Colorado State University students gather outside of the school’s LEED Platinum Pavilion at Laurel Village in Fort Collins. The 11,500-sf, $5.5 million facility was designed by 4240 Architecture to function as a village square, with a sloped green lawn for outdoor performances and outdoor seating areas. Photo: Raul Garcia, courtesy 4240 Architecture
Buzzwords like “living lab” and “experiential learning” are indicative of the trend toward more h...read more
Ambler Boiler House, on a brownfield site in Pennsylvania, was reinvented as a Class A office with geothermal heat pumps and a graywater reuse system. The Building Team: Heckendorn & Shiles (architect), Elton & Thompson (SE), Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP, Cx), Alderson Engineering (geothermal), Domus (CM). Courtesy Bala Consulting Engineers
Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand fo...read more
Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg
Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...read more
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy
Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...read more
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A 42% cut to come from buildings, vehicles, supply chain.
Duo-Gard bike storage. Photo: Ferut Architects (via BuildingGreen)
A hybrid urinal, ventless dryer, and a chair made of mushroom roots are among the new green produ...read more
Construction in Raleigh, N.C. Photo: James Willamor/Creative Commons.
Clients and tenants increasingly value sustainability.
Photos courtesy Human Habitat.
Founders of Human Habitat believe their Impact Farm could grow up to six tons of produce per year...
During renovations, the team integrated the biofilter into the new HVAC system to provide clean a...read more
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New governance structure will have two leadership bodies.
Nearly half of energy-modeled projects met or came close to meeting 2014 carbon reduction targets. Photo: York Region/Creative Commons
Energy modeling allows architects to be more ambitious with energy-saving in their design project...
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This new edition of GS-11 includes floor coatings, concrete and masonry sealers, and fire resisti...read more
The SEED Collaborative will partner with a select group of cities, like Philadelphia, and states to help them better collect and manage building energy data. Photo: Peter Miller/Creative Commons
The SEED Standard will help manage, standardize, share performance data.
Cantilevered planters will host cedar trees and other plants hundreds of feet above ground. Renderings courtesy Stefano Boeri
Cantilevered planters will host cedar trees and other plants hundreds of feet above ground.
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Helps product manufacturers offer insight into material and supply chain sustainability
Tampa is planning a $2 billion, 40-acre urban mixed-use development. All buildings within the city district will pursue WELL Certification. Rendering courtesy Delos and Strategic Property Partners
The plan calls for the construction of a $2 billion, 40-acre urban mixed-use development, where a...read more
The Lowline would create a vibrant public space in one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Renderings courtesy Kibum Park/Raad Designs/Flickr
If realized, The Lowline would provide 1.5 acres of green space for the Lower East Side of Manhat...read more
The biofilter provides the majority of the building's fresh air intake to substantially reduce energy usage.
Benefits of the living wall include dust control and sound abatement.
Photo: Cygnusloop99/Wikimedia Commons.
The 35 winners have demonstrated leadership within the green building movement.
The project will have 434 condominiums and rental units combined. Renderings courtesy of LSR Gesdev Inc.
Its 434 condo, townhouse, and rental units in three eight-story buildings are made from sustaina...read more
Los Angeles's City National Plaza improved its energy, water, indoor air quality, and transportation. Photo: Selvingarcia/Wikimedia Commons
The new report from ULI’s Greenprint Center shows a positive trajectory of real estate properties...read more
The Red Hook West Urban Farm. Images courtesy thread collective and the New York City Housing Authority.
Providing healthy foods and job training are two of this project’s missions.
Diamond Lotus in Ho Chi Minh City. Renderings courtesy Vo Trong Nghia Architects (via Designboom)
The 22-story housing complex in Ho Chi Minh City will have façades covered with plants and a roof...read more
Clemson University's Lee III Hall is a zero net-energy building. Photo: Nicobro1/Wikimedia Commons
Provides guidelines for measurement and implementation
The University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building is the first academic building in Texas to receive LEED Platinum status.
Revised ANSI standard open for review through Oct. 26
The LEED sign at the Crystals at the CityCenter development in Las Vegas. Photo: Cygnusloop99/Wikimedia Commons
Goal is to ensure users are aware of factors that impact their ratings.
The Hills at Vallco. Renderings courtesy Sand Hill Property Co. (via San Jose Mercury News)
The new owners of the mall in Cupertino, Calif., intend to transform the outdated shopping mall i...read more
The LEED Gold Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach (Va.) Joint-Use Library. The Building Team: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE (design architect), RRMM Architects (AOR), Anderson Brulé Architects (interior design), Stroud, Pence and Associates (SE), C. Allan Bamforth, Jr. (CE), Pace Collaborative (MEP), In Sites (landscape architect), and Gilbane Building Co. (CMAR). Photo: Jeff Goldberg / ESTO
Today, the green building movement is all about eliminating toxic substances in building material...read more
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
Photo: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons
"IgCC Powered by 189.1” will provide the design and construction industry with “the single, most-...read more