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Located at Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Advanced Technical Training Center will join the small number of U.S. community college facilities to achieve net zero energy.


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Located at Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Advanced Technical Training Center will join the small number of U.S. community college facilities to achieve net zero energy.

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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.


Latest: Tech Training Center Will Be Virginia’s First Net Zero Higher Ed Building - Located at Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Advanced Technical Training Center will join the small number of U.S. community college facilities to achieve net zero energy.

Tech Training Center Will Be Virginia’s First Net Zero Higher Ed Building

Located at Piedmont Virginia Community College, the Advanced Technical Training Center will join the small number of U.S. community college facilities to achieve net zero energy.

Doosan Bobcat Headquarters: Going For Sustainable Gold

Doosan Bobcat recently earned LEED Gold certification with the renovation and expansion of its West Fargo, ND corporate headquarters.

Historic Newark Symphony Hall Unveils New Façade, Streetscape Design

A five-year, $50M restoration of New Jersey’s largest Black-led arts and entertainment venue is underway, includes reimagining an entire city block.

[VIDEO] How To Navigate the Challenges of Peak Construction Season

As a facility or infrastructure owner, you face a lot of challenges in your role, especially during peak construction seasons when everyone’s so busy. See how to overcome those obstacles to get more work done, in less time, with a lot less hassle using Gordian’s Job Order Contracting solutions.

Airlines Approve Restart Of Pittsburgh International Airport Terminal Project

After pandemic pause, Pittsburgh International Airport will restart a critical infrastructure project that will build a modern, health-conscious airport.

Climate And Human Health-focused Office Building Moves Ahead

State-of-the-art ventilation, touchless features, rooftop green space highlight The Net, an Urban Visions development in downtown Seattle.

The Time Is Now To Finally Crack The Split Incentive Barrier

The split incentive, the most common commercial lease structure, has long stood in the way of deep energy retrofits in tenant-occupied commercial space.

New Life For Shopping Mall Focus Of Design Contest Finalist

For theARK Humankind after COVID-19 international design competition, a team at Kostow Greenwood Architects captured recognition for a solution for out of use shopping malls.

K-12 School District First In U.S. To Use P3 Concession Agreement

In Maryland, the Prince George's County Public Schools will tap into a Public-Private Partnership (P3) Concession Agreement to design, build, and maintain six new schools.

Maternity Campus Becomes North Carolina’s First COVID-19 Hospital

Cone Health transformed its former women’s health campus into a designated COVID-19 hospital, protecting patients and care teams with innovative solutions.

Dupont Chestnut Run Lab Campus In Delaware To Be Acquired

Real estate firm MRA Group plans to redevelop the campus as an innovation location, with DuPont as a tenant in several buildings on the site.

Auburn University Opens $22M Structural Engineering Laboratory

Auburn University has opened the doors to a $22 million state-of-the-art Advanced Structural Engineering Laboratory that will provide solutions to the nation’s growing infrastructure issues for years to come.

FEMA Projects Implementing I-Codes Could Save $600B By 2060

As the frequency and severity of natural hazards continue to increase year-over-year, a new FEMA study reaffirms that building codes continue to be the best first line of defense.

ASHRAE Moves To New Net-Zero Energy Global HQs In Metro Atlanta

ASHRAE’s new headquarters uses technology integration to increase efficiency, protect people and property, and enhance the occupant experience, and is a model for net-zero energy building design.

Aramark Global HQ Receives LEED Silver Certification

Located in Philadelphia, the Aramark headquarters includes a wellness center, biophilia rooms, outdoor terraces, and a showcase state-of-the-art dining facility and test kitchen.

Game-Changing Project Aligns With Return-To-Office Strategy

Originally designed with employee engagement and wellness in mind, The Source H20 meets companies’ needs for safer and healthier workplaces in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s Cooler On The Jersey Shore

New hotel HVAC cooling tower reduces energy consumption and protects guests with antimicrobial properties that greatly reduce the chances of bacterial growth.

Zero Energy, Zero Carbon Building Opens In New Spokane Eco-District

The five-story, 159,000-square-foot Catalyst building is one of the largest zero energy buildings in North America and one of the first zero carbon buildings to be certified by the International Living Future Institute.

A Historic Restoration: L.A.’s Landmark Greek Theatre 

Los Angeles’ iconic Greek Theatre, a 5,900-seat outdoor music venue built 90 years ago, was recently rehabilitated and restored by the architects and historic preservation experts at Page & Turnbull.

