A 1.4-MW fuel cell power plant, installed on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in 2014, generates clean, round-the-clock baseload power. The fuel cell is part of a configuration, in which high-quality heat produces steam for campus heating and absorption cooling. Photo courtesy FuelCell Energy
Demand for fuel cells, while modest, is growing, and cost savings are getting noticed.
Restrictions on park land mean the building's enclosed space cannot be larger than 2,500 sf. Rendering courtesy Kubala Washatko Architects
The plans also include a built-in wastewater treatment system and rainwater collection.
The new Apple headquarters designed by Norman Foster. Image: Apple, Inc.
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate s...read more
MIT's Media Laboratory and expansion under construction. Photo: Madcoverboy via Wikimedia Commons
The guidelines are aimed at strengthening and streamlining commercial building workforce training...read more
Cities around the world are enacting policies to create more sustainable environments. Image: Morgue File/iceman0
The U.S. Green Building Council and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group with the World Green Buil...read more
Navigant projects a curtailment in the growth of annual new installations through 2019. Image: Morgue File/AcrylicArtist
After a 20% falloff in 2013, the global wind power industry made a strong comeback in 2014, with...read more
One challenge required onsite bending of CFA panels for the curved portion of the facility. Photo courtesy of Metl-Span.
The goal from the beginning was to construct an energy efficient building with insulated metal pa...read more
This image shows how the sealant is injected into the shafts. Photo courtesy Hyundai
An aerosol product injected into ductwork allowed Hyundai to open its new U.S. HQs on time.
Photo courtesy of Panasonic
Spanning four locations in Central Valley, the California Renewable Energy Small Tariff projects...read more
Some ideas that have been submitted so far include: modular building facades, improving air tightness in envelopes, and scalable mixed waste to energy conversion technology. Infographic: DOE
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new crowdsourcing website called the Buildings Crowd...read more
The geodesic facade will contain PV panels to generate electricity for off-season use. Renderings courtesy BIG
A new building in Uppsala, Sweden, will serve as a power plant during the winter and a venue for ...read more
Renderings courtesy of Make It Right
BNIM is among the six firms involved in the project.
The proposal defines biomass as organic material, such as wood and crop waste, that can be burned to generate thermal energy. Photo: Kapilbutani via Wikimedia Commons
The proposal would add biomass to approved renewables.
The Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. Photo credit: The Emerging Objects Corporation.
Cool Brick is made of porous ceramic bricks set in mortar. The bricks absorb water, which cools t...read more
National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, designed by The Freelon Group and HOK. Photo: @Albert Vecerka/Esto
Collectively, 1,662 commercial and institutional projects became LEED certified within the top 10...read more
The system was designed to take advantage of a building's air flow and generate energy even if it...read more
Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually pr...read more
The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London G...read more
A broadly accepted market definition of zero-energy buildings is foundational to efforts by gover...read more
The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and com...read more
Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental manageme...read more
Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University w...read more
The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive...read more
The cost of producing wind and solar power has decreased 58% and 40%, respectively, during the pa...read more
More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the grou...read more
The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, e...read more
The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...read more
When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resil...read more
The guide aims to overcome obstacles with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy...read more
Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...read more