As research continues to bring forth new ideas and techniques to promote healing, one idea specifically aims to create sustainable medical facilities that improve the health of patients as well as the environment.
Construction companies, general contractors, developers, and property owners involved in land clearance and disturbance activities will want to take note of the new Stormwater Construction General Permit (Construction General Permit) issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that took effect Feb. 16.
With many new green flooring material trends on the rise, choosing the right material for application and LEED certification can be difficult. Following are the top flooring materials to help keep projects LEED-certified.
Green Seal released a proposed standard for Architectural Insulation Materials (GS-54) Feb. 3, as well as the rationale for the standard and a review of thermal insulation products.
Green Seal recently released a revised version of its GS-11 Standard that covers most types of architectural coatings available on the market today. The new standard is a compilation of the previous GS-11 version and the GS-47 Standard for Stains and Finishes.
Sustainable design and construction is a rapidly evolving and growing sector of the building industry. However, it presents new challenges and legal considerations for owners, architects and contractors.
With the construction industry rebounding and creating more frequent and longer projects, more regularly are industry professionals looking to hotels as their “home away from home.” As travel shifts from being a part of the job to a temporary lifestyle, the ability to maintain routines and have homelike comforts, like the ability to prepare favorite meals, unwind in a spacious living area after a long day and have a designated workspace to maintain productivity, naturally increases. Continue »
In the construction business, you spend day in and day out with the Earth. From moving it, to digging it up, to working around it, there’s no getting around it; the construction business is all about it. However, while the industry is all about the Earth, there is also a growing trend in construction toward practices to protect it. Continue »
The California Energy Commission (CEC) took emergency action to ensure the toilets, urinals and faucets sold in the state will be the most water-efficient in the country.
Mayors of 17 international cities across nine nations launched the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, a collaboration of global cities committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050 or sooner—the most ambitious GHG emission reduction targets undertaken by any cities across the globe.
The largest U.S. cities—New York, Los Angeles and Chicago—score best in economic factors but are hindered by poor transportation infrastructure, lack of green spaces and diminishing affordable housing, according to the inaugural Sustainable Cities Index by ARCADIS, the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm.
In response to customer demand for clean energy, and with the public sector being driven to install solar power facilities to minimize energy costs, municipal solar development is heating up. One of the ways the construction market is responding to this demand is by offering project delivery through public-private partnerships (P3s).