• Beam Serenity IQA Power Unit Central Vaccuum System

    Beam's Serenity IQA Power Unit Central Vaccuum System From Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems includes an electronic user information system.

  • Adagio Hybrid Acoustical Ceiling Panels

    CertainTeed Corp.’s Adagio Hybrid Acoustical Ceiling Panels’ design combines the sound absorption of high-density fiber glass with the soundcontainment qualities of mineral fiber.

  • McCollum Hall/ Harvard Business School

    Throughout McCollum Hall’s renovation, the project team analyzed and implemented available materials and practices that were sustainable. The project is in a dense urban area with many amenities within walking distance. A campus-wide irrigation audit identifies efficient fixtures to reduce the...

  • Display House Built With FSC-Certified Materials

    Portland, Ore.-based Forest Products Solutions unveiled the first FSC House trade-show display at the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo last November in Chicago.

  • Being Sustainable: Building Systems Performance

    The book highlights design; construction; and operation of myriad mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations with a focus on their integration and interaction.

  • Biosquare Biomedical Laboratory Facility III

    BioSquare, Boston’s third state-of-the-art lab and research building, was awarded LEED for Core and Shell Certified status by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council. The 176,000-square-foot (16350-m²), 8-story facility has incorporated an environmental-design program that involves a...

  • Manulife U.S. Headquarters

    Located in the heart of the emerging Seaport District, the Manulife Financial building is 14-stories high and 420,000 square feet (39018 m²).

  • Hamilton Hall/ Harvard Business School

    Originally constructed in 1926, Hamilton Hall began renovation in 2005 and now houses MBA students at Harvard Business School. The 48,000-squarefoot (4459-m²) dormitory earned LEED for New Construction Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

  • Aldrich Hall/ Harvard Business School

    Aldrich Hall is a 102,825-square-foot (9552-m2) classroom for Harvard Business School’s MBA program. The building completed a three-phase gut renovation in September 2006, which provided the opportunity to green the building and led to a LEED for New Construction Silver certification from the...

  • Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center/ 34 Oak St.

    This 40,000-square-foot (3716-m2) building serves as a community center with support services, including a day-care center. It achieved LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver certification from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council. Green attributes include energy and water savings...

  • Sweetwater Sound/Fort Wayne, Ind.

    Sweetwater Sound is the fourth-largest musical instrument and pro-audio retailer in the world.

  • Home On The Range / Billings, Mont.

    As Montana’s only LEED Platinum-certified structure recognized by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council, this 8,300-square-foot (771-m2) building houses several nonprofit environmental groups.

  • Nationals Park / Washington, D.C.

    Built on a brownfield site, the Nationals Park is the first Major League Baseball stadium to receive LEED Silver certification from the Washington-based U.S. Green Building Council.

  • Saint Paul Public Housing Agency / Minn.

    This 24,000-square-foot (2230-m2), 6-story mixed office and retail building includes ceiling heights designed to maximize This 4-story, 65,000-square-foot (6039-m2) public-housing agency uses 49 percent less energy than code requires.

  • Kennecott Utah Copper / Copperton, Utah

    This 24,000-square-foot (2230-m2), 6-story mixed office and retail building includes ceiling heights designed to maximize energy efficiency, dual-flush toilets, sensor-operated faucets, tinted double-pane operable windows, carpeting made from recycled materials, an on-site recycling center...

  • The Point at Morristown / N.J.

    This 24,000-square-foot (2230-m2), 6-story mixed office and retail building includes ceiling heights designed to maximize energy efficiency, dual-flush toilets, sensor-operated faucets, tinted double-pane operable windows, carpeting made from recycled materials, an on-site recycling center...

  • New Resource Bank / San Francisco

    As the nation’s first commercial green bank, New Resource Bank offers special loan programs to green developers and finances residential and commercial solar installations.

  • Columbia Heights Headquarters and Community Center / Washington, D.C.

    Encompassing nearly 50,000 square feet (4645 m2), the community center replaces two existing buildings.

  • Aileron Center/Dayton, Ohio

    The 70,000-square-foot (6503-m2) facility provides an environment for private business owners to share experiences and knowledge and participate in workshops and programs that are designed to inspire new thinking.

  • Boston Children's Museum/ 300 Congress St.

    During its renovation and expansion, the Boston Children’s Museum used recycled and rapidly renewable materials, as well as added a green roof, storm-water-reclamation system, and real-time heating and cooling controls.

  • Third Sector New England/ 89 South St., Suite 700

    Third Sector New England, or TSNE, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Boston area’s nonprofit community.

  • One Beacon St.

