Green

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September 28, 2016 | Rachel GIlbert, USGBC

LEED Fellows are best-in-class for green building design, engineering and development....

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September 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Atlanta Falcons new home is expected to save 40% in energy usage than a typical NFL stadium....

Image courtesy of Mads-Ulrik Husum.

September 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Growroom’s spherical shape means it can also double as a covered outdoor public space.

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.

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September 07, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The costs and benefits of managing 29 types of waste are now included.

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August 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.

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August 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

No net GHG emissions will be allowed.

The LEED Gold-certified Environmental Science and Chemistry Building at the University of Toronto Scarborough is among 44 sustainable projects included in Diamond Schmitt Architects’ ecoMetrics visual database of energy models. Among its sustainable design features are earth tubes that draw fresh air through cylindrical intake shafts to be warmed or cooled (depending on the season) below ground before entering the HVAC system. Photo: Michael Muraz.

August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Diamond Schmitt Architects’ ecoMetrics tool allows its designers to quickly analyze solutions bas...

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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.

The Chespapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center, Virginia Beach, Va., is only the eleventh building to earn Living Building Challenge status. It generated 83% more energy than it used over the past year and treats rainwater so that it is drinkable. SmithGroupJJR led the Building Team: Skanska (owner’s rep), A+F Engineering (SE), WPL (CE), Biohabitats (water treatment), The Façade Group (BECx), and Hourigan Construction (GC). Photo: Prakash Patel / courtesty SmithGroupJJR

August 03, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

AEC leaders in green building are stepping up to a higher level of innovation and to be a green l...

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Exterior light shelves on an office building in Denver, Colo. Photo: USEPA, U.S. government work

August 03, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, AECOM, and Arup top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s largest...

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AES Corporation Headquarters, Arlington, Va.Building Team: OPX, PLLC (architect), AES Corporation (owner), Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc. (GC), Blue Moon Engineering (MEP), SK&A (SE). Photo: Judy Davis / HD Photo

August 03, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Turner Construction Co., Clark Group, and Hensel Phelps top Building Design+Construction’s annual...

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Georgia BioScience Training Center, Social Circle, Ga.Building Team: Cooper Carry (architect), Technical College System of Georgia (owner), Whiting-Turner Contracting Company (GC). Photo: Carol Meyhoefer, courtesy Cooper Carry

August 02, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Stantec, and HOK top Building Design+Construction’s annual ranking of the nation’s large...

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New Miami Beach law requires LEED certification on projects larger than 7,000 sf

Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons.

July 26, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

LEED Silver the prescribed standard on buildings larger than 50,000 sf.

Newark passes nation’s first ‘environmental justice’ ordinance

Newark, N.J. Photo: A. Duarte/Creative Commons.

July 18, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Requires city planning officials to get more information from developers to ensure healthy, susta...

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World Green Building Council sets goal of 100% net-zero buildings by 2050

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's new green facility. Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center/Creative Commons.

July 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

All new buildings and major renovations to be net-zero by 2030.

 

U.S. healthcare system’s GHG emissions rise 30% in past decade

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July 06, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

If U.S. healthcare were a country, it would rank 13th in GHG emissions.

 

July 01, 2016 | Kirksey

Kirksey is the first Houston-based firm with designation and role as high-quality LEED administra...

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Perkins Eastman was the architect for the Huishan North Bund mixed-use development in Shanghai. The buildings received LEED Gold, China 3-Star Rating, and BREEAM Excellent Certifications. Rendering courtesy Perkins Eastman.

July 01, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The firm will partner with the International Finance Corporation to promote sustainable building...

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Hantz Woodlands brings thousands of trees to hard-pressed Detroit neighborhoods

On one 3½-acre lot, 330 tires and 150 cubic yards of trash had to be removed. Hantz Farms started planting trees there last November. Photo: Atlas Industries.

June 17, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One of the city's richest residents, John Hantz, is buying hundreds of acres of vacant property,...

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Jerry Yudelson, author of "Reinventing Green Building."

June 15, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The author and former president of the Green Building Initiative is critical of current green bui...

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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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TD Bank Group's renovated Toronto office is first WELL-Certified project under WELL v1

TD Bank Tower and TD North Tower. Photo: John Vetterli/Wikimedia Commons

June 08, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The newly renovated 25,000-sf space achieved gold-level status.

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....

USGBC offers new LEED pilot credit: Building Material Human Hazard and Exposure Assessment

Construction in Asbury Park, N.J. Photo: Jazz Guy/Creative Commons.

June 02, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

For assessing human health-related exposure scenarios for construction products.

Miami Beach requires developers to meet green standards or pay a fee

Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Alan PARKER/Creative Commons.

May 31, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Applies to structures larger than 7,000 sf.

 

LEED Dynamic is worth the effort, says commercial real estate executive

Symphony Tower in San Diego. Photo: Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons.

May 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

San Diego office tower is California’s first office building to receive LEED Dynamic plaque in re...

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