The Renwick Gallery was built in 1859, and in the 1960s Jacqueline Kennedy led a successful campaign to restore the building’s use as a museum. Fast forward to the 21st century and the building’s comprehensive two-year renovation program significantly reconfigured building mechanical space to address improved access for maintenance, while reducing energy and water use.
A cornerstone of Portland, Ore.’s strategy to end homelessness in 10 years is Bud Clark Commons.
The new home of the Seattle district headquarters of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers represents a transformation both for the occupants who work in it and for the high performing building industry.
Seventy-six percent of americans live within five miles of a Walgreens store. With such a large footprint, the corporation decided that creating a net zero store was the next logical step to reduce its impact on the environment and to save on energy costs.
At the Hollis Montessori School, the school environment is a teaching tool, so it made sense to build the first Passive House certified elementary school in the U.S.
Harvard University chose to breathe new life into the existing Sherman Fairchild Biochemistry Building as a case study to develop the laboratory of the future within an existing building.
Henry County Public Schools sought and found an alternative funding method: a guaranteed energy savings contract (or performance contract) as a funding mechanism for school improvements.
When it comes to designing and operating high performing buildings, occupant behavior can be one of the hardest variables to predict and control.
What does it take to transform a typical 1980s suburban office building into a modern net zero energy showcase?
One of the most important aspects of this three-year renovation began when the construction ended.
Airports are often the face of a community, the first and last impression for the traveling public.
The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) aims to not only reduce impact on the environment, but improve the lives of its occupants and its community through net positive operation.
At NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) in Golden, Colo., scientists and engineers work to overcome challenges related to how the nation generates, delivers and uses energy by modernizing the interplay between energy sources, infrastructure, and data.
When the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore needed to retrofit its three-story building on the BCA Academy campus, it decided to try to make it a net zero energy building despite the challenge of doing so in a hot and humid tropical climate.
Founded by particle physicist Frank Oppenheimer in 1969, San Francisco’s Exploratorium seeks to change the way the world learns with a focus on self-teaching and exploration
For the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, a headquarters that operated on a net zero energy basis wasn’t enough.
Solar panel canopies covering the ATM drive-through and pedestrian walkways at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., PNC Bank branch are the first indication that this is no ordinary bank.
As the first step toward what could be an entirely net zero energy campus, Portland Community College Newberg Center is a proving ground of sorts for the college.
At the Oakland University Human Health Building, the focus on wellness is apparent even before stepping inside.
At the Locust Trace AgriScience Center, students learn agriculture by doing.