Greenbuild Report

Weed Army Community Hospital

Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, Calif., designed by RLF/Ellerbe Becket and constructed by Turner Construction, is the country’s first net-zero energy, carbon neutral hospital. Photo: Steven M. Langston, AIA, Design Director, RLF.

October 23, 2017 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

An Army hospital in the Mojave Desert sets a new bar for sustainable design.

The 21W20 luxury condo development in New York City

Abundant daylighting, triple-pane windows, and sound attenuation measures are among the wellness-focused features at the 21W20 luxury condo development in New York City’s Flatiron District. Courtesy Gale International.

October 19, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

As the competition for renters and buyers heats up, multifamily developers look to health and wel...

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Rendering of Clippership Wharf

Clippership Wharf, a 478-unit mixed-use redevelopment in Boston whose construction began this year, will elevate the first floors of its buildings 24 feet above the Boston city baseline. A 1,400-foot-long public Harbor Walk will be 14 to 16 feet above sea level. Courtesy Lendlease Development.

October 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma expose the necessity—and limitations—of resilient design and construct...

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GreenZone 2016 on the road to Los Angeles Convention Center for Greenbuild

September 26, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The 2016 Compton YouthBuild Education Center gets set for a ride from Porland, Ore., to Los Angel...

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September 09, 2016 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR  

Building Design+Construction is looking for a few special Greenbuild 2016 attendees to j...

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How engineers help developers meet green building objectives

The Asymmetric Warfare Group Training Complex, Fort A.P. Hill, Va., where Mason & Hanger (architect, SE) deployed ground-source heat pump systems. On the Building Team: GET Solutions (geothermal engineer), R. Ward & Associates (functional range planning), and Precision Measurements (topographic/utility survey). Photo: Skyshots/Courtesy Mason & Hanger.

 

December 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Engineers say AEC teams need to be on the same page to help clients realize goals that often boil...

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Sensible sustainability: The new standard for hotels

The 17-story, 206-room Hyatt Place in Chicago is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. The Building Team: VOA Associates (architect), Forefront Structural Engineers (SE), KJWW Engineering Consultants (MEP), Eriksson Engineering Associates (CE), Arup (acoustic engineer), and Wolff Landscape Architecture. Photo: courtesy OTO Development

December 14, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

In October 2008, The Proximity, a 147-room hotel in Greensboro, N.C., became the first LEED Plati...

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AASHE’s STARS tool highlights the university sector’s holistic approach to sustainability

Colorado State University students gather outside of the school’s LEED Platinum Pavilion at Laurel Village in Fort Collins. The 11,500-sf, $5.5 million facility was designed by 4240 Architecture to function as a village square, with a sloped green lawn for outdoor performances and outdoor seating areas. Photo: Raul Garcia, courtesy 4240 Architecture

December 10, 2015 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Buzzwords like “living lab” and “experiential learning” are indicative of the trend toward more h...

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Sustainable performance: Hospital systems’ new financial and marketing imperative

Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego Central Hospital Medical Center has been designed to consume 30% less energy than the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 baseline. Building Team: CO Architects (designer), KPFF (SE), Arup (MEP), and Hensel Phelps Construction (GC). Courtesy CO Architects

December 10, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Several years ago, the healthcare industry would have ranked in the bottom tier among adopters of...

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Is ‘green’ still a selling point in the office sector?

Ambler Boiler House, on a brownfield site in Pennsylvania, was reinvented as a Class A office with geothermal heat pumps and a graywater reuse system. The Building Team: Heckendorn & Shiles (architect), Elton & Thompson (SE), Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP, Cx), Alderson Engineering (geothermal), Domus (CM). Courtesy Bala Consulting Engineers

December 08, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand fo...

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Data centers turn to alternative power sources, new heat controls and UPS systems

Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg

December 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...

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10 megatrends shaping the future of green building

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy

November 30, 2015 | Jerry Yudelson, PE, LEED Fellow, Contributing Editor

Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...

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