Energy Efficiency

Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

September 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project, which has been commissioned and is in the design phase, would eliminate CO2 and prod...

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The Adam Joseph Lewis Center, home of the environmental studies department. Wikipedia Public Domain

September 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The gathering will address climate change and new sources of energy.

This webinar explores bathroom design trends in multifamily and commercial applications and offers solutions to design challenges such as meeting accessibility guidelines and complying with codes. Click here to view the webinar now!

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Pixabay Public Domain

August 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.

The University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building was the first university building in Texas to Receive LEED Platinum ststus. Photo: Wikipedia Public Domain.

August 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new initiative screens projects to see if they are investor-ready.

Solar carports power Major League Soccer stadium in Utah

Solar carports being installed in the parking lot of Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

| July 08, 2016 | MBCI

Wanting to capitalize on the abundant energy produced by the sun, the Real Salt Lake professional...

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The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute in Los Angeles expects to consume 51% less energy and produce 1.25 times the energy it uses, thanks to a $15.5 million retrofit. Image courtesy of NZP ETI.

June 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal of the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute is for this structure to become a mod...

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Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Photo: Prakash Patel, courtesy SmithGroupJJR

June 09, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The education building generated 83% more energy than it consumed over the last year en route to...

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Certification programs have only scratched the surface of assessing the performance of existing buildings. A new certification program, BREEAM USA, hopes to change that by making it easier for owners and managers to find out where their buildings stand and how they can make improvements. Image: Pixabay

June 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

BREEAM USA, an offshoot of a program already in place in Europe, aims to ease the point of entry....

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Robinson Starmills mall in San Fernando, Philippines. Photo: Robinsons Land, via Inhabitat

June 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Robinsons Starmills mall in San Fernando recently turned on a 2.9 megawatt rooftop PV plant....

Metal wall panels’ deep shadow lines break up massing of Georgia school
| May 16, 2016 | Petersen Aluminum

Marist School, a private Roman Catholic college preparatory school, creates a highly-sustainable...

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A 24-story building with 241 affordable housing units will include a charter school, medical center, cultural spaces, and a supermarket. Image: Dattner Architects

May 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 24-story curved building would be 70% more efficient than comparable housing in New York City...

Photo Credit: Nick Merrick

April 27, 2016 | BD+C Editors and AIA

The Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco and the West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library...

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An aerial view of Folsom Field at the University of Colorado at Boulder, which has recently completed an extensive expansion and renovation of its sports complex that included the addition of a new Sports and Medicine Performance Center, built in partnership with Boulder Community Health and open to the public. Image: Courtesy of Mortenson Construction

April 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This two-year project enhances the experiences of athletes and fans alike.

A new report from Navigant foresees a steady climb in commercial demand for wireless sensors, as developers and their AEC partners seek better ways to make their buildings smarter and interconnected. Image: Navigant Research

April 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Europe and Asia will propel that growth, according to a new report from Navigant.

| March 29, 2016 | Panasonic

With the full O&M package, solar adopters are able to maximize return on investment, optimize...

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The StratIS app gives property managers wireless control over thermostats and door locks. Image: StratIS

March 10, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Ease of installation is one of StratIS’s selling features.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

March 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The most detailed model ever for a city this size will help Boston meet its long-term energy use...

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Economists, energy efficiency practitioners need to work together for better cost/benefit studies

Photo: Pixabay.

February 23, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Flawed energy efficiency research yields misleading, confusing results.

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.

The Kazakhstan Pavilion, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, shows the wind-turbine cutout at the top of the sphere. Rendering courtesy AS+GG.

February 18, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Creating a 25-story energy-generating globe for Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan put Adrian Smith + Gordon...

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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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Photo Credit: JSquish, Wikimedia/Creative Commons

January 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The calculator breaks down the cost-effectiveness of energy codes on a state-by-state basis.

An open-air plaza inside AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami has been converted into a solar pavilion that makes the space more usable for revenue-generating functions. Courtesy NRG Energy and The Heat Group. 

January 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NRG Energy teams with Miami Heat to transform an underused open-air plaza and reinforce the facil...

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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...

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.

Amazon's Denny Triangle campus in Seattle. Rendering courtesy NBBJ

November 16, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Up to 4 million kilowatt-hours of energy will be saved each year.  

DOE’s Energy Asset Score diagnostic tool gets upgrade

The Asset Score's software was developed in part by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Photo: Ian Roberts/Creative Commons

November 06, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The tool is used to assess energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily buildings.

Energy Department’s Building Technology Office seeks public input

Solar panels on a roof. Photo: Jon Callas/Creative Commons.

November 02, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Draft Multi-Year Program Plan available for review.

Boston’s energy reporting law shows older buildings more efficient than post-1950 structures

Photo: Adavyd/Wikimedia Commons.

October 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

First year of reporting tracks 45% of commercial building space.

San Francisco energy consumption benchmarking ordinance bears fruit

Commercial properties in San Francisco have been more energy-efficient since 2011. Photo: Kitchen from San Francisco/Wikimedia Commons

October 28, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Efficiency has improved since 2011 law initiated.

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