Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

Condo to become first high-end residential zero waste building in New York City

A new high-rise is taking a big bite of energy efficiency in the Big Apple. The building at 565 Broome Soho, which is nearing completion, is expected to become the city’s first high-end residential zero waste structure, reports Inhabitat. That...

Fla. residents saving money as part of LEED-platinum community

Fla. residents saving money as part of LEED-platinum community

A LEED-certified home typically leads to lower energy costs and higher structural performance. A hundred homeowners in one Florida community are relishing the benefits of living in some of the most efficient residences available. The homes don’t just simply meet green certification.

Complex earns Utah's first multifamily LEED platinum certification

Complex earns Utah's first multifamily LEED platinum certification

An apartment building in Utah has become that state’s first multifamily structure to earn a prestigious green building honor. Alta Gateway Station in Salt Lake City recently received LEED platinum certification, according to a release. The LEED rating system, developed...

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Concrete industry tackling greenhouse gas issues

Manufacturers have been working to reduce their carbon footprint for years, with little success.

Calif. Realtors announce affordable housing project

Calif. Realtors announce affordable housing project

In a demonstration of its commitment in advocating for affordable workforce housing in California, the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) is exploring the redevelopment of the site of its Los Angeles headquarters to build affordable workforce rental and for sale...

2 Seattle homes among world's first to achieve zero energy certification

2 Seattle homes among world's first to achieve zero energy certification

Two Seattle homes are among the world’s most sustainable. Emerald Star and Cork Haus have received zero energy certifications from the International Living Future Institute as part of its Zero Energy Building certification program, according to a release. The homes...

Now 200 communities are solar friendly

Now 200 communities are solar friendly

Every local government in the United States is eligible to receive no-cost technical assistance to achieve designation by SolSmart.

Developers shifting toward net-zero construction

More American real estate developers could be poised to enter the era of the net-zero-energy building, industry experts predicted during Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Spring Meeting in Detroit. That drive to aim for net-zero energy in new construction and major...

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Shining star: Pearl earns first Fitwel certification for multifamily building

Honor recognizes positive impacts on occupant health, well-being through improvements to building design, operations

Developer: Condo tower to be 'healthiest high-rise in Texas'

Developers of a downtown Dallas condo tower are adding wellness features to the list of amenities they hope will draw residents. Hall Group claims the 28-story Hall Arts Residences building will be the "healthiest high-rise in Texas" when it opens...

LEED aligns with California green building codes

LEED aligns with California green building codes

With California leading the way, many cities, counties and states are adopting green building strategies as mandatory requirements in local codes.

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Largest Passive House development in North America certified in Pittsburgh

Hillcrest Residences has become the largest confirmed Passive House Institute U.S. certified (PHIUS) development in North America by square footage and number of units, according to a release from the developer. The new, energy-efficient senior housing development brings 66 apartment...

RESNET adds 13 EnergySmart builders

RESNET adds 13 EnergySmart builders

RESNET announced an additional 13 homebuilders will market their homes using RESNET’s HERS Index Score for energy efficiency, joining the more than 170 builders already marketing their high-performance homes. These leading builders are committed to having all of their homes...

Meritage Homes earns 6th Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

Meritage Homes earns 6th Energy Star Partner of the Year Award

For the sixth consecutive year, Meritage Homes has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its leadership in protecting the environment by advancing energy efficiency in home building....

Infographic: How LEED rating systems develop

Infographic: How LEED rating systems develop

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a certification program that provides independent verification of a building’s green features. The program encourages the design, construction, operation and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings.

Canadian community earns platinum certification

Canadian community earns platinum certification

A mixed-use residential and commercial real estate development in Victoria, British Columbia, recently earned a major environmental recognition.

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

LEED Certified Neighborhood Opening In Phoenix

Nestled in the foothills of South Mountain, the region has retained the flavor of its rural roots while providing residents easy access to all that Phoenix has to offer.

LEED for Cities Grants Start with Six Communities

LEED for Cities Grants Start with Six Communities

LEED for Cities enables local governments to measure and track citywide performance by focusing on outcomes, rather than intent.

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

New Toolkit Helps Turn Building Performance Data into Action

In many buildings, energy use and its associated costs and pollution could be cut by 30 percent or more.

EPA Asking for Input to Modify WaterSense Home Program

EPA Asking for Input to Modify WaterSense Home Program

First launched in 2009, the WaterSense New Home Specification was designed to encourage builders and buyers to choose water-saving products and designs that ensure top performance.

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