Set to begin construction this fall, the country’s largest solar garden has already sold out all of its electricity in a deal that could set a precedent for public/private partnerships and achieving sustainability goals.
Upgrades to facility controls and the energy management system (EMS) at Claiborne Elementary in Baton Rouge helped the school win the Energy Star National Building Competition, Battle of the Buildings.
Minneapolis is outpacing other U.S. cities for green commercial space and green commercial real estate. According to a study from CBRE Group and Maastricht University, almost 30 percent of all buildings and 77 percent of square footage built in the city between 2005 and 2013 qualified as green.
NYU has overhauled plans to turn a dilapidated building in Brooklyn into a futuristic steel structure with a glass curtain. While the university plans to move forward with a five-year construction plan starting in 2015, it has opted for eco-friendly renovations instead of rebuilding the 500,000-square-foot structure.
The design of the new School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) building at Florida International University (FIU) has students, the community and spectators talking. The school’s location in Miami, a city known for international trade and finance, provides a living laboratory for students to not just study international affairs, but actually live and breathe them.
A comprehensive science facility poses unique challenges for any builder looking to achieve LEED Gold. But William Duquin, construction manager for Niagara University in Lewiston, was able to pull together the resources needed to make the new B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences one of the most environmentally responsible education facilities in the U.S.
Architects for The Towers at Young Harris College (YHC) in Young Harris, Ga., have made strides to help their contemporary design become LEED-certified using proven green strategies and products while also incorporating a progressive housing concept.
It’s hard to miss. With 880,000 square feet, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is the largest convention center in the Middle East. In its first year, the facility hosted 212 events and welcomed more than 150,000 visitors and delegates.