An eight-storey, 91-unit LivGreen Condo project with ground-floor commercial is proposed for the former site of a popular downtown eatery. LivGreen Condominiums president George Le Donne said it will be a net-zero development with the most cutting-edge technology.
Austrian architect Anton Falkeis has designed a residential building with a movable building envelope known as an Active Energy Building that produces more energy than it consumes the told delegates at the annual Green Building Festival in Toronto.
Intuit, the California-based company known for QuickBooks, Turbo Tax, and Mint has office spaces in 19 locations in nine countries that are mostly leased, says Sean Kinghorn, global sustainability leader. He estimates more than 90% of their buildings for 9,000 employees are leased.
The U.S. Green Building Council is celebrating a new LEED milestone: It has surpassed 100,000 registered and certified LEED commercial green building projects. The latest green building trends will be the focus of Greenbuild Conference which takes place November 19-22 in Atlanta.
Our lab at the University of Buffalo focuses on the intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate change. We recently completed a multi-year study outlining how climate change is affecting New York state’s building sector.
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Timber specified for structural and facade systems in tall buildings is taking off in North America and projects in Toronto and Vancouver are leading the way. One of those buildings is The Arbour, a 10-storey, mass timber project.
The largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States currently comes from transportation, surpassing electricity emissions in 2017 for the first time since 1978. The vast majority of the world’s largest companies are adopting initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains.
Rex Hamre is a real estate professional who has turned up the volume on how we should treat the planet. “Every generation has an increasing amount of environmental consciousness,” says Hamre, V.P. and JLL’s Sustainability Director for the Southeast Region.
Office buildings are now the greenest they’ve ever been according to CBRE. Its report concluded 13.8 per cent of the total stock of commercial office buildings across the 30 largest U.S. office markets hold a LEED and/or Energy Star certification.
China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom. The country has the largest buildings market in the world, making up 20 per cent of all construction investment globally. China is expected to spend nearly $13 trillion on buildings by 2030.
Walmart has dropped its lawsuit that claimed Tesla solar panels caught fire on the roof of seven stores throughout the United States. A Walmart spokesperson said that the two companies had reached a settlement outside of the court.
Great cities have great parks. New York is famous for Central Park. London’s Hyde Park is renowned. Tokyo has the cherry blossoms and lakes of Shinjuku Gyoen. All of these cities also have smaller parks that stitch neighbourhoods together.
Backed by funding from all three government levels and fundraising through the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the city is building the Halifax Wilderness Park, a 380-acre tract of Acadian forest, just five kilometres from downtown.
Restoring plants and trees near US industrial sites could reduce air pollution by an average of 27 percent. Ohio State University researchers looked at data on annual United States emissions and land cover by vegetation a county-by-county basis.
Short-term problems in our auto industry are well documented, but we look beyond the profit warnings of 2018 and trade war tweets of 2019. The question is not what fuel to buy but rather whether to own a car at all.
Nasdaq Global Head of Sustainability Evan Harvey and his team are at a nexus of companies, regulators and investors working to enhance environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure.
Google employees are demanding the company issue a climate plan that commits it to zero emissions by 2030. An online petition calls on Google to decline contracts that support the extraction of fossil fuels and involved with the oppression of refugees.
The Prius Prime is Toyota’s first plug-in electric hybrid car for the mass market in the United States and a flag-bearer for the company’s future. In June, the Japanese automaker announced plans to have all-electric versions of every vehicle in its lineup and draw half of its sales from a mix of electrified vehicles by 2025.
It’s been a tough few years for the world’s manufacturers of natural-gas-fired turbines for the electricity sector. The top makers of gas turbines have seen global sales, measured by total megawatts of capacity, declined by half since the high in 2014.