With the Tokyo Olympics set to start next week, there are a host of logistical issues, including construction and infrastructure challenges, that accompany such a massive event.
With Earth Day coming up next week on April 22, today, the Architrends blog takes a look at some upcoming events worth keeping an eye on.
On average, 30% of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted due to inefficiencies, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Regenerative design has the goal of producing buildings that have a net-positive impact on their surroundings – restoring or improving their locales rather than aiming for less harm.
Energy efficiency, reduced carbon output and sustainability measures have been targets for those designing and operating commercial buildings for some time. Now, with Net Zero – where a building emits zero or less emissions through reduction measures - the goalposts are shifting even further.
New technologies have allowed glass exteriors to reach new heights in energy efficiency.
Potential students have no shortage of choices for post-secondary education, and ensuring sustainability is part of the campus culture and design is increasingly top of mind.
Product specifiers in building design have an increasingly complex task in trying to discern what a sustainable building product is and deliver it to end users. So, where does one start?
EPDs can now garner credits under the LEED v4.1 ratings system, giving building product specifiers a tool to further enhance green building initiatives.
Putting the definition of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) into layman’s terms is a bit of a challenge, with a plethora acronyms to get one’s head around.