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.
One of the most important aspects of this three-year renovation began when the construction ended.
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.
For the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, a headquarters that operated on a net zero energy basis wasn’t enough.
Early in the 20th century, the Spokane and Inland Empire Rail Road (SIERR) Building serviced one of the most innovative modes of transportation ...
As a developer of commercial building controls and automation systems, Environmental Systems Inc. wanted its new headquarters near Milwaukee, Wis., to showcase the potential energy and cost savings that can be achieved through high performance design and efficient operations.
The San Jose, Calif., office of Integrated Design Associates (IDeAs) achieves net zero energy by keeping building loads to a minimum and using building-integrated photovoltaic panels to produce electricity.
Responding to international crises isn’t easy when your colleagues are scattered across six separate office spaces. Mercy Corps found its solution in Portland, Ore.’s neglected Packer-Scott Building.
After decades of virtually no new construction, downtown Houston is experiencing a revitalization. 5 Houston Center, owned by Wells Real Estate Funds, is a 27-story, 580,875-square-foot Class-A office tower on McKinney Street. C
The project provides examples of ongoing, cost-effective and relatively simple measures to reduce building energy consumption and reduce environmental impact.
A tropical garden with water features flourishes on the sixth floor on the Shenzhen IBR Headquarters Building.
Some might say that the DPR Construction Phoenix Regional Office is a high performing building overachiever.
At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus in Seattle, employees can brainstorm with colleagues next to a dark-water bog that also attracts the occasional heron.
The renovation of this pre-Civil War era building demonstrates the potential for significant energy savings when historical structures are made “super efficient.”
Prompted by the California energy crisis of 1999 – 2001, managers at Adobe Systems' San Jose, Calif., headquarters sought to reduce energy use by 10%.
When the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) decided to move 800 staff out of leased space into a new office building on its Golden, Colo., campus, it used that opportunity to build a living lab for best practices in net zero energy performance based on DOE and NREL research.
The Omega Center for Sustainable Living in upstate New York decided to build a wastewater treatment system to mitigate its impact on the tributary system ...
In 1988 the Natural Resources Defense Council helped pioneer green design when it renovated a New York City industrial loft as its international headquarters.
What appears as an ordinary prefabricated building produces from renewable energy all the electricity needed to run an approximately 42,000 ft2 commercial ...