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
The five-story, 230,000-sf Mueller Multifamily residences in Austin, Texas, earned LEED Platinum certification and an Austin Energy Green Building 1-star rating. Its 279 units use 12% less energy and between 16% and 25% less water than conventional apartments, and feature eco-friendly building materials that improve indoor air quality. Xeriscaping reduces outdoor water usage. Page designed the units to be constructed with energy-efficient plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.
Zero-net energy, sustainability, and wellness are goals more developers and AEC teams strive for....
Mercedes Benz Stadium. Rendering courtesy of HOK.
Turner Construction Co., Clark Group, and AECOM top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s large...read more
WSP, AECOM, and Arup top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest green sector engineering...read more
The Vancouver office of CBRE Group, Inc. Photo courtesy of Perkins + Will.
Gensler, Stantec, and HOK top BD+C’s ranking of the nation’s largest green sector archit...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
Photo: Arni Saeberg
The geothermal power plant in Hellisheidi, Iceland was outfitted with a Climeworks DAC module....
Rendering courtesy of Studio Ma
The science and research complex will include an atrium biome filled with plants and water.
Water Street Tampa, a mixed-used district under construction in Florida, is striving to be the world's first community certified under the WELL Building Institute's Community Standard. Indoor air quality and comfort tied for first among the most important wellness attributes cited by real estate and property management execs polled in a new survey about sustainability. Image: Strategic Property Partners
Structure Tone survey finds LEED is still a selling point, but interest in resilience practices c...read more
All city government buildings are powered by renewables.
Courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library
The roof was funded through a process that allows local residents to decide how City capital doll...read more
Structure Tone's new WELL-certified New York City headquarters, 330 West 34th Street in Manhattan. Photo courtesy Structure Tone
The costs ranged from 50 cents to $4 per sf, according to a ULI report.
Rendering courtesy of Johnson Favaro
The project includes a new library, the renovation of the existing library, and the redevelopment...read more
The olive groves. Rendering courtesy Freehold Communities
The community will cover 300 acres in Palm Springs, Calif.
Photo: Alberto Cosi, Courtesy of Chiangmai Life Construction and Panyaden International School
The building boasts a zero-carbon footprint and is naturally ventilated.
Rendering courtesy of LAVA
The tower’s design comes from the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture’s (LAVA) winning competit...read more
Courtesy of ASID
Washington, D.C. office is showcase for top levels of the two standards.
Rendering courtesy of MVRDV
MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed won a competition to redevelop the inner city area around Deken van Somere...read more
Growth has been slow, but enticing larger firms and getting help from local governments could pro...read more
Photo: Two Trees Management, Matthew Williams
The new spaces range from about 8,500 to 11,000 sf and were added to Two Trees Management’s ancho...read more
Rendering courtesy Carlo Ratti Associati
Carlo Ratti Associati designed the garden with an innovative net-zero energy climate control syst...read more
Photo courtesy of Perkins + Will.
Over 100 wellness features are incorporated into CBRE’s Vancouver office.
Image courtesy of DoepelStrijkers
The sustainable structure will be a mixed-use development with a hotel, apartments, and office sp...read more
Rendering courtesy of Luxigon / Mir and Kengo Kuma Associates
Kengo Kuma is designing the hotel, which will feature a large garden and a plant-covered façade. ...
Rendering courtesy of B+H + mcCallumSather
The project’s net-zero goals led to the development of a new curtain wall system.
Photo courtesy of Halkin Mason Photography.
The SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus in Bethlehem, Pa., receives the gold medal and $50,000....
Building efficiency essential to tempering global climate change.
Rendering: Forbes Massie
Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture wants to create a school powered by the River Thames.
Rendering courtesy EFFEKT.
A 600-meter treetop path culminates with a 45-meter-tall spiraling observation deck.
Photo during a leader event of COP 21/CMP 11 - Paris Climate Change Conference, via Flickr Creative Commons
In the wake of President Trump’s unilateral decision to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris Cli...read more