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.
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.
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.
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.
In her talk at Accelerate Live! 2018, micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, Senior Designer/Manager Stantec Architecture, explored the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies. Photo: BD+C
BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...read more
Hacker Architects designed the space for Portland’s Frontside District.
The 28-unit Distillery North Apartments, South Boston, Mass. Project team: Fred Gordon/Second Street Associates, ICON Architects, Petersen Engineering, Mechanical Air of New England, Adam Cohen and Mark Anstey, and Commodore Builders. Photo: Camille Maren, Primary Design
17 tips from our experts on the best way to carry out passive house design and construction for y...read more
The multi-tenant commercial office building is currently under construction.
The project joins 16 other Living Buildings certified to date.
Rendering courtesy Octav Tirziu Atelier
Coldefy & Associates Architects Urban Planners will design the project.
Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii
The project is part of a partnership with Johnson Controls and Pacific Current that will also all...read more
The National Association of Landscape Professionals releases its annual list of trends anticipate...read more
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The hotel will provide 360-degree views of the Svartisen glacier and the surrounding arctic natur...