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Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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.

Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate: Des Moines, Iowa

When it comes to designing and operating high performing buildings, occupant behavior can be one of the hardest variables to predict and control.

Zero Energy Building @ BCA Academy: Singapore

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.

Ada County Courthouse and Administration Building: Boise, ID

Even a new building that is designed for efficiency and sustainability can improve its performance through constant monitoring, adjustments, maintenance and annual evaluation of systems.

Chandler City Hall: Chandler, AZ

A splashing outdoor water feature might seem like a frivolous luxury in a desert community like the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, Ariz. But Chandler City Hall’s courtyard waterfall ...

Malaysia Energy Commission Headquarters: Putrajaya, Malaysia

The glimmering green façade of the Malaysia Energy Commission Headquarters known as the Diamond Building stands in stark contrast ...

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse: Grand Junction, CO

Historic preservation and net zero energy performance may seem like opposing goals.

Waterloo Regional Police Investigative Services Building: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

This Canadian police facility demonstrates how innovative sustainable design can significantly reduce energy use and costs while incorporating the security and design requirements ...

Concord Retrofit House: Concord, MA

The American Foursquare, a Sears, Roebuck & Co. kit home, was a staple of small American towns between 1908 and 1940. This article describes a project to renovate ...

Maplewood Police and Court Building: Maplewood, NJ

California Department of Public Health Building: Richmond, CA

The California Department of Public Health's Building P has been demonstrating since 2005 that sustainable design benefits taxpayers, building users and the environment.

Cambridge City Hall Annex: Cambridge, MA

When restored and reopened in 1899 following a fire, the press heralded the building as an example of innovation in ventilation, circulation and daylighting.

Seattle City Hall: Seattle, WA

Environmental stewardship is a priority for Seattle. It was the first city to require all city buildings to achieve USGBC LEED® Silver rating or higher.

Normand-Maurice Building: Montreal, Canada

This $45 million CND building on the site of an abandoned foundry serves as the “green” prototype for Canadian government buildings. It houses the offices of ...

Biological and Computational Sciences Facility, PNNL: Richland, WA

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Biological Science Facility (BSF) and Computational Science Facility (CSF) in Richland, Wash., brings scientists from two separate disciplines into one facility ...
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