Sustainability

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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January 02, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The tower earned the Platinum designation under LEED's latest v4.1 rating system.

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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Recompose central gathering area

All renderings courtesy Olson Kundig

December 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Olson Kundig is designing the project.

Citicape House street view

All renderings courtesy Sheppard Robson.

November 13, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Sheppard Robson designed the project.

South Koreas Hydrogen city plan

Courtesy FuelCellsWorks

November 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport is in charge of the project.

Laval University’s TELUS Stadium houses

Laval University’s TELUS Stadium houses a 328-foot by 197-foot indoor practice field for soccer, football, and rugby. Thirteen arches span 222 feet and provide a clear height of 59 feet at the center of the stadium, which seats 450 spectators. Photo courtesy Nordic Structures | Photographer: © Stéphane Groleau

  

October 24, 2019 | By Kerry Gold, Contributing Writer

Projects throughout the U.S. and Canada showcase the design and environmental traits of large-sca...

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Agripolis rooftop urban farm

All renderings courtesy Agripolis

August 15, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Agripolis is spearheading the project.

Renderings courtesy Barreca & La Varra, Wolf Visualizing Architecture

August 02, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Barreca & La Varra designed the project.

All images courtesy Carrier

May 28, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

The structure is the first commercial building in Florida to achieve LEED Platinum v4 Certificati...

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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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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...

All renderings courtesy BIG

April 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is dubbed Oceanix City.

Courtesy Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

March 25, 2019 | David Malone, Assocaite Editor

The building is part of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh.

Superfarm exterior

All renderings courtesy Studio NAB

February 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Superfarm will go beyond what vertical farms typically produce.

Woman walking down a staircase

The “monumental” connecting staircase within Little Diversified Architectural Consultants’ offices in Charlotte, N.C., highlights the firm’s commitment to WELL’s wellness standards that encourage occupant activity. Photo: Tim Buchanan Photography, Courtesy Little

February 11, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The advice about wellness firms dispense to clients in many cases has already been road tested to...

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February 04, 2019 | USGBC

Illinois takes the top spot as USGBC defines the next generation of green building with LEED v4.1...

The 9 Holmene islands of the coast of Denmark
January 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be located 10 km (6.2 miles) south of Copenhagen.

January 28, 2019 | David malone, Associate Editor

Perkins+Will designed the building.

Aerial view of Cornell Tech Campus

Courtesy SOM, Lucas Blair Simpson

October 25, 2018 | Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Project Manager, SOM

New York City’s newest university campus, Cornell Tech, pushes the limits of sustainable and resi...

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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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The 178-acre Hazelwood Green redevelopment project in Pittsburgh is being positioned as a global model for sustainable development practices. Image: Depiction LLC 2018

October 03, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hazelwood Green, which has been in the works for 14 years, could take another 20 to build out....

Drawing from more than 60 research reports, stok, the global real estate service provider, has calculated how occupancy in high-performance buildings improves the tenant's profitability over a decade. Image: stok

October 02, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A stok-generated report calculates dollar gains from improvements in employee productivity, reten...

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September 18, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The company is teaming with SCS Global Services and World Wildlife Fund to develop the Greener St...

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Images courtesy Brunel University London

September 13, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is being developed at Brunel University London.

The Morningstar solar house is one of the features at Penn State's Sustainability Experience Center, where the university is contemplating a permanent structure for classrooms, research labs, and offices that would be built to Living Building Challenge standards. Image: Patrick Mansell

September 10, 2018 | John Caufield, Senior Editor

The university, encompassing 13 colleges and 24 campuses, adheres to protocols established by the...

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SEG’s 12-person team works out of a historic commercial building that has achieved net zero energy using strategies that include waste heat recovery, natural ventilation, a photovoltaic roof system, and real-time energy-use monitoring. Image: HGA

July 09, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Sustainable Engineering Group will bolster its new owner’s design and planning abilities.

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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