Most Recent Features

May 6, 2011
“Zero and Net-zero Energy Buildings + Homes,” a 64-page White Paper that proclaims “the next frontier in the green building movement,” will be the topic of a 1-hr Q&A with 6 “NZEB” experts at the AIA...
May 5, 2011
Worldwide, sound levels inside hospitals average 72 decibels during the day and 60 decibels at night, which far exceeds the standard of 40 decibels or less, set by the World Health Organization. The culprit: modern medicine. In response,...
May 3, 2011
Approaching new construction or renovation with the goal of attaining a net-zero energy balance calls for a combination of design strategies, products, materials, and whole systems that require Building Teams to be familiar with the wide...
Apr 26, 2011
What four essentials are key to the success of any net-zero energy building project? An analysis of several case studies in BD+C’s 2011 White Paper on Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes reveals which items Building Teams must...
Apr 26, 2011
The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects invited Mr. Mazria to present a keynote lecture to launch its 2030 training program. In advance of that lecture, Jacob Slevin, co-founder of DesignerPages.com and a contributor...
Apr 25, 2011
An Iowa philanthropist and architecture aficionado—who wishes to remain anonymous—is offering a $300 million “reward” to any city anywhere in the world that’s brave enough to hire someone other than Frank...
Apr 22, 2011
The GSA is testing and evaluating 16 emerging sustainable building technologies and practices in select federal facilities under its Green Proving Ground program. Testing will determine the most effective technologies that may then be...
Apr 20, 2011
The Mouette cable-suspended fluorescent luminaire from Artimide comes in both symmetrical and asymmetrical designs.
Apr 26, 2011
Transport for London has installed funky new 'Legible London' pedestrian signs all over the capital during the last year. The thinking behind the new system: encourage people to walk around London instead of driving or using...
Apr 19, 2011
Intermezzo recycled wallcovering from Versa Wallcoverings features a surface embossed with vertical and horizontal dashes that give the material a minimalist geometric pattern.
Apr 19, 2011
The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment announced its Top 10 Green Projects for 2011. Among the winners: Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory in...