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CA bill would require state contractors to use low-carbon construction materials

A proposed California law would require contractors working on state projects to buy lower-carbon construction materials from low-carbon producers. The Buy Clean Act covers...

NBI stretch code a tool for accelerating efficiency standards

The 20% Stretch Code, a new set of standards developed by New Buildings Institute (NBI), offers a tool for accelerating the use of more...

Solar Energy: Powering the Future

At FSG, you'll find an entrepreneurial partner with a proven track record of solar success. Our innovative energy installations have helped clients nationwide build...

Energy-Efficient Construction is Key to Lowering Urban Emissions

What are the best ways for U.S. cities to combat climate change? A new study co-authored by an MIT professor indicates it will be...

Architectural Industry Pioneer Arol Wolford Talks Environmental Impact of AEC

“If we cut by a third the CO2 in this world, we’ve transformed the world through architecture, engineering, and construction.”   Arol Wolford is a pioneer...

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...