Green Building

Bringing A Touch Of Green To American Capitals

There’s a step-by-step, city-by-city effort unfolding to add a little green to U.S. capitals, and three more cities have just been added to the program: Lansing, Mich., Madison, Wis. and Olympia, Wash. Run by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Greening… Read More
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Apple’s Oregon Data Center: Solar Behemoth

If Northwest media are correct, Apple is on its way to building the largest solar power plant in the state of Oregon. More than a year ago, the Cupertinans began work on a data center in Prineville, 150 miles southeast… Read More
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Net Zero At Unprecedented Scale On Illinois Campus

Net zero isn’t new, but it remains very ambitious. And at this scale? Unheard of. We’re talking about the new Electrical and Computer Engineering building at the University of Illinois. This is a 230,000-square-foot project on the Urbana-Champaign, Ill., campus,… Read More

Pub Grease Helps Heat Green Building Superstar

Move over, One Angel Square, there’s a new top dog in the BREEAM rating system. One Embankment Place, a commercial building above Charing Cross Station in London that was built more than 20 years ago, has been refurbished for occupant… Read More
big house

U.S. Houses Are Big, But Not The Biggest

We’ve heard a lot about the rise of the “tiny house,” and fascinating as the phenomenon is and cool as so many of them are, there’s a way in which these extraordinarily small, one-room abodes – almost inevitably in places… Read More

Suburban Carbon Footprints Wipe Out City Gains

Households in densely populated cities have carbon footprints that are way smaller than the national average, but there’s a catch: The suburban sprawl that inevitably spills out from big cities offsets the emissions improvements, according to a new study. And… Read More