and lower total lifecycle costs.
Federal authorities said Friday they will temporarily halt construction of a controversial oil pipeline near a lake regarded as sacred by the Standing Rock Sioux, heading off an immediate confrontation in a tense standoff in North Dakota that has drawn hundreds of tribes from across the country. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moved to […]
The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) has announced that the project, located at TD Bank Group’s (TD) office in downtown Toronto, has been awarded WELL Certification at the Gold level. It is the first project in Canada to achieve WELL Certification. This prestigious distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), the first building […]
Sustainability efforts are increasingly common in the commercial real estate industry, with property owners and managers – along with their tenants – placing increased focus on incorporating design features that are environmentally sound while reducing energy consumption over the lifespan of a building.