Green Building

The ReNEWW House, a Sustainable Living Laboratory

The ReNEWW House project, a partnership between Purdue University and Whirlpool Corp., turned a 1920s home near campus into a sustainable living laboratory.

Elon Musk Says His Solar Roof Is Cheaper Than a Normal One

In short, homeowners will be able to install Tesla's solar roof for less money than a roof made from regular materials. Does Musk's…

The Past and Future City: Historical Preservation is Essential for Green Building

In their new book, "The Past and Future City," Stephanie Meeks and Kevin C. Murphy explore how historical preservation can help pave the…

A Living Education: Yellowstone’s Sustainability Efforts Deliver Long-Lasting Lessons

Five years ago, Yellowstone National Park launched the Yellowstone Environmental Stewardship (YES!) initiative, a collaborative effort to help Yellowstone become the world’s greenest…

Wastewater System Design Can Create a More Sustainable Office

Wastewater doesn’t need to be wasted. In fact, there are many potential uses for a wastewater system that can have a positive impact…

The Clean Tech Electricity Future

The 21st-century grid has the potential to be a lower-cost, lower-emissions and higher-reliability solution. And large utilities are ushering in the next generation…

The Data Is In: Green Buildings Financially Outperform Rivals

In partnership with its clients, Bentall Kennedy brought on board top global academics, sharing a 10-year data pool of nearly 300 office buildings,…

Feds to Suppliers: Disclose Your GHG Emissions

The General Services Administration, which functions as Washington D.C.’s chief procurement office, will soon require its suppliers to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.

Is Your Home Insulation Promoting Climate Change?

The wrong type of home insulation can do more harm than good, green building experts say.

The Benefits of Sustainable Landscaping for Your Business

If you run a business with a physical, brick-and-mortar location, it’s likely that the most overlooked aspect of your office, warehouse or storefront…

Want Corporations to Go Green? It’s Time to Learn Their Language

Despite tax breaks and corporate responsibility pushes, there is still a lag when it comes to corporations acting in a sustainable way. The…

Autonomous LED Lighting Is Driving a Smart Building Revolution

LED lighting systems can serve as a connectivity link between sensors, things, smart applications, artificial intelligence programming and human wearables. The disruptive result…

3p Weekend: Tiny Houses Made from Recycled Materials

Following the trend of oversized 'McMansions' in the 1990s, a growing number of homemakers are shunning unneeded living space in exchange for pint-sized…

Health Issues Highlight the Demand for High Indoor Air Quality

When leaks are sealed to improve a building's energy efficiency, air quality inside can diminish. But health-focused green building solutions can solve the…

Log Cabins: The Most Environmentally-Friendly Homes?

While the typical household spends around $2,000 per year on energy, most reports from log cabin owners show less spending in comparison on…