Environmental Protection

Green/LEED Building



Articles

  • Green Building and Sustainability

    The Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation at the University of Windsor campus has a bio wall that includes 1,500 plants. It naturally filters the carbon dioxide in the air and then transfers its freshness to the entire building. This building also boasts glass and solar systems, a green roof that collects and filters rain water, and hollow core slabs to both harness and store energy and in turn decrease the use of traditional HVAC systems. (Termobuild photo)

    Increased awareness of not only the value, but the necessity of adopting green building initiatives in new builds and retro fits is critical.

  • China Now First in LEED Square Footage

    Global green building is expected to double every three years, according to a Dodge Data & Analytics World Green Building Trends 2016 SmartMarket Report cited by USGBC, which was a contributing partner on the report.

  • U.S. Green Building Council Names New President and CEO

    Mahesh Ramanujam has become the new president and CEO of USGBC, as recently announced this week.

  • Seven Benefits of Smart/Motorized Blinds

    When paired with smart lighting, smart blinds can help maximize the amount of daylight in your home to cut down on electricity usage.

    When paired with smart lighting, smart blinds can help maximize the amount of daylight in your home to cut down on electricity usage. For example, opening the blinds can trigger smart lighting to turn off, and vice versa.

  • Regional Planners Take On Global Warming

    With climate change, every sustainable aspect of development helps.

  • DOE Wins 32 R&D 100 Awards

    Berkeley Lab research associate Sharon Chen sprays roofing material with soiling mixture. (Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab)

    The agency's labs "are a global technology powerhouse that harness innovation to create jobs, support new industries and help ensure America’s competitive edge in areas of national security and science," said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.


Whitepapers

  • Prefurbia Solution to Urban Renewal

    Prefurbia is a neighborhood planning method that produces organically designed, low environmental-impact neighborhoods through varied streetscapes, more public/private spaces, and better pedestrian connectivity.


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