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Geothermal Technology | Dec 12, 2022

New building accentuates Boston University’s commitment to data sciences and sustainability

The 19-story tower, in staggered blocks, is fossil-fuel free.

Geothermal Technology | Dec 6, 2022

Google spinoff uses pay-as-you-go business model to spur growth in geothermal systems

Dandelion Energy is turning to a pay-as-you-go plan similar to rooftop solar panel leasing to help property owners afford geothermal heat pump systems.

Energy Efficiency | Star Building Systems | Jul 2, 2018

Going solar has never been easier

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

Resiliency | Jan 24, 2018

A luxury community in Florida mandates resilience in new-home construction

Alys Beach’s in-house GC builds to standards set by the FORTIFIED program.

K-12 Schools | Oct 28, 2017

A new elementary school in Cambridge, Mass., aims at being a pilot for that city’s NZE commitment

The building’s programming will provide more access to the community at large. 

Dec 28, 2014

Using energy modeling to increase project value [AIA course]

This course, worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW, explores how to increase project value through energy modeling, as well as how to conduct quick payback and net present value studies to identify which energy strategies are most viable for the project.

Nov 25, 2014

Behnisch Architekten unveils design for energy-positive building in Boston

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

Nov 12, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Foundation completes uber-green Brock Environmental Center, targets Living Building certification

More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the group is back at it with a structure designed to be net-zero water, net-zero energy, and net-zero waste.

Oct 15, 2014

Harvard launches ‘design-centric’ center for green buildings and cities

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s dean, Mohsen Mostafavi, describes as a “rapidly urbanizing global economy,” in which cities are building new structures “on a massive scale.” 

HDR | Sep 15, 2014

Sustainability rating systems: Are they doomed?

None of the hundreds of existing green building rating systems is perfect. Some of them are too documentation-heavy. Some increase short-term project cost. Some aren’t rigorous enough or include contentious issues, writes HDR's Michaella Wittmann.

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