Sustainability

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September 28, 2016 | Rachel GIlbert, USGBC

LEED Fellows are best-in-class for green building design, engineering and development.

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September 26, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The Atlanta Falcons new home is expected to save 40% in energy usage than a typical NFL stadium....

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September 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Growroom’s spherical shape means it can also double as a covered outdoor public space.

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.

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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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August 30, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.

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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.

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August 04, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The funds from the tax will be used to restore wetlands

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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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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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

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March 17, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Addresses sustainability, resiliency, healthy living.

 

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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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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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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. 

6 steps toward better water management [AIA course]

The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver, B.C. Integrated MEP engineers at Integral Group and structural engineers at Fast + Epp worked with Perkins+Will’s Peter Busby, FRAIC, LEED Fellow, DSC (Hon.), to design this petal-shaped, LEED-NC Platinum building. Photo: Nic Lehoux, courtesy Perkins+Will

June 24, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

When it comes to water conservation, Building Teams tend to concentrate on water-efficient plumbi...

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Building wood towers: How high is up for timber structures?

The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects

April 26, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor 

The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...

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USGBC opens public comment period on LEED rating system for existing multifamily buildings

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April 20, 2015 | BD+C Staff

The new LEED Operations and Maintenance: Multifamily program will offer solutions for existing mu...

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New survey shows top companies prioritize global green building rating system LEED

The new Apple headquarters designed by Norman Foster. Image: Apple, Inc.

April 07, 2015 | USGBC

The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate s...

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Global wind power installations expected to slow through 2019

Navigant projects a curtailment in the growth of annual new installations through 2019. Image: Morgue File/AcrylicArtist

April 01, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

After a 20% falloff in 2013, the global wind power industry made a strong comeback in 2014, with...

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Pratt Institute to offer first-ever degree in designing public spaces

Miller's Court in Baltimore, Md. Photo: Billy Michels, courtesy Bruner Foundation Inc.

March 31, 2015 | BD+C Staff

As part of its new Urban Placemaking and Management degree, Pratt will offer courses on topics su...

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