A rendering of an arctic village, where small reactors produce energy, heat, and steam for residents, is one of six “scenarios” for nuclear power that Gensler illustrated for Third Way, a Washington D.C.-based think tank. Image: Third Way
Third Way illustrates the utility of this energy source, at a time when alternatives to fossil fu...read more
The number of firms involved in AIA’s voluntary pact to slash energy consumption in buildings gre...read more
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Agencies must quantify the specific impacts when possible.
The Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute in Los Angeles expects to consume 51% less energy and produce 1.25 times the energy it uses, thanks to a $15.5 million retrofit. Image courtesy of NZP ETI.
The goal of the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute is for this structure to become a mod...read more
Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Photo: Prakash Patel, courtesy SmithGroupJJR
The education building generated 83% more energy than it consumed over the last year en route to...read more
Robinson Starmills mall in San Fernando, Philippines. Photo: Robinsons Land, via Inhabitat
The Robinsons Starmills mall in San Fernando recently turned on a 2.9 megawatt rooftop PV plant....
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The Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco and the West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library...read more
With the full O&M package, solar adopters are able to maximize return on investment, optimize...read more
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
The $22 billion experiment, to this point, has produced less than stellar results.
The Kazakhstan Pavilion, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, shows the wind-turbine cutout at the top of the sphere. Rendering courtesy AS+GG.
Creating a 25-story energy-generating globe for Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan put Adrian Smith + Gordon...read more
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The calculator breaks down the cost-effectiveness of energy codes on a state-by-state basis.
An open-air plaza inside AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami has been converted into a solar pavilion that makes the space more usable for revenue-generating functions. Courtesy NRG Energy and The Heat Group.
NRG Energy teams with Miami Heat to transform an underused open-air plaza and reinforce the facil...read more
Nearly half of energy-modeled projects met or came close to meeting 2014 carbon reduction targets. Photo: York Region/Creative Commons
Energy modeling allows architects to be more ambitious with energy-saving in their design project...
Solar panels on a roof. Photo: Jon Callas/Creative Commons.
Draft Multi-Year Program Plan available for review.
University of South Carolina’s Darla School of Business. Image courtesy Firewater Photography; other images courtesy Bruce Damonte
The project is part of a large DOE initiative to develop more buildings that can generate as much...read more
Photo: The Forest Home Garage in Ithaca, N.Y. All images courtesy of Green Parking Council.
The new program rates parking structures based on 48 elements of operation, from water reuse to b...read more
A 1.4-MW fuel cell power plant, installed on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in 2014, generates clean, round-the-clock baseload power. The fuel cell is part of a configuration, in which high-quality heat produces steam for campus heating and absorption cooling. Photo courtesy FuelCell Energy
Demand for fuel cells, while modest, is growing, and cost savings are getting noticed.
The new Apple headquarters designed by Norman Foster. Image: Apple, Inc.
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate s...read more
MIT's Media Laboratory and expansion under construction. Photo: Madcoverboy via Wikimedia Commons
The guidelines are aimed at strengthening and streamlining commercial building workforce training...read more
One challenge required onsite bending of CFA panels for the curved portion of the facility. Photo courtesy of Metl-Span.
The goal from the beginning was to construct an energy efficient building with insulated metal pa...read more
Some ideas that have been submitted so far include: modular building facades, improving air tightness in envelopes, and scalable mixed waste to energy conversion technology. Infographic: DOE
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched a new crowdsourcing website called the Buildings Crowd...read more
The geodesic facade will contain PV panels to generate electricity for off-season use. Renderings courtesy BIG
A new building in Uppsala, Sweden, will serve as a power plant during the winter and a venue for ...read more
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BNIM is among the six firms involved in the project.
The proposal defines biomass as organic material, such as wood and crop waste, that can be burned to generate thermal energy. Photo: Kapilbutani via Wikimedia Commons
The proposal would add biomass to approved renewables.
National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, designed by The Freelon Group and HOK. Photo: @Albert Vecerka/Esto
Collectively, 1,662 commercial and institutional projects became LEED certified within the top 10...read more
The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London G...read more
A broadly accepted market definition of zero-energy buildings is foundational to efforts by gover...read more
The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and com...read more