Wellness in construction

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


January 20, 2020 | Stephanie Timm, PhD, Senior Director, Delos, and Jennifer Taranto, Director of Sustainability, Structure Tone

New research on wellness in the construction sector highlights interventions that could be effect...

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How the new EC3 tool raises the bar on collective action

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator helps building teams evaluate a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions during design and procurement decision making.


January 10, 2020 | Donald Davies, President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in C...

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101 Top Products for 2019
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...

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Sto StoColor Dryonic, 101 Top Products for 2019
December 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...

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 What building owners and AEC teams need to know about New York’s Climate Mobilization Act

Photo: Hoffmann Architects


December 02, 2019 | Alison B. Hoffmann, Hoffmann Architects, Inc.

On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws...

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Agripolis rooftop urban farm

All renderings courtesy Agripolis

August 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Agripolis is spearheading the project.

July 15, 2019 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The move follows successful public input on LEED 4.1.

May 08, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Getting wellness to pay off may not be that simple, or even a wise investment to begin with, acco...

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Top 10 green buildings for 2019

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

April 23, 2019 | AIA

The Amherst College Science Center and Frick Environmental Center are among the high-performance...

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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

April 22, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The company targets a 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions and water use from construction activit...

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L.A. County’s first sustainability plan tackles carbon, air quality, transportation, resilience

Photo: Pexels

April 12, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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

April 09, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Catalyst will be part of an innovation hub, with Eastern Washington University as its main tenant...

LEED v4.1 now available for cities, communities, residential/homes

Image: Pixabay

April 08, 2019 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The rating system emphasizes performance monitoring, fully integrated design, social equity, and...

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April 08, 2019 | USGBC

First wave of research is part of the Living Standard initiative, which seeks to raise the qualit...

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January 28, 2019 | David malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed the building.

Courtesy Pixabay

November 15, 2018 | USGBC

LEED Zero complements LEED to verify the achievement of net zero goals and signals market leaders...

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October 17, 2018 | USGBC

Can healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best in class t...

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UCSD Living and Learning Neighborhood

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

October 15, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Architecture firms are answering the call of local governments and institutional clients for high...

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September 11, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

It is the highest level of certification available from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Miller Park rendering

Courtesy SMM

August 28, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Spackman Mossop Michaels and Eskew Dumez Ripple partnered on the project.

St. Paul aims for zero carbon in all buildings by 2050

St. Paul, Minn. Photo: Max Pixel

July 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The city is working for better efficiency and sourcing green power to reach its goal.

DOE releases updated version of Better Buildings Financing Navigator

Photo: DOE

July 26, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Version 2.0 provides renewable energy financing options, sector-specific and location-specific fi...

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July 24, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Environmentally strategy does have its limits, though.

NIMBYism, generational divide threaten plan for net-zero village in St. Paul, Minn.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons


July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.

The Orchards at ORENCO

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


June 27, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

If you haven’t looked seriously at “passive house” design and construction, you should.

Watch all 19 Accelerate Live! talks on demand

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

June 24, 2018 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s second annual Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago)...

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June 15, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Hacker Architects designed the space for Portland’s Frontside District.

June 11, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), HMC’s Eric Car... read more
May 30, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), architect and... read more
The 28-unit Distillery North Apartments, South Boston, Mass.

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

May 24, 2018 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

17 tips from our experts on the best way to carry out passive house design and construction for y...

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