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Aldo Leopold Legacy Center (Wisconsin, USA)
The Leopold Center utilizes green architecture to be a net zero energy green building, meeting all of its energy needs on site. Despite the contras...

Amory Lovins Uber Solar Home (Colorado)
At about 8,000 feet elevation, Rocky Mountain Institute founder Amory Lovins' house (RMI's original headquarters) serves as an office and a showcas...

An Appalachian House: The Design and Analysis of a Passive Solar House (Virginia, USA)
This project is a proposal for the green architecture design of a house - a green building - situated on a plot of land within the town limits of B...

Appalachia Jobs Project Teaches Solar
Is yellow the new black as solar power replaces coal in the heart of the Appalachian coalfields? A non-profit group called The Jobs Project is devo...

Appalachian Students Fund Wind Turbine (USA)
November 4, 2009 Boone, NC -- The Renewable Energy Initiative of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC installed a 100KW wind turbine successf...

Aquatic Center Makes PV Splash (Oregon)
By Mimi Zeiger, EcoStructure - An indoor swimming pool. It’s hard to imagine a less likely example of sustainable design (or green architecture)....

Arizona College Serves Up 5 MWs of Solar
Arizona Western College (AWC) in Yuma, Arizona, USA, broke ground in May 2011 on the largest college or university solar power renewable energy sys...

Arizona National Guard Building (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
The 5,200 square-foot green architecture building is burrowed into the site to gain as much of the thermal benefit and barrier to heat as the earth...

Audubon Center at Debs Park (California, USA)
The Audubon Center at Debs Park in Los Angeles is a cutting-edge green building that is a model of sustainable architecture. The 5,023 square-foot ...

Bali Green School Designed with Bamboo
The Green School in Bali, Indonesia, strives to be as energy independent as possible while constructing green buildings using 99 percent natural ma...

Bank of America Towers Over Manhattan
The design of the Bank of America Tower in New York City is an environmentally friendly skyscraper, using green architecture technologies such as f...

Bio Bug Is the New Dung Beetle (UK)
Green buildings need green transportation, right? by Laura Roberts, Telegraph, August 2010 - A car that runs on methane gas produced by human waste...

Bio-Domes Treat Wastewater Naturally
New wastewater treatment for our green buildings? The Bio-Dome – also known as Poo-Gloo for its igloo shape – is a device that cleans wastewate...

Blue House Is Passive Green (Seattle, USA)
A Green Building That's Blue By David Sokol, Green Source Magazine, December 2010 - The Lehman Brothers collapse did well by Joseph Hurley, AIA,...

Bullitt Center Thrives (Seattle, USA)
Close to downtown Seattle, Washington, USA, the Bullitt Center has been called the “greenest commercial building” in the world. It produces its...

California Dreamin’ at Claire’s Bakery
Born of a predilection to serve healthy food, organic coffee, and an array of other culinary creations, in August 2009, Claire’s on Cedros bakery...

CalRENEW-1 Brings Zero Emission Power
Utility scale solar farm commences operations in California, USA. CalRENEW-1, the first utility-scale photovoltaic solar project to be interconne...

Canton Tower Has Complex BIPV System
Canton Tower, also known as the Guangzhou TV Tower, is 600 meters tall, twisting over the Haizhu District of Guangzho (formerly known as Canton), c...

Cargotecture Brings Cargo Containers Home
A Recycled Green Building System The term Cargotecture was coined by HyBrid Architecture of Seattle 2003 to describe any building system built ent...

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Led Way in '97
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) headquarters, also known as the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, was designed in 1997. Back then, green bui...

CIS Tower Solar Skyscraper Retrofit (Manchester, UK)
Built in 1962 in Manchester(UK) to host the British insurance company CIS Ltd. head quarters, the CIS Tower was suffering the from its 40 years exp...

Civano Solar Community in Tucson, Arizona (USA)
The Community of Civano, located in the southeast part of Tucson, is, according to its planners, "an antidote to urban sprawl's five banes: loss o...

CK Choi's Composting Toilets Save Water
From E.Laquian, Design for a New Millennium, 1995 - In 1993 when the University of British Columbia commissioned Matsuzaki Wright Architects for...

Council House 2 (Melbourne, Australia)
The city of Melbourne intended CH2–the Council House 2 building, which opened in August 2006–to exemplify the best of high-performance, sustain...

Daneshill House (UK)
Daneshill House is a purpose-designed local government office building which was constructed in the 1950’s as part of the Stevenage ‘new town...

Denver Airport’s Greenest Parking Facility
The Canopy parking facility at Denver International Airport in Colorado, USA, is providing free charging stations for plug-in hybrid and electric v...

Desertec to Utilize HVDC in Deserts
Within 6 hours deserts receive more energy from the sun than all the people in the world consume in a year. The DESERTEC Concept will allow most pe...

Dockside Green Sustainable Urban Village
Adam Kreek is an Olympic athlete who won Gold in the Beijing games with Canada’s rowing eights. Adam is also a proud Team Power Smart Leader, and...

Dome House (International)
Dubbed the “habitat for the 21st century,” the Dome House is an igloo-shaped structure built from snap-together wall sections made of 100% expa...

Ellensburg WA's Community Solar Array
Driving west along Interstate 90 through Eastern Washington, a large solar array is visible on the north side of the highway, in rural farmland. Bu...

Enzo Ferrari - A Peek under the Hood
The Enzo Ferrari Museum complex in Modena, Italy, is designed for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability using bioclimatic principles, ...

Fipke Centre Awarded Five Green Globes
A wind tower for air exchange, a groundwater energy system for winter heating and summer cooling, and other innovations have earned an unprecedente...

FKP Building Solar High-Rise (Brisbane, Australia)
When Forrester Kurts Properties was planning the FKP Building, a 21-story high-rise office development in Brisbane’s central business district, e...

Folly of Building-Integrated Wind
Author: Alex Wilson/Environmental Building News May 2009 The appeal of integrating wind turbines into our buildings is strong. Rooftops are ele...

Fuller Wind Turbine Uses Rotating Disks
By Karen Sprey / GizMag - A wind turbine that uses boundary layers instead of blades to generate power has been patented by Solar Aero, a New Hamps...

Great River Energy HQ Powers On
The Great River Energy headquarters is a four-story, 166,000-square-foot building located on a 12.5 acre site in Maple Grove, Minnesota’s Arbor L...

Greening of Google
It's another brilliant day at the world headquarters of the hottest company on the planet. Some shirtless employees are playing a lunchtime game of...

Growing Plants on Moon Becomes Feasible
Groundbreaking advancements in the realm of space engineering may soon see the moon sown with the first gardens to grow on the lunar surface. As pa...

Habitat Breaks Poverty Cycles with Solar
Habitat for Humanity International is dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more tha...

Hammarby Sjostad Wastes Not (Sweden)
Twenty minutes by bus, tram or free ferry from the center of Stockholm lies Hammarby Sjostad, an eco-community of 10,000 homes. The houses feature ...

Horse Hollow in Texas Powers 180,000 Homes
Texas has historically been known as an oil rich state. Now it has become the leading center for the wind energy boom that has been sweeping the Un...

KAUST Campus Weathers Extremes (Saudi Arabia)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia is a 6.5-million-sq.ft. LEED Platinum project that consists of two parts...

Kimberlina Solar Thermal Energy Plant (Bakersfield, California, USA)
Solar Power Company Ausra Launches First Solar Thermal Plant in California in Nearly 20 Years Bakersfield, California, USA October 23, 2008 A...

Kohl's Department Stores Are Solar (USA)
Kohl's entered into a power purchase agreement with SunEdison for a twenty-year term in 2007. As of May 2010, Kohl's had 88 solar power systems act...

Kurilpa Solar Powered Bridge (Brisbane, Australia)
The Australian city of Brisbane has opened what it claims is the world's first large scale solar-powered bridge, built at a cost of US$57.2 million...

Lighthouse: An Innovative Green Skyscraper (Dubai, UAE)
The Lighthouse is another innovative green skyscraper to be constructed in Dubai. For energy generation, it will have three enormous 225 kilowatt w...

Louisville Senior Apartments in Hot Water
A solar hot water system was installed on the St Denis Senior Apartments in Louisville, Kentucky, by SunWind Power Systems. Sixteen 32 sq. ft. coll...

Martha Rose Construction Solar-Ready Homes (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Martha Rose Construction leads the home building industry by building Green High-Performance Homes in the Seattle, Washington, area. In March of 20...

Masdar Headquarters (UAE)
The Masdar Headquarters building will produce more power than it needs (an energy positive building). In fact, the solar roof (one of the largest i...

Menara Mesiniaga Features Bioclimatics (Malaysia)
Completed in 1992, this building was a precursor to what we call “green buildings” today. Designed as a headquarters for IBM, the building appl...

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center (USA)
It seems like a good time to revisit the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center near Seattle that recently achieved a Green Globes green building certifi...

Natural Cooling (Arizona, USA)
Article from Arizona Solar Center describes techniques for passively cooling buildings in the hot arid region of the Southwestern United States. Pa...

Near North Apartments with Wind Turbines (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Solar panels and wind turbines will result in long-term savings for one Chicago apartment complex. By Dan Rafter Distributed Energy Journal ...

Net Zero Apartments Coming to Oregon
Construction has begun on a zero-energy building in Portland, Oregon, that will include 18 apartments and ground-floor retail space for offices, a ...

NYC’s Green Jobs Roadmap Includes Renewable Energy (USA)
New Yorkers have turned the vision of a new greencollar economy into a realistic blueprint for implementation that other cities can follow - the NY...

Parkview Green Simply Passive (Beijing, China)
The Parkview Green in Beijing is designed to cut energy use 40 percent, saving 5,000 tons of carbon each year, based on the country’s current gre...

Passive House US Imported from Germany
By Alex Wilson - Originating in Germany twenty years ago and drawing inspiration from the superinsulation and passive solar movements in North Amer...

Passive Solar Toilets
Passive solar composting toilets offer an alternative, on-site waste recycling system that reduces pollution and creates safe and nutrient-rich fer...

