Green Building

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In Masdar City, Siemens HQ Fulfills A Green Vision

Siemens is big into renewable energy, Masdar City is the self-described “low-carbon, sustainable city,” so you knew that the new Siemens Middle East headquarters building in Abu Dhabi was going to be green. And it is. Just officially opened, the… Read More
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Vancouver Exchange Building Getting Taller, Greener

The old Vancouver Stock Exchange building is rising, literally, and in a decidedly sustainable way. Developer Credit Suisse and the city of Vancouver broke ground this week on what’s being called “The Exchange,” which will see the transformation of the… Read More
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Old Building Learns New Net Zero Tricks

This Forest Service building isn’t off-grid, but then again, residing smack dab in the middle of the Los Angeles Basin, it doesn’t need to be. The U.S. Forest Service’s Technology and Development Center, is, however, remarkably close to self-sufficient, thanks… Read More
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Solar PV On A Frog, In A Manner Of Speaking

What do you get when you put solar photovoltaics on a smart frog? That’s what scientists in Hawaii are trying to find out. The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute is studying different solar technologies installed on school buildings from Project Frog,… Read More
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Zero Net Energy Building Movement Is Taking Off

Zero net energy, once a wild-eyed, seemingly unattainable vision, isn’t exactly mainstream, but the concept is definitely taking root in North America: A new report says the number of buildings either at or reaching for the standard has more than… Read More