Tag Archives: Sustainability

AIA announces top ten green projects of 2016

Projects exemplifying sustainable architecture were selected by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Committee on the Environment (COTE) for its Top Ten Green Projects of 2016 award, including the J. Craig Venter Institute in San Diego. 
Photo © Nick Merrick of Hedrich Blessing Photographers

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Committee on the Environment (COTE) selected 10 projects exemplifying sustainable architecture and ecological design. The ‘Top 10 Green Projects’ program celebrates buildings with an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.

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GSA adopts land development and management rating system

Land development and management rating system SITES has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for its capital construction program. 

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has adopted the SITES rating system for its capital construction program. SITES is the most comprehensive program from sustainable land development and management and is used by landscape architects, engineers, developers, and policy-makers to align land development with innovative sustainable design.

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UN Headquarters wins top sustainability honor

NEW YORK USA - Sep 27 2015: 70th session of UN General Assembly. United Nations Building in New York is the headquarters of the United Nations organization.

The renovation of the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York City received the Honor Award at the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s (SBIC’s) 2015 ‘Beyond Green’ High-performance Building and Community Awards.

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ASHRAE announces winners of technology awards

Central Terminal at Sea-Tac Airport, 29 April 2014

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has honored five North American projects with its Technology Award at its winter conference this month. The awards recognize outstanding achievements by members who have successfully applied innovative building design, incorporating ASHRAE standards for effective energy management and indoor air quality (IAQ).

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