Members of the Hatfield Township community place a high value on locally sourced and organic foods and environmental stewardship. As such, planning for the town’s new ShopRite supermarket included making sustainability a priority from product offerings to construction of the store itself — including the choice of refrigeration systems and display cases.
Thornton Tomasetti, an international engineering firm, has announced the acquisition of Fore Solutions, a green building consulting firm that Thornton Tomasetti said will allow it to significantly expand its sustainability consulting services and integrate green objectives across all its practices.
Featuring advanced building controls, sensing technology, and management software from Honeywell, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) will serve as a leading academic hub to test and advance sustainable technologies before broader implementation.
Green Builder Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living, recently announced its plans to construct the Vision House, a green home exhibit in Innoventions located in the heart of Epcot®.
Five leading experts in green building technologies, sustainable design and engineering practices will serve as the keynote speakers for Carrier’s 11th Global Engineering Conference, scheduled for March 18-20, 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Providing both capital and collaboration, GE led a $22 million investment in San Francisco-based Project Frog and began construction of one of its prefabricated sustainable buildings at GE’s Learning Center.
At first glance it was, “a tattered-looking shotgun shack that Hurricane Ike had washed two blocks from its foundation.” Now the beautifully restored 1,000-square-foot home in Galveston, Texas, is one of the first LEED for Homes Platinum-rated historic buildings in the U.S.
The Icehouse is a three-story complex that will eventually include 36 green condominiums, a one-story parking garage and commercial property that replaces several aging buildings in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia.