Economic Development

Articles in this category explore the issue of corporate and commercial real estate. Topics include tax incentives for businesses, infrastructure and urban development and renewal, corporate parks and communities, and other economic development initiatives. Specifically, posts cover expansions, renovations, and new construction of commercial facilities.

Economic Development | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

The $19 million upgrade to the assembly plant's lighting, HVAC, hot water, and thermal energy systems will help meet mandated federal energy reduction goals.

Energy Efficiency Projects To Save Tinker Air Force Base $3.5M Annually

Energy Efficiency Projects To Save Tinker Air Force Base $3.5M Annually

The $19 million upgrade to the assembly plant's lighting, HVAC, hot water, and thermal energy systems will help meet mandated federal energy reduction goals.

NLand Is North America’s First Surf Park Facility, Located In Austin, Texas

The lagoon features waves for surfers of all levels: from head-high, open face waves with a 35-second ride for experts, challenging open face waves for passionate travel surfers and gentle white water waves for kids and beginners.

UMass Amherst Plans Large-Scale Solar Power Project

The campus-wide solar installations are expected to generate $6.2 million in cost savings for the university over the next 20 years.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome Gets Energy Efficiency Upgrades

The improvements will help the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District meet its sustainability goals while improving equipment performance and fan experience.

Clif Bar Opens One-Of-A-Kind Sustainable Bakery

The sustainability-focused facility uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach to design that connects people in buildings with nature and the well-being it provides.

New Medical School Addresses Arkansas Physician Shortage

The new osteopathic school of medicine at the Arkansas State University Jonesboro campus can accommodate up to 115 medical students per year.

Sabra Awarded LEED Gold Certification

The expansion uses 44% less energy and 45% less water than a typical food processing facility, while at the same time doubling Sabra's production capacity.

Amazon Brings Sustainability To Seattle HQ Campus

Green roofing from Columbia Green Technologies is part of Amazon's new downtown Seattle headquarters’ sustainable design.

20,000 Plastic Spheres For JFK Performing Arts Center Expansion

The design incorporates long spans without the use of beams and lightens the structure by displacing approximately 30% of the concrete normally required for a comparable flat slab.

New York Offers Commercial Buildings $36M To Cut Energy Costs

NYSERDA's new initiatives will support advanced technologies to help businesses improve energy efficiency and drive more than $200 million in savings.

Sacramento Kings, Johnson Controls Team Up At Golden 1 Center

Golden 1 Center, the Sacramento Kings' new entertainment and sports venue, will be operationally smarter, safer, and more sustainable to enhance the fan experience.

Landmark Skyscraper Will Be San Francisco’s First Hybrid Electric Building

Advanced energy storage system will improve efficiency, lower costs, and deliver cleaner power for landmark skyscraper One Maritime Plaza.

Library Renovation Uses SOLARBAN 70XL By PPG

The Lawrence Public Library in Kansas features a new façade combining a terra cotta rainscreen and low-e glass.

Smart City 2.0: Economic Development In A Digital Metropolis

In this fourth installment in a six-part series, the impact of municipal digital infrastructure on economic development is discussed.

Engineering Award For Higher Ed Construction Project

The west coast home of Boston-based Emerson College receives 2016 Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering from AISC's IDEAS2 program.

Smart City 2.0: Role Of Digital Industrial Companies

The “smart city” has been a topic of discussion for more than a decade, with technology put into practice in locales throughout the world to varying extents. With Internet of Things (IoT) technology making advances of late, we’ll see more strides during 2016 and beyond.

Warehouse Design Key In Goal To Double Sales

At its new Wisconsin distribution center, Werner Electric Supply achieves zero order backlog at end of each day with four-level pick module system.

Smart City 2.0: Infrastructure For The Digital Age

This second article in a series discusses a new kind of urban infrastructure, purpose built for the digital age.

Wrigley Field Upgrades With Wireless Lighting Controls

A stadium-wide upgrade includes a new clubhouse for the Chicago Cubs. Opened in April 2016, the facility now features state-of-the-art capabilities.

Smart City 2.0: Next Step In Urban Innovation

Spurring the shift from leveraging data to fully digitizing cities are the pervasiveness of technology and expansion of open data policies.

New School Construction Focused On Building Envelope Performance

In Columbia, MO, campus planning officials wanted an attractive, durable exterior that would mitigate rain, snow, and other environmental conditions.

Southwest Airlines Expanding Dallas Headquarters

Set to begin in June, McCarthy Building Companies will build a new office and training facility on the airline's corporate campus.

New Vikings Football Stadium First In U.S. With Transparent Roof

Thanks to lightweight ETFE film, 3M Science creates an enjoyable environment year round inside the stadium by permitting outdoor atmosphere without frigid temperatures.

Stop & Shop Turns Inedible Food Into Energy

Just in time for Earth Day, the supermarket company has opened a state-of-the-art green energy facility in Massachusetts.

JLL Creates Workplace Of The Future At Revamped HQ

When complete in spring 2017, JLL’s corporate headquarters will incorporate the latest strategies in workplace design, including many of the best practices it already uses in its work for clients and features inspired by direct input from its workforce.

Subway Station Is First To Earn LEED® Silver Rating

Designed as a demonstration of an environmentally responsible 21st century rail transit center, the MTA's Fulton Center is the first subway hub in New York to achieve a LEED® rating.

ULI Announces 2016 Hines Student Competition Finalists

Graduate student teams representing Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Miami will advance to the finale in Atlanta; winning team will receive $50,000 in prize funds.

Global Green Building Expected To Double By 2018

Strong growth is anticipated globally and in the U.S. green building market, but the nation lags globally in measuring the benefits of building green.

China’s First Green Skyscraper

Sustainable architecture, engineering solutions, and a unique building design come together to make the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the world.

New GSU College of Law Building Encourages Interaction

With a core mission of nurturing community engagement, student learning, and the demands of a modern legal education, Georgia State University's new College of Law building in downtown Atlanta promotes engagement and collaboration.

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