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March 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Carbon dioxide has been captured and stored by scientists for years, but now GE has a novel idea...

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Photo courtesy Nedlaw Living Walls

February 29, 2016 | Nedlaw Living Walls

The 640-sf living wall biofilter provides cleansed air for the office building and provides a stu...

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A rendering of what Masdar City was expected to look like upon its completion as a net-zero city. Credit: Forgemind ArchiMedia, Flickr Creative Commons

February 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $22 billion experiment, to this point, has produced less than stellar results.

Supreme Court ruling on demand response expected to benefit smart grid

Photo: Dave Dugdale/Creative Commons

February 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ruling allows PV owners and other small energy generators to continue to be paid wholesale rates...

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USGBC names top 10 states for LEED green building

American Technical Publishers in Orland Park, Ill., a LEED Gold-certified building. Photo: American Technical Publishers/Wikimedia Commons

 

January 29, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Illinois leads the list for the third straight year.

Florida lagging on development of green roofs

Photo: pnwra/Creative Commons.

January 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Florida lagging on development of green roofs.

Austin, Texas mandates construction recycling

Photo: C Foulger/Creative Commons.

December 23, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Projects larger than 5,000 sf must recycle or salvage at least half of their trash.

 

USGBC aims to scaling LEED buildings to 5 billion sf in five years

Photo: David Winship/Creative Commons.

December 15, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Plan revealed at UN climate conference.

Detroit plans massive effort to convert vacant properties to green spaces

Vacant lot in Detroit. Photo: Stephen Harlan/Creative Commons.

December 13, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Effort aims to improve property values, city life.

 

AASHE’s STARS tool highlights the university sector’s holistic approach to sustainability

Colorado State University students gather outside of the school’s LEED Platinum Pavilion at Laurel Village in Fort Collins. The 11,500-sf, $5.5 million facility was designed by 4240 Architecture to function as a village square, with a sloped green lawn for outdoor performances and outdoor seating areas. Photo: Raul Garcia, courtesy 4240 Architecture

December 10, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Buzzwords like “living lab” and “experiential learning” are indicative of the trend toward more h...

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Is ‘green’ still a selling point in the office sector?

Ambler Boiler House, on a brownfield site in Pennsylvania, was reinvented as a Class A office with geothermal heat pumps and a graywater reuse system. The Building Team: Heckendorn & Shiles (architect), Elton & Thompson (SE), Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP, Cx), Alderson Engineering (geothermal), Domus (CM). Courtesy Bala Consulting Engineers

December 08, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand fo...

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Data centers turn to alternative power sources, new heat controls and UPS systems

Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg

December 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...

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10 megatrends shaping the future of green building

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy

November 30, 2015 | Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow, Contributing Editor

Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...

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Federal agencies aim for major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Photo: Ian Britton/Creative Commons.

November 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A 42% cut to come from buildings, vehicles, supply chain.

Top 10 green building products for 2016

Duo-Gard bike storage. Photo: Ferut Architects (via BuildingGreen)

November 23, 2015 | BD+C Staff

A hybrid urinal, ventless dryer, and a chair made of mushroom roots are among the new green produ...

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Green construction doubling every three years

Construction in Raleigh, N.C. Photo: James Willamor/Creative Commons.

November 23, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Clients and tenants increasingly value sustainability.

Farming in a flatpack: Copenhagen designer offers an assembly kit for a two-story hydroponic urban farm.

Photos courtesy Human Habitat.

November 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor  

Founders of Human Habitat believe their Impact Farm could grow up to six tons of produce per year...

A century-old furniture factory gets a living wall biofilter for better air
| November 20, 2015 | Nedlaw

During renovations, the team integrated the biofilter into the new HVAC system to provide clean a...

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USGBC names 2016 board of directors and advisory council

Photo: Jordan Dawe/Creative Commons.

November 19, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New governance structure will have two leadership bodies.

AIA: Energy modeling key to reaching carbon neutrality in buildings

Nearly half of energy-modeled projects met or came close to meeting 2014 carbon reduction targets. Photo: York Region/Creative Commons

November 18, 2015 | AIA

Energy modeling allows architects to be more ambitious with energy-saving in their design project...

Green Seal expands standard for paints, coatings, stains and finishes

Photo: dan_walk/Creative Commons

November 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

This new edition of GS-11 includes floor coatings, concrete and masonry sealers, and fire resisti...

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DOE launches new data collaborative to help cities and states boost building efficiency

The SEED Collaborative will partner with a select group of cities, like Philadelphia, and states to help them better collect and manage building energy data. Photo: Peter Miller/Creative Commons

November 17, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The SEED Standard will help manage, standardize, share performance data.

Italian architect designs vertical forest with prefab units by BuroHappold

Cantilevered planters will host cedar trees and other plants hundreds of feet above ground. Renderings courtesy Stefano Boeri

November 16, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Cantilevered planters will host cedar trees and other plants hundreds of feet above ground.

USGBC Working Group approves new guidance for LEED Materials & Resources Credit 4

Photo: Cygnusloop99/Creative Commons.

November 16, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Helps product manufacturers offer insight into material and supply chain sustainability

First WELL-certified city district to be built in Tampa

Tampa is planning a $2 billion, 40-acre urban mixed-use development. All buildings within the city district will pursue WELL Certification. Rendering courtesy Delos and Strategic Property Partners

October 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The plan calls for the construction of a $2 billion, 40-acre urban mixed-use development, where a...

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New York City’s underground green space enters the testing phase Lowline

The Lowline would create a vibrant public space in one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Renderings courtesy Kibum Park/Raad Designs/Flickr

October 28, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

If realized, The Lowline would provide 1.5 acres of green space for the Lower East Side of Manhat...

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The biofilter provides the majority of the building's fresh air intake to substantially reduce energy usage.

The biofilter provides the majority of the building's fresh air intake to substantially reduce energy usage.

| October 22, 2015 | Nedlaw

Benefits of the living wall include dust control and sound abatement.

Photo: Cygnusloop99/Wikimedia Commons.

October 21, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 35 winners have demonstrated leadership within the green building movement.

Montreal apartment is world’s largest residential cross-laminated timber project

The project will have 434 condominiums and rental units combined. Renderings courtesy of LSR Gesdev Inc.

October 15, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

 Its 434 condo, townhouse, and rental units in three eight-story buildings are made from sustaina...

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Los Angeles's City National Plaza improved its energy, water, indoor air quality, and transportation. Photo: Selvingarcia/Wikimedia Commons

October 05, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new report from ULI’s Greenprint Center shows a positive trajectory of real estate properties...

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