Sustainability

April 20, 2017 | AIA and BD+C Staff

In its 21st year, the Top Ten Awards highlight projects that exemplify the integration of great d...

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Rendering courtesy HOK

April 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The stadium is now scheduled to open on Aug. 26 in a preseason game between the Falcons and the J...

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Rendering courtesy of Architects of Invention.

April 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Garden Hill will provide an ‘oasis-like residence’ for Birmingham’s growing, multicultural studen...

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Image courtesy Sasaki

April 14, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Vertical farms will bring new farmable space to the city.

SOM, this project's architect, softened the Public Safety Answering Center II's exterior with a reflective aluminum façade. Courtesy SOM/©Albert Vecerka|Esto.

April 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

SOM’s design for New York’s second Public Safety Answering Center leans on strategically placed w...

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The research involved investigating the feasibility of adapting the design of a sustainable mixed-use high-rise building in the 2016 New York City market to Passivhaus requirements. Rendering: FXFOWLE

April 11, 2017 | BD+C Staff

A new study conducted by FXFOWLE shows that Building Teams can meet stringent Passivhaus performa...

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Clover Payments, a payments software startup, installed a 30x22-ft living wall in its office in Sunnyvale, Calif., a net-zero-energy building. The wall provides air filtration for the company's tenants. Image: Courtesy Habitat Horticulture

April 11, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

One installer offers his thoughts on why, and what works.

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April 06, 2017 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The product-specific EPDs allow designers to more quickly earn a LEED v4 credit in the Materials...

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PlanIt Impact's cloud-based platform is helping CB Properties and Milhaus Development plan a $24.3 million mixed-use building on 27th and Troost Streets in Kansas City, which will include 182 market-rate apartments and 12,000 sf of commercial space. The developers are using this platform to better understand operational costs so tenant occupancy would be more affordable. Image; Planit Impact

April 05, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

PlanIt Impact's sustainability scoring is based on myriad government and research data.

Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

April 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The mixed-use towers would each rise 36 stories into the sky and connect via rooftop skybridges....

Rendering courtesy of Curated Properties

March 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Curated Properties and Windmill Developments have teamed up to create a mixed-use building with f...

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Image courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

February 20, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The architect behind China’s first vertical forest skyscraper has bigger plans for entire cities...

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Rendering courtesy of MVRDV

February 06, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The plants will represent 250 species found in South Korea.

Rendering courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architects.

February 03, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be covered in 1,100 trees and 2,500 cascading plants and shrubs.

​Rendering courtesy of R8 Properties.

January 27, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Over it’s 60-year lifespan, the power generated form the project would cover the energy cost of c...

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Rendering courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

January 24, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

At the heart of Vincent Callebaut Architectures’ eco-neighborhood will be three 100-meter-tall Ve...

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Georgia Tech Research Institute has a contract to install tiles embedded with piezoelectric material into the “vapor trail” of the Visitors Center at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Fla. The activated tiles act as a kind of keyboard that shows the planet and different aspects of NASA’s mission statement. Courtesy Formations Studio.

January 18, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Research on piezoelectricity moves closer to practical applications for infrastructure and buildi...

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Hassalo on 8th, the first new residential building complex within the Lloyd EcoDistrict in Portland, Ore., has its water treated and recycled through the largest natural urban wastewater system in North America. Provided by Biohabitats and engineered by Glumac, the system, which also serves an office building in the ecodistrict, was installed as a tradeoff with the city for lower utility hookup fees. Photo: American Assets Trust/GBD Architects.

January 13, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

EcoDistricts is helping cities visualize a bigger picture that connects their communities.

Rendering courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati

December 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Energy created by those exercising within would power the gym down the Seine.

Image courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

December 02, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building sits just a few blocks from the LEED-Platinum certified Taipei 101, the world’s eigh...

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Rendering courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

November 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The hotel looks to create a symbiosis between man, nature, and architecture.

Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

November 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The architects say the project will be the greenest soccer stadium in the world once completed....

Photo: Lucy Li, Wikimedia Commons

November 10, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The computational model is being tested on MIT’s Green Building.

November 03, 2016 | Nathan Cherry

CallisonRTKL’s Nathan Cherry discusses hurricanes, the San Francisco waterfront, and how we can f...

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Image courtesy of 3XN/GXN

November 03, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The proposal is a mixture of agriculture and urban design.

October 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Lumiere Developments says the building will generate enough energy to offer residents ‘Free Energ...

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Rendering courtesy of CBT

October 20, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The detailed master plan for Phase 2 of Masdar City has been unveiled by CBT.

Photo courtesy of The Smog Free Project

October 12, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The 23-ft tall tower operates almost entirely on wind energy.

Photo courtesty of Père Igor, Wikipedia Creative Commons

October 10, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

GBCI offered the first testing opportunity Oct. 3 at Greenbuild

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October 06, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The technology is targeted for climate, transportation, resiliency.

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