Counterintuitive Link to Building Occupancy, Energy Use

By Sameea Kamal
While it might seem that less people working in a commercial building means less energy used, data gathered by the Sydney, Australia-based Investa Sustainability Institute shows that buildings actually perform better at full occupancy.

Fresno Adopts State PACE Program

By Sameea Kamal
As part of the city’s Sustainable Fresno program, an energy efficiency push initiated in 2009, the city has opted into the California Property Assessed Clean Energy program, known as California PACE.

Courthouse Will Be First Historic Net-Zero Building

The General Services Administration unveiled renovation plans for the 92 year-old Wayne Aspinall Federal Building and Courthouse in Colorado to make it the first net-zero historic landmark building.

Penn State Steam Contract Awarded

The board of trustees at Penn State recently approved Burns and McDonnell as the consulting engineering firm for the design of steam production modifications at University Park.

Twenty Year-Old Office Complex Achieves LEED Platinum

By Sameea Kamal
The 20-year-old Aventine office complex in La Jolla, California, has been certified as LEED Platinum.

Greening Existing Buildings

By Sameea Kamal
Every year, the American economy loses more than $130 billion dollars from leaky, inefficient buildings.

$272.9 Million Courthouse Goes for LEED Gold

By Sameea Kamal
The new Stockton, Calif. courthouse will include several sustainable features — enough to qualify for LEED Gold.

Net Zero Project to Create 300 Jobs

By Sameea Kamal
A new $111 million, net-zero East Campus facility planned for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District is expected to be one of the larger redevelopment projects in Sacramento and will create 300 construction jobs.

Hospitals Explore Cool Roofs

By Stephanie Thum
Ed McGatha, facilities director of the Children’s Medical Center of Daytona, had a unique opportunity when it came time to select roofing materials for the organization’s new outpatient care center in Springboro, Ohio.

$85 Million High School Renovation Begins in Massachusetts

Construction is under way at Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School, where an $85 million project will renovate 400,000 square feet of academic space.