EPFL’s new convention center is being equipped with an impressive glass façade composed of dye solar cells. The first architectural integration of this technology is a new step in Romande Energie and EPFL’s partnership to develop a large-scale solar park and conduct research and development projects.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center announced today that NRG Business Solutions, a part of NRG Energy, Inc., will be powering its facilities with a portion of renewable energy beginning next year. The Convention Center chose renewable energy as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability.
The University of California has a hidden super power: It makes buildings turn green.
Adobe, CalPERS, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, salesforce.com, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and 20 other corporations and institutions are committed as founding partners in a fast-growing movement to elevate green building as a public health benefit and accelerate the development of transparency standards in building materials.
Team Austria from the Vienna University of Technology has won the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013.
Whirlpool Corporation's new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tennessee, achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Commercial buildings represent over 80 billion square feet of space in the U.S. and consume 36% of all electricity, making them one of the largest generators of greenhouse gases. Hubbell Lighting today announced a new solution to cut electricity costs, enhance the quality of light and reduce the financial risk of upgrades–resulting in up to a 3% increase in net operating income while at the same time improving the property value and attractiveness for tenants.
Two of the most rapidly expanding construction markets in the world are leveraging Carrier’s natural leadership to support their growing commitment to green building. Through its prestigious Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series, Carrier, the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, has assembled some of the world’s most respected green building thought leaders to inform building owners and designers in China and India. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
SunPower Corp., a global solar technology and energy solutions company, today announced that Swadeshi Civil Infrastructure has completed the installation of a 930-kilowatt (kW) SunPower solar system on the rooftop of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan building in New Delhi.
How cool is UC? Well, three campuses just made the top 10 of Sierra magazine's Coolest Schools ranking, and nine campuses were included in its list of 162 greenest universities in the country for 2013.