Energy-Efficient Design

January 14, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London G...

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January 07, 2015 | U.S. Department of Energy

A broadly accepted market definition of zero-energy buildings is foundational to efforts by gover...

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Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

January 07, 2015 | National Institute of Building Sciences

The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and com...

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Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental manageme...

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Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy Monarch School

December 17, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University w...

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Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten

November 25, 2014 | Behnisch Architekten

The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive...

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Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemee

Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemeets the strictest environmental standards. Photo

November 12, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the grou...

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Starbucks stores are profiled in the report, as the company has opened 500-LEED

Starbucks stores are profiled in the report, as the company has opened 500-LEED certified stores. This photo shows the first LEE

October 27, 2014 | USGBC

The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, e...

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Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities

October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...

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To naturally heat the perimeter at Solarluxs new administration building in the

To naturally heat the perimeter at Solarluxs new administration building in the Netherlands, a sophisticated operable double fa

September 07, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

When it comes to cost, performance, and aesthetics—not to mention maintenance and long-term resil...

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Photo courtesy BC Hydro

Photo courtesy BC Hydro

August 11, 2014 | Morrison Hershfield

The guide aims to overcome obstacles with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy...

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In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule

In May, Facebook broke ground on an expansion to its data center campus in Lule, Sweden. Using a new prefab construction proces

August 04, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Less than a year after opening its ultra-green, hydropowered data center facility in Luleå, Swede...

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July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Students at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences designed a solar panel that can double a...

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Whole Foods is among the grocery companies recently using Green Globes certifica

Whole Foods is among the grocery companies recently using Green Globes certification. Photo: Alistair Tutton

July 25, 2014 | Green Building Initiative
July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor in...

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July 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Kite Bricks proposes a more efficient way of building with its newly developed Smart Bricks syste...

Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centr

Set to open next month, the $75 million, 215,000-sf Kamloops Internet Data Centre in Kamloops, B.C., is projected to set records

May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Building Teams are employing a range of creative solutions—from evaporative cooling to novel hot/...

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Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden

Facebook Data Center, Lule, Sweden

May 23, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The demand for sophisticated facility monitoring solutions has spurred a new market segment—data...

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May 20, 2014 | Arup

The book, co-authored by Arup's Russell Fortmeyer, illustrates the various ways architects, consu...

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Photo: Brett VA via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Brett VA via Wikimedia Commons

May 16, 2014 | USGBC

The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program will offer 14 grants to developers of affordable...

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Illustration: Arup

Illustration: Arup

April 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From vertical farming to glowing trees (yes, glowing trees), Arup engineers imagine the future of...

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For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.)

For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.) College, architect MGA Partners reworked the ori

April 16, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Building Teams must focus on a number of key decisions in order to arrive at the optimal solution...

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ECO Modern Flats is a wellness-oriented apartment complex in Fayetteville, Ark.,

ECO Modern Flats is a wellness-oriented apartment complex in Fayetteville, Ark., created from reconstruction of a property built

April 14, 2014 | Urban Land Institute

Sustainable and wellness-related design strategies embody a strong return on investment, accordin...

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March 26, 2014 | Callison

Hybrid ventilation, nighttime cooling, and fuel cell technology are among the dozens of sustainab...

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Photo: Iwan Baan - www.iwan.com / Courtesy Emerson College

Photo: Iwan Baan - www.iwan.com / Courtesy Emerson College

March 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The $85 million, 10-story vertical campus takes the shape of a massive, shimmering aircraft hanga...

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February 24, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies

The facility is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world," and incorporates n...

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Rendering: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)

Rendering: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)

February 21, 2014 | Thulasi Narayan, LEED AP, Paladino and Company

This course, worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW, explores how to increase project value through energy modeling...

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February 14, 2014

Vendor-neutral publication examines aspects of the popular power usage effectiveness (PUE) metric...

All images  Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun

All images Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun.

January 23, 2014 | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The 50-story tower features a unique, angled building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) exterior des...

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January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Despite misleading media reports, January 1 did not mark a ban on the manufacture or import of 60...

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