Sustainable Design and Construction
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.
Photo: Cygnusloop99 via Wikimedia Commons
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
The study showed that demand for the LEED Accredited Professional and LEED Green Associate creden...read more
The Armstrong facility is the first building in Pennsylvania and among only 17 buildings globally...read more
The LEED Proven Provider designation is designed to minimize the need for additional work during...read more
The building’s custom-fabricated wall panels look like copper, but are actually flat metal sheets...read more
Partnership intended to improve LEED certification process for projects in countries around the g...read more
Payback periods remain a critical factor for decisionmakers on retrofit projects, report finds....