Energy-efficient homes of the future have arrived and are growing in popularity. According to a report by McGraw Hill Construction, nearly one-third of new single-family homes in the U.S. will be green by 2016. They are energy and natural resource efficient, designed to reduce overall impact on human health and the environment.
The U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter (USGBC NJ) honored LG Electronics USA for "outstanding achievement and best practices in green building and sustainability."
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has launched The Hive, the centrepiece of its new learning pedagogy known as the flipped classroom. In this new model of learning, students access course content on their own and the face time with professors in class is devoted to team-based learning.
Low-income housing residents who live in "green" buildings that are built with eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient features appear to have fewer "sick building" symptoms (SBS) than residents of traditionally constructed low-income housing, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Buildings are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption. With this in mind the European research project DIRECTION aims to demonstrate that very low energy buildings can be implemented in practice.
A team of students at Missouri University of Science and Technology spent two years designing and building a solar-powered house filled with smart-living technology. Once it was complete, the students cut it into pieces and shipped it to California on four semitrailers to compete in an international building competition.
The China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) participated in the two-day U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Los Angeles this week.
AliCloud, Alibaba Group’s cloud computing arm, today announced the launch of an innovative and eco-friendly AliCloud Qiandao Lake Data Center. The new data center, AliCloud’s eighth globally, is focused on fulfilling the growing cloud and big data business needs of Alibaba Group.
The Battle Building at the University of Virginia Health System has earned a Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated today announced the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification to TI's new design center in Sugar Land, Texas, near Houston.