Patagonia Worldwide Distribution Center (Reno, Nevada, USA)
Our Reno Service Center was built in 1996 at a cost of $19 million. Located on the banks of the Truckee River at the site of the old Tahoe Timber L...

Principles of Passive House Design, Parts I and II
The U.S. has many examples of superinsulated buildings that successfully harness the sun’s energy. However, while this country was enjoying low f...

Railway Tunnel Infrastructure Is PV Bed
A 2.2-mile (3.6-kilometer) long tunnel crossing Antwerp in Belgium is fitted with 16,000 245W solar panels covering 50,000 square meters, roughly e...

Recycling Solar PV Panels
Solar energy is regarded as a green technology, but what happens to solar panels once they reach the end of their lifetime? Renewable Energy Focus'...

Sarnia Becomes Largest PV Farm (Ontario)
Enbridge Inc. launched the world's largest operating photovoltaic farm, beaming 80 megawatts of solar power onto Ontario, Canada's electricity grid...

Sierra Sun Tower (California, USA)
Lancaster, Calif. – August 5, 2009 – With 24,000 mirrors glimmering under the Antelope Valley summer sun, eSolar, a leading provider of modular...

Singapore’s Zero Energy Building Retrofit
A massive array of solar panels of 1,300 sq metres [14,000 square feet] - almost half a football field and the biggest such installation in Southea...

Solar Balloons Provide Electric Power
CoolEarth created an innovative way to harness the sun's energy. Instead of large expensive solar panels or costly concentrating mirrors, the compa...

Solar Boilers for Hot Water (Israel)
Israeli solar energy companies such as Solel Solar, Aora, Ormat technologies, and a host of others are now world leaders in the development of sun ...

Solar Electric Sails in Space
The idea of leaving the engine of a craft behind and using the endless fuel supply of solar or star light seems like a great way of reducing the ma...

Solar Energy Generating Systems (Mojave Desert, California, USA)
Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) is the largest solar energy generating facility in the world. It consists of nine solar power plants in Cali...

Solar Ice Maker Chills with Heat
Seems counterintuitive, but solar energy can be harnessed to make ice cubes. An electricity-free alternative to refrigeration and air-conditioning,...

Solar One and Two (Now Defunct)
The Solar One central tower research facility was completed in 1981 and was operational from 1982 to 1986. Solar Two added more mirrors and was o...

Solar Power to the Impoverished
Not long ago, it took at least three hours for electricity to travel the 50 miles from Port-au-Prince to Boucan Carré on Haiti's remote Central Pl...

Solar Power When the Sun Goes Down
By Todd Woody, New York Times Green Inc., 3 November 2009 -- The holy grail of renewable energy is a solar power plant that continues producing e...

SolaRoad PV Bikeway (Netherlands)
SolaRoad is an experimental bikeway in The Netherlands that generates sustainable energy using solar panels in the roadway’s pavement surface. Th...

Space-Based Solar Power
Limitless Clean Energy from Space National Space Society August 2008 The United States and the world need to find new sources of clean energy....

Stetson Wind Farm (Maine, USA)
One U.S. wind farm is on Stetson Mountain in eastern Maine. Each blade is 122 feet long. Each tower was lifted into place section-by-section by cra...

Sun Moon Mansion & A Green China (China)
Sun-Moon Mansion is the largest solar structure in the world in 2009. It will provide the main conference hall for the Fourth International Solar C...

Suncatcher Solar Technology in Phoenix, Arizona (USA)
The long-awaited commercial deployment of the world’s most efficient solar technology looks like it will now be near Phoenix, in a 1.5-megawatt, ...

Tethered Sails Power Cargo Ships with Wind
It’s an idea that has been tested: a giant sail is attached to a heavy cargo ship, or smaller boat, to capture wind power, thereby reducing fossi...

Texas Limestone Builds Suburban EcoHouse
Karen and Griz Adams’ Craftsman-inspired stucco and limestone home fits right into its golf-course community outside San Antonio—with a few exc...

The Mountain Employs Passive Design
The Mountain is an urban housing development in Copenhagen that merges two-thirds parking with one-third residences. All apartments face the sun fo...

The Power of the Sun from Eco-Logic Blog (USA)
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 76 percent of all power-plant-generated electricity is used to operate buildings, and half...

Wind Towers Catch the Breezes (Mid East)
A windcatcher is an architectural device used for many centuries to create natural ventilation in buildings. The function of this tower is to catch...

Windtronics Low Speed Wind Turbines
Most conventional wind turbines require wind speeds of at least seven miles per hour to begin generating electricity. But there’s one little mach...

Wineries and Thieves Go Solar (California, USA)
Mike Treleven reports in Napa Valley Register (27 November 2009) on a problem plaguing wineries that have been adopting solar technologies. His art...

WPUDA Goes Grid-Tied Solar in Olympia
When the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) built a new headquarters building in 2007, it installed a 34-kilowatt solar array ...

Yez Zero Energy Concept Car Uses No Gas
by Mike Hanlon, GizMag - SAIC's Yez concept car is the first automobile, concept or otherwise, that's ever been conceived to have a negative carbon...

Zephyr Solar Plane Flies Unmanned for Two Weeks
Friday, 23 July, 2010 - The "Zephyr" solar-powered unmanned plane, which was airborne continuously for two weeks above the Arizona desert, made a s...

Zero Energy Casita Takes Shape (Texas)
On a bluff above Eagle Mountain Lake sits a rustic-looking house in the final stages of construction (in early 2010). The frame "casita" (Spanish f...


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Documents (184)  ^

360 Time Rotating Building Dubai
This 27-page brochure describes, mostly visually, the proposed (in 2006) 360 Degree Time World building Dubai - a solar-powered rotating skyscraper.

A Better Way to Rate Green Buildings
Henry Gifford's article looks at the LEED-Washing of some green buildings.

Achieving Water Independence in Buildings 2009
Water Reuse in Oregon. In this report, Central City Concern and their development team – SERA Architects, Interface Engineering and Gerding Edle...

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design ebook 2010
This 522-page eBook, Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design, is intended primarily to be a design reference guide for engineers, architects,...

Animal Foundation AIA Green Entry 2006
This is the ten-page entry for application for the American Institute of Architects Top Ten Green projects award for the Animal Foundation Dog Adop...

Aurora Colorado Solar Case Study AUGUST 2012
This two-page case study describes the city of Aurora, Colorado's solar initiatives.

Ballard Library Environmental Features
One=page fact sheet on the green building features of Seattle's Ballard Library.

Bjerringbro Brochure (in Danish)
Brochure (in Danish) for the Natural Science Center (Naturvidenskabernes Hus) in Bjerringbro, Denmark.

Bosarge Family Ed Center Fact Sheet
This four-page fact sheet describes the zero net energy Bosarge Family Education Center in Boothbay, Maine, that is part of the Coastal Maine Botan...

Bosarge Family Ed center LEED Checklist 2009
LEED NC Checklist for the zero energy Bosarge Family Education Center in Boothbay, Maine.

Bridge Housing Case Study (California, USA)
This six-page case study describes a multifamily housing project in California that has a 65-kilowatt photovoltaic system.

Building Integrated Photovoltaic Designs for Commercial and Institutional Structures 2000
A 92-page sourcebook for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) for architects and building designers. Half the BIPV systems described in this bo...

Bullitt CCSDC Energy Performance Report JUNE 2011
The Bullitt Foundation's Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction released a report detailing its energy performance metrics for its...

Bullitt Center Bulk Airflow Analysis OCT 2011
Brief article describes the airflow in the zero energy Bullitt Center Living Building in Seattle.

Bullitt Center Code Innovation
This two-page article describes code innovations in the zero energy, zero water Bullitt Center Living Building in Seattle.

Bullitt Center Composting Toilet Case Study
This four-page paper describes the composting toilet system of the zero energy, zero water Bullitt Center Living building in Seattle.

Bullitt Center Daylighting
This three-page paper describes the lighting and daylighting system of the zero energy, zero water Bullitt Center Living building in Seattle.

Bullitt Center Greenest Building Article JAN 2013
This article about the Bullitt Center in Seattle describes the first major office building to achieve Living Building status.

Bullitt Center Irresistable Stairs
This brief article describes the daylit stairs in the zeroe energy, zero water, Bullitt Center Living Building in Seattle.

Cambria Building Pennsylvania Energy Analysis NREL 2005
This 85-page report presents the analysis of an integrated design process used to construct the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection...

Cascadia Comunity College Green Building Article 2007
Article by Robin Rogers from the Daily Journal of Commerce covers the Cascadia Community College in Bothell, Washington, Center for Global Learning...

Cheapeake Bay Foundation HQ Energy Performance Analysis NREL 2005
This comprehensive 145-page report is based on a study of the energy performance of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's headquarters building known as ...

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Case Study NREL
Three-page case study of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation headquarters highly sustainable building.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Human Factors Evaluation
The 26-page report summarizes the findings from a study of the Philip Merrill Environmental Center building in Annapolis, Maryland. The building, w...

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Lighting Case Study
A one-page description of the lighting controls in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation headquarters.

CIS Case Study
One-page case study of the solar array on the CIS Tower in Manchester, UK.

CK Choi Building - Process Makes the Product
This 40-page document describes the process by which the CK Choi building at the University of British Columbia became one of the first "green" bui...

CK Choi Building Case Study
This 18-page case study provides a good overview of the sustainable features and systems of the CK Choi green building on the campus of the Univers...

CK Choi Case Study USGBC
Two-page description of CK Choi building at the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Clif Bar Solar Press Release OCT 2010
Clif Bar, makers of healthy snacks, opened its 115,000 square foot energy-efficient headquarters, in Emeryville, California, adorned with the lates...

Commercial Building Tax Credit MARCH 2011 (USA)
Detailed in this nine-page fact sheet, an independent analysis conducted by Architecture 2030 illustrates that the US President’s Better Building...

Concordia University Solar Thermal and Electricty Generation Report
Report details an innovative solar energy installation at this Canadian university. Eight pages.

