Georgia Tech Research Institute has a contract with NASA to install tiles embedded with piezoelectric material into the “vapor trail” of the Visitors Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Fla. The activated tiles act as a kind of keyboard that shows the planet and different aspects of NASA’s mission statement. Courtesy Formations Studio.
Research on piezoelectricity moves closer to practical applications for infrastructure and buildi...read more
The tool standardizes data collection from efficiency projects.
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Energy created by those exercising within would power the gym down the Seine.
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The Water Cube is a functioning art installation, dispensing water to the park’s visitors.
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The architects say the project will be the greenest soccer stadium in the world once completed....
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 23-ft tall tower operates almost entirely on wind energy.
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GBCI offered the first testing opportunity Oct. 3 at Greenbuild
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The technology is targeted for climate, transportation, resiliency.
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There has been a rapid improvement and availability of LED products as primary light sources in m...read more
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More buildings are meeting certain goals, but energy intensity reduction results have flat lined...
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Arc is a platform that will allow any building to participate and immediately start measuring per...read more
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Designed by Heerim Architects & Planners, The Clear Orb would produce just under 600 million...read more
The skyscraper received the certification despite a setback caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Climate change, resilience and wellness are also growing concerns.
Toyota of Corvallis has also joined a few other Toyota dealerships around the country to achieve...read more
Seven buildings are part of the University of Kentucky Residential Revival project, once complete they all are seeking LEED certification.
Residential spaces that need to meet high traffic demands while accommodating an ever-changing po...read more
The structure will be donated to Compton YouthBuild for construction-training program.
Mypower will install 150 solar panels on the roof, making it the oldest cathedral in the UK, and...read more
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LEED Fellows are best-in-class for green building design, engineering and development.
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The Atlanta Falcons new home is expected to save 40% in energy usage than a typical NFL stadium....
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Growroom’s spherical shape means it can also double as a covered outdoor public space.
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The project, which has been commissioned and is in the design phase, would eliminate CO2 and prod...read more
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The gathering will address climate change and new sources of energy.
The costs and benefits of managing 29 types of waste are now included.
Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.
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.
Diamond Schmitt Architects’ ecoMetrics tool allows its designers to quickly analyze solutions bas...read more
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.
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
AEC leaders in green building are stepping up to a higher level of innovation and to be a green l...read more