The 208,000 sf facility in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard Corporate Center is the work of Robert A.M. Stern Architects and workplace strategist and interior architect Francis Cauffman. In the office-less layout, employees are located in “neighborhoods” and can work in a variety of settings throughout the day.
The American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment have selected the top...
Amherst College in Western Massachusetts has installed a series of research-grade, Web-based...
A team of researchers at Stanford University has designed an entirely new form of cooling...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winner of its third-annual Energy Star National Building Competition. More than 3,000 schools, businesses, and government buildings across the country competed to see which could reduce its energy use the most in one year—and a New Jersey elementary school emerged victorious.
The challenge of making concrete greener—reducing its sizable carbon footprint without compromising performance—is just like the world's most ubiquitous manufactured material—hard! But, according to a new report from NIST, the potential engineering performance, energy efficiency, and environmental benefits make it a challenge worth tackling.
New recommendations by a National Research Council (NRC) expert panel on green and sustainable building performance could lead to a revolution in building science by creating the first large building performance database, says panel member Paul Fisette, a nationally recognized sustainable building expert at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The College of Public Health Building at the University of Iowa has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest standard for green design. It is the first academic building on Iowa’s campus to earn the designation.
Lord, Aeck & Sargent has promoted Lauren Dunn Rockart, AIA, LEED AP to Principal. Rockart has 19 years of experience specializing in management, design direction, and decision-making for higher education projects, including residence halls, academic facilities, and research laboratories.
The editors of R&D Magazine have announced an extension to the entry submission deadline for the annual R&D 100 Awards competition. The final day for sending in your entry is April 30, 2013. The new deadline gives participants extra time to complete their entry form.
Registration is now open for the 2013 free ASHRAE Webcast, "Assessing Building Energy Performance—From Principles to Practice." The Webcast will be held Thursday, April 18 from 1-4 PM EDT. Speakers will address the importance of building energy performance and its far-reaching implications in both new and existing buildings, as well as the opportunities that assessing building energy performance presents.
Construction continues at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Facility for Low-Energy eXperiments on Buildings (FLEXLAB). Groundbreaking took place in December marking what LBNL called, "… a new era for research on energy-efficient buildings."
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, which opened a 60,000 ft2 science and education campus on the East Boothbay waterfront in December 2012, has achieved confirmation of LEED Platinum status. The campus consists of three interconnected science and education buildings, along with a shorefront facility and dock.
Sunoptics, a leader in high-performance prismatic daylighting solutions, received a Green Leadership Award for its energy-efficient daylighting solutions from the Sacramento Business Journal. The Green Leadership Awards recognize the region's people, companies, and organizations that are developing and implementing the most transformative green technologies, products, and services.
The 2013 I2SL Annual Conference call for abstracts is now open, and all members of the sustainable laboratory and high-tech facility community are encouraged to submit, whether a veteran presenter or new to the industry.
Until April 15th, GreenWizard, a LEED automation partner, offers a free trial of WORKflow Pro, an online, collaborative tool that helps design and construction professionals track progress against green certification goals. WORKflow Pro can be used by building owners, architects, specifiers, engineers, and contractors at any phase of the building project.
The Laboratory Safety Institute and Erlab Inc. have come together to present the 2013 Safe Labs can be Green Labs Conference on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the JW Marriott, Houston, TX. This day-long workshop, given by experts in lab safety, lab ventilation, filtration and lab design, will explore green trends and safety issues-- and how the two really can co-exist in the same lab.
Scheduled for a 2015 completion date, the Silicon Valley complex will allow the majority of employees to work by natural light, without any glare from the sun. Most of the buildings will be four stories tall and shaped like bent rectangles.
NIST has announced database and software tools that will debut in late 2013. BIRDS(Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability) will be a free, Web-based tool kit to further research, design, and planning efforts focused on building energy use and technologies to improve energy efficiency.
The annual Laboratory Design Conference will be held April 8-10, 2013 at the JW Marriott Houston. The discounted room block rate ends March 15, 2013. Attendees and those who are considering attending are encouraged to make a reservation today to ensure accomodations at the conference rate.
The 34-minute delay during Super Bowl XLVII was explained by energy provider Entergy New Orleans as the result of sensors detecting "an abnormality in the system." While they continue to investigate the root cause, the issue of reliable and efficient electrical technologies has reached the populace.
Findings of a new study released by NIST showed that meeting higher energy-efficiency standards does "not increase total construction and future operation costs for new commercial buildings." The focus of the study was state adoption of standards for low-energy-use building designs.
Opened in the spring of 2012, the NIST Precision Measurement Lab received LEED Gold certification less than nine months later. The 297,000 square-foot, environmentally friendly and advanced laboratory building tightly controls environmental conditions to enable cutting-edge research with lasers, atomic clocks, and nanotechnology, and also has facilities for micro- and nanofabrication of custom devices.
Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and other laboratories have demonstrated a process whereby quantum dots can self-assemble at optimal locations in nanowires, a breakthrough that could improve solar cells and lighting devices.
Multi-building campus consolidated four different sites throughout the city of Santa Monica into one research campus. The new facility consists of flexible research laboratories, support spaces, manufacturing research, GMP facility, pilot plant, central plant, administrative offices, fitness center, public café, sculpture garden, and conferencing center.
How do you show your company’s commitment to the environment while attracting the world’s best and brightest technical minds? Bridgestone decided to build a new, green, state-of-the-art Technical Center in the middle of its existing Ohio campus.
“Tracking the Sun,” an annual PV cost-tracking report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, indicates that the median installed price of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems completed in 2011 fell by 11 to 14% from the year before, and (in California) prices dropped an additional 3 to 7% during the first six months of 2012.
In a report that may seem counterintuitive, New York City has revealed that some of its old buildings are more energy efficient than new, LEED-certified ones. A law passed in 2009 requires private-building owners to report a variety of sustainability data.
A new solar cell developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo., represents a breakthrough in photovoltaic efficiency. The cell "outsmarts the solar spectrum" with a record 44% efficiency at 947 suns, and was recently recognized with a coveted R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine.