Community Foundation’s Collaboratory earns LEED Gold certification

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s Collaboratory has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification using the LEED v4 Building Design + Construction: New Construction rating system. Collaboratory — located at 2031 Jackson St., Suite 100, Fort Myers — is a public private partnership of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the city of […]

The Bullitt Center and its sustainable architecture

Believed to be the greenest commercial building in the world, the Bullitt Center sits on an otherwise unremarkable street on Capitol Hill, covered in glossy windows and crowned by an impressive array of solar panels, all in the pursuit of redefining the future of sustainable architecture. The Center, which opened its doors in 2013, was […]

Southeast’s greenest building opens at Georgia Tech

By Maria Saporta As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 25, 2019 When philanthropist Diana Blank saw the completed Kendeda Living Building on Georgia Tech’s campus earlier this month, it took her breath away. “The way it turned out is beyond my expectations,” Blank said in an exclusive interview with Atlanta Business Chronicle. […]

Green Campus Revitalization – Sustainability plans for Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn

Sustainability plans for Ford Motor Company’s Dearborn, MI campus include net-zero goals for energy, water, and waste. Ford Motor Company’s campus in Dearborn, MI stands as an enduring symbol of the American automotive industry. Its Ford Research and Engineering Campus (REC) was originally dedicated by President Eisenhower in 1953. That was followed by iconic Ford […]

Calculating ‘run and tumble’ behavior of bacteria in groundwater

Bacteria in groundwater move in surprising ways. They can passively ride flowing groundwater, or they can actively move on their own in what scientists call “run and tumble” behavior. However, most numerical models of bacterial transport in groundwater stumble when it comes to calculating how bacteria move. As a first step in improving these models, […]

Construction standards promote sustainability

Though construction can have negative impacts on the environment, TCU implements standards in its building practices that aim to decrease possible harmful effects. The university adheres to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines, said Chris Honkomp, the assistant vice chancellor for facilities. LEED is a system that rates and assesses buildings to ensure […]