[VIDEO] Data-Driven Decisions Powered by CLUES®

CLUES®️ is our proprietary software platform that helps our engineers turn vast building data sets into actionable energy efficiency upgrades — then continuously monitors performance to turn energy savings into guaranteed financial value for building owners.

The Truth About Building Inspections And Compliance (Plus A Free eBook)

[FREE EBOOK] Read the basics of building inspections and why they’re a necessary part of running a successful business. Inside, you’ll find the action items and tools you’ll need to ensure a constant state of compliance.

City Of Santa Fe Earns LEED Gold Certification

The New Mexico city is only the second in the world to achieve Gold status under more stringent USGBC LEED v4.1 rating system.

[VIDEO] Madison International Realty Partners with Carbon Lighthouse

Through this partnership, Atlantic Terminal and neighboring Atlantic Center will eliminate more than 7,600 tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to planting a new Central Park every year for the next 10 years.

Avocado Green Mattress Repurposes Factory To Make Face Masks

Organic mattress maker refocuses part of the cut and sew department at its Los Angeles factory to produce face masks in light of COVID-19 mask shortage.

Art, Light, And Nature Inspire New Home For Yale Child Study Center

The biophilic approach at YCSC, shown in studies to produce positive behavioral changes, is designed to instill a sense of calm and comfort.

Corporate Headquarters Case Study: New Year, New Space

Ten years in the making, a modern headquarters facility for a Breese, IL construction firm takes shape.

Friday Funny: A Change Of Heart

Valentine’s Day conversation hearts disappeared last year, but they've been revived for 2020. They're also being custom printed, with interesting results.

Coronavirus Spurs Construction Of Emergency Hospitals In Wuhan

The building of Wuhan Leishenshan Hospital and Wuhan Huoshenshan Hospital is an emergency measure in response to the coronavirus pneumonia outbreak.

Minnehaha Academy Brings Nature Indoors With ASI Architectural

The installation of custom ASI Ceiling Grids at the school’s new facilities focused on the importance of space and ambiance, with an emphasis on bringing nature into the buildings.

Global Dow Center Earns LEED Silver Certification

Sustainability was at the forefront of the project with green construction and demolition practices employed throughout Dow Chemical Company's new Midland, MI headquarters. 

Facing Facility Management Challenges After An Expansion

For a facility manager, the challenges that come with a major expansion include issues associated with organizing larger spaces, plus additional workforce, equipment, and maintenance.

ASHRAE Breaks Ground On Global HQ Renovation Project

The two-story, 66,700 square-foot building in Peachtree Corners, GA will showcase ASHRAE's best practices and help achieve its vision of a healthy and sustainable environment.

Dynamic Energy Completes Rooftop Solar Project For Wacoal America

The 965 kW system is expected to generate 1.2 million kWhs of electricity annually, avoiding the emission of 935 tons of carbon dioxide per year, while contributing to New Jersey's renewable energy targets.

2019 Sets New Record for Supertall Building Completion

Around the world, 126 buildings of 200 meters' height or greater were completed in 2019, including 26 "supertall" buildings of at least 300 meters' height, a new record.

Lighting Upgrade Will Save Providence College 1M kWh Annually

The LED lighting and advanced controls retrofit at the Rhode Island college’s library qualified for a $250,000 subsidy through National Grid’s incentive program.

Designated Space For Gamers Important In Student Housing Designs

With esports on its way to becoming the next football league to today’s students, and recreational gaming a given, student housing must take both the casual and avid gamer’s needs into consideration in its design.

An Historic Arena Renovation

In Kansas City, MO, HyVee Arena’s modern, multi-level sports complex repurposes an historic, single-story building.

Boring Machine Begins Tunneling Las Vegas’ First Underground People Mover

The Las Vegas Convention Center’s underground people mover will transport convention attendees throughout the 200-acre campus in all-electric Tesla vehicles.

Empire State Building 102nd Floor Observatory Renovation Completed

The centerpiece of the 102nd Floor renovation was replacing the old windows with 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows offering unobstructed, panoramic views of the city.

Friday Funny: Hotel To Put All Its Guests In One Basket

Following up on one of our favorite facilities, the iconic former Longaberger Basket Company headquarters in Newark, OH will become a luxury hotel.

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