Contribution of Photovoltaics to Commercial Loads
This 10-page paper reviews commercial scale projects in Australia - specifically Sydney's Kogarah Town Square, Melbourne's University Research Buil...

Council house 2 article
Article about the Council House 2 very green building in Melbourne, Australia.

Daylighting Retail Spaces
Using the Whole-Building Design Approach to Incorporate Daylighting into a Retail Space: This paper describes using the whole-building design appro...

Desalination with Large-Scale Solar White Paper 2004
This white paper demonstrates that large scale solar desalination is technically feasible and that if finances were raised for commercial R & D, so...

Desert Living Center Lighting Case Study
Ten slides tell the story of lighting at the Desert Living Center in Las Vegas.

Design of Commercial Solar Updraft Tower Systems
This nine-page paper presents theory, practical experience, and economy of solar updraft towers. A solar updraft tower power plant – sometimes al...

Dockside Green Sustainability Report 2008
This 71-page report tracks progress on Dockside Green, a 1.3 million square foot mixed-use sustainable community development on a 16-acre former Br...

Dockside Green Water Systems PPT
These slides show Dockside Green development in Victoria, BC, Canada, that treats wastewater naturally in an urban setting.

Druk White Lotus School Case Study
This six-page case study provides an overview of the sustainable Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh, India.

Earth Centre Doncaster Historical Article 2010
Article describes history of the site prior to earth Centre, as well as the development of the Earth Centre in Doncaster, UK. Includes images.

Earth Centre Project Description
Describes the Earth Centre in Doncaster, UK, a project designed to foster education and public participation in sustainable development. The projec...

Earth Centre Site Fact Sheet
One-page fact sheet that describes the Earth Centre in Doncaster, UK.

Eielson Visitor Center Denali Fact Sheet
Two-page fact sheet about the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park, at the end of a 66-mile dirt road.

Energy Consumption of Commercial HVAC Systems DoE Report 2002
This 284-page report reviews energy consumption characteristics of commercial building HVAC systems.

Energy Dashboard White Paper
This six-page white paper describes a study performed on environmental instrumentation and implementation of energy use policies at the University ...

Energy Performance of LEED for New Construction Buildings Final Report 2008
This 46-page study analyzes measured energy performance for 121 LEED New Construction (NC) buildings, providing a critical information link between...

Enzo Ferrari Museum Case Study
This four-page case study describes the energy-efficient Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy.

Forest EcoCentre (Australia)
This four-page paper describes the wood-based Forest EcoCentre in Tasmania.

Genzyme Center Article Architecture Mag Aug 2006
This two-page article, "Bright Green Machine", describes the Genzyme Center green building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Genzyme Center Case Study 2005
This 20-page case study provides a close look at the Genzyme Center headquarters high performance green building in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It wa...

Genzyme Center Case Study by Architect Behnisch
This case study provides mostly images of the Genzyme Center's green building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Genzyme Center Fact Sheet
This three-page fact hsete provides an overview of Genzyme's green building, Genzyme Center, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Genzyme Electrical Fact Sheet
This two-page fact sheet provides an overview of the building automation system for the Genzyme Center green building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Genzyme Green Building Features
This two-page document provides a listing of the Genzyme Center's green building features.

Great River Energy Brochure
This five-page brochure describes the sustainable features that were included in Great Energy's LEED Platinum Maple Grove, Minnesota building.

Great River Energy Cleaning Case Study
This two=page document describes the cleaning and operations plan for Great River Energy's headquarters LEED Platinum building in Minnesota.

Great River Energy Data Domain Case Study
This three-page document describes the Green IT measures in Great River Energy's LEED Platinum headquarters building in Minnesota.

Great River Energy Fire Damper Case Study
This two-page case study describes the fire damping system in Great River Energy's LEED Platinum headquarters building in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

Great River Energy White Paper LEED Platinum
This 56-page document describes the planning, design and construction of Great River Energy’s headquarters building in Maple Grove, Minn.

Green Buildings and Productivity Study Report 2009
The results provided in this 31-page report are based on a survey of over 500 tenants who have moved into either LEED or Energy Star labeled buildi...

Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Tracking in Portfolio Manager 2009
For detailed information on emissions calculations in the Energy Star Portfolio Manager, refer to this seven-page Technical Description of Greenhou...

Hawaii Prep Energy Lab Press Release
Press release announcing the opening of the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab in January 2010.

Heifer International Brownfield Redevelopment
Two-page description of the Heifer International headquarters building that is located on a former brownfield in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Achieves LEED Platinum Article 2009
Article describes the Holy Wisdom Monastery achieving LEED Platinum for its sustainable building in Wisconsin.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Article 2009
This article describes the sustainably designed and built Holy Wisdom Monastery in Wisconsin.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Brochure
This brochure describes the design and construction of the LEED Platinum Holy Wisdom Monastery in Wisconsin.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Case Statement
This 12-page document outlines the (successful) capital campaign for building a new, completely sustainable monastery in Wisconsin.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Case Study
This three-page case study describes the sustainable Holy Wisdom Monastery designed and built by Hoffman LLC in Wisconsin.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Project Profile
Two-page profile of the Holy Wisdom Monastery, a LEED Platinum building designed by Hoffman LLC of Wisconsin.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Tour PPT 2009
This powerpoint presentation provides an overview of the construction and final building of the sustainable Holy Wisdom Monastery in Wisconisn.

How the Eden Projects Works
Article about how the massive environmental center "Eden Project" in Cornwall, Englad, work.

Hundertwasser Green Roof Ronald McDonald Haus Fcat Sheet
One-page description of the vegetated roof on Germany's Ronald McDonald House designed by ecological artist Hundertwasser.

Hundertwasser Waldspirale Concrete Article 1999
This article describes the concrete used to construct the Waldspirale building designed by Austrian artist and building designer Friedensreich Hund...

Implementing High Performance Building Guidelines NYC 2002
In the spring of 1999, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) released a nationally important publication: the City of New York’s High P...

Islandwood Article 2008 Metropolis magazine
Article by Fred Moody about the natural learning center for kids on Bainbridge Island near Seattle.

Islandwood Book by Mithun Architects
This 19-page book provides the story of the design of the site and buildings for Islandwood nature learning center on Bainbridge Island in Washingt...

Islandwood Sustainable Map
One-page illustration of the sustainable features of Islandwood in Washington State.

Kroon Hall Floor Plans
Yale's greenest building as of 2010 is Kroon Hall that houses the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. This document provides the flo...

LEED Specifications Doc NYC SEPT 2011
This document consolidates specification language Viridian Energy and Environmental, LLC has developed for NYC DDC projects seeking LEED© NC V2.2 ...

Lessons Learned from Case Studies on Six High Performance Buildings
This 138-page document from NREL reviews case studies on six high performance buildings in the US. To help DOE reach its ZEB goal, the Buildings an...

Living Building Financial Study Poster 2009
This poster shows a comparison matrix of existing LEED-certified buildings that were "conceptually transformed into Living Buildings" using real co...

Low Energy Building Design Guidelines DOE 2001
A 44-page guide to low energy buildings from 2001.

Makovecz Gems of Timber Architecture
This 4-page paper describes Makovecz's Seville Hungarian Pavilion and the Swiss Pavilion in Hannover by architect Peter Zumthor.

Meet Green Guide to Planning Sustainable Meetings
This 12-page guide provides tips on holding more sustainable meetings.

Menara Mesiniaga Brief Case Study
Brief look at the Menara Mesiniaga bioclimatic building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Menara Mesiniaga Case Study Aga Khan Award
This 73-page document describes the Menara Mesiniaga bioclimatic building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, bulit in 1992.

Menara Mesiniaga Drawings
Elevations and other architectural drawings of the Menara Mesiniaga bioclimatic building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Menara Mesiniaga Environmental Design Case Study
A ten-page case study on environmental design of the Menara Mesiniaga bioclimatic building Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Menara Mesiniaga Structure Case Study
An 11-page case study of the structure of Menara Mesiniaga, a bioclimatic building designed by Ken Yeang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Menara Mesiniaga Technical Review 1995
This nine-page document reviews the Menara Mesiniaga bioclimatic building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mithun Case Study
This two-page case study describes the renovation of Pier 56 in Seattle as Mithun Architects' offices.

Monash Science Centre Environment Design Guide (Victoria, Australia)
This 8-page paper discusses the Monash Science Centre from an architectural perspective in relationship to its environmental sustainability. It for...

Monster Buildings in My Backyard 2012
This blog post from Seattle describes the code exceptions granted to the Bullitt Center.

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center Article
This four-page article describes the "green" Mountlake Terrace Transit Center in Snohomish County, Washington, near Seattle, built by Community Tra...

Mountlake Transit Center Fact Sheet
One-page fact sheet describes the Green Globes-certified Mountlake Transit Center in Snohomish County, Washington - one of the first non-inhabited ...

Nanotechnology and Life Cycle Assessment 2007
This 37-page document presents the results of a 2006 workshop in Washington, D.C., on nanotechnology and life cycle assessment. This comprehensive ...

Natural Ventilation Overview
This brief paper from MIT describes two related concepts: the use of natural ventilation to control indoor air quality and the use of natural venti...

Oberlin College Environmental Center Energy Performance Evaluation NREL 2004
This 155-page technical report presents the results of an energy analysis performed on the Adam Joseph Lewis Center built in 2000 at Oberlin Colleg...

Oberlin College Environmental Studies Building (Ohio, USA)
The Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies is a building that houses classrooms and offices. The Lewis Center is located on the campus ...

Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ): Results of a survey in office buildings in Iran 2007
Five-page paper describes the results from this study that indicate that in the buildings surveyed 25% of the respondents were thermally comfortabl...

Occupant Satisfaction in Mixed-Mode Buildings
This 17-page research paper describes the results of web-based surveys conducted in 12 mixed-mode buildings, in comparison to our overall benchmark...

Omega Center for Sustainable Living Overview
This 16-page case study provides an overview of this project that provides all its own power and treats its own wastewater on site.

