• 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Innovations: November/December 2008

    These products will help achieve sustainability.

     
  • Rating The Future

    Scot Horst, president of Horst Inc. and chair of USGBC's LEED Steering Committee shares his thoughts about the future of the rating system and where the industry is headed.

     
  • Napa Valley

    Several vineyards in California’s Napa Valley are embracing solar power to green their operations and protect the environment.

     
  • Air Apparent

    Increasing concern about the impact of Formaldehyde and other VOCs on human health has prompted development of low- and no-VOC adhesives.

     
  • The Green Law Landscape

    In the haste to legislate green-building mandates, many local governments have failed to consider the legal ramifications of their regulatory regimes.

     
  • Energy and Mobility in the Green City

    What kinds of opportunities are offered by new technologies, new methods of design and construction, new government programs and new incentives for private investment?

     
  • Boston Green Projects

    Browse through 15 of Boston's green buildings.

     
  • Against Status Quo

    A condominium project in South Boston became the first multifamily residential project in New England to earn a LEED Gold rating from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council.

     
  • Art Eco

    Boston's Artists for Humanities EpiCenter intimates its historic Boston neighborhood while clearly expressing its artistic, green sensibility.

     
  • From The Hill

    Environmental legislation news from Capitol Hill.

     
  • A Moment in Time

    On occasion, I revisit my past and smile at my teenage ideals or remember sights, sounds and emotions linked to a particular event in my life.