The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator helps building teams evaluate a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions during design and procurement decision making.
Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in C...read more
Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for...read more
Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier a...read more
Ductless air source heat pump index results for Boston (likely-adopter index). Credit: Meister Consultant Group, Inc. 2017.
More and more, green project teams are relying on publicly available “external datasets” to prior...read more
The effort involves combining ASHRAE's Standard 189.1 with the International Green Construction C...read more
Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons.
LEED Silver the prescribed standard on buildings larger than 50,000 sf.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center's new green facility. Photo: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center/Creative Commons.
All new buildings and major renovations to be net-zero by 2030.
TD Bank Tower and TD North Tower. Photo: John Vetterli/Wikimedia Commons
The newly renovated 25,000-sf space achieved gold-level status.
Photo: Cygnusloop99 via Wikimedia Commons.
New requirements went into effect April 8.
Clemson University's Lee III Hall is a zero net-energy building. Photo: Nicobro1/Wikimedia Commons
Provides guidelines for measurement and implementation
The LEED sign at the Crystals at the CityCenter development in Las Vegas. Photo: Cygnusloop99/Wikimedia Commons
Goal is to ensure users are aware of factors that impact their ratings.
KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles extracted from the ocean. Renderings courtesy KWS Infra
KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles ex...read more
To make the assessment, the resources used and the wastes generated are calculated, mass-balanced, and normalized relative to a specific quantity called a functional unit.
LCA is a way of quantifying the environmental impact generated by the manufacture and delivery of...read more
The growth of IPD is among the key takeaways from the USGBC Region 7 Conference.
University Center, The New School, New York City. Image: James Ewing
Seattle's Bullitt Center and the University Center at The New School are among AIA's ...read more
WELL complements green building rating programs such as LEED, Three Star, and BREEAM. Image courtesy Morgue File/kconnors
The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring...read more
Net zero office building prototype. Rendering courtesy HOK via Wikimedia Commons
The organization is offering technical assistance along with financial benefits.
The groups say the effort should encourage the construction of more sustainable buildings. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons
The USGBC, ASHRAE, ICC, IES, and AIA are collaborating on a single green code.
Charts courtesy Paladino and Co.
The history of the green movement offers cues that we are on the precipice of another significant...read more
As part of its pledge to environmentally sound practices, real estate investment trust Macerich i...read more
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
For the past six years, Leo A Daly has been designing sites for remote field stations with near-z...read more
From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are pot...read more
Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental manageme...read more
The new collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management...read more
Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University w...read more
The company aims to build 100 new DD Green-certified restaurants by the end of 2016.