Sustainable Design and Construction
Aerial photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 crossing, just east of Interstate 580 junction. Photo: Kluft via Wikimedia Commons
Data from NASA shows carbon emissions could be the driving force behind devastating water shortag...read more
The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver, B.C. Integrated MEP engineers at Integral Group and structural engineers at Fast + Epp worked with Perkins+Will’s Peter Busby, FRAIC, LEED Fellow, DSC (Hon.), to design this petal-shaped, LEED-NC Platinum building. Photo: Nic Lehoux, courtesy Perkins+Will
When it comes to water conservation, Building Teams tend to concentrate on water-efficient plumbi...read more
The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...read more
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The new LEED Operations and Maintenance: Multifamily program will offer solutions for existing mu...read more
The new Apple headquarters designed by Norman Foster. Image: Apple, Inc.
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate s...read more
Navigant projects a curtailment in the growth of annual new installations through 2019. Image: Morgue File/AcrylicArtist
After a 20% falloff in 2013, the global wind power industry made a strong comeback in 2014, with...read more
Miller's Court in Baltimore, Md. Photo: Billy Michels, courtesy Bruner Foundation Inc.
As part of its new Urban Placemaking and Management degree, Pratt will offer courses on topics su...read more
WELL complements green building rating programs such as LEED, Three Star, and BREEAM. Image courtesy Morgue File/kconnors
The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring...read more
The campus’ lower floors will be open public space shared with the neighborhood, while the upper floors are used exclusively by the institute. Renderings courtesy Ronald Lu & Partners
The project's twin-tower design opens the campus up to the neighboring public green space, while...read more
Net zero office building prototype. Rendering courtesy HOK via Wikimedia Commons
The organization is offering technical assistance along with financial benefits.
The groups say the effort should encourage the construction of more sustainable buildings. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons
The USGBC, ASHRAE, ICC, IES, and AIA are collaborating on a single green code.
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LEED administrators are concerned about a small group of developers or project owners who tout th...read more
The proposal defines biomass as organic material, such as wood and crop waste, that can be burned to generate thermal energy. Photo: Kapilbutani via Wikimedia Commons
The proposal would add biomass to approved renewables.
As part of its pledge to environmentally sound practices, real estate investment trust Macerich i...read more
Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually pr...read more
For the past six years, Leo A Daly has been designing sites for remote field stations with near-z...read more
From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are pot...read more
The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive...read more
The STEP Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing technology industry benchmar...read more
More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the grou...read more
M+W Group's David Gibney offers his top lessons learned from coordinating dozens of large LEED pr...read more
The Appraisal Foundation is striving to improve appraisers’ understanding of green valuation....
The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, e...read more
Among the breakthrough products to make BuildingGreen's annual Top-10 Green Building Products lis...read more
The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...read more
The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...read more
A new report from the World Green Building Council finds “overwhelming evidence” to support offic...read more
The 13 Holcim Award winners for North America illustrate how sustainable construction continues t...read more