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Using LEED in transportation projects can lead to savings

Using LEED strategies in transportation facilities can help save project stakeholders significantly and lead to a higher return on investment. The operating costs of...

World’s most sustainable office space opens in London

When Bloomberg, the news and financial tech giant, decided to build a new European headquarters in London in 2010, it had a chance to...

Feds OK 2 new natural gas pipelines along East Coast

The construction and operation of oil and gas pipelines in the U.S. can be controversial, especially when there is the chance they can have...

Data, transparency are keys to next steps in green building

Advancements in green building performance will be enabled by collecting and sharing data, says Mahesh Ramanujam, president, United States Green Building Council. Ramanujam says...

The solutions to climate change are already at our fingertips

According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), buildings consume nearly 48% of all the energy produced in the United States. The buildings sector...

Netherlands paved a bike path with recycled toilet paper

When it comes to reinventing asphalt, the Netherlands is leaving nothing to waste. The country has undertaken a two-year pilot project to transform used...

Survey: Cost still a ‘major barrier’ to green building

Eight in 10 real estate and facilities management pros surveyed by construction management firm Structure Tone say attention to wellness is critical to attracting...

Wellness gains ground with real estate and property management professionals

After a summer of tumultuous and severe weather events that wreaked havoc on the Caribbean and the Southern United States, a certain segment of...

Hurricanes Propel Forward Thinking on Risk, Resilience

Even as hard-hit areas of two of the country’s most developed regions push for normalcy after back-to-back hurricanes in early September, policymakers and construction...

To reach ambitious energy targets, firms must dig deeper

In light of the positive news from AIA concerning progress toward its 2030 Commitment targets, it’s nice to see the AEC community showing resolve...