Energy Efficiency

Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replace
March 27, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...

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March 22, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The DOE'S Building Technologies Office this morning put out a call to the AEC industry for expert...

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Enermodal staff at the firms annual employee conference (opposite) and Enermoda
March 21, 2013 | Ted Agres, Contributing Editor

At Enermodal Engineering, there’s only one kind of building—a sustainable one.

Bullitt Center will open this spring. Photo: John Stamets
March 12, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Superefficient Seattle office building is designed to meet the ambitious goals of the Living Buil...

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Algae "farms" sandwiched between glass faade panels.
March 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Exterior of carbon-neutral demonstration building consists of hollow glass panels containing micr...

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Tax incentive database for reflective roofs available
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Database of State Incentives for Renew...

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Residents of energy-efficient complex will reap the benefits of hydropon farm.
February 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The New York City Housing Authority has opened Arbor House, a 124-unit LEED Platin...

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BD+C's 2011 White Paper: Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

We submit our eighth White Paper on Sustainability in the hope that it will inspire architects, e...

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In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can hav
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In this White Paper, we provide concrete ways in which AEC professionals can have a positive role...

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February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Commercial buildings have seen a drop in their energy intensity of more than 40% since 1980, acco...

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5 radical trends in outpatient facility design
February 14, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Design+Construction combed the healthcare design and construction sector to evaluate the...

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Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to b
February 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Minneapolis is the latest major metro to require large commercial buildings to benchmark and disc...

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5 factors to consider when designing a shade system
February 08, 2013 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Designing a shade system is more complex than picking out basic white venetian blinds. Here are f...

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums new wing voted Bostons 'most beautiful new bu
February 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Bostonians voted the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's new wing the...

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8 eye-popping wood building projects
February 05, 2013 | WoodWorks, posted by BD+C Staff

From 100-foot roof spans to novel reclaimed wood installations, the winners of the 2013 National...

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Clever engineering helps create design excellence
February 04, 2013 | By Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

A mechanical engineering team overcomes numerous hurdles to help make a new federal courthouse in...

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See Rob Cassidys interview with Tom Hootman on how NZE buildings are creating a
January 02, 2013 | By Robert Cassidy

We’re not in the habit of recommending books in these pages, but we could not ignore two recent n...

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December 13, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Greater adoption of existing efficiency technologies, enabled by chemistry, could lower energy us...

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November 15, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Partnership will help further USGBC’s mission by advancing green building education

November 15, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Focus is on healthy building materials to promote indoor environmental quality and human health...

November 15, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

7,000 members of the green building industry convene for opening ple...

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November 13, 2012 | By Robert Cassidy

We'd like your input - recent projects, photo/s, renderings, and expert insight - on an important...

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November 13, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Respondents indicated a widespread commitment to sustainable practices

November 12, 2012

Company Announces the First in a Set of Comprehensive Resources to Help Companies Take Steps to I...

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BIM Article December 2011 BD+C
October 25, 2012 | By Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

Two innovations—program manager Gafcon’s SharePoint360 project management platform and a new BIM...

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BIM: Not Just for New Buildings
October 25, 2012 | By Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editor

Ohio State University Medical Center is converting 55 Medical Center buildings from AutoCAD to BI...

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October 03, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Later this year, we will launch Best AEC Firms 2012. We’re looking for firms that create truly po...

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The Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Fort Lupton Readiness
October 02, 2012 | By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Defense spending may be down somewhat, but there’s still plenty of project dollars out there if y...

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September 27, 2012 | By Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

As PVs grow in popularity, nearly half of all installations require roof rack systems. Our expert...

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