One Shelley Street in Sydney AU Case Study
This six-page case study describes a 355,000-sq.ft. (33,000 sq.m.) commercial office building located in Sydney, Australia. The 6-Star Green Star O...

Passive House Commercial Buildings Examples
Powerpoint slides show examples of commercial buildings that have certified to PassivHaus standard since 1996.

Passive House Could Have Made Bullitt More Energy Efficient 2011
Seattle architect Rob Harrison compares the Bullitt Center's Living Building energy criteria against Passive House energy criteria and figures if B...

Passivhaus Could Have Made Bullitt Foundation HQ More Intelligent MAY 2011
Architect Rob Harrison of Seattle critiques the Bullitt Foundation "Living Building" headquarters, finding that the building's solar topping could ...

Primland High Country Magazine NOV 2011
This article describes the LEED green building and conservation at Primland resort in Southwestern Virginia.

Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Zero Emission Station
This 24-page brochure describes the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica solar-powered station.

Re-Examination of the NBI LEED Building Energy Consumption Study
A recent study by the New Buildings Institute looked at the energy performance of 121 LEED-certified commercial buildings and concluded they were s...

Roofing Materials Contribution to Stormwater Runoff Pollution 2008
This eight-page white paper discusses the long-term effect of many building materials on the environment that have not been quantified due to limit...

San Diego Children's Museum Green Design Poster
This poster highlights green elements of the San Diego Children's Museum designed by Rob Wellington Quigley.

San Diego Children's Museum Natural Ventilation System Design
This eight-page paper presents an analysis of the thermal behaviour of the new San Diego Children’s Museum and the subsequent development of a lo...

San Diego Children's Museum Savings by Design Article 2009
This article describes two projects with energy efficient designs, including the San Diego Children's Museum.

Saranac Building PowerPoint
The story of the renovation of the Saranac Building in Spokane, Washington, into a LEED Platinum building, told through 28 slides by the design firm.

Seminar II Building Concrete Makes the Grade 2005
The Seminar II Building at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, is built substantially of concrete as this case study reveals.

Seminar II Building Sustainability Slides
This series of 38 slides provides images and descriptions of the sustainable elements in the Seminar II Building at Evergreen State College in Olym...

Seminar II Building Translucent Panels
Brief case study reviews the translucent daylighting panels used on the Seminar II Building at Evergreen State College in Washington State.

Seminar II Project Description
This three-page document provides an overview of the Seminar II Building at Evergreen State College in Washington.

Seminar II Sustainable Lighting
This article describes the lighting design by Candela for the Seminar II Building at Evergreen State College in Washington.

Shafer Vineyard Solar Case Study
This two-page study outlines the solar power program at Shafer Vineyards in California.

Shangri La Botanical Gardens Map
In Orange, Texas, the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center offers nature and gardens, nestled within 252 acres.

Shangri La LEED Facts
Brief introduction to the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and nature center LEED Platinum buildings.

SITES Sustainable Sites Rating System (USA)
This 151-page SITES v2 Rating System is a voluntary set of guidelines and performance benchmarks for assessing sustainable site design, constructio...

Skidmore Owings & Merrill Sustainability Review1
A review of sustainable projects across the world designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill.

Skylighting Guidelines Series of 7 Documents
The Skylighting Guidelines are a collection of documents intended to help architects and engineers use skylights to maximum advantage in commercial...

Smithsonian Tropical Research Center Case Study
This five-page case study provides an overview of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center in Panama that utilizes Building Integrated Photovoltaics.

Solar at the Bullitt Center article APRIL 2013
This nine-page article describes the plans for solar at the Bullitt Center in Seattle and how the decision-making process for the PV array.

Solar in Action in Ann Arbor Michigan OCT 2012
This eight-page document describes to efforts of the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan, to incorporate solar power in its municipality.

Solar Los Angeles Plan 2008
This 26-page document outlines the plan for the Los Angeles solar portfolio to be increased by nearly 100-fold. LA has 276 days of sunshine - While...

Solar Pool and Shower Heating for Commmunities and Multifamily Developments
This six-page brochure describes heating water for showers and pools in multifamily and community developments.

Solar PV Guidebook for Philadelphia 2011
The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, enjoys more than 200 days of sunshine annually. Solar energy use and energy conservation are considere...

Solar Thermal Community Action Manual (Canada)
The Solar Thermal Community Action Manual is a 66-page report designed for residents of Canada who would like information on residential-scale, or...

Solar Water Heating Guidebook for Philadelphia 2010
The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, enjoys more than 200 days of sunshine annually. Solar energy use and energy conservation are considere...

Solaris Brussels Floor Plans (9 Pages)
This nine-page brochure shows floor plans of the Solaris office building in Brussels.

Solaris Valideo Certificate and Score
This ten-page document presents the scoring and sustainable features of the Solaris office building in Brussels, according to the Valideo sustainab...

Solaris Valideo Fact Sheet (French)
Two-page fact sheet describes the Solaris office building's sustainable construction certification (in French).

Southern Ocean Lodge Press Release
Two-page press release about Southern Ocean Lodge in Australia

Steinhude Sea Recreation Facility Article ARCHITECTURAL RECORD 2001
Good article by David Hay about the Steinhude Sea Recreation Facility in Germany.

STRI Bocas Book Chapter Case Study 2012
This five-page excerpt describes the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute green building in Panama.

Sustainable Meeting Tips from VBCC
Tips for sustainable meetings by the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Tahoe Center Chilled Beams Article
This seven-page article describes the use of chilled beams in laboratories, using the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences as the case study.

Tahoe Center Fact Sheet
This three-page fact sheet describes the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.

Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences Case Study
This eight-page report describes the energy-efficient Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences (TCES) is a three-story, 45,000 ft2 building on Sierr...

Tahoe Center Green Building Systems
Two-page graphic that shows the building systems for the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.

Tahoe Center LEED Platinum Press Release
This two-page press release describes the Tahoe Center's LEED Platinum award.

Tahoe Center Poster
A detailed graphic that explains what researchers, scientists, and the public will be doing at the Tahoe Center and shows all of its energy-efficie...

Tahoe Center Project Description
Two-page description of the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.

Tax Incentives for Solar 2009 (USA)
This two-page document describes the tax incentives available for renewable energy measures for resdiential and commercial buildings, and businesses.

The Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard—A comparison to other cold climate low-energy houses
The Passivhaus (PH) standard is a set of voluntary criteria for an ultra-low energy use home. Originally developed in Germany for houses and low-ri...

The Role of Sustainability in Parking 2010
Article describes sustainable options for incorporating into parking structures.

The Woonderf Concept
Rethinking a Residential Street in Somerville: The European concept of a woonerf — which views the street as a social space, rather than just a c...

UC Merced Office Bldg Case Study NBI 2009
This six-page case study examines the actual post-occupancy performance of the University of California at Merced Classroom and Office Building in ...

UC Merced Sci and Eng Bldg Case Study NBI 2009
This seven-page case study reviews the Science and Engineering building at the University of California at Merced. It examines the actual post-occu...

Virgina Beach Convention Center Energy Star Case Study
Case study of the energy savings in the Virginia Beach Convention Center as an Energy Star-rated building.

Virginia Beach Convention Center Sustainability Case Study July 09
This five-page document describes the sustainability initiatives at the green Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Virginia Beach Convention Center Sustainability Initiatives
This two-page document describes the sustainable operations plan for the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Water & Life Museums LEED Case Study
Two-page case study of the Water & Life Museums in California, USA.

WPUDA Brochure 2008
This tri-fold brochure describes the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) headquarters in Olympia, with the largest rooftop sola...

WPUDA Connections Special Issue 2007
This special issue of the Washington Public Utility Districts Association’s (WPUDA) describes the solar-powered headquarters building in Olympia,...

WPUDA Floor Plans
These floor plans are for the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) solar-powered headquarters, completed in October 2007 by Moun...

Yellowstone Old Faithful Visitor Education Center Case Study 2010
This four-page case study describes the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center at Yellowstone National Park.

Zayed National Museum Article NOV 2010
This article describes the Zayed National Museum of Abu Dhabi, UAE - its evolution and its namesake.

Zayed National Museum Factsheet
This fact sheet describes the Zayed National Museum designed by Foster + Partners, scheduled for completion in 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Zayed National Museum Norman Foster Interview NOV 2010
Timur Moon interviews Norman Foster about his design for the Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, USE, scheduled for completion in 2015.

ZED Factory Practice Profile
This 58-page document profiles the sustainable architectural practice of ZED Factory in the UK.

Zion Visitor Center Energy Performance Evaluation NREL 2005
This 156-page report provides an evaluation of the Low-Energy Design and Energy Performance of the Zion National Park Visitor Center in Utah.


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A Better Way to Rate Green Buildings
Henry Gifford's article looks at the LEED-Washing of some green buildings.

Alcatraz Solar Isn't for Birds Article AUGUST 2012
Article about Alcatraz Island's use of solar power in proximity of a lot of birds!

Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design ebook 2010
This 522-page eBook, Alternative Energy Systems in Building Design, is intended primarily to be a design reference guide for engineers, architects,...

Animal Foundation AIA Green Entry 2006
This is the ten-page entry for application for the American Institute of Architects Top Ten Green projects award for the Animal Foundation Dog Adop...

Aurora Colorado Solar Case Study AUGUST 2012
This two-page case study describes the city of Aurora, Colorado's solar initiatives.

Building Integrated Photovoltaic Designs for Commercial and Institutional Structures 2000
A 92-page sourcebook for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) for architects and building designers. Half the BIPV systems described in this bo...

Bullitt CCSDC Energy Performance Report JUNE 2011
The Bullitt Foundation's Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction released a report detailing its energy performance metrics for its...

Bullitt Center Daylighting
This three-page paper describes the lighting and daylighting system of the zero energy, zero water Bullitt Center Living building in Seattle.

Bullitt Center Greenest Building Article JAN 2013
This article about the Bullitt Center in Seattle describes the first major office building to achieve Living Building status.