    Set atop Beacon Hill, this 37-story office building focuses on environmentally sound initiatives to reduce operating costs while maintaining tenant comfort.

  • SBRA East Office Building/ 2 Seaport Lane

    The SBRA office received LEED for Commercial Interiors Silver certification from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council in February 2007.

  • A Lower Expectation

    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) addressed the Greenfield, Mass.-based Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s annual conference and called on the assembled architects, designers, consultants, energy-service providers and contractors to help Massachusetts drive its expectations not up, but...

  • 150 Boylston St.

    The Piano Row Residence Hall, Student Center and Athletic Facility concentrates three vital components of student life in one structure that complements the urban character of the street.

  • 330 Stuart St.

    Base building renovations for this 9-story building included core redesign and lobby renovation and upgrades.

  • Allsteel Resource Center

    Overlooking the Quincy Market, Allsteel’s showroom includes a reception area and showrooms and offices for Allsteel and its sister company, Gunlocke.

  • 10 West St.

    This student residence hall achieved LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C.

  • Signature Logan Terminal/ Logan International Airport

    Terminal A’s redevelopment maximized green technology, including recyclable materials, natural lighting, energy-conservation plans and alternative-fuel utilization.

  • Calamos Investments / Naperville, Ill.

    Calamos Investments chose a green roof to replace the ballast-covered roof area surrounding its tenth-floor rooftop patio.

  • Pacific Garden Mission / Chicago

    As part of the largest continuously operating homeless shelter in the U.S., the 16,000-square-foot (1486-m2) green-roof system incorporates a solar-reflective membrane and vegetated grids.

  • Grohmann Museum / Milwaukee School of Engineering

    Six sculptures sit amid this 10,000-square-foot (929-m2) vegetated roof that features sod rather than typical green-roof sedum.

  • Albany Park Middle School / Chicago

    A 4,000-square-foot (372-m2) green roof covers a portion of the nearly 43,000-square-foot (3995-m2) roof over the school.

  • American University Media Production Center / Washington, D.C.

    When designing the 880-square-foot (82-m2) roof, David Fyffe, P.E., a principal at Seal Engineering Inc., wanted to prove the desirability of installing a green roof as a retrofit.

  • Gannett Flemming Inc. / Camp Hill, PA.

    Completed in August 2007, this extensive 4-inch (102-mm) vegetated roof spans approximately 1,400 square feet (130 m2).

  • World Trade Center West Podium/Boston

    At 15,000 square feet (1394 m2), this extensive green roof is an unirrigated 5-inch- (127-mm-) deep dual-media assembly.

  • William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum / Little Rock, Ark.

    The vegetated roof is divided into north and south sections.

  • The Bronx Green Roof Demonstration Project/New York

    This 10,000-square-foot (929-m2) extensive green roof features monitoring equipment that measures its performance.

  • The Court at Upper Providence Shopping Mall / Royersford, PA.

    Developers and local officials aimed to improve rather than burden the community with this 400,000-square-foot (37160-m2) shopping center.

  • Kitchener Huron Natural Park, Kitchener/Ontario, Canada

    The 1,500-square-foot (139-m2) roof’s vegetation consists of 90 percent sedums (eight varieties) and 10 percent mixed perennials.

  • Stoffer Hall, Washburn University/Topeka, Kan

    Administrators at Washburn University were attracted to vegetated roofing when considering a new roofing solution to top 7,000 square feet (650 m2) of a 15,000-square-foot (1394-m2) addition to Stoffer Hall, the university’s science center.

  • Social Security Administration/Birmingham, Ala.

    Three types of roof systems make this project one of the largest roofs in the Southeast.

  • U.S. Census Bureau Headquarters/Suitland MD

    Designed and built to provide a world-class workplace for 6,000 employees, the Census Bureau’s design features sweeping curves and glass cladding with vertical wooden louvers.

  • Back to School

    California Often Establishes Environmental Policies that later are adopted by other states or the federal government.

  • Forum Discusses Buildings' Energy Efficiency

    The Washington, D.C.-based National Academies of Sciences’ Federal Facilities Council and International Facility Management Association, Houston, hosted a joint policy forum at the U.S. Capitol in September about efficient energy use in buildings.

  • Museums' Design Recieves Accolades

    The Water + Life Museums Campus has received an American Architecture Award and Savings By Design Merit Award for its balance of beauty and sustainability.

  • California Regulates Emissions

    California’s Air Resource Board’s new Airborne Toxic Control Measure is aimed at restricting formaldehyde emissions from composite wood materials and products.

