Green

Federal agencies aim for major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Photo: Ian Britton/Creative Commons.

November 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A 42% cut to come from buildings, vehicles, supply chain.

Top 10 green building products for 2016

Duo-Gard bike storage. Photo: Ferut Architects (via BuildingGreen)

November 23, 2015 | BD+C Staff

A hybrid urinal, ventless dryer, and a chair made of mushroom roots are among the new green produ...

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Green construction doubling every three years

Construction in Raleigh, N.C. Photo: James Willamor/Creative Commons.

November 23, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Clients and tenants increasingly value sustainability.

Farming in a flatpack: Copenhagen designer offers an assembly kit for a two-story hydroponic urban farm.

Photos courtesy Human Habitat.

November 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor  

Founders of Human Habitat believe their Impact Farm could grow up to six tons of produce per year...

A century-old furniture factory gets a living wall biofilter for better air
| November 20, 2015 | Nedlaw

During renovations, the team integrated the biofilter into the new HVAC system to provide clean a...

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USGBC names 2016 board of directors and advisory council

Photo: Jordan Dawe/Creative Commons.

November 19, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New governance structure will have two leadership bodies.

AIA: Energy modeling key to reaching carbon neutrality in buildings

Nearly half of energy-modeled projects met or came close to meeting 2014 carbon reduction targets. Photo: York Region/Creative Commons

November 18, 2015 | AIA

Energy modeling allows architects to be more ambitious with energy-saving in their design project...

Green Seal expands standard for paints, coatings, stains and finishes

Photo: dan_walk/Creative Commons

November 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

This new edition of GS-11 includes floor coatings, concrete and masonry sealers, and fire resisti...

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DOE launches new data collaborative to help cities and states boost building efficiency

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

November 17, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The SEED Standard will help manage, standardize, share performance data.

Italian architect designs vertical forest with prefab units by BuroHappold

Cantilevered planters will host cedar trees and other plants hundreds of feet above ground. Renderings courtesy Stefano Boeri

November 16, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

Cantilevered planters will host cedar trees and other plants hundreds of feet above ground.

USGBC Working Group approves new guidance for LEED Materials & Resources Credit 4

Photo: Cygnusloop99/Creative Commons.

November 16, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Helps product manufacturers offer insight into material and supply chain sustainability

First WELL-certified city district to be built in Tampa

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

October 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The plan calls for the construction of a $2 billion, 40-acre urban mixed-use development, where a...

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New York City’s underground green space enters the testing phase Lowline

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

October 28, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

If realized, The Lowline would provide 1.5 acres of green space for the Lower East Side of Manhat...

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The biofilter provides the majority of the building's fresh air intake to substantially reduce energy usage.

The biofilter provides the majority of the building's fresh air intake to substantially reduce energy usage.

| October 22, 2015 | Nedlaw

Benefits of the living wall include dust control and sound abatement.

Photo: Cygnusloop99/Wikimedia Commons.

October 21, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 35 winners have demonstrated leadership within the green building movement.

Montreal apartment is world’s largest residential cross-laminated timber project

The project will have 434 condominiums and rental units combined. Renderings courtesy of LSR Gesdev Inc.

October 15, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

 Its 434 condo, townhouse, and rental units in three eight-story buildings are made from sustaina...

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Los Angeles's City National Plaza improved its energy, water, indoor air quality, and transportation. Photo: Selvingarcia/Wikimedia Commons

October 05, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The new report from ULI’s Greenprint Center shows a positive trajectory of real estate properties...

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The Red Hook West Urban Farm. Images courtesy thread collective and the New York City Housing Authority.

October 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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)

September 28, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The 22-story housing complex in Ho Chi Minh City will have façades covered with plants and a roof...

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Clemson University's Lee III Hall is a zero net-energy building. Photo: Nicobro1/Wikimedia Commons

September 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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.

September 11, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Revised ANSI standard open for review through Oct. 26

 

ASHRAE proposes standardization of global rating systems

The LEED sign at the Crystals at the CityCenter development in Las Vegas. Photo: Cygnusloop99/Wikimedia Commons

September 04, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Goal is to ensure users are aware of factors that impact their ratings.

 

Vallco Shopping Mall renovation plans include 'largest green roof in the world'

The Hills at Vallco. Renderings courtesy Sand Hill Property Co. (via San Jose Mercury News)

August 27, 2015 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The new owners of the mall in Cupertino, Calif., intend to transform the outdated shopping mall i...

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GIANTS 300 REPORT: Green building movement hits a new plateau, but the underlying problems remain

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

August 06, 2015 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Today, the green building movement is all about eliminating toxic substances in building material...

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MUST SEE: Dutch company to test using plastic waste for road construction

KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles extracted from the ocean. Renderings courtesy KWS Infra

July 27, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles ex...

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ICC, ASHRAE outline roles to consolidate IgCC and 189.1

Photo: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons

July 27, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

"IgCC Powered by 189.1” will provide the design and construction industry with “the single, most-...

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NASA: U.S. headed for worst droughts in a millennium

Aerial photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 crossing, just east of Interstate 580 junction. Photo: Kluft via Wikimedia Commons

July 23, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Data from NASA shows carbon emissions could be the driving force behind devastating water shortag...

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Seven parking garages officially recognized as green

Photo: The Forest Home Garage in Ithaca, N.Y. All images courtesy of Green Parking Council.

July 16, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The new program rates parking structures based on 48 elements of operation, from water reuse to b...

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Office of Management and Budget asks agencies to consider climate change when budgeting for construction and maintenance projects

San Francisco United States Federal Building. Eric in SF via Wikimedia Commons

July 12, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

For the first time, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to submit budget...

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White paper explores low-flow toilets’ impact on drain lines

Photo: Sloan Valve

July 12, 2015 | Contributing Editors

The research found that certain variables: toilet paper—along with the pipe slope and flush volum...

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