Bullitt Foundation Neighborhood Discussion MARCH 2010
Neighbors disgruntled over solar rights as Bullitt Foundation headquarters building will block their sun.

Cambria Building Pennsylvania Energy Analysis NREL 2005
This 85-page report presents the analysis of an integrated design process used to construct the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection...

Cascadia Comunity College Green Building Article 2007
Article by Robin Rogers from the Daily Journal of Commerce covers the Cascadia Community College in Bothell, Washington, Center for Global Learning...

Cheapeake Bay Foundation HQ Energy Performance Analysis NREL 2005
This comprehensive 145-page report is based on a study of the energy performance of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's headquarters building known as ...

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Case Study NREL
Three-page case study of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation headquarters highly sustainable building.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Human Factors Evaluation
The 26-page report summarizes the findings from a study of the Philip Merrill Environmental Center building in Annapolis, Maryland. The building, w...

CIS Case Study
One-page case study of the solar array on the CIS Tower in Manchester, UK.

CK Choi Building - Process Makes the Product
This 40-page document describes the process by which the CK Choi building at the University of British Columbia became one of the first "green" bui...

CK Choi Building Case Study
This 18-page case study provides a good overview of the sustainable features and systems of the CK Choi green building on the campus of the Univers...

Clif Bar Solar Press Release OCT 2010
Clif Bar, makers of healthy snacks, opened its 115,000 square foot energy-efficient headquarters, in Emeryville, California, adorned with the lates...

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power - Now
This 48-page report demonstrates that there are no technical, economic or resource barriers to supplying 5% of the world’s electricity needs from...

Daylighting Retail Spaces
Using the Whole-Building Design Approach to Incorporate Daylighting into a Retail Space: This paper describes using the whole-building design appro...

Deciding on Energy Priorities When Building New
Reducing a building’s operational energy requirement is the best protection against an uncertain future, as regardless of where energy comes from...

Design of a 240 MW Solar Thermal Power Plant
In this paper, the general design philosophy for a large 240 MWe pure solar storage plant is discussed. The proposed stand alone plant design will...

Dockside Green Sustainability Report 2008
This 71-page report tracks progress on Dockside Green, a 1.3 million square foot mixed-use sustainable community development on a 16-acre former Br...

Doing Well by Doing Good
This 43-page paper provides the first credible evidence on the economic value of the certification of green buildings; -- value derived from impers...

Earth Centre Site Fact Sheet
One-page fact sheet that describes the Earth Centre in Doncaster, UK.

Eielson Visitor Center Denali Fact Sheet
Two-page fact sheet about the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park, at the end of a 66-mile dirt road.

Emerging Trends in US Solar Market NOVEMBER 2009
A 12-page white paper from Enterprise Florida and GTM Research looks at the solar industry in the US and where it is headed as of November 2009.

Energy Dashboard White Paper
This six-page white paper describes a study performed on environmental instrumentation and implementation of energy use policies at the University ...

Genzyme Center Article Architecture Mag Aug 2006
This two-page article, "Bright Green Machine", describes the Genzyme Center green building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Genzyme Center Case Study by Architect Behnisch
This case study provides mostly images of the Genzyme Center's green building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Genzyme Center Fact Sheet
This three-page fact hsete provides an overview of Genzyme's green building, Genzyme Center, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Genzyme Electrical Fact Sheet
This two-page fact sheet provides an overview of the building automation system for the Genzyme Center green building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Genzyme Green Building Features
This two-page document provides a listing of the Genzyme Center's green building features.

Great River Energy Brochure
This five-page brochure describes the sustainable features that were included in Great Energy's LEED Platinum Maple Grove, Minnesota building.

Great River Energy Cleaning Case Study
This two=page document describes the cleaning and operations plan for Great River Energy's headquarters LEED Platinum building in Minnesota.

Great River Energy White Paper LEED Platinum
This 56-page document describes the planning, design and construction of Great River Energy’s headquarters building in Maple Grove, Minn.

Hannover Pavilion Expo Dach Structural White Paper 2000
This eight-page paper describes the structural issues with the Expo Dach wood roof project as part of Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany.

Heifer International Brownfield Redevelopment
Two-page description of the Heifer International headquarters building that is located on a former brownfield in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Heifer International HQ Case Study 2008
This 13-page case study describes the high-performance Heifer International headquarters building that received the first LEED Platinum rating in A...

Heifer Intl Green Parking Lot Case Study
This 43-page case study describes the Heifer International innovative building parking lot. Heifer's “green” parking lot incorporates a variety...

Holy Wisdom Monastery Achieves LEED Platinum Article 2009
Article describes the Holy Wisdom Monastery achieving LEED Platinum for its sustainable building in Wisconsin.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Brochure
This brochure describes the design and construction of the LEED Platinum Holy Wisdom Monastery in Wisconsin.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Project Profile
Two-page profile of the Holy Wisdom Monastery, a LEED Platinum building designed by Hoffman LLC of Wisconsin.

Holy Wisdom Monastery Tour PPT 2009
This powerpoint presentation provides an overview of the construction and final building of the sustainable Holy Wisdom Monastery in Wisconisn.

Implementing High Performance Building Guidelines NYC 2002
In the spring of 1999, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) released a nationally important publication: the City of New York’s High P...

InLighten Architectural Manual from Kawneer
InLighten Light Shelf architectural detail manual provides overview of installation and uses.

Islandwood Sustainable Map
One-page illustration of the sustainable features of Islandwood in Washington State.

Khan Shatyr Centre Structural Engineering Article 2009
Great article that describes the engineering behind the largest tensile structure in the world - the Khan Shatyr Centre in Kazakhstan, designed by ...

Kroon Hall Floor Plans
Yale's greenest building as of 2010 is Kroon Hall that houses the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. This document provides the flo...

Lessons Learned from Case Studies on Six High Performance Buildings
This 138-page document from NREL reviews case studies on six high performance buildings in the US. To help DOE reach its ZEB goal, the Buildings an...

Low Energy Building Design Guidelines DOE 2001
A 44-page guide to low energy buildings from 2001.

Menara Mesiniaga Case Study Aga Khan Award
This 73-page document describes the Menara Mesiniaga bioclimatic building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, bulit in 1992.

Menara Mesiniaga Drawings
Elevations and other architectural drawings of the Menara Mesiniaga bioclimatic building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Menara Mesiniaga Environmental Design Case Study
A ten-page case study on environmental design of the Menara Mesiniaga bioclimatic building Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Menara Mesiniaga Structure Case Study
An 11-page case study of the structure of Menara Mesiniaga, a bioclimatic building designed by Ken Yeang in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Menara Mesiniaga Technical Review 1995
This nine-page document reviews the Menara Mesiniaga bioclimatic building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Metropol Parasol Construction Article 2011
This article describes the construction of the Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain, in detail.

Metropol Parasol Mushrooming Timber Structure Article 2011
This two-page article describes the Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain, one of the largest timber structures ever built in the world.

Metropol Parasol Press Release 2011
This three-page press release describes the Metropol Parasol large-scale timber construction in Seville, Spain.

Milwaukee Art Museum Structural Case Study
This 26-page report presents a case study of the Milwaukee Art Museum addition, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Background information regarding th...

Milwaukee Art Museum Structural PowerPoint
A review of the structural systems of the Milwaukee Art Museum designed by Santiago Calatrava in Wisconsin.

Mountlake Terrace Transit Center Article
This four-page article describes the "green" Mountlake Terrace Transit Center in Snohomish County, Washington, near Seattle, built by Community Tra...

Mountlake Transit Center Fact Sheet
One-page fact sheet describes the Green Globes-certified Mountlake Transit Center in Snohomish County, Washington - one of the first non-inhabited ...

Oberlin College Environmental Center Energy Performance Evaluation NREL 2004
This 155-page technical report presents the results of an energy analysis performed on the Adam Joseph Lewis Center built in 2000 at Oberlin Colleg...

One Shelley Street in Sydney AU Case Study
This six-page case study describes a 355,000-sq.ft. (33,000 sq.m.) commercial office building located in Sydney, Australia. The 6-Star Green Star O...

Parkview Green Integrated Building Design ARUP
This 49-slide presentation covers the systems in the Parkview Green building in Beijing.

Passive House Commercial Buildings Examples
Powerpoint slides show examples of commercial buildings that have certified to PassivHaus standard since 1996.

Passivhaus Could Have Made Bullitt Foundation HQ More Intelligent MAY 2011
Architect Rob Harrison of Seattle critiques the Bullitt Foundation "Living Building" headquarters, finding that the building's solar topping could ...

Photovoltaics in Buildings Handbook
This 282-page document is a handbook for architects and engineers to incorporate photovoltaics in buildings internationally.

Primland High Country Magazine NOV 2011
This article describes the LEED green building and conservation at Primland resort in Southwestern Virginia.

Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Zero Emission Station
This 24-page brochure describes the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica solar-powered station.

PV Sizing for Refrigerators
One-page chart shows various refrigerator sizes/capacity with ambient temperature, and PV sizes required.

Revival of the Albatross (Netherlands)
The Navy-building named ‘The Albatross’ is a landmark in the north of Holland near the sea. The building was renovated into energy-efficient of...

Seminar II Project Description
This three-page document provides an overview of the Seminar II Building at Evergreen State College in Washington.

Seminar II Sustainable Lighting
This article describes the lighting design by Candela for the Seminar II Building at Evergreen State College in Washington.

Shafer Vineyard Solar Case Study
This two-page study outlines the solar power program at Shafer Vineyards in California.

Shangri La Botanical Gardens Map
In Orange, Texas, the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center offers nature and gardens, nestled within 252 acres.

Smithsonian Tropical Research Center Case Study
This five-page case study provides an overview of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Center in Panama that utilizes Building Integrated Photovoltaics.

Solar Ready Buildings Planning Guide
This 33-page document identifies important aspects of building design and construction to enable installation of solar photovoltaics and solar heat...

Solar Renovation Demonstration Projects 1998
This 164-page document presents 16 different solar renovation projects, including the design processes. The projects include the renovation of hous...