  • Mayors Promote Green Schools

    Mayor Manny Diaz (D), Miami, and Mayor Greg Nickels (D), Seattle, have formed the Mayors’ Alliance for Green Schools, a coalition of mayors seeking to strategically harness the leadership and creativity of mayors across the country to promote the benefits of green schools in their communities.

  • Certification Focuses On Operations And Performance

    The Operations and Performance Management Professional Certification program from the Atlanta-based American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc. helps earners demonstrate their knowledge of the management of facility operations and maintenance and the impact of...

  • Groups Issue Call to Action

    More than 30 groups issued a call to action for the federal government and states to make energy efficiency a frontline approach to addressing energy-supply constraints and reducing global-warming emissions.

  • Insulation Manufacturers Increase Recycled Content

    The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, Alexandria, Va., has conducted a survey of its members’ use of pre- and post-consumer recycled materials in their insulation products during 2006-07.

  • Sanctuary: Global Oases of Innocence

    This photographic odyssey spanning two dozen animal and habitat sanctuaries throughout the world is a celebration of the worldwide Sanctuary Movement.

  • Sky Vegetables

    SKY VEGETABLES, MADISON, WIS., is an urban-agriculture firm that uses a sustainable model to farm produce on grocery-store rooftops.

  • Hot Ideas For a Cooler Planet

    Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet was an artistic showcase of 126 globes in Chicago that depicted different ways to combat global warming.

  • Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change

    This book outlines ways to combine efficient land use and energy efficiency to mitigate climate change.

  • Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature

    This call to action is a comprehensive introduction to “sustainable urbanism,” the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings.

  • Urban Ecology

    Urban Ecology is a Euro-American diary that captures the beauty of city life and celebrates the four seasons through 30 short stories and color photographs about New York life as seen through the eyes of a European environmental activist.

  • The Sourcebook of Decorative Stone

    What makes a good decorative stone? How does one determine what kind is appropriate for a specific use?

  • Creating Value: Smart Development and Green Design

    Case studies, perspectives, and examples for creating the built environment in the 21st century.

  • Busby: Learning Sustainable Design

    Peter Busby started his first practice in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1984 with a desire to influence the city’s growth and have a direct social and physical effect on the built environment.

  • Tropical Woods Luxury Resilient Flooring

    Amtico International’s Tropical Woods luxury resilient flooring offers four patterns—Brazilian rosewood, merbau, tigerwood and caramel bamboo— that mimic rare rainforest species.

  • BamLoc Strand-Woven “Floating” Bamboo

    Mr. Bamboo Inc.’s BamLoc strand-woven “floating” bamboo flooring for commercial and residential applications is a 100 percent solid strand-woven floor with an interlocking design.

  • SofTrace

    SofTrace from Day-Brite Lighting offers a concealed lamp center panel with efficiency in excess of 95 percent and total luminaire efficacy up to 87 lumens per watt.

  • GreenGlass Fiberglass-Faced Gypsum

    Temple-Inland’s GreenGlass Fiberglass-Faced Gypsum Sheathing is manufactured with recycled content and is resistant to mold, moisture and weather.

  • Accoya Wood

    Titan Wood Limited’s Accoya wood is suited for exterior applications where performance and appearance are valued.

  • REmix Collection

    Shaw Hospitality Group’s REmix Collection features animated patterns and linear motifs found in advertising and art designs of the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Casa California Collection

    Oceanside Glasstile has expanded its Casa California Collection.

  • The Aerix Hand Dryer

    Using 80 percent less electricity than other hand dryers, the Aerix hand dryer from Bradley Corp. can adjust speeds for fast drying or quiet operation.

  • The Hi-Lume LED Driver

    The Hi-Lume LED driver from Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. is a high-performance, universal voltage driver that provides LED dimming from 100 to 1 percent.

  • Sydney Low Profile Toilet

    The Sydney Low Profile toilet from Caroma USA Inc. is designed for installations with space restrictions.

  • Majestic Slate Traditional Tiles

    EcoStar has added 10-inch (254-mm) Majestic Slate Traditional tiles to its line of recycled, synthetic roofing products.

  • SunGuard SN 68 Glass

    Guardian Industries’ SunGuard SN 68 glass has a low-E coating that maximizes energy savings.

  • The VESDA Very Early Warning Smoke Detection System

    The VESDA Very Early Warning Smoke Detection System from Xtral now is available on Big Ass Fans.

  • The Envision Series Outdoor Split Heat Pump

    The Envision Series Outdoor Split Heat Pump for indoor and outdoor installations from WaterFurnace International Inc. offers high operating efficiencies.

  • SOLIS Flushometers

    Sloan Valve Co.’s solar-powered SOLIS Flushometers for water closets and urinals operate with photovoltaic technology.

