Green Roofs Add Color to Cities Nationwide

In urban areas, green space can be hard to find. That’s why designers are creating green roofs on top of commercial buildings. These living roofs have been used on top of hospitals, schools, restaurants and office spaces to add beauty while reducing energy-related costs.

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Retrofitting Brings Energy-Efficient HVAC to Campbell Junior High

WINCHESTER, Ky. — Before Robert D. Campbell Junior High School’s HVAC system was retrofitted with controllable chilled beam pump modules (CCBPM) in late 2015, the school used ventilators to cool the facility and waited long periods of time for the building’s temperature to change.

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EPA Launches New Tribal Green Building Toolkit

SAN FRANCISCO — The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the San Francisco-based Tribal Green Building Codes Workgroup announced on Aug. 17 a new toolkit to assist tribes in prioritizing and implementing healthy, green building policies and practices. The Tribal Green Building Codes Workgroup is comprised of representatives of tribal nations and federal agencies.

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UGE To Supply Renewable Energy to Boston Firm

BOSTON — Boston Properties, a real-estate investment firm, hired New York-headquartered UGE International Ltd. (UGE) to design and supply a rooftop renewable energy system at its new headquarters in Boston. Upon completion, the new UGE headquarters will become city’s most sustainable office building.

Currently under construction, the 17-story, 425,000-square-foot building at 888 Boylston St. will use 45 percent less energy than an average office building of a similar size.

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Designing for the Life of Your Building

Considering that operating the nation’s building stock consumes greater than 70 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S., high-performance building teams have a responsibility to select design options that make sustain

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