Solar Trash Compactor Banff Case Study
This is a one-page fact sheet on solar trash compactors in the town of Banff, located inside Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.

Steps to Successful Solar RFP to USDOE 2012
This 11-page guide is packed with useful information on how to procure funding from US Department of Energy's SunShot program for solar energy proj...

Sun Tran Solar Bus Shelters Case Study
One-page case study of solar-powered bus shelters in Tucson, Arizona.

Sustainable Building Technical Manual
Green Building Design, Construction, and Operations

Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences Case Study
This eight-page report describes the energy-efficient Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences (TCES) is a three-story, 45,000 ft2 building on Sierr...

Tax Incentives for Solar 2009 (USA)
This two-page document describes the tax incentives available for renewable energy measures for resdiential and commercial buildings, and businesses.

The Role of Sustainability in Parking 2010
Article describes sustainable options for incorporating into parking structures.

UC Merced Office Bldg Case Study NBI 2009
This six-page case study examines the actual post-occupancy performance of the University of California at Merced Classroom and Office Building in ...

Virginia Beach Convention Center Sustainability Case Study July 09
This five-page document describes the sustainability initiatives at the green Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Who Pays for Green? Economics of Sustainable Development 2009
This 19-page paper reviews the main measurement tools for assessing a building’s environmental credentials and assesses evidence on the productio...

WPUDA Brochure 2008
This tri-fold brochure describes the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) headquarters in Olympia, with the largest rooftop sola...

WPUDA Connections Special Issue 2007
This special issue of the Washington Public Utility Districts Association’s (WPUDA) describes the solar-powered headquarters building in Olympia,...

WPUDA Floor Plans
These floor plans are for the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) solar-powered headquarters, completed in October 2007 by Moun...

Zayed National Museum Article NOV 2010
This article describes the Zayed National Museum of Abu Dhabi, UAE - its evolution and its namesake.

Zayed National Museum Factsheet
This fact sheet describes the Zayed National Museum designed by Foster + Partners, scheduled for completion in 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Zayed National Museum Norman Foster Interview NOV 2010
Timur Moon interviews Norman Foster about his design for the Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, USE, scheduled for completion in 2015.

Zion Visitor Center Energy Performance Evaluation NREL 2005
This 156-page report provides an evaluation of the Low-Energy Design and Energy Performance of the Zion National Park Visitor Center in Utah.


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Advanced Buildings (Fee-Based) (USA)
Advanced Buildings™ is a recognized suite of technical resources, trainings and information that provides a prescriptive path for the desi...

Advanced Buildings Core Performance Guide (fee-based)
The Core Performance Guide outlines a step-by-step simplified approach to achieve predictable energy savings in small- to medium-sized buildings...

Advanced Solar Products
Welcome to the largest installer of PV power systems in the Mid-Atlantic region. Advanced Solar Products designs and builds PV power systems fr...

Affordable Solar (USA)
Affordable Solar is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They design and distribute renewable energy systems for residential, commercial and indust...

Akeena Solar
Solar installer for residential and commercial systems in California.

Arkin Tilt Architects (California, USA)
Arkin Tilt Architects is an award-winning firm specializing in energy and resource efficient design. Our projects embody a marriage of thoughtfu...

Assar Architects (Belgium)
Multidisciplinary architecture group based in Belgium with offices in Luxembourg. Designers of the Solaris commercial office building Brussels t...

Beautiful Earth Group (New York, USA)
Beautiful Earth Group is a New York–based renewable energy company focusing on the development of utility-scale solar and wind power gener...

BIG Architects (Bjarke Ingels Group) (Denmark)
Bjarke Ingels is principal of BIG, based in Copenhagen. An alumnus of Rem Koolhaas' OMA practice, Ingels takes a similar approach: experimenting...

BioFuels from Algae
Biofuels from algae

Jul 15th 2009
From Economist.com

Algae inch ahead in the race to produce the next generation of bi...

Blue Oak Energy (California, USA)
Blue Oak Energy has the expertise and depth of experience to design, engineer, install, and maintain your commercial solar electric system. As a...

Blue Ridge Timberwrights (Virginia, USA)
Crafters of timber frame structures since 1983, we use both traditional hand-crafted techniques, as well as modern methods, coordinated with enc...

Bosarge Education Center Building Dashboard (Maine, USA)
The Bosarge Family Education Center creates more energy than it consumes in Boothbay, Maine, earning it a net-zero-energy status.This building d...

Brooklyn Bowl (New York, USA)
The Brooklyn Bowl is possibly the first "green" bowling lanes in the world. Centered around a 16-lane bowling alley, 600-capacity performance ve...

Building Energy Performance Information™
An online news source focused exclusively on Green Building in Commercial Real Estate (USA). Building Energy Performance Information™ (BEP...

Cal Green Lending (California, USA)
In addition to specializing in FNMA/FHA Energy Efficient Mortgage programs for residential properties, we also offer commercial and construction...

Cannon Design (Global)
Cannon Design is an Ideas Based Practice, ranked among the leading international firms in planning and design for healthcare, science & tech...

Canopy Green Airport Parking (Denver, Colorado)
Canopy Airport Parking utilizes advanced sustainable energy technologies at Denver International Airport in Colorado.

Cazeault Solar (Massachusetts USA)
Professional residential and commercial solar installer, serving the South Shore, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachuse...

CB Anderson Architects (Seattle)
CB Anderson Architects pllc was formed in 1996 by Craig B. Anderson AIA. Offering a "Client Centered" approach to design and architectural serv...

CK Choi Building 3-D Model
The CK Choi university office building houses five research centers on China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and India and South Asia. A physical...

CK Choi Institute of Asian Research Building Website
University of British Columbia offers resources about the CK Choi building and Institute of Asian Studies.

Clean Power Systems (San Diego, California, USA)
Headquartered in San Diego California, Clean Power Systems, Inc (CPS) is the leader in providing and installing residential and commercial solar...

CleanTech America (USA)
Cleantech America is a San Francisco, CA-based developer of utility-scale, environmentally clean solar farms and other renewable energy projects...

Clif Bar & Company (California, USA)
In 2001, Clif Bar formalized its commitment to environmental sustainability. They transitioned to organic ingredients, eliminated shrink-wrap (w...

Cloud County Community College (Kansas, USA)
Cloud County Community College in Kansas offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Wind Energy Technology. This educational program help...

Colley Architects (Virginia, USA)
With smarter thinking, anything is possible. We can make the amazing affordable. And the responsible, beautiful. At Colley Architects, we belie...

Community Transit
Community Transit (CT) is the main public transit authority in Snohomish County, Washington, providing bus and vanpool services for about 40,000...

Community Wind Toolbox (USA)
The Community Wind Handbook offers high-quality practical information for farmers and rural landowners looking to develop comme...

Cool Energy
Cool Energy has developed an innovative and pioneering Stirling engine, called the SolarHeart® Engine, that converts low temperature heat en...

DEERS (Developing Energy-Efficient Roof Systems)
DEERS is a development company that specializes in the development of solar, photovoltaic projects on large commercial roof spaces. We provide a...

Design/interior health consultant
Residential and commercial design/using cutting edge materials. Green keys assesments available. Sustainabilty,quality,and health. LEED approve...

Dockside Green (Victoria, BC, Canada)
Situated in the heart of the City of Victoria, the Dockside Green community is owned and being developed by Vancity on fifteen acres of former h...

Earl Energy (USA)
Earl Energy delivers innovative, reliable, off-grid power solutions to industrial customers. We integrate high performance renewable power gener...

Earthcraft (Southeast USA)
Established in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, EarthCraft is a green building certification program that se...

EcoFlats Apartments (Portland, Oergon, USA)
A commercial four-story, 20-unit mixed use development that includes a net-zero apartment building in Portland, Oregon.

Edmonds Washington Community Solar Cooperative
The Edmonds, Washington, USA, community solar cooperative allows Washington State residents to join together to produce solar power. Buy a S...

Electric Drive Transportation Association (USA)
Founded in 1989, EDTA is the preeminent US industry association dedicated to the promotion of electric drive as the best means to achieve the hi...

Elemental Architecture LLC (USA)
elemental is an award-winning New York City-based collaborative consisting of Elemental Architecture LLC & Sine Elemental LLC joined by an...

Energy Design Resources (California, USA)
EDR offers a palette of energy design tools and resources that help make it easier for architects, engineers, lighting designers, and developers...

Energy Island (UK)
The Energy Island Group is a partnership of experts in marine architecture and engineering, infrastructure, project design and management, appli...

EnerSalt Solar Ponds (Australia)
In Brief: Solar ponds are salt lakes which are managed to act as large, low cost, solar heat collectors.

Solar pond technology produces ...

Envac Waste Systems (Sweden)
Envac develop, sell, deliver and maintain vacuum transport systems for collection of household and commercial waste and residual products from r...

Envision Solar (USA)
Since its incubation in 2005, Envision Solar has established a robust platform for building a worldwide presence in the solar and clean technolo...

Fennell Ultimate House Boat Video Link
Great video from the Ultimate House program, an interview with the architect and homeowners that includes walk-throughs of this...

FlexTech Energy (China)
Flextech Inc. is located in Suzhou ,China, and was established in 2010. Based on cutting-edge flexible technology platform and printing manufact...

French Environment and Energy Management Agency (France)
Industrial and commercial public agency, under the joint supervision of French Ministries for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Spatial Plann...

Galaxy Electric (Seattle, Washington, USA)
GALAXY ELECTRIC is an electrical contracting company located in Shoreline, WA. We have been in business since 2002, specializing in providing hi...

Genzyme Center LEED Case Study
Genzyme Center is the corporate headquarters for a biotechnology company, with offices, an employee cafeteria, a library, gardens, training room...

Get Solar (USA)
GetSolar.com is the destination for residential and commercial customers to find professional solar installers. Our national directory of solar ...

Get Solar Blog
GetSolar.com is the destination for residential and commercial customers to find professional solar installers. Our national directory of solar ...

