Aluminum Use Grows in Sustainable Design & Construction

The Empire State Building, constructed in 1930 to 1932, was the first building to make major use of aluminum.

World Green Building Council Sets New Goal for Net-Zero Buildings by 2050

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) announced a new project on June 30 that aims to achieve net-zero building performance by 2050.

Solidiance Ranks Top 10 Green Performing Cities in the World

A new whitepaper issued in June by growth strategy consulting firm Solidiance, based in Singapore, has rated the top 10 highest “green” performing cities from around the world.

National Pet Hospital Headquarters Seeks Highest LEED Certification

The corporate headquarters of Banfield Pet Hospital, relocating from Portland, Ore., to Vancouver, is seeking the highest LEED certification for its dog-friendly workplace.

Solar Energy Lab Wins Design Award, Stands Out for Sustainable Materials

AIA East Bay awarded the University of Berkeley’s solar energy lab the Citation Award for its remarkable design in late 2015.

Columbia, SC Pursues First LEED Government Building

The first government building in Columbia to purse LEED certification is now underway. The $15 million water distribution and wastewater management facility is aiming for LEED Silver, according to the

MacDonald Commons Earns Bucknell University its First LEED Gold Building

As schools and universities are realizing the benefits of “green” building on campus, the first LEED Gold building on Bucknell University made its debut last year.

Santa Monica Makes Rooftop Solar Panels Mandatory

In April, Santa Monica City Council passed the ordinance mandating rooftop solar systems be built on all new buildings, residential and commercial, in the city.

Tropical Construction Goes Green in Singapore

In downtown Singapore, a newly completed skyscraper is growing green.

Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena Features Energy-Efficient Technologies

The new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is now one of the world’s most automated and energy-efficient entertainment, sporting and concert venues, as it features custom-designed connected technology solutions from Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation.