BuroHappold’s work for the new Santa Monica (Calif.) City Services Building will help it become one of the first municipal facilities to meet the cutting-edge criteria for ILFI’s Living Building Challenge.
The engineering firm also launched a long-term partnership with ILFI.
Tenants increasingly expect a well-crafted property that feels unique, authentic, and comfortable...read more
Bifacial solar systems offer many advantages over traditional systems.
Energy-efficient building design starts with the building envelope, but the building systems have...read more
FabricAir’s ceiling-hung fabric duct and Ellumi Lighting’s bacteria-killing lights are among the...read more
Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...read more
At NeoCity Academy, student performance enhancement features include air purification technology, enhanced and natural daylighting, and collaboration laboratories. Image: Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
The building is distinguished by its rooftop solar array and its air-tight envelope.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina included dynamic glass when it expanded its Terminal A. Image: Courtesy of View
This sector accounts for one-fifth of View Glass’ portfolio.
HouseZero is designed to test systems whose installation would improve the performance of existing buildings that currently account for two-fifths of America's annual energy usage. Image: Michael Grimm
Hundreds of embedded sensors will inform energy use reduction research.
The Morningstar solar house is one of the features at Penn State's Sustainability Experience Center, where the university is contemplating a permanent structure for classrooms, research labs, and offices that would be built to Living Building Challenge standards. Image: Patrick Mansell
The university, encompassing 13 colleges and 24 campuses, adheres to protocols established by the...read more
The CSU Northridge Sustainability + Recycling Center includes a rooftop photovoltaic system, which offsets the energy required to support the building's administrative functions. Glazed, north-facing overhead windows bring in natural light that enhances the work environment for staff and creates a daylight autonomous environment. The design eliminates the need for artificial light in the building during daylight hours. Ryan Gobuty, Image © Gensler.
The architecture, engineering, and construction industry will have to make major adjustments in t...read more
There is an efficient system for mounting solar panels to roofs and turning roof real estate into...read more
Provides estimates on savings for various policies.
The multi-tenant commercial office building is currently under construction.
CallisonRTKL’s Pablo La Roche explains how outdoor thermal comfort could mitigate the effects of...read more
Imagine a future where buildings and infrastructure are 100% utilized and 100% responsive.
A building with a higher occupant density may have a higher energy use, but expend less energy pe...read more
Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii
The project is part of a partnership with Johnson Controls and Pacific Current that will also all...read more
Alys Beach, a luxury residential community in western Florida, enforces building standards that protect its houses from high winds. Image: Alys Beach
Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.
Rendering courtesy G70
G70 is the architect, planner, and civil engineer of record for the project.
As much as 40 to 50% of a building’s energy literally goes down the drain every day.
In the course of providing cost estimating services, educating the client on making prudent choic...read more
ASHRAE tool provides more automated approach to receive Building EQ Performance Score.
A rendering of an arctic village, where small reactors produce energy, heat, and steam for residents, is one of six “scenarios” for nuclear power that Gensler illustrated for Third Way, a Washington D.C.-based think tank. Image: Third Way
Third Way illustrates the utility of this energy source, at a time when alternatives to fossil fu...read more
The design and construction of a 270,000-sf elementary school in Cambridge, Mass., are guided by that city's net zero energy goals. Image: William Rawn Associates.
The building’s programming will provide more access to the community at large.
Survey of facility management executives shows onsite renewables, energy storage will spike in 20...read more
The number of firms involved in AIA’s voluntary pact to slash energy consumption in buildings gre...read more
Rendering courtesy Carlo Ratti Associati
Carlo Ratti Associati designed the garden with an innovative net-zero energy climate control syst...read more
Rendering courtesy of B+H + mcCallumSather
The project’s net-zero goals led to the development of a new curtain wall system.
Georgia Tech Research Institute has a contract 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