Commercial Buildings

Whether spec, built-to-suit, a new world headquarters or small satellite office, this sector contains everything relating to commercial building.


Getting the Water Right

March 5, 2014
Protecting fresh water begins at home for a research center dedicated to this valuable resource.
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Pulling Sustainability Out of Thin Air

A wind turbine manufacturer makes IAQ improvements to its headquarters for occupant well-being and significant energy savings.
January 21, 2014
The inspiration to build one of the greenest buildings in North America started on a rainy afternoon in Portland, Ore., in 2009.
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Excellence in Design Winner 2013

Powered by the Earth’s Yellow Sun

In a country that suffers from a 25 percent energy deficit, its first net-zero energy commercial building wins an EID Award for its unique energy endeavor.
December 2, 2013
The SunCarrier Omega Net-Zero Energy Building is India’s first commercial net-zero energy building.
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Rewriting History Through Adaptive Reuse

An adaptive reuse project gives an old industrial facility the chance to change its ways and become an example of the future instead of a piece of blight from the past.
December 2, 2013
In the early 2000s, the Ambler Boiler House's trademark smokestack changed from a symbol of ruin and blight to one for adaptive reuse instead.
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The Importance of Reducing Restroom Resource Waste

October 3, 2013
Bathrooms can present untapped opportunities for sustainability and savings in commercial buildings.
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Something in the Air

VOCs and pollutants play an important role in indoor air quality and can have a major impact on our daily lives.
October 3, 2013
VOCs and pollutants play an important role in indoor air quality and can have a major impact on our daily lives.
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Wood: Environmental Office Buildings of the Future

September 16, 2013
Over the past few years, wood has gained more and more attention in the architecture community for its environmental and structural benefits.
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Clearing Up Transparency

Uncovering the myths and mysteries about Environmental Product Declarations.
July 10, 2013
Heather Gadonniex presents an update on transparency tools and product declarations, along with debunking some myths about them.
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Turning Waste into Gold

A long-standing agricultural care company’s new marketing and sales center sets a good example of its own values of recycling and reuse.
July 10, 2013
John Deere commits to sustainability, even following LEED for its new facilities.
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Small Business Innovation Research Awarded for Promoting Green Jobs

June 12, 2013

The U.S. EPA awarded more than $2 million to 25 small businesses to develop new environmental technologies.

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2013 Top Products

In this space last year we said a lot more jobsites could be going paperless in the future—or at least be incorporating more mobile computing devices. Judging by this year’s results of the 2013 Top Products, we officially know we’re not going (too) crazy. It’s glaringly obvious that the market for accessing important information on the go has rapidly evolved in just one year and will continue to change. We wonder what’s in store for 2014, but for now enjoy the products that interested you—the reader of EDC’s print, digital, eNewsletter and, of course, mobile content—most in 2013.


Skanska’s senior vice president of Green Markets, Elizabeth Heider, shares her thoughts on the high points and happenings at Greenbuild 2013.
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Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, 2nd Edition

The essential guide for architects, interior designers, engineers, healthcare professionals, and administrators who want to create healthy environments for healing.

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Green Product Buzz Guide

Green Product Buzz GuideEDC's Green Product Buzz Guides bring you the latest in green building products and services from companies exhibiting at trade shows, including Greenbuild, the AIA Expo, Coverings, Surfaces and more.


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