Posted on May 23, 2012
Dave Bartlett, who leads IBM’s smarter building initiative, is known as the "building whisperer" because he views buildings as living organisms, an approach that can help...
Posted on May 23, 2012
The General Services Administration, which manages most of the federal government’s building projects, requires that all of new projects be LEED Gold-certified, but some...
Posted on May 16, 2012
An old meatpacking warehouse in Chicago is being turned into an urban aquaponics farm. Called “The Plant,” the facility is already operating as a fish hatchery, hydroponic...
Posted on May 15, 2012
Incentive programs designed to improve workplace safety can sometimes discourage employees from reporting injuries, according to recent studies. And, if the incentive program...
Posted on May 09, 2012
The 17-acre United Nations campus along Manhattan’s East River is undergoing a $1.87-billion refurbishment. Plans call for the mid-century modernist General Assembly to be...
Posted on May 08, 2012
A new report provides a good temperature reading on the impact of sustainable standards in the construction industry. The total amount of building construction certified as...
Posted on May 03, 2012
Our eight previous White Papers have explored the early days of LEED; the “business case” for green buildings; life cycle assessment for building products; how buildings...
Posted on May 03, 2012
The proposed $2.5 billion California Pacific Medical Center project cleared a major hurdle when San Francisco’s Planning Commission approved its final environmental impact...
Posted on May 02, 2012
Stationary and adjustable, Airolite’s louvers are available in a number of blade types including custom applications. From acoustic to sightproof and combination to Storm...
Posted on May 01, 2012
Increased emphasis on safety at construction sites and other dangerous work places in recent years is paying dividends. The number of fatal work-related accidents in the U.S...