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
The U.S. Energy Department launched the new version of Building Energy Data Exchange Speficiation. Image: Morgue File/DuBoix
BEDES is a dictionary that facilitates consistent exchange of building characteristics and energy...read more
This move means that projects achieving the energy and water requirements in Living Building Chal...read more
The new Apple headquarters designed by Norman Foster. Image: Apple, Inc.
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate s...read more
MIT's Media Laboratory and expansion under construction. Photo: Madcoverboy via Wikimedia Commons
The guidelines are aimed at strengthening and streamlining commercial building workforce training...read more
Photo: OTRS via Wikimedia Commons
Georgia's state legislature is considering a measure to require all state buildings to only use g...read more
With 480 Energy Star-certified buildings, the EPA estimates D.C.'s Energy Star buildings have saved $127.1 million. Photo: U.S. Navy via Wikimedia Commons
First-in-the-nation law requires public reporting of annual energy performance
Navigant projects a curtailment in the growth of annual new installations through 2019. Image: Morgue File/AcrylicArtist
After a 20% falloff in 2013, the global wind power industry made a strong comeback in 2014, with...read more
The report, “Spending Through the Roof,” says that apartment building owners pay an average of $3,400 a year to replace heat lost through the roof. In taller buildings, the cost can be more than $20,000 a year. Illustration: Urban Green Council
A typical New York apartment building loses thousands of dollars worth of energy every year from...read more
The Orchards at Orenco is currently under construction in Hillsboro, Ore., includes 57 units, making it the largest precertified Passive House building to date. Rendering: REACH Community Development
The group says the building energy performance target is in the “sweet spot” where cost effective...read more
One challenge required onsite bending of CFA panels for the curved portion of the facility. Photo courtesy of Metl-Span.
The goal from the beginning was to construct an energy efficient building with insulated metal pa...read more
WELL complements green building rating programs such as LEED, Three Star, and BREEAM. Image courtesy Morgue File/kconnors
The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring...read more
The campus’ lower floors will be open public space shared with the neighborhood, while the upper floors are used exclusively by the institute. Renderings courtesy Ronald Lu & Partners
The project's twin-tower design opens the campus up to the neighboring public green space, while...read more
1225 Connecticut Avenue NW is an office building in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Built in 1968, with a $32 million renovation in 2009 by Brookfield Properties and RTKL Associates. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Sustainable design has proven benefits, so why isn’t it more widely adopted?
The garden will occupy a vacant lot next to a parking lot that is only one-tenth of an acre. Renderings courtesy Vertical Harvest Jackson Hole
A Jackson Hole, Wyo., start up aims to reduce the city’s susceptibility to food deficits by build...read more
Photo courtesy of Panasonic
Spanning four locations in Central Valley, the California Renewable Energy Small Tariff projects...read more
Net zero office building prototype. Rendering courtesy HOK via Wikimedia Commons
The organization is offering technical assistance along with financial benefits.
The groups say the effort should encourage the construction of more sustainable buildings. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons
The USGBC, ASHRAE, ICC, IES, and AIA are collaborating on a single green code.
Natural light floods the interior spaces. All photos: copyright Joseph Romeo
The 280,000-sf school achieved 91 points, out of 100 base points possible for LEED, making it the...read more
Food Port will feature expanses of agricultural space to support local farmers and the agricultural industry. Renderings courtesy of OMA
The $460 million Food Port project will define a new model for the relationship between consumer...read more
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LEED administrators are concerned about a small group of developers or project owners who tout th...read more
Renderings courtesy of Make It Right
BNIM is among the six firms involved in the project.
The proposal defines biomass as organic material, such as wood and crop waste, that can be burned to generate thermal energy. Photo: Kapilbutani via Wikimedia Commons
The proposal would add biomass to approved renewables.
Rendering: Green Jeans Farmery
The Green Jeans Farmery already has a hydroponic farm component courtesy of owner and entrepreneu...read more
As part of its pledge to environmentally sound practices, real estate investment trust Macerich i...read more
Colorado Court Affordable Housing — Santa Monica, Calif. Photo: Calder Oliver via Wikimedia Commons
For certified properties, Fannie Mae is now granting a 10 basis point reduction in the interest r...read more
National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, designed by The Freelon Group and HOK. Photo: @Albert Vecerka/Esto
Collectively, 1,662 commercial and institutional projects became LEED certified within the top 10...read more
The system was designed to take advantage of a building's air flow and generate energy even if it...read more
Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually pr...read more