Visitors come to the Maine Coastal Botanical Gardens' Bosarge Family Education Center to improve their green thumbs, hear a concert or to celebrate a wedding.
Some might say that the DPR Construction Phoenix Regional Office is a high performing building overachiever.
How would using today's LED technology change the classroom design of Richardsville (Ky.) Elementary, the nation's first net zero energy school?
What's a community to do when a beloved, but aging neighborhood library is deemed undersized, inefficient and inaccessible?
At first glance, the Toledo Museum of Art, graced by its 101-year-old Greek Ionic façade, looks like any typical art museum.
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 Center for Applied Energy Research at the University of Kentucky is on the leading edge of laboratory design, implementing multiple strategies never used ...
It's one thing to learn about ways to improve the relationship between humans and the environment; it's another to actually live according to those principles.
The structure that houses Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) Cary Street Gym could be a poster child for the concept of adaptive reuse.
When McCormick & Company wanted to reduce its environmental impact and energy bills, the facility team sought to improve the energy efficiency of its distribution center in Belcamp, Md.
How do you foster vitality and development in an emerging urban neighborhood?
The Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Wash., engages visitors in the adventure that is traditional and contemporary maritime life with sailing classes and a large boat building and repair facility.
This Canadian police facility demonstrates how innovative sustainable design can significantly reduce energy use and costs while incorporating the security and design requirements ...
The renovation of this pre-Civil War era building demonstrates the potential for significant energy savings when historical structures are made “super efficient.”
Before construction of the Hood River Middle School Music and Science Building, music students practiced in an old bus barn outbuilding and science students conducted experiments in a lab with outdated equipment.
Usually school district budgets limit the extent of energy-efficient and renewable energy technologies that can be included in high performing schools.
Prompted by the California energy crisis of 1999 – 2001, managers at Adobe Systems' San Jose, Calif., headquarters sought to reduce energy use by 10%.
Manitoba Hydro, the province's sole energy provider, began planning for a new, energy-efficient headquarters in 2002. The design team soon realized that the extreme climate ...
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.
California State University, Monterey Bay Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library: Monterey Bay, CA
The Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library is the academic hub for California State University Monterey Bay, which opened 12 years ago on the site of former military base Fort Ord.