KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles extracted from the ocean. Renderings courtesy KWS Infra
KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles ex...read more
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"IgCC Powered by 189.1” will provide the design and construction industry with “the single, most-...read more
Aerial photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 crossing, just east of Interstate 580 junction. Photo: Kluft via Wikimedia Commons
Data from NASA shows carbon emissions could be the driving force behind devastating water shortag...read more
Photo: The Forest Home Garage in Ithaca, N.Y. All images courtesy of Green Parking Council.
The new program rates parking structures based on 48 elements of operation, from water reuse to b...read more
San Francisco United States Federal Building. Eric in SF via Wikimedia Commons
For the first time, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to submit budget...read more
Photo: Sloan Valve
The research found that certain variables: toilet paper—along with the pipe slope and flush volum...read more
California Academy of Sciences. Photo: TheDailyNathan via Wikimedia Commons
California has a new LEED certification path as the state struggles with drought.
Philips City Farm Research Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo courtesy Philips
A research center in The Netherlands is testing the latest techniques in urban farming.
The Washington, D.C.-based USGBC employs 260 people, and last year reported $74.1 million in revenue.
Fedrizzi will be leaving an organization that has grown to 76 chapters. The Washington, D.C.-base...read more
The transformation of the 142,000-sf Electrical Training Center—which was formally announced 11 months ago—should be completed by Spring 2016. Rendering courtesy NECA
Construction has begun Los Angeles County on what is being called the nation’s largest Net Zero P...read more
The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver, B.C. Integrated MEP engineers at Integral Group and structural engineers at Fast + Epp worked with Perkins+Will’s Peter Busby, FRAIC, LEED Fellow, DSC (Hon.), to design this petal-shaped, LEED-NC Platinum building. Photo: Nic Lehoux, courtesy Perkins+Will
When it comes to water conservation, Building Teams tend to concentrate on water-efficient plumbi...read more
While first generation LED lighting fixtures were basically your standard incandescent or fluores...read more
Renderings courtesy Handel Architects
To achieve Passive House standards, Cornell Tech Residential will incorporate a number of sustain...read more
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, British West Indies. Photo courtesy Inovateus Solar
Strapped with both water and energy crises, several island nations are investing in solar-powered...read more
The rating system can be applied to development projects located on sites with or without buildings, ranging from national parks to corporate campuses, streetscapes and homes, and much more. Image: EPA
The new SITES rating system can be applied to development projects located on sites with or witho...read more
A 1.4-MW fuel cell power plant, installed on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in 2014, generates clean, round-the-clock baseload power. The fuel cell is part of a configuration, in which high-quality heat produces steam for campus heating and absorption cooling. Photo courtesy FuelCell Energy
Demand for fuel cells, while modest, is growing, and cost savings are getting noticed.
Researchers view the Colorado Rocky Mountains through an electricity-generating SolarWindow module. Photo courtesy SolarWindow Technologies
Made primarily out of hydrogen and carbon, the coating can turn see-through surfaces into solar p...read more
The firm released its ecoMetrics analysis tool at the CAGBC Conference. Image: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The firm's new ecoMetrics tool allows for a comprehensive analysis of data from energy simulation...read more
Roofing contractors apply insulation to an existing building. Building Teams should review the potential for increased moisture accumulation, condensation, and freeze-thaw before routinely adding insulation to older buildings. Photos courtesy Hoffmann Architects
When applying current energy codes to existing buildings, a number of issues arise, particularly...read more
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The new handbook demonstrates methodologies using real data from New York City.
The planned Seoul Skygarden will be made out of a 40-year-old overpass, which was deemed unsafe for heavier vehicles in 2009. Renderings courtesy MVRDV
The garden will be organized as a library of plants, which will make the park easier to navigate....
The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...read more
Three projects from around the world were selected as winners of the 2015 Holcim Awards. All renderings courtesy: Holcim Foundation
Projects from Colombia, Sri Lanka, and the U.S. were chosen by the Holcim Foundation for the impa...read more
GBCI is the only group to administer project certifications and professional credentials and certificates for the LEED system. Image: Wikimedia Commons
The name change reflects the organization’s expanded certification and credentialing services....
University Center, The New School, New York City. Image: James Ewing
Seattle's Bullitt Center and the University Center at The New School are among AIA's ...read more
Following a one-year measurement and verification period, it was established that the building’s energy performance is meeting the goal of more than 30% better than ASHRAE 90.1. All photos: Benjamin Benschneider / courtesy AIA
The annual award recognizes green building projects that have quantifiable metrics demonstrating...read more
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The new LEED Operations and Maintenance: Multifamily program will offer solutions for existing mu...read more
Restrictions on park land mean the building's enclosed space cannot be larger than 2,500 sf. Rendering courtesy Kubala Washatko Architects
The plans also include a built-in wastewater treatment system and rainwater collection.
The new categories are called Passive House Plus and Passive House Premium. Image: Essential Habitat
The new evaluation procedure considers the building in an environment where only renewable energy...read more