Global Green Challenge (Australia)
The Global Green Challenge - an evolution of the acclaimed World Solar Challenge - is the world's leading, cross-continental showcase of the lat...

Go Solar California (USA)
Learn about tax credits, incentives, equipment rebates, solar thermal systems, saving money with PVs, retailers, etc.

Google's Solar Panel Project
In June 2007 Google completed a 1.6MW solar installation at our Mountain View, CA headquarters - the largest U.S. corporate installation at that...

Gordon Clarke Architects (UK)
We combine building methods which care for our planet and our future, with the highest quality design and a full professional service. Central t...

Green Book Live
Green Book Live is a free online database designed to help specifiers and end users identify products and services that can help to reduce their...

Green Globes Building Rating Explained (USA)
By Mark Rossolo Director, Green Building Initiative
Over the past decade, the green building movement has experienced an explo...

Green Globes-USA
The Green Globes system is the first, and only, commercial building rating system to become an American National Standard, as approved by the Am...

Green Heat (Canada)
The GreenHeat partnership involves suppliers from the four renewable energy space conditioning technologies, who want to help Canada meet its re...

Green IT (USA)
GreenIT® is a leading advisor in sustainable Information and Communications Technology. GreenIT® provides services to enable clients ...

Green Lending Specialist
A Green Lending Specialist ™ (GLS) is a lending professional, educated and certified through the GLS designation program. This individual ...

Green Parking Council (USA)
The Green Parking Council (GPC) is a non-profit organization offering certification and credentialing programs, open-source standards, professio...

Green Passive Solar Magazine
This website highlights passive solar design, its practicality, beauty and creativity within its design and building principles. The many differ...

Green Valuation Specialist
A GreenValuation Specialist ™ (GVS) is an appraising professional, educated and certified through the GVS designation program. This indivi...

Greenbelt Solar (Austin, Texas)
Full-service, licensed solar panel installation and contracting company specializing in photovoltaic (PV) solar panel systems for homes, busines...

Greenscape Capital (USA)
Greenscape Capital Group increases the environmental sustainability and social responsibility of our built environment through the development o...

GreenValuation Specialist
A GreenValuation Specialist ™ (GVS) is an appraising professional, educated and certified through the GVS designation program. This indivi...

Healthy Building Network (USA)
The Healthy Building Network was founded in 2000 on the initiative of leaders from the national environmental health movement based on this beli...

Helio Sustainable Energy Blog
This blog is operated by the HelioPower company. HelioPower has engineered solar power solutions for residential, commercial, community and util...

Hellmuth & Bicknese Architects (Missouri, USA)
A full service architectural design and planning firm dedicated to planning for sustainable development and providing building solutions through...

High Performance Buildings Database
The High Performance Buildings Database is research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that seeks to improve building performance measur...

Hotel Kakslauttanen Glass Igloos (Finland)
Hotel Kakslauttanen is located in the Saariselkä fell area amidst beautiful Lapland scenery in the vicinity if Urho Kekkonen National Park ...

India's Solar Power Plans
26 April 2009

Aarti Dhar NEW DELHI: The Union Government has finalised the draft for the National Solar Mission. It aims to make India a...

Infinite Energy
Infinite Energy is a premium Solar Power Specialist based in Brisbane and servicing all of the South East of Queensland. Infinite Energy is Au...

Integrated Design Lab (Boseman, Montana, USA)
ocated at Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, Montana, the Integrated Design Lab - Bozeman (IDL - Bozeman) performs daylighting and energ...

Joseph Hurley Architects (Washington, USA)
Joseph Hurley Architects was established in 2001 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The firm provides design services for residential and commercial p...

Kappe+Du Architects (California, USA)
Located in Marin County, California, Kappe+Du Architects creates innovative, forward-thinking design work. Our two design principals, Ron Kappe ...

KMD Architects (San Francsico, California, USA)
Established in San Francisco in 1963, KMD has combined research, innovative design, and creative vision to stake its place as one of the largest...

Kohl's Green Scene
Kohl's is a big-box retailer in the US that has committed to energy efficiency, among many other environmental efforts. By the end of 2010, Kohl...

Lehrer Architects (Los Angeles, California, USA)
All projects at Lehrer Architects incorporate sustainable features like: the parking “lot” as landscaped park, at Temple Bat Yahm; o...

Life at Aqua Tower (Chicago, USA)
Aqua at Lakeshore East is an architecturally acclaimed 82-story tower designed for sustainability. Aqua is part of the 28-acre award-winning Lak...

Lighthouse Solar (USA)
Lighthousesolar is a solar services company offering solar electric and solar thermal solutions for residential and commercial customers. Our mi...

Llani Solar (Wales, UK)
Llani Solar Ltd are suppliers and installers of high quality solar water heating systems, wood fuel heating systems and heat pumps. These moder...

Menara Mesiniaga 3D Model
Menara Mesiniaga is the signature icon of the Malaysian ecologist architect Ken Yeang This  bioclimatic skyscraper features a spiralling ga...

National Wind Coordinating Collaborative
The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) provides a neutral forum for a wide range of stakeholders to pursue the shared objective of ...

National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (USA)
A U.S. consensus-based collaborative formed in 1994, the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC) identifies issues that affect the use ...

Natural Home Source
Residential and commercial design/using cutting edge materials. Green keys assesments available. Sustainabilty,quality,and health. LEEDs appro...

New Buildings Institute (USA)
New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a nonprofit organization working to improve energy performance of commercial buildings. We work collaboratively...

New Funding Boosts Solar Energy (USA)
11 June 2009

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced more than $300 million worth of investments that will boost a range of cle...

Olson Kundig Architects (Seattle, Washington, USA)
Olson started the firm based on some simple ideas: that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring s...

Outback Power
OutBack Power is a privately held company headquartered in Arlington, WA, and is the leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power electro...

Pacific Energy Center (San Francisco, California, USA)
The Pacific Energy Center (address and directions) offers educational programs, design tools, advice, and support to create energy efficient bui...

Page and Beard Architects (Washington State, USA)
Full spectrum of sustainable and design services in commercial, retail, office, industrial and custom residential.

Passive Development Ltd (Ireland, UK)
We offer a range of consultancy and construction services to private individuals and to the commercial sector. We are currently covering the ent...

Passive House and Home (Ireland and UK)
This website provides detailed information regarding passive building.

Passive Homes Ltd are building experts with more than thirty year...

Peak Solar (Pennsylvania, USA)
Full service provider of commercial and residential photovoltaic systems.

Photo Gallery of Solar Energy
See how solar energy is being used in various applications. From small, remote applications to large industrial-scale utility applications, the ...

Photovoltaics FAQs - The Basics
Q: What is photovoltaics (solar electricity), or "PV"?

A: What do we mean by photovoltaics? The word itself helps to explain how photovo...

Plasma Technologies (Macedonia)
The Centre for Plasma Technologies – PLASMA D.O.O is a private company, established in March 2004 in Macedonia by its three founders inclu...

PV Innovation in North America
by Nathan Furr und Travis Bradford
05-12-2009

The $50 billion global PV industry is fast approaching a critical juncture in its hi...

QinetiQ
QinetiQ is a leading international provider of technology-based services and solutions to the defence, security and related markets. We develop ...

Randall Stout Architects (California USA)
Incorporated in 1997, Randall Stout Architects, Inc. (RSA) is a Los Angeles-based architectural, interiors, planning, and urban design firm, wit...

Recycle Match
RecycleMatch is an Online Market for Transforming Commercial Waste Into Value. Our web based marketplace provides a solution to reduce costs and...

Renewable Energy Systems (UK)
RES is one of the world's leading renewable energy developers working across the globe to develop, construct and operate projects that contribut...

Residential Shipping Container Primer
Residential Shipping Container Primer (RSCP™) is a reference for building with ISO Shipping containers. It is managed by architects and d...

ReThink Green Blog
re:Think is your personal advisor on all things green, based in San Francisco, California. Suzanne’s expertise has evolved from over 14 ye...

Robert Harvey Oshatz (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Organic architect practicing in Portland, Oregon. In 1971, Robert Oshatz established the firm of Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect. Over the years...

Roseville Solar Electric (Sacramento, California)
Installers of turn-key, small to large-scale solar electric power systems for agricultural, commercial, municipal and residential customers arou...

SAIC Motor (China)
The main businesses of the corporation include R&D, production and sales of vehicles (including passenger and commercial vehicles) and compo...

SEPCO Solar Electric Power Company's Blog
SEPCO - Solar Electric Power Company is a commercial solar lighting and off grid solar power systems manufacturer. The blog provides information...

Shepard Hall at City College (New York, USA)
This $150 million dollar project has entailed the reconstruction of a 400,000 SF landmark building built shortly after the turn of the 20th Cent...

ShoreBank Pacific (USA)
With a 10-year history of funding green building commercial projects, ShoreBank Pacific helps fund green building projects. It provides com...

Silk Road Solar Africa (USA and Africa)
Africa has the highest number of sun hours per day and yet the lowest per capita useage of solar technology. Cost is the primary bottleneck to t...

Sol Sierra Solar Energy Systems (California, USA)
Sol Sierra, Inc. provides Solar Energy Systems throughout Northern California, featuring grid tied and off-grid solar systems. Sol Sierra provid...

Solar and LEED 2009: An Old Challenge in A New System
Saturday, 18 July 2009

Cost/benefit analysis is certainly nothing new. Leed 2009 NC adds a new twist when your design team compares maxi...

Solar Buildings Research Network (Canada)
SBRN is currently the major Canadian research effort in solar energy utilization in buildings. It brings together 24 Canadian researchers from t...

Solar Connexion (Virginia, USA)
We install PV systems for simple cabin retreats to the complexity of a solar powered community or commercial building. Since 1993, Solar Connexi...

SOLAR CONNEXION Installs 11.52 kW Solar Array at New River Woodworks LLC
Radford, VA – January 14, 2013 – Solar Connexion recently completed the installation 48 photovoltaic panels on the roof of New River...

Solar Cool technologies
Solar-Cool Technologies is a research and development company that specializes in self-sustaining temperature stabilization systems, including ...

