Energy Efficiency

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten
November 25, 2014 | Behnisch Architekten

The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive...

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Photo: Victor Grigas via Wikimedia Commons
November 20, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

The cost of producing wind and solar power has decreased 58% and 40%, respectively, during the pa...

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Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemee
November 12, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the grou...

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Starbucks stores are profiled in the report, as the company has opened 500-LEED
October 27, 2014 | USGBC

The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, e...

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Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...

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To naturally heat the perimeter at Solarluxs new administration building in the
September 07, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resil...

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Photo courtesy BC Hydro
August 11, 2014 | Morrison Hershfield

The guide aims to overcome obstacles with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy...

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In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule
August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...

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July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Students at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences designed a solar panel that can double a...

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July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...

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The design is of a classic residential high-rise that is encapsulated by a layer
July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Danish design firm C.F. Møller has developed a novel way to increase community space without comp...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks syste...

The preliminary CBECS report provides general data about the size and number of
June 20, 2014 | U.S. Energy Information Administration

Federal survey project shows that commercial-building floorspace has grown 22% since 2003; energy...

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Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centr
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Teams are employing a range of creative solutions—from evaporative cooling to novel hot/...

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Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden
May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The demand for sophisticated facility monitoring solutions has spurred a new market segment—data...

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May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consu...

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Photo: Brett VA via Wikimedia Commons
May 16, 2014 | USGBC

The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program will offer 14 grants to developers of affordable...

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Illustration: Arup
April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of...

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For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.)
April 16, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Building Teams must focus on a number of key decisions in order to arrive at the optimal solution...

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The "first fuel": Avoided energy use from energy efficiency in 11 IEA member cou
April 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Avoided energy use attributable to energy-efficiency investments has resulted in a contribution o...

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ECO Modern Flats is a wellness-oriented apartment complex in Fayetteville, Ark.,
April 14, 2014 | Urban Land Institute

Sustainable and wellness-related design strategies embody a strong return on investment, accordin...

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March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainab...

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Photo: Iwan Baan - / Courtesy Emerson College
March 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The $85 million, 10-story vertical campus takes the shape of a massive, shimmering aircraft hanga...

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February 24, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies

The facility is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world," and incorporates n...

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Rendering: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)
February 21, 2014 | Thulasi Narayan, LEED AP, Paladino and Company

This course, worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW, explores how to increase project value through energy modeling...

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February 14, 2014 |

Vendor-neutral publication examines aspects of the popular power usage effectiveness (PUE) metric...

February 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The bunker, which sat empty for over 60 years after WWII, now uses sustainable technology and wil...

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February 10, 2014 | Ball State University

To best serve the industry, Ball State University has organized a single day conference in which...

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