Environmental Protection

Green Building


American Society of Landscape Architects Debuts 'Sustainable Design 101' Resource

Plants that digest toxic waste, parks built from old building materials, trees that lower utility bills and many other sustainable concepts are part of a free educational resource from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Students Build Living Village for Math Credit

Students learn math behind environmental engineering as they build a living village and design an efficient transportation system for food delivery.

Villanova Launches Sustainable Engineering Research Center

Villanova's center will house multi-disciplinary research and teaching in a number of emerging areas and seeks to protect and restore the environment through the systems-based integration of sustainability principles into engineering solutions.

Boeing Site to Operate as 100-Percent Renewable Energy Site

Boeing and South Carolina Electric & Gas have announced an energy partnership that will enable Boeing South Carolina to operate as a 100-percent renewable energy site.

LEED for Healthcare Debuts at CleanMed Conference

The new rating system distinguishes construction of high-performance healthcare facilities, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.

UMD's Solar Decathlon Team Unveiled a High-tech Structure Called WaterShed (With Video)

The University of Maryland Solar Decathlon Team has unveiled its entry in the U.S. Department of Energy competition: a high-tech structure they call WaterShed, because it integrates a unique array of sustainable features designed to protect and make the most of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Cambrian Center

ARRA Funds Green Retrofit for HUD Facility

Salas O'Brien will engineer a cool roof and use fuel cells to save energy at the Cambrian Center near the Los Gatos-San Jose border.

New York-based Architect Designs Bio-diverse Tower

International Architect Kevin Kennon has designed a mixed-use commercial building for Eco-City, Tianjin, China, that utilizes advanced Biophilic design technologies and strategies to reconnect people with nature.



Veolia ES Earns LEED Certification for Landfill Building

The new building at Veolia's Evergreen Landfill in Valdosta, Ga., will be used as a scale house for weighing all waste streams entering the landfill and as an on-site administrative office.

Commercial Building Owners Need Access to Financing for Energy Savings Projects

C. David Myers, president of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency, told state leaders that building efficiency projects, which provide guaranteed energy and budget savings, can be achieved with no upfront cost to a government facility.

Top 10 Cities with the Most ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings in 2010

For the past three years, EPA has released an annual list of the top cities in the United States with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings.

Hybrid Homes Cut Monthly Energy Expenses By Up to 70 Percent

With oil prices rising again, Blu Homes' highly efficient, innovative, steel-framed homes cost on average 50 to 70 percent less to operate on a monthly basis than conventional homes.

Nepal's New Eco-World Center For Peace and Unity Opens

On April 4, 2011, Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, Buddhist Master and Harvard Ph.D., will preside over the grand opening of Lumbini Udyana Mahachaitya -- World Center for Peace and Unity, built as part of the international Lumbini Development Project in Nepal.

IEEE 1888 Standard Employs Green IT to Lower Energy

The standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network Protocol is inspired by the desire of Chinese stakeholders to minimize their footprints.

Mandated Change in Light Bulbs to Occur at Year's End

Get ready for some mandated changes in lighting, warns an energy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Greener Schools Start With You

This year, Pureology is pleased to present Global Green USA's Green School Makeover Competition. From March 1 – September 30, 2011, a parent, teacher, student or individual, can nominate any K–12 public, private or charter school they think deserves a Green School Makeover. One school will win a "green makeover" and four finalist schools will win $2,500 for their sustainable upgrades.

Denver Noted for LEED Building Development

The U.S. Green Building Council has certified nearly 30 projects since 2010 under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.

New One-stop Shop for Green Homes in Manhattan

New York City brokers have over the last couple of years noticed that luxury home buyers are often looking to buy green and LEED certified apartments and it has been difficult to find these homes.

Procter & Gamble Pledges to Pursue LEED Certification for All New Sites Globally

P&G's Taicang plant in China – which is breaking ground today – is the first P&G manufacturing site to pursue LEED certification, with several additional new P&G sites currently working toward the same distinction globally.

New Reports Chart Path to Net-Zero-Energy Commercial Buildings

Two new reports from the Zero Energy Commercial Buildings Consortium on achieving net-zero-energy use in commercial buildings say "high levels of energy efficiency are the first, largest, and most important step on the way to net-zero."

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