• Utilities Meet Solar Challenge

    The “2008 Top Ten Utility Solar Integration Rankings” report identifies those utilities in the U.S. that have the most significant amounts of solar electricity integrated into their portfolio and records the increased collaboration of U.S. electric utility and solar energy industries.

     
  • Credentials Testing Begins

    The Green Building Certification Institute, Washington, D.C., has begun testing for the LEED Green Associate and LEED Accredited Professional Operations and Maintenance credentials.

     
  • Program Supports Climate Positive Growth

    The Clinton Climate Initiative, New York, has announced a global program developed in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council.

     
  • USGBC Recognized

    The National Building Museum recognized the U.S. Green Building Council and its president, chief executive officer, and founding chairman Rick Fedrizzi, with its 2009 Honor Award.

     
  • Toilet Integrates Sink

    Caroma has introduced the Profile Smart HET, which incorporates a sink into the lid of the toilet tank for increased water savings in the bathroom.

     
  • Chair Integrates Post-consumer Material

    Otis by Harter from izzy is a hybrid between a side and lounge chair featuring a molded piece of Petra thermoplastic polyester from 100 percent post-consumer material.

     
  • Architectural Fabric is Recyclable

    Kenafine by Birdair is a recyclable architectural fabric membrane that allows tensile structures to be fully recycled into paper products at the end of their lifecycle.

     
  • Upholstery Made With Post-consumer Content

    Carnegie has introduced The Bright Side collection of high-performance upholsteries that are woven from 100 percent post-consumer polyester and finished with antimony-free, 100 percent polyester Durab

     
  • Fan-Coil Units Available Commercially

    Johnson Controls now offers fan-coil units for commercial and light-commercial HVAC systems that are available from 250 to 2,000 CFM, with exposed or concealed cabinets in vertical and horizontal conf

     
  • Lavatories Made From Bio-Material

    Sloan Valve Co. has released its new Drain Deck and Bio-Deck style SloanStone solid-surface lavatory systems.

     
  • Glass Panels Have Low-E Coating

    Pittsburgh Corning has expanded its LightWise Architectural Systems to include energy-efficient glass block panels.

     
  • Roof Hatch Made From Recycled Material

    The Bilco Co.’s new thermally enhanced performance roof hatch is energy efficient and composed of recycled corrosion-resistant aluminum with a fully insulated cover and curb.

     
  • System Provides Natatorium Dehumidification

    Munters Ventilation Pool unit is an enhanced energy recovery system for natatorium dehumidification.

     
  • The Bridger Restaurants Building

    The Couloir Restaurant in Teton Village, Wyo., protects its environment by choosing sustainable construction materials and serving seasonal cuisine with ingredients from local vendors.

     
  • Potential Exceeded

    Aidlin Darling Architects and Matarozzi/Pelsinger Builders elevated an old warehouse to create a vibrant, mixed-use project called 355 Eleventh Street.

     
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    Mercury Rising

    Technologies to reclaim mercury from used lamps and bulbs and safely recycle them were first developed in the United States in 1989 to help minimize human exposure to the toxic material.

     
  • Community Center

    Joel Mills, director of the Center for Communities by Design, shares his thoughts about the role community development can play in creating livable communities and a healthy planet.

     
  • Sustaining Sri Lanka

    Embassy Medical Center is part of a joint effort between the Sri Lankan government and Silvermere Hospitals Group.

     
  • Thinking Beyond the Box

    Industrial facilities have some of the greatest potential for going green and are gaining more recognition for doing so.

     
  • Innovative Green Projects 2009

    Seven of the most innovative green projects of 2009.

     
  • Denver Achieves Environmental Registration

    The city of Denver has achieved registration to ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems, from the International Organization of Standardization in Geneva.

     
  • Private residence, Michael Kracaeur, Architect, Boulder, Colorado

    The NZE House

    A net-zero energy house produces as much renewable energy as the house and its occupants use. It is a concept that was almost unthinkable just a few years ago.

     
  • Private residence, Michael Kracaeur, Architect, Boulder, Colorado

    The NZE House

    A net-zero energy house produces as much renewable energy as the house and its occupants use. It is a concept that was almost unthinkable just a few years ago.

     
  • Private residence, Michael Kracaeur, Architect, Boulder, Colorado

    The NZE House

    A net-zero energy house produces as much renewable energy as the house and its occupants use. It is a concept that was almost unthinkable just a few years ago.

     
  • 2009 Events

    Browse upcoming events in the green-building industry.

     
  • ERV is the Word

    ERVs recycle energy from the building’s exhaust air to pre-treat the outside air/ventilation air.

     
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    New Principles for Old Buildings

    Many historic preservationists believe that the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system must be changed to better reflect the ecological, economic, and cultural value of preserving older buildings.

     
  • Roof Retrofits Become Cool

    Advancements in roofing membranes can help reduce capital costs by restoring rather than replacing roofs, which helps reduce waste materials headed to landfills.

     
  • The BLDGBLOG Book

    This book, which is based on author Manaugh's blog, bldg.blogspot.com, is a guide to the future of architecture and offers images and new content from what is online.