The US Department of Energy (DOE) has unveiled its Better Buildings Challenge SWAP. In the launch, Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market have swapped energy management teams at their San Francisco facilities. As part of the SWAP, each team has been charged with identifying innovative ways to save energy in these two target facilities: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, […]
3.0 University Place will feature 50,000 square feet of SageGlass electrochromic glass from St. Gobain. The glass will help reduce cooling costs by 50%.
Wangjing SOHO took first prize in the 2015 Emporis Awards competition. Its fluid design and energy efficiency impressed the panel of international experts.
The world’s largest green roof will be 30 acres atop The Hills At Vallco develpment in Cupertino, CA and will help it become LEED Platinum certified.
We still live in a time when we do plenty things that are very harmful to our planet. It seems we’re all aware that fossil fuels like oil and coal create a considerable portion of our greenhouse gas pollution. But many people don’t understand that we also do a lot of harm to our planet with […]
The world’s largest rooftop greenhouse is as large as a city block and will grow over a million pounds of pesticide free vegetables a year for local markets
Green roofs are all the rage in urban areas around the globe. However, many don’t understand the constant need to maintain these roofs so they don’t become overgrown and potentially damage the very building they are a part of. Green roof maintenance doesn’t have to be difficult, but a plan must be developed. Many jurisdictions, […]
Cornell Tech, an applied sciences campus on New York’s Roosevelt Island, will be the world’s tallest Passive House building when completed in 2017.
The Smart Building program at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria trains students to design the sustainable supermarket of the future.
SunCentral has announced the release of a new skylight system that claims to promote vitamin D production by providing natural sunlight in interior spaces that would not normally see sunlight. “Our goal was to develop an indoor lighting system that provides much of the sun’s health benefits, including boosting the body’s ability to produce Vitamin […]
Google crabots – robotic crane hybrids – will be used to configure and re-configure its new company headquarters somewhere in Silicone Valley.
The US Congress and President Obama recently approved a bill that would establish the Tenant Star Program to recognize office spaces that implement energy efficiency measures, saving money and the environment. The Tenant Star Program will be a part of the current Energy Star Program for buildings, providing incentives to encourage tenants in office […]
Dunbarton High School in Pickering, Ontario, Canada has been selected as the 2015 Greenest School on Earth by the Global Coalition for Green Schools. Dunbarton High School, built in the 1960s, has undergone a significant retrofit over the past five years, installing new energy-efficient windows, insulation and lower wattage lighting. The school offers a Specialist […]
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED to help them achieve their goals, according to a survey released by the U.S. Green Building Council. The study looked at Fortune 200 companies, most of them users of LEED and members of USGBC. […]
The Bullitt Center has proven its status as the greenest commercial building in the world by becoming the first office building to earn Living Building certification, the most challenging benchmark of sustainability in the built environment. To earn the certification, the Bullitt Center demonstrated that it produces more electricity from solar panels on its roof […]