Recent studies report that some older, retrofitted towers, such as New York’s Chrysler and Empire State buildings, are performing better than much newer LEED Gold-certified structures.
Oregon’s Pumpkin Ridge Passive House, currently being built with super-insulated walls and airtight windows, is expected to have energy bills that average just $50 per year.
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) released a report on the crucial contributions chemistry has made—and will continue to make—for the green building movement.
Many passive green building strategies can soften the impact of natural disasters and make life more healthy and bearable for survivors during the recovery period.
Here is a selection of 10 planned, existing or rebooted data centers that have made some impressive strides in reducing their carbon footprints.
The low-tech accordion-style sunshade gets a futuristic twist by Yazdani Studio’s concept to reduce energy costs for a planned office tower in South Korea.
UMB Bank’s new LEED Gold certifed Scottsdale, Ariz., branch uses dynamic, or “smart,” glass from Sage that can be tinted automatically to reduce glare and heat during the day.