HouseZero is designed to test systems whose installation would improve the performance of existing buildings that currently account for two-fifths of America's annual energy usage. Image: Michael Grimm
December 05, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Hundreds of embedded sensors will inform energy use reduction research.
The Morningstar solar house is one of the features at Penn State's Sustainability Experience Center, where the university is contemplating a permanent structure for classrooms, research labs, and offices that would be built to Living Building Challenge standards. Image: Patrick Mansell
September 10, 2018 | John Caufield, Senior Editor
The university, encompassing 13 colleges and 24 campuses, adheres to protocols established by the... read more
April 23, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Provides estimates on savings for various policies.
April 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor
The multi-tenant commercial office building is currently under construction.
Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii
March 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor
The project is part of a partnership with Johnson Controls and Pacific Current that will also all... read more
Alys Beach, a luxury residential community in western Florida, enforces building standards that protect its houses from high winds. Image: Alys Beach
January 24, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.
Rendering courtesy G70
January 24, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor
G70 is the architect, planner, and civil engineer of record for the project.
December 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
ASHRAE tool provides more automated approach to receive Building EQ Performance Score.
A rendering of an arctic village, where small reactors produce energy, heat, and steam for residents, is one of six “scenarios” for nuclear power that Gensler illustrated for Third Way, a Washington D.C.-based think tank. Image: Third Way
October 30, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Third Way illustrates the utility of this energy source, at a time when alternatives to fossil fu... read more
The design and construction of a 270,000-sf elementary school in Cambridge, Mass., are guided by that city's net zero energy goals. Image: William Rawn Associates.
October 28, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
The building’s programming will provide more access to the community at large.
October 23, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Survey of facility management executives shows onsite renewables, energy storage will spike in 20... read more
September 15, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director
The number of firms involved in AIA’s voluntary pact to slash energy consumption in buildings gre... read more
Rendering courtesy Carlo Ratti Associati
July 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor
Carlo Ratti Associati designed the garden with an innovative net-zero energy climate control syst... read more
Rendering courtesy of B+H + mcCallumSather
June 28, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor
The project’s net-zero goals led to the development of a new curtain wall system.
Georgia Tech Research Institute has a contract to install tiles embedded with piezoelectric material into the “vapor trail” of the Visitors Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Fla. The activated tiles act as a kind of keyboard that shows the planet and different aspects of NASA’s mission statement. Courtesy Formations Studio.
January 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Research on piezoelectricity moves closer to practical applications for infrastructure and buildi... read more
The global market for products and services related to achieving net zero energy in residential and commercial buildings is projected to hit $1.4 trillion by 2035. Image: Navigant Research
January 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Technology and regulations will be the drivers, says Navigant Research.
| December 20, 2016 | LG
Euclid Chemical upgrades to a dependable and efficient system that will meet their needs for year... read more
The 50,600-sf John J. Sbrega Health and Science Building is highlighted by an atrium that connects labs and serves as a “learning commons.” Achieving zero-net-energy in this building did not impact its $31.5 million construction budget. Image: Courtesy of Bond
December 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
Bristol Community College wants to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
September 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor
The project, which has been commissioned and is in the design phase, would eliminate CO2 and prod... read more
The Adam Joseph Lewis Center, home of the environmental studies department. Wikipedia Public Domain
September 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
The gathering will address climate change and new sources of energy.
August 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.
The University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building was the first university building in Texas to Receive LEED Platinum ststus. Photo: Wikipedia Public Domain.
August 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor
The new initiative screens projects to see if they are investor-ready.
Solar carports being installed in the parking lot of Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.
| July 08, 2016 | MBCI
Wanting to capitalize on the abundant energy produced by the sun, the Real Salt Lake professional... read more
The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute in Los Angeles expects to consume 51% less energy and produce 1.25 times the energy it uses, thanks to a $15.5 million retrofit. Image courtesy of NZP ETI.
June 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
The goal of the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute is for this structure to become a mod... read more
Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Photo: Prakash Patel, courtesy SmithGroupJJR
June 09, 2016 | BD+C Editors
The education building generated 83% more energy than it consumed over the last year en route to... read more
Certification programs have only scratched the surface of assessing the performance of existing buildings. A new certification program, BREEAM USA, hopes to change that by making it easier for owners and managers to find out where their buildings stand and how they can make improvements. Image: Pixabay
June 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor
BREEAM USA, an offshoot of a program already in place in Europe, aims to ease the point of entry.... read more
Robinson Starmills mall in San Fernando, Philippines. Photo: Robinsons Land, via Inhabitat
June 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor
The Robinsons Starmills mall in San Fernando recently turned on a 2.9 megawatt rooftop PV plant....
| May 16, 2016 | Petersen Aluminum
Marist School, a private Roman Catholic college preparatory school, creates a highly-sustainable... read more