• 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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  • Smart roofs adapt to weather conditions

      As heatwaves around the world bring once more to our attention the effects of climate change, technologies like cool roofs may seem to offer some help. However, in moderate and cold climates their usefulness remains limited. A new generation of adaptive roofing technologies takes the cool roof a step further, using materials able to […]

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  • The next generation of green residential buildings is here

      Optima, an award-winning full service real estate development firm keeps improving the environmental performance of the buildings of its luxury multi-tower enclave in Scottsdale (AZ). The newest features at 7180 Optima Kierland include: Next-Generation Vertical Landscape System Modular Façade & Efficient Shading System: A dynamic, undulating façade with perforated panels and sun screening louvers creates shade […]

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  • Viking-style seagrass thatch is the latest sustainable building material

      A student of the Material Design Lab at the Copenhagen School of Business and Design (KEA), has secured funding to continue her research into the use of eelgrass to produce prefabricated panels for roofs and facades. Kathryn Larsen got the idea while studying ancient building techniques. She found that “Eelgrass is a fantastic material that is […]

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  • International LEED Zero certification awarded to US company’s headquarters

      Located in Little Rock (AR), the headquarters of Entegrity Energy is the second building in the world to get LEED Zero certification and the first in the United States. The original building designed in 1958 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017 and awarded LEED Platinum certification, the previous top […]

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  • US Green Building Council looks for proposals to update LEED

    The US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a call for proposals to solicit feedback and concepts for the next version of LEED. LEED is updated through a continuous improvement process and with each new version the USGBC is evolving LEED’s approach and challenging the building sector to be more resource efficient and sustainable. The call for proposals is […]

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  • Solar panels startup teams up with Google to reduce design and installation costs

      Aurora Solar, a solar software company, has recently finalized a partnership with Google. The startup, which markets a software to design and estimate solar panels installations, will be able to include the tech giant’s datasets including Light Detection and HD Imagery, into its modeling.  This new data partnership aims at cutting the costs at the […]

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  • Wooden “Legos” make passive house building easier

      Brikawood, a French company, has invented a system of interlocking wooden blocks that can be assembled into structures ranging from walls to houses. Fully recyclable, Brikawood is made for low concept construction. Claiming to be an improvement on traditional wood building methods, there are no vertical wooden beams, which prevents water rising through the […]

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