For the built environment to meet global carbon-reduction goals, more buildings must reach net zero quickly. There are signs, finally, that this is happening.
Mass timber has grown into the go-to structural material for green mid-rises. In 2019, you can expect it to sprout even higher.
Batteries and other forms of energy storage are set to enjoy the kind of growth in 2019 that solar electricity has had for the last decade.
State governments, local governments and a large part of the business community have stepped into the void of federal inaction on climate change. In 2019, their actions may drag the rest of the country kicking and screaming toward action.
Nearly a year later, solar tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have cost jobs and slowed solar adoption. Four manufacturers have announced plans for new plants. But a factory owned by Suniva — the company that called for the tariffs — sits vacant amid post-industrial detritus.
ILFI’s Kathleen Smith came to last month’s Net Positive Atlanta summit with data that made a surprising case: Regenerative design and construction has gained a foothold in a region that many deride as slow to change.
Pop-quiz: In September, what U.S. state became the first to open a building designed to meet the world’s most stringent green building standard? The answer will surprise you.
Wood’s low embodied carbon content has benighted it as the structural material of choice for green buildings. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help navigate the modern realm of structural timber.
What’s the biggest barrier to regenerative design? One survey at a recent summit on the topic points to lack of awareness, Lord Aeck Sargent’s Ramana Koti reports.