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Commercial building owners and managers will invest an estimated $960 billion globally by 2023 on greening their existing built infrastructure. Major priority areas include more energy-efficient heating, solar, ventilation and air conditioning, windows, lighting, plumbing fixtures, and other key technologies. There are many benefits to a green commercial space: a healthier environment, and lower waste and utility costs. For companies leasing space in these buildings, recruitment and retention are improved, particularly among millennials, who would take a pay cut to work at an environmentally responsible company

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington is certified as a “Living Building” and considered to be one of the greenest commercial buildings in the world. The building features net zero energy and water, composting toilets, toxic-free materials, FSC wood, and more.

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Decarbonizing Space Heating with Air Source Heat Pumps

Some studies show near-universal electrification of space heating, suggesting that ASHPs (with some backup from electric resistance heaters) can be almost a silver bullet solution for decarbonizing space heating. These studies start with the assumption…

The How and Why of Green Building

Buildings around the world account for more than 40 percent of energy use and almost a third of greenhouse gas emissions. The United Nations Environment Programme projects that if we continue with business as usual…

10 Most Sustainable Office Buildings Worldwide

With the alarming changes in global climate and the running out of non-renewable energy resources, sustainability in design has become an essential requirement and not just a design option. Now, architects from around the globe…

Commercial Tenant Program

NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program supports tenants, landlords, and industry consultants in improving interior office and leased spaces through thoughtful design, proactive maintenance and operations, and actionable plans to reduce energy consumption over the life of…

4 Ways To Make Commercial Buildings Sustainable

What goes into a green blueprint? What does it take to design sustainable commercial buildings? An eco-conscious architect has to answer these questions and others like them. They account for dozens of factors when drafting…

Top 10 green buildings for 2019

The Amherst College Science Center and Frick Environmental Center are among the high-performance projects to be honored with AIA 2019 COTE Top Ten Awards.

How to design a truly sustainable office building

Here's a checklist for an extreme green dream office, courtesy of Dr. Peter Rickaby.

Sustainable Office Buildings

In more recent times, the importance of the changing climate and its effects on the environment are being given more attention in regard to design practices. As a result, sustainable work spaces are becoming more…


Sustainable Office Buildings in the US

By Gemma Church   07/18/20  
What’s more, the energy-efficient lighting systems are fitted throughout the building, including a particularly impressive LED installation on top of Tower 6 producing 340 shades of color and various patterns to illuminate the night sky.

ecotech design completes shipping container hotel at california winery

​ecotech design​, a los angeles-based studio led by architect walter scott perry, has completed an eco-friendly shipping container hotel in california. forming part of a winery in paso robles, the geneseo inn offers a luxury hospitality experience in upcycled container dwellings perched above the…

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and Cleveland Clinic Courts among buildings and leading organizations that have enrolled to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating

The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, emergency plans and stakeholder engagement strategies to help organizations prepare…

Vestre to Build the World’s Greenest Furniture Factory

By Ryan Waddoups   07/07/20  
Building the factory is a crucial next step in Vestre’s ongoing mission to become the world’s most sustainable furniture manufacturer. “Man-made climate change is the greatest challenge of our time,” says Jan Christian Vestre, the…

Arts space Phoenix Central Park rises to the top at the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards

By Sue Williams   07/03/20  
They’re three landmarks in Australian commercial real estate that are so completely different but which have now taken out the top commercial prizes at this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Awards announced on Friday,…

Europe’s largest green wall “will absorb eight tonnes of pollution annually” in London

By Lizzie Crook   11/11/19  
Citicape House will be wrapped by a facade of 400,000 plants that are hoped to "capture over eight tonnes of carbon and produce six tonnes of oxygen" annually.