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3D-Printed Structures Get Larger, Fuel Sustainable Construction Debate

3D-Printed Structures Get Larger, Fuel Sustainable Construction Debate

As the debate about the environmental implications of 3D printing continues, businesses are pushing the boundaries of what the technology can do. The Danish company 3D Printhuset recently completed the printed office-hotel structure for a site in Copenhagen, but the race to create Europe’s first inhabitable 3D-printed building didn’t quite … Read more »

US Green Building Council Adopts National Resilience Standard for LEED

US Green Building Council Adopts National Resilience Standard for LEED

The US Green Building Council adopted a national construction resilience standard that will be incorporated into LEED certification, the Minnesota business newspaper Finance & Commerce reported. Called RELi and pronounced “rely,” the standard is a point-based system for buildings to gain recognition and certification for hazard preparedness, disaster recovery, crisis … Read more »

Dwell Development Builds Net-Zero Homes, Including This Doozy in Seattle

Dwell Development Builds Net-Zero Homes, Including This Doozy in Seattle

Dwell Development, a green home builder based in Seattle, advanced its mission of building sustainable homes with the goal of building exclusively net-zero energy ready homes. It’s newest, in Seattle’s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, aligns with that mission: the home is equipped with both

Retrofitting Old Buildings Reduces Costs (Like 80% in a Month), Attracts Tenants, Achieves Longer Leases

Retrofitting Old Buildings Reduces Costs (Like 80% in a Month), Attracts Tenants, Achieves Longer Leases

Constructing buildings with more efficient systems in place can lead to higher rents and longer leases, but it can also lead to significant savings. A California condominium association, for example, has seen an 80% reduction in energy costs just one month after installing LED lighting. A recent report, The Future of Corporate Real Estate, outlined … Read more »

Why Build Green? Lowered Operational Costs, Increased Staff Productivity and Higher Asset Values

Why Build Green? Lowered Operational Costs, Increased Staff Productivity and Higher Asset Values

As corporations increasingly looking at how the built environment impacts human health and the environment, a new document outlines how building projects can achieve both the WELL Building Standard and BREEAM.

Top 10 Smart Building Myths Exposed

Although smart buildings have been proven to save energy, streamline facilities management and prevent expensive equipment failures, many property owners and investors do not see the value in smart buildings, so Jones Lang LaSalle created a graphic that discredits the top 10 smart building myths. A summary of the graphic … Read more »

Green Buildings Market Grows to $260 Billion

Green Buildings Market Grows to $260 Billion

Construction of green buildings rose to 325 million square meters of new floor space in 2013, representing a $260 billion market, according to a report by Lux Research. In addition, green buildings are delivering predictable internal rates of return of 5 percent or more. Lux analysts studied utility savings, rental rates, resale … Read more »

LEED Retail Participants on the Rise

LEED Retail Participants on the Rise

Between 2012 and 2013, green building investment jumped by $1 billion in the retail sector, and the percentage of retail owners involved in green building more than doubled, from 18 percent in 2011 to 38 percent in 2013, according to the Leed in Motion: Retail report by the US Green … Read more »