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EV charging port at The Kensington, Boston. Photo:

EV charging port at The Kensington, Boston. Photo: Gustav Hoiland

June 23, 2020 | PAUL BERGERON, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, MULTIFAMILY DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

A top sustainability expert gives the whys and wherefores of installing electric vehicle chargi...

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BuroHappold commits to all new building projects achieving net-zero carbon by 2030

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.

  

March 09, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The engineering firm also launched a long-term partnership with ILFI.

Reliable Building Systems Increase Net Operating Income by Retaining Tenants
| February 03, 2020 | Powered by Mitsubishi Electric

Tenants increasingly expect a well-crafted property that feels unique, authentic, and comfortable...

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Tariff whiplash for bifacial solar modules

Image by Jukka Niittymaa from Pixabay

January 07, 2020 | Will Porter, PE, Electrical Engineer

Bifacial solar systems offer many advantages over traditional systems.

Maximize Energy Efficiency in Class A Office Buildings With Modern Building Systems
| January 06, 2020 | Powered by Mitsubishi Electric

Energy-efficient building design starts with the building envelope, but the building systems have...

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Top Building Systems Products for 2019 Flos Architectural 101 Top Products report
December 16, 2019 | BD+C Staff

FabricAir’s ceiling-hung fabric duct and Ellumi Lighting’s bacteria-killing lights are among the...

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Sto StoColor Dryonic, 101 Top Products for 2019
December 12, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...

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Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina included dynamic glass when it expanded its Terminal A. Image: Courtesy of View

June 13, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

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

December 05, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hundreds of embedded sensors will inform energy use reduction research.

| July 02, 2018 |

There is an efficient system for mounting solar panels to roofs and turning roof real estate into...

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April 04, 2018 | Roger Chang

A building with a higher occupant density may have a higher energy use, but expend less energy pe...

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Solar Array at Uh Maui College

Photo courtesy of University of Hawaii

March 20, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is part of a partnership with Johnson Controls and Pacific Current that will also all...

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December 19, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

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

October 30, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Third Way illustrates the utility of this energy source, at a time when alternatives to fossil fu...

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September 15, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The number of firms involved in AIA’s voluntary pact to slash energy consumption in buildings gre...

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Pixabay Public Domain

August 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.

The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute in Los Angeles expects to consume 51% less energy and produce 1.25 times the energy it uses, thanks to a $15.5 million retrofit. Image courtesy of NZP ETI.

June 13, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The goal of the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute is for this structure to become a mod...

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Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Photo: Prakash Patel, courtesy SmithGroupJJR

June 09, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The education building generated 83% more energy than it consumed over the last year en route to...

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Robinson Starmills mall in San Fernando, Philippines. Photo: Robinsons Land, via Inhabitat

June 03, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Robinsons Starmills mall in San Fernando recently turned on a 2.9 megawatt rooftop PV plant....

Photo Credit: Nick Merrick

April 27, 2016 | BD+C Editors and AIA

The Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco and the West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library...

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| March 29, 2016 | Panasonic

With the full O&M package, solar adopters are able to maximize return on investment, optimize...

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A rendering of what Masdar City was expected to look like upon its completion as a net-zero city. Credit: Forgemind ArchiMedia, Flickr Creative Commons

February 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $22 billion experiment, to this point, has produced less than stellar results.

The Kazakhstan Pavilion, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, shows the wind-turbine cutout at the top of the sphere. Rendering courtesy AS+GG.

February 18, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Creating a 25-story energy-generating globe for Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan put Adrian Smith + Gordon...

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Photo Credit: JSquish, Wikimedia/Creative Commons

January 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The calculator breaks down the cost-effectiveness of energy codes on a state-by-state basis.

An open-air plaza inside AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami has been converted into a solar pavilion that makes the space more usable for revenue-generating functions. Courtesy NRG Energy and The Heat Group. 

January 06, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

NRG Energy teams with Miami Heat to transform an underused open-air plaza and reinforce the facil...

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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...

Energy Department’s Building Technology Office seeks public input

Solar panels on a roof. Photo: Jon Callas/Creative Commons.

November 02, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Draft Multi-Year Program Plan available for review.

University of South Carolina’s Darla School of Business

University of South Carolina’s Darla School of Business. Image courtesy Firewater Photography; other images courtesy Bruce Damonte

August 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The project is part of a large DOE initiative to develop more buildings that can generate as much...

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