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BD+C exclusive research: What owners want from AEC firms
April 09, 2021 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

BD+C’s first-ever owners’ survey finds them focused on improving buildings’ performance for hig...

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Starbucks exterior rendering in Abbotsford, B.C.

Renderings courtesy Starbucks

March 09, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The store is set to open in Canada in mid-March.

Solatube tubular daylighting devices were fitted with custom-cast acrylic tubes to create unique chandeliers for the commons/media center.

March 07, 2021 | SOLATUBE INTERNATIONAL

Solatube tubular daylighting devices bring sunlight into the two-story commons/media space for...

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ERP Resilience Lab aerial view

All renderings courtesy WPA

March 02, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Work Program Architects is designing the project.

The Weekly show, Feb 4, 2021: The rise of healthy buildings and human performance sponsored by Sierra Pacific
February 04, 2021 | BD+C Staff

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from Brookf...

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January 19, 2021 |

Leveraging design to reduce our carbon impact.

McDonald's Flagship Disney at dusk

Photo: Kate Joyce

December 17, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Ross Barney Architects designed the project.

Rendering of Tallhouse exterior design

A rendering of Tallhouse, a 35,000-sf mixed-use residential building in Roxbury, Mass., devised by Generate Technologies to be built with mass timber. Images: Generate

November 17, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Hybrid designs reconcile metropolitan growth and lower CO2 emissions.

November 11, 2020 | Phyllis Kim

Passive House is a high-performance building standard that emphasizes tightly insulated enclosu...

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Courtesy Pixabay

September 30, 2020 | USGBC

LEED and GBCI rating systems drive resilience-enhancing strategies to help businesses and gover...

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Heatherwick Studio's The Cove park
September 29, 2020 |

The new vision is dubbed The Cove.

August 13, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation sits atop Pittsburgh’s Mill 19.

Denver Water's new administration building has been designed to achieve net-zero energy standards. Images: Courtesy of Stantec

August 11, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The utility is showcasing a new admin building and a water reuse plan that’s a first for the st...

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| July 02, 2020 | Centria
EV charging port at The Kensington, Boston. Photo:

EV charging port at The Kensington, Boston. Photo: Gustav Hoiland

June 23, 2020 | PAUL BERGERON, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, MULTIFAMILY DESIGN+CONSTRUCTION

A top sustainability expert gives the whys and wherefores of installing electric vehicle chargi...

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Mars Science City prototype exterior by BIG

Courtesy BIG

May 11, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Ingels believes designing for Mars will help us reach sustainability goals on Earth.

Lakehouse exterior in Denver Colorado

All photos courtesy NAVA Real Estate Development

May 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Stantec and Muñoz + Albin are the project's architects.

 

The Link exterior with drones

All renderings courtesy Luca Curci Architects

April 28, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will house 200,000 people.

PAE Living Building exterior

All images courtesy PAE and ZGF

April 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

ZGF Architects is designing the building.

 

Courtesy Pixabay

March 31, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Residents reap healthier indoor environment, lower utility bills.

Pioneer Industries launches new website

The company, based in Commerce, Calif., makes a wide range of plumbing fixtures and accessories for the commercial and multifamily building sectors.

March 13, 2020 |

Pioneer Industries launches new website

BuroHappold Engineering made its Climate Emergency Tool Kit available last September. To develop this tool, the firm consulted with AIA about how it benchmarks embodied carbon. Data from Quartz’s LCA tool is built into the engineering firm’s Buildings & Habitats object Model (BHoM) data exchange framework. It is being used primarily for measurement and design visualization. Photo: BuroHappold Engineering

March 12, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New tools make it easier to measure embodied carbon in materials before they get used for const...

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Courtesy Pixabay

March 02, 2020 | City of Buffalo

EIBs offer a novel approach to pay for high-impact projects based in part on the environmental,...

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Holly St. Clair, Sasaki's first Chief Technology Officer, was recently recognized as one of the country's leading influencers. Image: Sasaki

March 02, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Following an industry trend, the firms hire chiefs of technology and sustainability, respective...

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February 26, 2020 | Yarden Harari

The concepts of embodied carbon, zero waste, and deconstruction and reuse often run on parallel...

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The Pinnacle at Central Wharf

All renderings courtesy KPF

February 12, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will reconnect Downtown Boston to the waterfront.

Seminary Hill Cider Mill in Callicoon, N.Y.

Seminary Hill Cider Mill in Callicoon, N.Y., is meeting Passive House standards with two temperature zones: one for apple storage and production on the lower level, the other for tasting events on the upper. Image credit: River Architects

February 06, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Passive solutions that reduce a building’s energy consumption could get more viable as cities t...

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Wellness in construction

The prevalence of overweight employees within the construction industry is significantly higher than the general adult population. This has obvious health implications, but also business implications. Photo courtesy Structure Tone

   

January 20, 2020 | Stephanie Timm, PhD, Senior Director, Delos, and Jennifer Taranto, Director of Sustainability, Structure Tone

New research on wellness in the construction sector highlights interventions that could be effect...

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How the new EC3 tool raises the bar on collective action

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator helps building teams evaluate a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions during design and procurement decision making.

   

January 10, 2020 | Donald Davies, President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in C...

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Courtesy Pixabay

January 02, 2020 | BD+C Staff

The tower earned the Platinum designation under LEED's latest v4.1 rating system.

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