Mark Freeman, senior manager of Microsoft Dining Services, and Mohan Reddy Guttapalem, Microsoft senior facilities manager, Puget Sound. (Microsoft Photo) The 44,000 employees at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters campus went through a whopping 189 million pounds of food and packaging between July and December 2015. Even more impressive than employees’ appetites is the fact that the […]
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received the participants in the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. the gathering is bringing together leading scientists from a broad spectrum of fields to explore how already available or expected scientific advances affect – for […]
The country is on schedule to be the world’s third biggest solar market next year. Images have been released showing the sheer size of a new solar power plant in southern India. The facility in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, has a capacity of 648 MW and covers an area of 10 sq km. This makes it […]
Brothers Terry and Steve Brockhaus, along with Steve’s sons Jeff and Jon, typically reap corn from these fields in Creston, Neb. But as a slight westerly breeze picked up, Steve Brockhaus looked southward over the last remaining rows of the 2016 corn crop to the purveyors of their newest cash crop: four 1.7-megawatt General Electric […]
Manufacturers strive to create HVAC equipment that operates more efficiently and sustainably. But focusing solely on operation ignores much of the impact a piece of equipment will have on the environment throughout its life.
While many people see abandoned spaces as battered and useless, many architects see inspiration for a grand transformation. The following eight projects rejuvenated derelict buildings into usable, vibrant locations for bustling new businesses or cozy homes. Through adaptive reuse and creative restructuring of space and materials, each designer has embraced the passage of time, blending […]
The image often associated with a green building is the innovative new skyscraper in the center of the city or the state-of-the-art hospital with the newest technology, but green buildings can come in all shapes and sizes, representing all project types.
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.