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...
Solar panels on a roof. Photo: Jon Callas/Creative Commons.
Draft Multi-Year Program Plan available for review.
University of South Carolina’s Darla School of Business. Image courtesy Firewater Photography; other images courtesy Bruce Damonte
The project is part of a large DOE initiative to develop more buildings that can generate as much...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
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.
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
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
Some ideas that have been submitted so far include: modular building facades, improving air tightness in envelopes, and scalable mixed waste to energy conversion technology. Infographic: DOE
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new crowdsourcing website called the Buildings Crowd...read more
The geodesic facade will contain PV panels to generate electricity for off-season use. Renderings courtesy BIG
A new building in Uppsala, Sweden, will serve as a power plant during the winter and a venue for ...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.
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 competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London G...read more
A broadly accepted market definition of zero-energy buildings is foundational to efforts by gover...read more
The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and com...read more
Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental manageme...read more
Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University w...read more
The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive...read more
More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the grou...read more
The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, e...read more
The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...read more
When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resil...read more
The guide aims to overcome obstacles with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy...read more
Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...read more
Students at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences designed a solar panel that can double a...read more
The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...read more
Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks syste...
Building Teams are employing a range of creative solutions—from evaporative cooling to novel hot/...read more