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Boston’s Big DER

Super-insulated Cladding Cuts Energy Costs and Improves Occupant Health in an Affordable-housing Community The term “deep-energy retrofit,” or DER, may not be familiar to every…


Same Place New Face

Savvy Developers and Building Owners Embrace Adaptive Reuse Five years ago, the Chicago Spire was the talk of the town. The 2,000-foot-tall residential tower would…


Military Snaps to Attention

The U.S. Department of Defense Tests Metal Roof Technology Integrating Renewable Energy and Sustainability Features According to Washington, D.C.-based Energy Star, there are 4.8 million…


Growing Roots

A Nondescript Building in a Historic Area is Transformed into and Urban Chic Wine Café The Gilbert, Ariz., Heritage District is the site where Gilbert…


An Energy Example

Ball State University Begins the Final Phase of the Nation’s Largest Geothermal System In the shadow of two outdated smokestacks and four antiquated coal-fired boilers,…


Feel the Power

A Gritty New York Power Station Is Transformed into an Elegant Condominium Complex For 100 years, the view from midtown Manhattan across the East River…