Green Building

Despite Worse Winter in 30 Years Compass DataCenters & Balfour Beatty Project Earns LEED Gold by U.S. Green Building Council

Completed Data Center Delivered in 6-Month Timeline
Press Release

Dallas, TX and Shakopee, MN, May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Compass Datacenters and general contractor Balfour Beatty Construction have completed construction of Compass’ first data center in the Minneapolis market. The completed data center has been delivered to CenturyLink Technology Solutions.

Call For Entries: Green Builder Home of the Year Awards


In its seventh year, Green Builder® magazine is looking for the best green homes that include sustainable features, innovative design, whole home performance, and integration with the natural environment. Winners will receive coverage in the December 2014 print and digital issues of Green Builder magazine, as well as on

Earth Day Pioneer Denis Hayes’ New Challenge: Greenest Commercial Building in the World

Posted by Christina Nunez
Forty-four years ago today, Denis Hayes convened the very first Earth Day, an event that drew millions to events across the United States and heralded a new global awareness of the need to preserve our natural resources.

7 Steps to a Mainstream Net-Zero House

Debut of integrated heat pump, hydronic air handler and solar hot water heater system helps desert home garner a jaw-dropping -17 HERS rating.

Fortunately for those of us concerned about the planet, net-zero-energy homes are not a new concept—and not even rare. What’s new about houses that produce at least as much energy as they consume is the systems they use to accomplish the goal. And when you can get there with mainstream stuff, you know net zero is coming to a neighborhood near you. 

European Property Experts Launch RenoValue - A Project to Mainstream Green Credentials

Press Release

April 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A group of experts in green building, investment and finance and property valuation have gathered in Brussels marking the launch of a new European programme aiming to further integrate energy performance of buildings into the property valuation process.

AECOM Releases Presentation Outlining Practical Strategies For Developing Resilient Cities

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that it has posted a presentation that discusses how to reduce vulnerability and enhance competitiveness in order to develop resilient cities.

Turning Risk into Success


Sustainability has evolved beyond a buzz word on Wall Street—it has become a sound investment strategy. In fact, we’re starting to see investors shift funds and focus away from companies that are not developing viable social and environmental policies that appropriately address the financial risk associated with our changing climate and diminishing resources.

Go for Gold with Green Power!


Most of us know how arduous and time consuming the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification process can be for some projects, and just when we think we made it past silver; we realize we need a few more points to get to gold or perhaps to platinum if going all in.

Did you know that the Green Power Credit can play a valuable role in getting over a point challenge?

Energy efficiency and sustainability of products – a perfect fit

Weyerhaeuser’s homebuilding companies are building homes that average 30 percent more energy efficiency than HERS reference home

As part of Weyerhaeuser’s Sustainability Roadmap, the company set a goal to educate customers about the sustainability aspects of its products. To help meet this goal, Weyerhaeuser’s homebuilding subsidiaries began using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) established by the Residential Energy Services Network as a measure of home energy efficiency.


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