Salesforce dives headfirst into water recycling with new HQ

Meet the largest commercial “blackwater” system in the United States.

Creating a truly green building may be harder than rocket science

Promised energy savings in buildings don’t deliver. The problem is inept modeling systems that fail to capture how buildings really work.

Does ‘net zero’ live up to the hype?

Utilities are peering into a likely future of high-efficiency buildings with integrated photovoltaics, shrinking base loads and peaking generation.

The commercial building sector is disrupting the lighting industry

Moving beyond energy savings and building codes for the adoption of “human-centric” lighting controls.

3 ways building controls must evolve

The dream of energy efficient, comfortable and intuitive buildings lies in better operational controls.

5 ways to win private investors for energy-efficient buildings

It’s a virtuous circle: Clear policies encourage investments, and investor interest encourages government action

3 key trends peer into the future of connected buildings

Investors are still skittish about early-stage startups selling automation and energy-management apps, but the market for software, sensors and services for smarter offices, factories and groceries stores is maturing gracefully.

A case for reconstructing the world of sustainable building standards

Certifications must go beyond incremental improvements meant to minimize climate change. Instead, architects and engineers should aspire to create blueprints that are socially, economically and environmentally “regenerative.”

10 companies moving up in smart buildings

Some of these big players may surprise you.

How Etsy crafted its biophilic headquarters

The company found that working with nature’s principles can attract workers who feel engaged, happier and more creative.

BREEAM, a respected green building certification, migrates to U.S.

Why a leading LEED consulting firm is talking up the BREEAM — Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology— methodology.

Erica Hauver, Hitachi Energy Solutions VP, on shifting the discussion

The social innovation champion led the 106-year-old brand’s microgrid strategy. Here’s why moving beyond “box-ticking” and honesty matter to her.

Has this Singapore hotel uncovered the future of hospitality energy efficiency?

Retrofits at the Marina Bay Sands resort result in 11 percent energy savings and a two-year return on investment.