Global green building alliance releases guide for $35 trillion investment to achieve net zero, meet global energy transition goals
Building Design + Construction » Green
by dbarista
6d ago
Global green building alliance releases guide for $35 trillion investment to achieve net zero, meet global energy transition goals 0 dbarista Mon, 07/08/2024 - 09:50 Green The international alliance of UK-based Building Research Establishment (BRE), the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Alliance HQE-GBC France developed the guide, Financing Transformation: A Guide to Green Building for Green Bonds and Green Loans, to strengthen global cooperation between the finance and real estate sectors ..read more
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CBRE to use Climate X platform to help clients calculate climate-related risks
Building Design + Construction » Green
by dbarista
2w ago
CBRE to use Climate X platform to help clients calculate climate-related risks 0 dbarista Mon, 06/24/2024 - 14:22 Sustainability CBRE will use risk analysis platform Climate X to provide climate risk data to commercial renters and property owners. The agreement will help clients calculate climate-related risks and return on investments for retrofits or acquisitions that can boost resiliency. Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor The firm will also look at return on investments for retrofits or acquisitions that can boost resiliency. Contractors Designers Designers / Specifiers / Landscape ..read more
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Could ‘smart’ building facades heat and cool buildings?
Building Design + Construction » Green
by dbarista
3w ago
Could ‘smart’ building facades heat and cool buildings? 0 dbarista Tue, 06/18/2024 - 15:58 Building Technology A promising research project looks at the possibilities for thermoelectric systems to thermally condition buildings, writes Mahsa Farid Mohajer, Sustainable Building Analyst with Stantec. Mahsa Farid Mohajer, Sustainable Building Analyst Contractors Designers Designers / Specifiers / Landscape Architects Engineers Facility Managers Architects Building Owners Building Enclosure Systems Building Materials Building Tech Building Technology Cladding and Facade Systems Great Solution ..read more
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UC Riverside’s new School of Medicine building supports team-based learning, showcases passive design strategies
Building Design + Construction » Green
by dbarista
3w ago
UC Riverside’s new School of Medicine building supports team-based learning, showcases passive design strategies 0 dbarista Tue, 06/18/2024 - 14:30 University Buildings The University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine has opened the 94,576-sf, five-floor Education Building II (EDII). Created by the design-build team of CO Architects and Hensel Phelps, the medical school’s new home supports team-based student learning, offers social spaces, and provides departmental offices for faculty and staff.  Novid Parsi, Contributing Editor  The five-floor, 94,500-sf Education B ..read more
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Federal government releases national definition of a zero emissions building
Building Design + Construction » Green
by dbarista
3w ago
Federal government releases national definition of a zero emissions building 0 dbarista Mon, 06/17/2024 - 10:41 Codes and Standards The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new national definition of a zero emissions building. The definition is intended to provide industry guidance to support new and existing commercial and residential buildings to move towards zero emissions across the entire building sector, DOE says. Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor The definition helps provide market certainty and clarity to scale up zero emissions construction. Contractors Designers Designers ..read more
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Tool helps construction and renovation projects with CalGreen compliance
Building Design + Construction » Green
by dbarista
1M ago
Tool helps construction and renovation projects with CalGreen compliance 0 dbarista Tue, 06/11/2024 - 13:56 Green One Click LCA recently launched a new software tool to help building teams comply with Part 11, Title 24, of the California Code of Regulations—CALGreen. The regulation is the nation’s first state-mandated green building code to include embodied carbon emission control as a mandatory component, effective from July 1, 2024. Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor Regulation is the first state-mandated code making embodied carbon emission control mandatory Codes and Standards Green ..read more
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Mass timber a big part of Western Washington University’s net-zero ambitions
Building Design + Construction » Green
by dbarista
1M ago
Mass timber a big part of Western Washington University’s net-zero ambitions 0 dbarista Fri, 05/31/2024 - 14:17 Mass Timber Western Washington University, in Bellingham, Wash., 90 miles from Seattle, is in the process of expanding its ABET-accredited programs for electrical engineering, computer engineering and science, and energy science. As part of that process, the university is building Kaiser Borsari Hall, the 54,000-sf new home for those academic disciplines that will include teaching labs, research labs, classrooms, collaborative spaces, and administrative offices. JOHN CAULFIELD, SE ..read more
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Two San Francisco multifamily high rises install onsite water recycling systems
Building Design + Construction » Green
by dbarista
1M ago
Two San Francisco multifamily high rises install onsite water recycling systems 0 dbarista Wed, 05/29/2024 - 14:03 MFPRO+ New Projects Two high-rise apartment buildings in San Francisco have installed onsite water recycling systems that will reuse a total of 3.9 million gallons of wastewater annually. The recycled water will be used for toilet flushing, cooling towers, and landscape irrigation to significantly reduce water usage in both buildings. Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor  The systems will recycle a total of 3.9 million gallons of wastewater annually. MFPRO+ New Projects ..read more
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ENERGY STAR NextGen Certification for New Homes and Apartments launched
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by dbarista
1M ago
ENERGY STAR NextGen Certification for New Homes and Apartments launched 0 dbarista Tue, 05/28/2024 - 13:39 MFPRO+ News The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently launched ENERGY STAR NextGen Certified Homes and Apartments, a voluntary certification program for new residential buildings. The program will increase national energy and emissions savings by accelerating the building industry’s adoption of advanced, energy-efficient technologies, according to an EPA news release.  Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor The voluntary certification program encourages heat pumps, EV chargi ..read more
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Department of Energy unveils resources for deploying heat pumps in commercial buildings
Building Design + Construction » Green
by dbarista
1M ago
Department of Energy unveils resources for deploying heat pumps in commercial buildings 0 dbarista Tue, 05/28/2024 - 13:25 HVAC To accelerate adoption of heat pump technology in commercial buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy is offering resources and guidance for stakeholders. DOE aims to help commercial building owners and operators reduce greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs by increasing the adoption of existing and emerging heat pump technologies.  Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor The DOE offers technical support for both site-level and portfolio-level installation ..read more
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