Most Recent Features

Byron G. Rogers U.S. Courthouse, Denver. Photo: courtesy GSA
Oct 17, 2014
LEED Silver may be used, and in some instances, the Green Globes program may be substituted, according to a new regulation by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons
Oct 17, 2014
New York City’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 includes tripling the amount of solar power generated from city-owned buildings.
Renderings: courtesy Henning Larsen Architects
Oct 16, 2014
Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects won Frederikssung municipality’s architecture competition for a regional train station in the planned city of Vinge—Denmark’s largest urban development.
Photo: Conrad Nutschan via Wikimedia Commons
Oct 16, 2014
Public libraries will avoid being relegated to the scrap heap of history in a digital age as long as they continue to serve as platforms for learning, creativity, and innovation that strengthen their communities, according to a new Aspen...
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The Bakken Shale region, which spans from central North Dakota to the northeastern corner of Montana, is rapidly growing as a result of the oil and gas boom. SPONSORED CONTENT
Photos by Daniel Büche via The Creators Project
Oct 16, 2014
The project, named Lichtgrenze (or Border of Light), makes for a colossal art installation dividing Berlin back to East and West. Eight thousand LED light-filled balloons, each 11 feet high, will line the path.
The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e
Oct 16, 2014
The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and household products, 50 found in the indoor environment, and 33 in human blood, milk, and tissues.
Oct 16, 2014
Encompassing the Rocky Mountain Institute’s 32 years of innovation, the new 15,610 square-foot facility will exhibit the principles of integrative design and energy and resource efficiency.
Oct 16, 2014
To be selected, LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, undergo an extensive portfolio review, must have at least 10 years of experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other...
Photo: Don McCullough via Wikimedia Commons
Oct 15, 2014
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Labour announced that they will start using drones to help inspectors record when construction sites are breaking laws.
Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
Oct 15, 2014
The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s dean, Mohsen Mostafavi, describes as a “rapidly urbanizing global economy,” in which cities are building new structures “on a massive scale.”...
Renderings courtesy Curbed
Oct 15, 2014
Yet another High Line-esque project has been proposed, this time in Queens. A blueprint has been developed for a 3.5-mile stretch of abandoned railroad tracks, which would connect Rego Park to Ozone Park with a walkway and bike path.
Oct 15, 2014
The Canopy by Hilton brand will feature the personality of nearby neighborhoods, using locally sourced food and art, and incorporate the latest technologies, like phone-based room keys. 
Renderings courtesy Macklowe Properties
Oct 15, 2014
Concrete has been poured for the final floors of the residential high-rise at 432 Park Avenue in New York City, making it the city’s second-tallest building and the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere.
Immersive cooling systems use a liquid instead of air to cool the servers. The b
Oct 14, 2014
A new technology promises to push the limits of data center energy efficiency by using liquid instead of air to cool the servers.