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Berkeley Lab Scientists Developing Paint-on Coating for Energy Efficient Windows

February 26, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Energy, Renewal/Retrofit

It’s estimated that 10 percent of all the energy used in buildings in the U.S. can be attributed to window performance, costing building owners about $50 billion annually, yet the high cost of replacing windows or retrofitting them with an energy efficient…

Cintec Project Preserves Historic Chimney in Port of Baku

February 4, 2016 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

Cintec International is ensuring that a historic industrial chimney will be at the heart of The Twin Towers Port of Baku scheme. A demolition-threatened…

Los Angeles Mandates Seismic Retrofits to Reduce Earthquake Hazards

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 9 to approve an ordinance that requires mandatory earthquake retrofitting for wood-frame and non-ductile…

Miyamoto International Opens Permanent Office in Nepal

October 6, 2015 - in Buildings, Corporate, Design/Engineering

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Six months after arriving in Nepal, Miyamoto International has established a permanent operation here with a local engineering partner, Tech Design, announced Miyamoto CEO Dr. Kit Miyamoto. The earthquake structural engineering firm landed…

The Sun Life Building Receives LEED Silver Certification

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 8, 2014—The Sun Life Building has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification in the "Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance" category, ranking it as a leader among recognized green buildings…

Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plans Revitalize Older Communities

September 22, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Remediation/redevelopment

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014—Today, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and its partners celebrate five years of working together on the Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) program to create resilient communities that are beautiful, happy…

Redeveloped Denver Union Station Shows Priority for Regional Transportation

The historic Denver Union Station is getting a makeover to the tune of $900 million. The plan is to turn one of Denver’s most prominent, yet underutilized historic structures, into the anchor of the Denver region’s expanding transportation network. It…

REconomics Lab to Help Transform Green, Sustainability, and Climate Change Initiatives Into Growth Strategies

February 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling, Renewal/Retrofit

Trust in the ability of both government and corporations to create a better future is at an all-time low. What's more, our economic growth strategies, models, and financial tools were mostly designed for the old world of sprawl and virgin resource extraction.…

ETI Seeks Partners to Demonstrate Retrofit Building Techniques for Future Mass Scale Rollout

July 22, 2013 - in Energy, Renewal/Retrofit

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners to participate in the retrofit of a selected number of different domestic properties to validate and further develop approaches developed in a previous ETI research project into buildings retrofitting.…

The GSA’s First LEED Platinum Building is a Retrofit Across from the Alamo

Completed last summer, the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse became the first LEED Platinum building owned by the General Services Administration (GSA). The architects employed standard energy-saving techniques, sealing the building’s…