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A building El Niño in 2018 signals more extreme weather for 2019 … – Grist


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A building El Niño in 2018 signals more extreme weather for 2019 …
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In case you couldn't get enough extreme weather, the next 12 months or so could bring even more scorching temps, punishing droughts, and unstoppable …

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U.S. Green Building Council Releases Annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building Per Capita

Top 10 States for LEED Green BuildingToday, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world’s most widely used green building rating system. The list ranks states in terms of certified square feet per resident in

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Universidad EAN in Bogota, Colombia, to Build New Academic Building based Cradle on Cradle Design Thinking

William McDonough + Partners is announcing its latest project on September 6, and I wanted to share the news with you before the release goes out. The new 20,000 sq. meter building for Universidad EAN in Bogota, Colombia will be McDonough’s first signature building in Latin America based on Cradle on Cradle design thinking

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The Power & Perils Of Cooperatives — Episode 12 Of The Building Local Power Podcast

In this episode, Christopher Mitchell, the director of ILSR’s Community Broadband Networks initiative, interviews Hannah Trostle and Karlee Weinmann, Research Associates for the Community Broadband Networks and Energy Democracy initiatives, respectively

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Fortuna: Veterans Memorial Building temporarily closed following oil leak

FORTUNA, Calif. – The Fortuna Veterans Memorial Building has been temporarily shut down, according to county staff. It’s due to an oil leak. When the storm hit over the weekend it compromised a fuel oil tank that was located underneath the building.
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Brazil starts building snazzy new research station in Antarctica – Science Magazine


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Brazil starts building snazzy new research station in Antarctica
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Four years after its old research station went up in flames, Brazil has started work on a new $ 100 million scientific stronghold in Antarctica. A symbolic founding stone was unveiled on Monday by Brazilian defense minister Aldo Rebelo during a ceremony

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What The Smart Building Industry Can Learn From Wearable Fitness Tracker Trend

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Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Laurie Guevara-​Stone Personal fitness tracking has taken hold of people in a big way. Wearable tracking devices such as FitBit, Jawbone, FuelBand, and others, allow consumers to track their physical activity, heart rate, calories burned, and more. Demand for these devices has grown incredibly over the last few years,

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Masdar Officially Launches Enhanced “The Future Build” — Green Building Materials Website

The enhanced new incarnation of The Future Build — a green building materials website used by developers, contractors, architects, etc — was officially relaunched recently by its developer, Masdar. The new website allows suppliers to market their products as “The Future Build certified” products — thereby gaining a seal of approval from what is currently

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Net Zero In Seattle: Sustainable Building Of The Year (VIDEO)


Originally published on 1Sun4All.

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington is the greenest commercial building in the world, it is Net Zero, and was recently named the World Architecture News Sustainable Building of the Year 2013.

In addition to an energy efficient design, the Bullitt Center relies on the behavior of the tenants to meet the goals of net zero energy and water. To support efficient behavior, the team developed a dashboard system that shows real-time data about energy and water use.

Seattle Structure Named WAN Sustainable Building of 2013

net zeroThe Bullitt Center, North America’s most ambitious green building | Photo credit:  Brad Kahn | Flickr Cropped and Photoshopped

You may launch the dashboard to see how much energy the building is generating and using right now, along with a variety of other real-time information. Such as Radiant Heat, Walkable Neighborhood, Solar Panels, Computerized Systems and many more features that make this building Net Zero.

net zeroDiscovery Commons at the Bullitt Center, Seattle, Washington | Photo credit:  Brad Kahn | Flickr Photoshopped

Bullitt Foundation President and lab director of the Solar Energy Research Institute in the late 1970s and early 1980s, prior to the name change to NREL in 1991, Denis Hayes:

If you took just the office buildings in the United States today, and reduced their energy consumption by half, you would be saving twice as much energy every year as America imports from the Middle East.

Seattle’s Bullitt Center: The World’s Greenest Office Building

World Architecture News (WAN) recently named the Bullit Center in Seattle, Washington, as the WAN Sustainable Building of the Year. The structure beat out five global finalists, and was cited by judges for meeting the targets of the Living Building Challenge to the Net Zero Energy standard by supplying all net annual energy needs with onsite renewable energy sources, reports DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

net zeroThe Bullitt Center across Pike Street | The Bullitt Center, the greenest commercial building in the world | Photo credit:  Brad Kahn | Flickr Photoshopped

According to WAN, the building’s overhanging photovoltaic rooftop and facade provide the energy for the entire building by supplying 230,000 kilowatt hours per year. The overall energy usage is roughly 20% of the other buildings of its type in Seattle.

net zeroDowntown Seattle from the Bullitt Center | ”Deep green buildings are a necessary component of resilient cities.”-Denis Hayes | Photo credit:  Brad Kahn | Flickr Photoshopped

The Bullit Center is the first leasable market rate commercial structure that meets the targets of the Living Building Challenge to the Net Zero Energy standard, reports WAN.

net zeroBicycle parking at the Bullitt Center | “The world has no more than a handful of truly sustainable buildings.” -Denis Hayes Photo credit:  Brad Kahn | Flickr Photoshopped

The Bullitt Center will generate as much energy from rooftop photovoltaics each year as the six-story structure uses; the catch is that Seattle is notorious for its lack of sunshine, reports the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

  • The building also will collect all of its water, including drinking water, from the rain that falls on its roof — which will then be stored in a 56,000-gallon cistern. Once the water is used inside the building, it will be treated and then returned to the soil.
  • More than 1,000 building components were researched to make sure nothing in the building released any toxic material at any time during its life cycle.
  • It is the world’s first six-story structure with composting toilets.
  • Built to survive major earthquakes, the net zero commercial structure has a design life of 250 years.

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Developer gives tips on building structures for extreme weather conditions – GMA News

Developer gives tips on building structures for extreme weather conditions
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It is possible to build homes, buildings — and even cities — that have a much better chance of withstanding super typhoons and other extreme weather conditions resulting from climate change. This is according to an Italian architect and expert on

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