Solar Design Associates (USA)
Founded in 1974 by noted solar advocate, designer and author Steven J. Strong, Solar Design Associates has earned a global reputation for its pi...

Solar Direct (Florida, USA)
Solar Direct offers more than 350 environmentally responsible products and services to fit most projects. They specialize in Solar Power, Solar ...

Solar Heat Alaska (USA)
Alascorp sells and installs solar hot water equipment for commercial and residential use. We sell and install solar heating panels and equipment...

Solar Home
SolarHome.org is an online retailer for solar panels and related accessories. Ten years in this burgeoning industry has served us well and ...

Solar Ice Maker Company
The ISAAC Solar Icemaker operates on the ammonia absorption refrigeration technology. Ammonia absorption is used in industrial and commercial...

Solar Serdar Renewable Energy Center (Croatia)
Solar Serdar was founded in 1988 as the non-profit European Association for Renewable Energy that conducts its work independently of political p...

Solar Thermal Technology
Jun 4th 2009 - from The Economist print edition --
Energy: Think of solar power, and you probably think of photovoltaic panels. But the...

Solar Wash by OCS Energy
OCS Energy, Inc. offers SolarWash™, a commercially available automated photovoltaic (PV) panel cleaning system. The SolarWash™ syste...

Solar Water Heating System
This system can save $300+ per year in energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions by 2 tons. Full and free construction plans provided below -- it w...

SolarCity (USA)
SolarCity is revolutionizing the delivery of solar energy to homes and businesses across the U.S. Our national reach with local delivery and ong...

Solargy (California, USA)
Full Service Mechanical Engineering Company Solargy specializes in both commercial and residential applications.
• California Title 2...

Solaris Office Building Website (Belgium)
This website provides information on the Solaris office building in Brussels. Having received the Eco-Building Award 2009 and the MIPIM Award 20...

SolarScope Film Blog
CUNY TV, Channel 75, is a cable channel serving the five boroughs of New York City with educational, cultural ...

Space-Based Solar Power Blog
Space-based solar power can be developed into a source of clean energy to augment power grids around the World, on the Moon, and anywhere else h...

Standard 189.1
Standard 189.1 provides a “total building sustainability package” for those who strive to design, build and operate green buildings....

Structures Design Build (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
Structures Design/Build was formed in early 1999 by Steven Strauss and Adam Cohen in Roanoke, Virginia. Structures Design/Build is a dedicated t...

Sun Chips Solar Plant (California, USA)
Using solar energy instead of fossil fuel to help make SunChips® in a manufacturing plant in Modesto, California.

Sun Light & Power (California, USA)
Sun Light & Power is a solar power integrator based in Berkeley, California and in continuous operation since 1976. We offer Total Energy So...

Sun Pumps
Solar water pumps are a great alternative to the more traditional electric water pump. Solar pumps have proven to be the perfect piece of equipm...

Sunbiosis Architecture (Virginia, USA)
SUNBIOSIS plc is a small, full service architecture firm in Charlottesville, Virginia that offers sustainable design and LEED consulting service...

SunDurance Energy (USA)
SunDurance Energy develops, designs, builds and operates megawatt-scale solar power solutions for commercial & industrial, federal governmen...

SunPower (USA)
SunPower has been developing world record-breaking solar technology since the 1970s. Our history has been marked by creativity, craftsmanship &n...

SunWind Power Systems (Kentucky, USA)
We provide services and products for solar (solar hot water, solar PV), wind and other renewable technologies for those in Louisville and throug...

Sustainable SITES Initiative (USA)
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES™) is a program based on the understanding that land is a crucial component of the built environmen...

Texas Tech National Wind Institute (Texas, USA)
Built on more than 40 years of research, Texas Tech University's National Wind Institute (NWI -- formerly the Wind Science and Engineering [WiSE...

The Green Greenhouse (Massachusetts, USA)
The goal of this project in 2007 was to design and build a small commercial greenhouse (1000 sq. ft.) consistent with some "green" design goals ...

The Solar Alliance
We are a state-focused alliance of solar manufacturers, integrators and financiers dedicated to accelerating the promise of photovoltaic (PV) en...

The Solar Company (California, USA)
The Solar Company is a full-service, licensed solar panel installation and contracting company specializing in photovoltaic (PV) solar panel sys...

Thin-film Photovoltaics and Their Impact on a Commercial Building’s Cooling Load (Article)
This article on the Eco-Intel website investigates a white reflective roof that can significantly reduce the cooling load placed on a commercial...

Tigo Energy (California, USA)
The company offers the Tigo Energy Maximizer Solution for utility scale, commercial and residential systems. The patented Tigo ...

Twelves Unlimited (Washington, USA)
Strategic marketing, brand strategy, communications, advertising. Twelves company is not exclusively solar, but has experience in in the arena o...

University of Tennessee (USA)
University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, along with RedVector, offers an online certificate program in sustainable design and...

Virginia Beach Convention Center (Virginia USA)
With its LEED® Gold certification, the Virginia Beach Convention Center continues to elevate the industry standard by continuing its on-goin...

Virginia Beach Convention Center (Virginia, USA)
This sustainable building also uses sustainable practices in it operations and maintenance, as well as in its meetings and conventions.

Virginia Solar Energy Association (Virginia, USA)
Established in 1983, The Virginia Solar Energy Association seeks to empower Virginia citizens with knowledge about solar energy technologies, ad...

WaterSprout
WaterSprout is a design build landscape firm specializing in residential and commercial greywater, rainwater catchment, and irrigation efficienc...

Yike Bike
A folding, electric sit-upon, lightweight bike - perfect for urban commuting.

YikeBike is a statement about using smart technology to so...

Zero Energy Buildings Database (USA)
The Zero Energy Buildings Database features profiles of commercial buildings that produce as much energy as they use over the course of a year. ...


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AAMASKY Skylights and Daylighting (Fee-based)
Analysis of component and total heating, cooling, and lighting energy consumption attributable to skylights in commercial buildings, as well as ...

Adeline
Integrated environment for analyzing daylighting and electric lighting, and passing results on to whole building analysis; provides 3-D CAD mode...

Building Benchmarks
BuildingBenchmarks.com is a simple presentation of the latest CBECS data. Anyone can download the CBECS database files from the U.S. Department ...

Buildings Performance Database (USA)
The Buildings Performance Database (BPD) unlocks the power of building energy performance data. The platform enables users to perform statistica...

CBECS (Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey) USA
The Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is a national sample survey that collects information on the stock of U.S. commercial...

COMFEN 2.1 beta
COMFEN is a tool designed to support the systematic evaluation of alternative fenestration systems for project-specific commercial building appl...

Commercial Water Calculator
From Kohler, this calculator will assist in estimating your commercial building's water usage in comparison to the U.S. average and the LEED bas...

DOE-2
DOE-2 calculates the hourly energy use and energy cost of a commercial or residential building given information about the building's climate, c...

EcoAdvisor
Interactive, online multimedia training and decision support tool for sustainable commercial buildings. EcoAdvisor is highly graphically oriente...

EcoCalculator for Buildings from the Athena Instit
In North America, the ATHENA® Impact Estimator for buildings is the only software tool that evaluates whole buildings and assemblies based o...

Energy Gauge
EnergyGauge is a family of user-friendly PC software tools that allow simple yet detailed performance-based analysis of building energy use and ...

Environmental Impact Estimator for Buildings from Athena
In North America, the ATHENA® Impact Estimator for buildings is a software tool that evaluates whole buildings and assemblies based on inter...

I-BEAM
The Indoor Air Quality Building Education and Assessment Model (I-BEAM), released in 2002 by the US Environmental Protection Agency, is a guidan...

Michigan Wind Prospecting Tool (USA)
The Wind Prospecting Tool (WPT) will be divided into two segments, first an analysis and interactive map tool to find and highlight the best are...

Minnesota Building Materials Database
The Minnesota Building Materials Database is a tool to document, evaluate, and disseminate usable information on sustainable materials, products...

Photovoltaic Power Model Software
Photovoltaic (PV) modules (or solar panels) produce electricity using renewable solar energy. Refer to the Components of PV Systems - Modules sc...

PV Value Tool (USA)
This spreadsheet tool developed by Sandia National Laboratories and Solar Power Electric™ is intended to help determine the value of a new...

Roof Savings Calculator
Beta Release v0.9 from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

The Roof Savings Calculator was develop...

Solar Water Heater Software
The RETScreen Software Solar Water Heating Model can be used worldwide to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions...

Water Usage Calculator for Cooling Towers
Enter your building's Operating Conditions to match your scenario to find out your Water Usage for commercial buildings with cool towers.

Water Use Calculator Commercial Buildings
This calculator will assist in estimating your building's water usage in comparison to the U.S. average and the LEED baseline.


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Edmonds WA Community Solar Cooperative Video
The Edmonds, Washington, USA, community solar cooperative allows Washington State residents to join together to produce solar power. Buy a SunSl...

Global Green Challenge 1 of 3 Video
The Global Green Challenge - an evolution of the acclaimed World Solar Challenge - is the world's leading, cross-continental showcase of the lat...

Global Green Challenge 2 of 3 Video
The Global Green Challenge - an evolution of the acclaimed World Solar Challenge - is the world's leading, cross-continental showcase of the lat...

Global Green Challenge 3 of 3 Video
The Global Green Challenge - an evolution of the acclaimed World Solar Challenge - is the world's leading, cross-continental showcase of the lat...

Solar Ivy Founder Video
Very brief video. SOLAR IVY development to commercial product by: SMIT- Su...

Solar Updraft Tower in Spain Video
EnviroMission Limited  produced this five-minute video on the p...

Solaris Positive Energy (French) Video
Le premier immeuble Solaris Énergie Positive est situé à Clamart (92). Cette commune proche de Paris est le prolongement na...

Thin Film Solar Flat Roof Video
5 kW in 2.5 hours Thin film, peel + stick, Solar PV panels: Easy and Quick installation. Roof - integrated Solar Flat Roof from IB Roofs Buildin...