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Sustainable Development

Designing for climate change and inclusion, with CBT Architects' Kishore Varanasi and Devanshi Purohit

Climate change is having a dramatic impact on urban design, in terms of planning, materials, occupant use, location, and the long-term effect of buildings on the environment. Joining BD+C's John Caulfield to discuss this topic are two experts from the Boston-based CBT Architects: Kishore Varanasi, a Principal and director of urban design; and Devanshi Purohit, an Associate Principal.


Building Team

How to apply WELL for better design outcomes

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) cites attracting top talent, increasing productivity, and improving environmental, social or governance (ESG) performance as key outcomes of leveraging tools like their WELL Building Standard to develop healthier environments.

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Green | Mar 9, 2020

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

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

Contractors | Jan 20, 2020

Wellness is for builders, not just for buildings

New research on wellness in the construction sector highlights interventions that could be effective in addressing dehydration, weight management, poor air quality, and stress. 

Green | Jan 10, 2020

How the new EC3 tool raises the bar on collective action

Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator.

75 Top Products | Dec 16, 2019

101 Top Products for 2019

Building Design+Construction readers and editors select their top building products for the past 12 months in the fourth-annual 101 Top Products report.

75 Top Products | Dec 12, 2019

Top Building Envelope Products for 2019

Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier are among the 28 new building envelope products to make Building Design+Construction's 2019 101 Top Products report. 

Building Owners | Dec 2, 2019

What building owners and AEC teams need to know about New York’s Climate Mobilization Act

On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws aimed to meet the city’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Sustainability | Aug 15, 2019

Paris will soon be home to the world’s largest rooftop farm

Agripolis is spearheading the project.

Codes and Standards | Jul 15, 2019

USGBC calls for proposals for feedback, concepts for next LEED version

The move follows successful public input on LEED 4.1.

Green | May 8, 2019

Does wellness pay off?

Getting wellness to pay off may not be that simple, or even a wise investment to begin with, according to a new peer-reviewed study of 32,000 employees.

Green | Apr 23, 2019

Top 10 green buildings for 2019

The Amherst College Science Center and Frick Environmental Center are among the high-performance projects to be honored with AIA 2019 COTE Top Ten Awards.

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