Despite the dry climate, the Omni hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, has installed a rooftop herb garden on one of its terraces shaded from the hot summer sun.
- By Laura Williams
- May 09, 2011
Students learn math behind environmental engineering as they build a living village and design an efficient transportation system for food delivery.
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 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.
The new rating system distinguishes construction of high-performance healthcare facilities, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network Protocol is inspired by the desire of Chinese stakeholders to minimize their footprints.
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.
Get ready for some mandated changes in lighting, warns an energy expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
The U.S. Green Building Council has certified nearly 30 projects since 2010 under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.
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.
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.
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."