Zeroing in on a specific technology—residential scale cold climate air source heat pumps—Neil Veilleux, Vice President at Meister Consultants Group, has worked with a handful of cities to rapidly scale up low carbon heating, cooling, and hot water markets in order to achieve cities’ 80% by 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Illustration: AECOM, ESRI CityEngine
More and more, green project teams are relying on publicly available “external datasets” to prior...read more
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.
An Army hospital in the Mojave Desert sets a new bar for sustainable design.
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.
As the competition for renters and buyers heats up, multifamily developers look to health and wel...read more
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.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma expose the necessity—and limitations—of resilient design and construct...read more
GreenZone 2016 on the road to Los Angeles Convention Center for Greenbuild
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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.
Engineers say AEC teams need to be on the same page to help clients realize goals that often boil...read more
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
In October 2008, The Proximity, a 147-room hotel in Greensboro, N.C., became the first LEED Plati...read more
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
Buzzwords like “living lab” and “experiential learning” are indicative of the trend toward more h...read more
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
Several years ago, the healthcare industry would have ranked in the bottom tier among adopters of...read more
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
Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand fo...read more
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
Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...read more
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy
Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...read more