Tag Archives: Sustainability

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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Architecture firms fight climate change by signing China accord


The China Exploration and Design Association–Architecture Branch (CEDAAB) and Architecture 2030 hosted a meeting for international and Chinese architecture firms to sign the China Accord. By signing the agreement, the firms pledge to design cities, towns, urban developments, new buildings, and major renovations in China to low-carbon or carbon-neutral standards.

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The emergence of disclosure in green design


With the release of the latest version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating program, the concept of ‘disclosure’ has taken center stage as the next big topic in the ongoing discussion of how sustainable buildings are defined and evaluated. Sharing the stage are new tools that have emerged to help measure the ‘greenness’ of building products.

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