BuroHappold’s work for the new Santa Monica (Calif.) City Services Building will help it become one of the first municipal facilities to meet the cutting-edge criteria for ILFI’s Living Building Challenge.
The engineering firm also launched a long-term partnership with ILFI.
The prevalence of overweight employees within the construction industry is significantly higher than the general adult population. This has obvious health implications, but also business implications. Photo courtesy Structure Tone
New research on wellness in the construction sector highlights interventions that could be effect...read more
The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator helps building teams evaluate a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions during design and procurement decision making.
Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in C...read more
Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...read more
Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...read more
Photo: Hoffmann Architects
On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws...read more
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Agripolis is spearheading the project.
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The move follows successful public input on LEED 4.1.
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Getting wellness to pay off may not be that simple, or even a wise investment to begin with, acco...read more
A restrained palette of natural, authentic materials was used in the Amherst (Mass.) College New Science Center. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding campus architecture, the high-performing materials are designed and detailed for a 100-year life cycle. The pavilions are clad in ultra-high-performance concrete panels, in turn protected by a fixed weathering steel screen. Photo: Chuck Choi, courtesy AIA
The Amherst College Science Center and Frick Environmental Center are among the high-performance...read more
Turner Construction is using this card to summarize its program. The "Green" graphic represents how the contractor is elevating what green means, and the three pillars of its program. Image: Turner Construction
The company targets a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions and water use from construction activit...read more
The plan aims for net-zero carbon by 2050.
The 159,000-sf Catalyst building will be eastern Washington's first net-zero-energy ready building. Image: McKinstry
Catalyst will be part of an innovation hub, with Eastern Washington University as its main tenant...
The rating system emphasizes performance monitoring, fully integrated design, social equity, and...read more
First wave of research is part of the Living Standard initiative, which seeks to raise the qualit...read more
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Perkins+Will designed the building.
5 tips to infuse natural elements into the built environment—from plants to pictures.
LEED Zero complements LEED to verify the achievement of net zero goals and signals market leaders...read more
Can healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best in class t...read more
Clark Construction, in partnership with HKS Architects, in June broke ground on the University of California, San Diego’s Living and Learning Neighborhood at North Torrey Pines, a 1.5-million-sf, seven building mixed-use complex whose passive features include a modular micro-aerobic digester that will process food waste into biogas and fertilizer for community gardens. Courtesy Clark/HKS
Architecture firms are answering the call of local governments and institutional clients for high...read more
It is the highest level of certification available from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Spackman Mossop Michaels and Eskew Dumez Ripple partnered on the project.
When there’s only so much real estate available in urban centers for parks, how’s a developer to...read more
The WELL Community Standard equips planners to build health promotion into the very fabric of nei...read more
St. Paul, Minn. Photo: Max Pixel
The city is working for better efficiency and sourcing green power to reach its goal.
Version 2.0 provides renewable energy financing options, sector-specific and location-specific fi...read more
Environmentally strategy does have its limits, though.
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The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.
There is an efficient system for mounting solar panels to roofs and turning roof real estate into...read more
The Orchards at ORENCO (Phase I), by REACH Community Development, Ankrom Moisan Architects, William Wilson, Stonewood Structural Engineers, Humber Design Group, RDH, Green Hammer, PAE Consulting Engineers, American Heating, Merit Electric, PMC, Walker Macy, and Walsh Construction. Photo: Casey Braunger / Ankrom Moisan Architects
If you haven’t looked seriously at “passive house” design and construction, you should.