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Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

September 19, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project, which has been commissioned and is in the design phase, would eliminate CO2 and prod...

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The Adam Joseph Lewis Center, home of the environmental studies department. Wikipedia Public Domain

September 13, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The gathering will address climate change and new sources of energy.

September 08, 2016 | Lynn Mignola

When it comes to design we are in the business of imagining what could be, not necessarily what i...

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Pixabay Public Domain

September 07, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

An expansion of ‘heat networks’ is viewed as a possible means for Britain to accomplish its goal...

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September 06, 2016 | Alan Reed, President and Design Principal

Thoughtful site selection is never about one factor, but rather a confluence of several component...

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Pixabay Public Domain

August 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.

Pixabay Public Domain

August 29, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

No net GHG emissions will be allowed.

The University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building was the first university building in Texas to Receive LEED Platinum ststus. Photo: Wikipedia Public Domain.

August 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The new initiative screens projects to see if they are investor-ready.

| August 11, 2016 |

The Animal Community Center in Milpitas, Calif. sought to be the first LEED Gold building of its...

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Pixabay Public Domain

August 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The funds from the tax will be used to restore wetlands

Photo: Pixabay

July 12, 2016 | Divya Natarajan

Healthier and happier employees benefit a company’s bottom line. Paladino senior project manager...

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Rendering courtesy Triptyque Architecture via Inhabitat

June 09, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The garden would filter as much as 20% of CO2 emissions while also providing a place f...

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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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Certification programs have only scratched the surface of assessing the performance of existing buildings. A new certification program, BREEAM USA, hopes to change that by making it easier for owners and managers to find out where their buildings stand and how they can make improvements. Image: Pixabay

June 08, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

BREEAM USA, an offshoot of a program already in place in Europe, aims to ease the point of entry....

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A rendering of Kiruna's new city center. Rendering courtesy of White and Tegmark

May 31, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, and its 20,000 residents will be moved two miles to the...

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Perkins+Will achieves first Living Building Challenge Certification with Vancouver visitors center

Inspired by an orchid, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver has curved walls and a floating roof. Image courtesy Perkins+Will. Click here to enlarge.

May 23, 2016 | Perkins+Will

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre was recognized for its use of healthy building mater...

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University of Florida Health Jacksonville. Images courtesy GS&P.

May 10, 2016 | Corie Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC

GS&P's Corie Baker shows how to design and orient a building to efficiently collect or dissip...

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Rendering courtesy Anders Berensson Architects

April 29, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The structure, which will be made entirely out of cross-laminated timber, will rise 436 feet into...

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5 ways rapid tech growth can drive sustainability leadership in Seattle

Rendering of the new Expedia campus bike trails, courtesy of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (via Paladino).

April 20, 2016 | Nash Emrich

Paladino's Nash Emrich writes that Seattle can keep its edge in sustainability by leveraging new...

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The sustainability culture shift: 8 steps for success

Toronto. Image courtesy Perkins+Will.

April 08, 2016 | Jon Douglas

Perkins+Will's Jon Douglas has eight strategies that will start an organization on the path to em...

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JLL's white paper identifies 10 trends across a wide range of influences that are likely to impact commercial real estate firms over the next few years. Image: JLL

March 30, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The report looks at global threats and opportunities, and how CRE firms are managing their expect...

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New York City releases Design and Construction Excellence 2.0 Guiding Principles

Photo: Peter Burka/Creative Commons.

March 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Addresses sustainability, resiliency, healthy living.

 

Rendering courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

February 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower would be the centerpiece of Next Tokyo, a mini city in Tokyo Bay adapted to climate cha...

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Image/ Visualization by Luxigon

January 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.

The 90-sm prototype ICEHouse demonstrates the benefits of circular economy construction at The World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. Photo @2016William McDonough + Partners

January 22, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

ICEHouse is a prototype for temporary, easy-to-assemble structures that deploy locally available...

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Rendering: Anders Berensson Architects

January 21, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Swedish firm’s "Klarastaden" plan connects the city via clear skyways that weave in and aroun...

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Hospitality sustainability measurement tool will be an industry game-changer

Hyatt Centric South Beach. Photo: Phillip Pessar/Creative Commons.

December 23, 2015 | Dina Belon

The Hotel Sustainability Measurement Tool will allow hoteliers to compare energy and water use as...

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Photo: Deskmag via Wikimedia Commons

December 02, 2015 |

Researchers at Harvard, SUNY-Upstate Medical Center, and Syracuse University conduct a controlled...

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NASA: U.S. headed for worst droughts in a millennium

Aerial photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 crossing, just east of Interstate 580 junction. Photo: Kluft via Wikimedia Commons

July 23, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Data from NASA shows carbon emissions could be the driving force behind devastating water shortag...

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Philips sheds new light on growing fresh food indoors

Philips City Farm Research Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo courtesy Philips

July 07, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A research center in The Netherlands is testing the latest techniques in urban farming. 

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