Green Building

San Francisco to Require Rooftop Solar On New Construction

The ordinance passed unanimously, making San Francisco the first major U.S. city to require solar panels on new construction.

Think Beyond The Menu and Help the Planet

Four out of 10 survey respondents think environmental sustainability will be the hottest menu trend a decade from now.

Florida College Town Embraces Green Building

Gainesville is home of the Gators and the University of Florida. In recent years, residents have witnessed a paradigm shift in the number…

Healthcare Initiative is Changing the Way Hospitals Do Business

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative is a national call for health systems to improve patient care and cut costs by changing the way they…

Green Building Lessons from the Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute’s new 15,610-square-foot Innovation Center is a living lab that is pushing the boundaries of how built environments can sustainably manage…

China Focuses on Climate Action in Latest Five-Year Plan

While the economy remains the central focus every five years, the 2015-2020 plan sets some lofty goals to lower pollution and improve the…

Senior Housing Moves Toward Sustainability

As the U.S. economy continues to shift toward embracing sustainability, senior and assisted-living options are also changing in response to socioeconomic issues. New…

The Hidden Carbon Benefits of Cross Laminated Timber

A new, engineered forest product called Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has been a hot topic in the Oregon news lately. While it is…

Bolstering Buildings Against the ‘Big One’

A massive earthquake is overdue to strike the coast of the Pacific Northwest, but most buildings in the zone haven’t been designed with…

Net-Zero Model Home Improves Energy Efficiency

A model net-zero home in Maryland reports improved efficiency and an increased energy surplus in its second full year of testing.

Why Go From LEED Gold to Platinum? 5 Lessons from Chicago’s 111 South Wacker

Why go from LEED Gold to LEED Platinum? Uncover what it takes to upgrade green building features in a high-profile high-rise — and…

U.K. Firm Brightens Las Vegas Classrooms with Daylighting Technology

SerraLux claims its technology reduces glare while extending daylight deeper into a space, such as a classroom--and Las Vegas schools are signing up…

Nevada Solar Jobs Threatened, Highlighted in Political Contest

After recent utility rate changes, hundreds of people are out of work in Nevada while residential customers are left wondering if they made…

Mid-Century Eichler Homes Score a Sustainable Makeover

Joseph Eichler built more than 11,000 mid-century homes, most of which are in Northern California. Now Eichler homes are making a comeback, and…

An Open-Plan Office Can Cut Your Emissions

Changing out the light bulbs is not enough to go green. The workplace of the future will have a minimal carbon footprint thanks…