Energy-Efficient Design

June 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Energy Department today launched a new Buildings Performance Database, the largest free, publ...

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June 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

An adaptive reuse to create LEED Platinum offices, a park that honors veterans, and a grand natio...

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June 05, 2013 | USGBC

In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Coun...

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May 28, 2013 | Craig Dilouie, LC, Contributing Editor

LED lighting technology provides unique advantages, but it’s also important to understand its lim...

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Sky City, Changsha. Rendering courtesy of Broad Sustainable Building

Sky City, Changsha. Rendering courtesy of Broad Sustainable Building

May 23, 2013 | BD+C Staff
Eric Oliver, EMO Energy Solutions

Eric Oliver, EMO Energy Solutions

May 15, 2013 | Lilker Associates
May 15, 2013 | Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric’s Xperience Efficiency series will begin with events in the United States, Chi...

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St. Joseph Patient Care Center, Orange, Calif. Photo: Tom Kessler

St. Joseph Patient Care Center, Orange, Calif. Photo: Tom Kessler

May 15, 2013 | PPG Glass Education Center

Low-emissivity glasses are critical to making today’s buildings brighter, more energy-efficient,...

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May 14, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When it comes to durability, a 50-year building design ideally should include 50-year coatings. M...

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May 05, 2013 | Propane Education & Research Council

Propane Heat & Power Incentive Program provides up to $10,000 for qualifying generators, micr...

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May 03, 2013 | USGBC

The Green Building Advisory Committee established by the General Services Administration, officia...

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April 16, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From an orchid-shaped visitor center to California’s largest public works project, each of these...

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The bookless Digital Library at UNO Galewood Charter School, one of 13 UNO charters serving Chicagos Hispanic community. Students sit at genius bars and use tablets and mobile devices to do their work. UNO wanted to break the mold of what a library is, says Patricia Saldaa Natke, Principal in Charge at UrbanWorks, Ltd., the schools designer. Christopher Barrett Photography

April 10, 2013 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Charter schools are growing like Topsy. But don’t jump on board unless you know what you’re getti...

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April 01, 2013 | IDC Energy Insights

A survey of 291 building owners by IDC Energy Insights shows that 50% of owners use smart buildin...

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Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replace

Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replaces a branch library building formerly located on the site. Its net-zero energy and carbon-neutral design scheme was crucial to getting the $5.5 million, 9,500-sf replacement project approved by the city board.

March 27, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...

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March 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The DOE'S Building Technologies Office this morning put out a call to the AEC industry for expert...

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Enermodal staff at the firms annual employee conference (opposite) and Enermoda

Enermodal staff at the firms annual employee conference (opposite) and Enermodal Green Games (above). The firm has racked up numerous LEED Canada firsts: the first Platinum certification in Ontario (Toronto Region Conservation Authoritys Restoration Services Centre), the first Platinum industrial certification (Fifth Town Cheese), and the largest Platinum project in Canada (Bay Adelaide Centre).

March 21, 2013 | Ted Agres, Contributing Editor

At Enermodal Engineering, there’s only one kind of building—a sustainable one.

Bullitt Center will open this spring. Photo: John Stamets

Bullitt Center will open this spring. Photo: John Stamets

March 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Superefficient Seattle office building is designed to meet the ambitious goals of the Living Buil...

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Algae "farms" sandwiched between glass faade panels.

Algae "farms" sandwiched between glass faade panels.

March 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Exterior of carbon-neutral demonstration building consists of hollow glass panels containing micr...

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Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available

Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available

February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...

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Residents of energy-efficient complex will reap the benefits of hydropon farm.

Residents of energy-efficient complex will reap the benefits of a hydroponic farm.

February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The New York City Housing Authority has opened Arbor House, a 124-unit LEED Platin...

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BD+C's 2011 White Paper: Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes

BD+C's 2011 White Paper: Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes

February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

We submit our eighth White Paper on Sustainability in the hope that it will inspire architects, e...

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In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can hav

In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can have a positive role in addressing climate change.

February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can have a positive role...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Commercial buildings have seen a drop in their energy intensity of more than 40% since 1980, acco...

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5 radical trends in outpatient facility design

5 radical trends in outpatient facility design

February 14, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Design+Construction combed the healthcare design and construction sector to evaluate the...

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5 factors to consider when designing a shade system

5 factors to consider when designing a shade system

February 08, 2013 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Designing a shade system is more complex than picking out basic white venetian blinds. Here are f...

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums new wing voted Bostons 'most beautiful new bu

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums new wing voted Bostons 'most beautiful new building'

February 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Bostonians voted the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's new wing the...

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8 eye-popping wood building projects

8 eye-popping wood building projects

February 05, 2013 | WoodWorks, posted by BD+C Staff

From 100-foot roof spans to novel reclaimed wood installations, the winners of the 2013 National...

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