Posted on 11/30/2016 8:08 AM By Chris Hoffman
DPR took a building that had been vacant for more than seven years and transformed into an office that is not only energy-efficient and seeking LEED-CI v4.0 Platinum certification, but also ensures the well-being of employees.
Posted on 11/30/2016 7:55 AM By Marc Stroope
Despite the continuous narrative tied to green building, construction contracts have simply not kept pace, and most form contracts or standard clauses do not address contractual issues specific to sustainable projects.
Posted on 11/2/2016 7:19 PM By Brett Wheless
Today’s savvy facility executives should take the appropriate measures to connect disparate energy systems, leverage intelligent building analytics capabilities and bring in trusted partners to help guarantee that all opportunities to cut energy consumption are being addressed.
Posted on 9/26/2016 7:50 PM By Rachel Gilbert
Today, there are more than 1,755 LEED-certified industrial facilities worldwide, comprising more than 496 million total square feet, according to the LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report. And that number is expected to increase significantly: There are currently more than 2,710 registered industrial facilities totaling nearly 737 million square feet.
Posted on 9/23/2016 6:09 AM By Joanna Masterson
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser signed into law the Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Act of 2016, which seeks to help mitigate the effects of climate change in the district, as well as keep D.C. on track to meet its sustainability goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent and ensure renewables make up at least 50 percent of its energy supply by 2032.
Posted on 8/24/2016 12:37 PM By Itamar Roth
In view of the ongoing transformation of the building automation industry, spearheaded by the IoT revolution, the lighting system is considered to be the most suitable infrastructure to carry on the smart building mission. A digital ceiling that uses smart sensors incorporated into lighting fixtures creates an affordable and scalable option for system providers, building owners and facility managers.
Posted on 7/7/2016 6:25 PM By Nader Assad
New age masonry products are meeting demands for materials that do far more than look good. The manufacturing process is now a science designed to produce veneers that are more durable, last longer and resist moisture and mold, while lowering overall life cycle costs and helping achieve sustainability goals.
Posted on 4/25/2016 12:40 PM By Joanna Masterson
Aligning building performance expectations with community resilience is essential for continuity of service during and after a disaster and for the service life of a building; thus, development decisions, building science and construction methodologies will evolve to reflect consumer expectations.
Posted on 4/11/2016 8:55 AM By Joanna Masterson
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) launched a new website, buildingwithchemistry.org, that provides architects, materials specifiers, interior designers, and other building and construction professionals with tools and information about green building codes and standards, materials selection, and the role of chemistry in developing innovative, sustainable building materials.
Posted on 3/29/2016 10:29 AM By Joanna Masterson
Illinois is the top state for LEED, with 161 certified projects totaling 3.43 square feet certified per person, according to the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) latest ranking of the top 10 states for LEED.