Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design firm, has revealed the design for a 41-story tower in Hawaii inspired by the island’s native red sugarcane. Designed with a mix of ground floor-retail and 565 residences above, the tower project called Kō‘ula, is oriented to ocean.
A gravity sewer tunnel that is being hailed as the largest wastewater system upgrade in Hawaii’s history has been completed in Honolulu. Plans for the $345-million project were accelerated following a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Consent Decree to improve Windward Oahu’s sewage collection and treatment system by June 2018 to replace the area’s force main pipeline.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), ranking states in terms of certified square feet per resident.