Green

Miami Beach requires developers to meet green standards or pay a fee

Miami Beach, Fla. Photo: Alan PARKER/Creative Commons.

May 31, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Applies to structures larger than 7,000 sf.

 

LEED Dynamic is worth the effort, says commercial real estate executive

Symphony Tower in San Diego. Photo: Coolcaesar/Wikimedia Commons.

May 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

San Diego office tower is California’s first office building to receive LEED Dynamic plaque in re...

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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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Photo: Tobias Horvath/Creative Commons

May 20, 2016 | AIA

The new automated connection will allow the more than 350 AIA 2030 committed firms to report thei...

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A 24-story building with 241 affordable housing units will include a charter school, medical center, cultural spaces, and a supermarket. Image: Dattner Architects

May 16, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The 24-story curved building would be 70% more efficient than comparable housing in New York City...

Photo Credit: Nick Merrick

April 27, 2016 | BD+C Editors and AIA

The Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco and the West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library...

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GSA adopts SITES land development and management rating system

Built on a industrial brownfield, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is a SITES project. Photo: Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons.

April 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Federal agency will use for properties with and without buildings.

 

New LEED 2009 projects will have to meet increased minimum energy performance

Photo: Cygnusloop99 via Wikimedia Commons.

April 11, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New requirements went into effect April 8.

AIA report analyzes 20 years of the best green projects

Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, was a COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider

April 04, 2016 | BD+C Staff

"Lessons from the Leading Edge" is a study of the 200 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten...

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ILFI launches Biophilic Design Initiative

Photo: Lex McKee/Creative Commons

March 15, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Goal is to transfer biophilic design theory to real-world applications.

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March 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Carbon dioxide has been captured and stored by scientists for years, but now GE has a novel idea...

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Photo courtesy Nedlaw Living Walls

February 29, 2016 | Nedlaw Living Walls

The 640-sf living wall biofilter provides cleansed air for the office building and provides a stu...

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A rendering of what Masdar City was expected to look like upon its completion as a net-zero city. Credit: Forgemind ArchiMedia, Flickr Creative Commons

February 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The $22 billion experiment, to this point, has produced less than stellar results.

Supreme Court ruling on demand response expected to benefit smart grid

Photo: Dave Dugdale/Creative Commons

February 01, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Ruling allows PV owners and other small energy generators to continue to be paid wholesale rates...

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USGBC names top 10 states for LEED green building

American Technical Publishers in Orland Park, Ill., a LEED Gold-certified building. Photo: American Technical Publishers/Wikimedia Commons

 

January 29, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Illinois leads the list for the third straight year.

Florida lagging on development of green roofs

Photo: pnwra/Creative Commons.

January 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Florida lagging on development of green roofs.

Austin, Texas mandates construction recycling

Photo: C Foulger/Creative Commons.

December 23, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Projects larger than 5,000 sf must recycle or salvage at least half of their trash.

 

USGBC aims to scaling LEED buildings to 5 billion sf in five years

Photo: David Winship/Creative Commons.

December 15, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Plan revealed at UN climate conference.

Detroit plans massive effort to convert vacant properties to green spaces

Vacant lot in Detroit. Photo: Stephen Harlan/Creative Commons.

December 13, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Effort aims to improve property values, city life.

 

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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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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Federal agencies aim for major reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

Photo: Ian Britton/Creative Commons.

November 30, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

A 42% cut to come from buildings, vehicles, supply chain.

Top 10 green building products for 2016

Duo-Gard bike storage. Photo: Ferut Architects (via BuildingGreen)

November 23, 2015 | BD+C Staff

A hybrid urinal, ventless dryer, and a chair made of mushroom roots are among the new green produ...

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Green construction doubling every three years

Construction in Raleigh, N.C. Photo: James Willamor/Creative Commons.

November 23, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Clients and tenants increasingly value sustainability.

Farming in a flatpack: Copenhagen designer offers an assembly kit for a two-story hydroponic urban farm.

Photos courtesy Human Habitat.

November 23, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor  

Founders of Human Habitat believe their Impact Farm could grow up to six tons of produce per year...

A century-old furniture factory gets a living wall biofilter for better air
| November 20, 2015 | Nedlaw

During renovations, the team integrated the biofilter into the new HVAC system to provide clean a...

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USGBC names 2016 board of directors and advisory council

Photo: Jordan Dawe/Creative Commons.

November 19, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New governance structure will have two leadership bodies.

AIA: Energy modeling key to reaching carbon neutrality in buildings

Nearly half of energy-modeled projects met or came close to meeting 2014 carbon reduction targets. Photo: York Region/Creative Commons

November 18, 2015 | AIA

Energy modeling allows architects to be more ambitious with energy-saving in their design project...

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