  • Fluorescent Luminaires

    Lamar Lighting’s Max-E high-performance recessed direct/indirect fluorescent luminaires maximize efficiency and output while maintaining low-glare aesthetic appeal.

  • ENVIRO-300 From Nationwide Chemical Coatings Manufacturers

    ENVIRO-300 from Nationwide Chemical Coatings Manufacturers is a zero-VOC, low-odor, insulating ceramic paint for interior walls, ceilings and trim.

  • Simplified Commercial Photovoltaic Performance

    PV Powered has simplified commercial photovoltaic performance monitoring by offering integrated monitoring solutions from leading PV data-monitoring providers.

  • IES V5.9

    IES V5.9 from Integrated Environmental Solutions enables designers to examine how key design and climate factors influence the sustainable performance of a building.

  • Xorel Embroider

    Carnegie has introduced Xorel Embroider, a textile in which patterns are worked on top of the foundation fabric using decorative stitches and laid threads to add a multidimensional splash of style.

  • 10200 Solar-Powered Air Conditioner

    The GreenCore 10200 solar-powered air conditioner combines photovoltaic technology with DC-engineered air conditioning.

  • The Sunny Island 5048U

    The Sunny Island 5048U from SMA Technology AG provides continuous, off-grid power from renewable sources, like solar, wind and hydroelectric.

  • The Ayurveda Essence Color System

    The Ayurveda Essence color system from AFM Safecoat is a holistic indoor paint color system consisting of 108 mood-enhancing colors in three sets of 36.

  • IntegraClear

    IntegraClear from National Office Furniture is an environmentally friendly, high-performance finish that increases durability without sacrificing aesthetics.

  • Floor Tiles

    AlumaFloor floor tiles are manufactured using recycled 5052 aluminum alloy and can be designed and cut to suit any architectural need.

  • HSS 535 and HSS 540 R2R

    HSS 535 and HSS 540 R2R from West Development Group are one-component, moisture-curing silicone rubber roof coatings designed for use on sprayed-in-place polyurethane foam.

  • The ModCon Commercial Condensing Boiler

    The ModCon Commercial Condensing Boiler from Heat Transfer Products features a high-grade Inconel, load-matching gas burner with a five-to-one turndown ratio to meet variable needs for space heating and domestic hot water.

  • EARTHcrete

    EARTHcrete by Sonoma Cast Stone uses a high amount of recycled materials, such as paper fiber, glass and ceramics, in place of portland cement to make concrete.

  • Wood/Plastic Biocomposite Compounds

    JER Envirotech International has collaborated with the National Research Council of Canada to develop wood/plastic biocomposite compounds using organic fiber byproducts and recycled plastics.

  • Dehumidifier

    Berner Energy Recovery Inc. has introduced a water-source condenser/heat pump option as part of its line of 100 percent outside air TRICOIL and desiccant energy-recovery ventilation systems.

  • B-250 and B-200 Infrared Cameras

    FLIR Systems Inc.’s B-250 and B-200 infrared cameras use picture-in-picture FUSION—the infrared image is overlaid over the corresponding visible image—to allow for easier identification and interpretation of infrared images.

  • Env Software System

    Climate Automation Systems has released its env software system for indoor climate-control optimization of residential and moderate-scale commercial buildings.

  • RainReserve

    Enginuity and Sustain Dane created RainReserve to catch clean rainwater.

  • Polybrite Coatings

    Polyglass USA Kool Roof Solutions’ new Polybrite coatings provide increased energy efficiency, strength, flexibility and protection for any roof system.

  • Solatube 750 DS Daylighting System

    Solatube International Inc. has launched the Solatube 750 DS Daylighting System, designed to extend the hours of daylighting available for interior spaces.

  • Element Fan

    Big Ass Fans’ Element fan for commercial spaces uses a 10-airfoil and winglet design to move air quietly and powerfully while using less than 100 watts of energy.


    CYRO Industries’ ACRYLITE HEATSTOP acrylic sheet is an infrared-reflecting polymethyl methacrylate that limits the amount of heat entering a building.

  • Tensotherm

    Birdair Inc. and Cabot Corp. have partnered to produce Tensotherm, an insulative fabric membrane roof system that uses Nanogel, a light insulation layer, to increase the material’s thermal performance.

  • Energy-Management Lighting

    Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.’s Quantum whole-building lighting- and energy-management solution gives building owners and facility managers control of a building’s lighting system.

  • Ceramic InsulCoat Exterior Wall

    Envirocoatings’ Ceramic InsulCoat exterior wall and roof products contain Cerylium, which helps prevent heat loss and gain and protects against extreme coastal or desert weather conditions.