• Recycling center achieves record triple certification

      The Orange Coast College Recycling Center is the first facility in the world to be honored by the U.S. Green Building Council for its triple certification achievement in sustainability. The triple certification includes LEED certification, the Sustainable SITES Initiative and TRUE Zero Waste certification. The facility was originally designed to achieve Silver LEED and […]

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  • Norwegian energy-positive building could be the future of smart cities

      Powerhouse Brattørkaia, Norway’s largest energy-positive building, could be a first example of how smart cities can slow climate change. During its lifetime, the 18,200 sqm (195,903 sqf ) building will generate more energy in its operational phase than it consumes through the production of building materials, construction, operation and disposal of the building. One of […]

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  • Green Building Education Network launched

      The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) is launching the NFRC Leaders Network to give engineers, architects, code officials and others involved in the sustainable and well-building supply chain access to the experts, data and science behind windows, doors and skylights. The NFRC Leaders Network is hosting the first Green Track Event on September 23 […]

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  • From waste to bricks: circular economy in construction

      Blue Planet Solutions, a waste management company headquartered in Singapore, has recently acquired the UK-based Virtus Concrete Solutions Ltd. Virtus Concrete’s key offering are sustainable concrete blocks called Blockwalls, manufactured from 87 per cent recycled materials comprising mainly low-value inert waste materials. With this technology, Blue Planet has strengthened its ability to provide end-to-end waste management […]

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  • Woodside Homes to introduce a new net-zero energy-efficient building model in the US

      After the acquisition of Woodside Homes in 2017, Sekisui House, Japan’s largest homebuilder, best known for building net-zero energy-efficient homes, has been working to bring its know-how to the US market. A new concept house built by Woodside will showcase Sekisui’s innovations to the US market for the first time when it debuts at the […]

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  • Green skyscrapers: when tall is sustainable

      When it comes to sustainability, skyscrapers usually have a bad reputation due to the amount of resources they consume to function. However, high-rise buildings can be green too. From iconic buildings like the Empire State Building (LEED Gold Certified) to the newest high tech constructions like Torre Reforma in Mexico City (LEED Platinum Certified), […]

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  • Active House Symposium coming to North America

      The first Active House Symposium will make its North American debut next month in Toronto. On September 16th to 17th, architects, engineers, sustainability professionals and academics from all over the world will meet to discuss best practices and innovation towards more environmentally friendly and healthier buildings. Active House is an international building practice based on a […]

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  • What can be learned from the world most sustainable industrial building

      This logistics warehouse in the Dutch city of Tilburg received the highest-ever rating for an industrial building from British sustainability assessors BREEAM, which has assessed more than 500,000 buildings in over 70 countries to look at green credentials. Over 13,000 solar panels cover the roof producing enough power  not only for the building but […]

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  • US Bank Stadium is the first professional sports venue to achieve LEED platinum certification using ARC platform

      The US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is the first professional sport venue to achieve LEED platinum certification using the ARC platform. “Sports bring people and communities together, and U.S. Bank Stadium is a space that not only unifies Vikings fans, but provides a healthy, green and high performing building for all to enjoy,” commented […]

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  • Residential green building sector grows 19%

      LEED-certified homes have grown 19% since 2017 and are at an all-time high, those are the highlights of a recent report by the US green Building Council. Nearly 500,000 single family, multifamily and affordable housing units are now LEED-certified. In the age of ever increasing and intimidating housing prices, green homes can provide a safe […]

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