Microsoft Becomes First Technology Company To Receive Zero Waste Certification

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) recently announced that the Microsoft Redmond campus has achieved U.S. Zero Waste Business Council’s Gold Level certification. The certification recognizes employee-led efforts to divert at least 90 percent of food, office and construction waste away from landfills through reuse, recycling and composting programs.

How to Choose the Right Green Building Materials

By Aaron Hartung
From drawing plans to breaking ground, building green has become more than just a trend. At this point, green is practically standard and worth thinking about from the very beginning of any project. Eco-friendly options not only reduce greenhouse gases and conserve resources, but they also save money.

Cazza Construction Anticipates Global Impact Using 3-D Construction & Printing

By Jacqueline Tortorello
With a goal of making construction faster, more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly, Cazza Construction in San Francisco strives to adapt to the latest trends in 3-D construction and printing.

AIA Issues Apology Regarding Statement Supporting Infrastructure Initiative

On Nov. 10 a statement was released by Robert Ivy, the CEO of the American Institute of Architects in support of president-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure initiative. The statement has since been removed from the AIA’s website after controversy erupted among the group’s 89,000 members.

Fire-rated Glass Advances Green Building Designs

By Jeff Razwick
Studies have shown that living and working in buildings illuminated by natural light can improve concentration and increase productivity. That’s why builders have started working with fire-rated glass to promote the use of natural light while constructing a sustainable and soothing environment.

AHR Expo Announces Educational Opportunities Available at 2017 Conference

The AHR Expo, an annual event for contractors, engineers and other HVAC professionals announced its lineup of educational opportunities and hands-on demonstrations that will be part of next year’s AHR Expo taking place Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Retrofitting Brings Energy-Efficient HVAC to Robert D. Campbell Junior High

Before Robert D. Campbell Junior High School’s HVAC system was retrofitted with controllable chilled beam pump modules (CCBPM) in late 2015, the Winchester school used ventilators to cool the facility and waited long periods of time for the building’s temperature to change.

Arc Online Identifies Pros & Cons of LEED Certification

A new online platform, designed to compliment LEED and other green building rating systems was released at this year’s Greenbuild Conference that took place Oct. 5 through Oct. 6 in Los Angeles.

Greenbuild Conference Encourages Sustainability Nationwide

The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) annual Greenbuild Conference and Expo opened Oct. 5 through Oct. 7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. The expo welcomed more than 20,000 attendees and 600 international exhibitors.

Golden 1 Center in Sacramento Receives LEED Platinum Certification

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) certified Golden 1 Center, the new downtown home of the Sacramento Kings on Sept. 22. as LEED Platinum, the highest level of global recognition an environmentally-efficient building or organization can receive.