Industrial Buildings

Warehouses, manufacturing plants and more can find a wide variety of ways to cut costs and save money by being more efficient.


Volkswagen Rethinks What It Means to Be Green

January 8, 2014
Volkswagen AG’s three-year-old Chattanooga, Tenn., facility is out of the ordinary when it comes to being environmentally friendly.
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Making LEED the Key Element of Green Manufacturing

The dream of high-performing industrial facilities may soon come to life thanks to the efforts of the LEED Manufacturing User Group.
January 7, 2014
When you think of manufacturing, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
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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 Hard and Soft of Sustainable Flooring

Two companies specializing in sustainable flooring merge to create a showcase of green products aligned with a commitment to green manufacturing methods.
November 5, 2013
The mission of Tarkett’s flooring companies is to make big moves that keep their transparent, sustainable message apparent.
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HPDs and New Levels of Product Transparency

Chemicals of concern are present in our everyday products, but how is the AEC industry to know when they’re present in building products?
November 4, 2013
From melamine in cattle feed to bisphenol in baby bottles, several high-visibility events in recent years have raised public alarm regarding the hazards of so-called “chemicals of concern” present in many of our everyday products.
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Ditching a Reciprocating Chiller System for Innovative Heating and Cooling Heat Pumps

Courtesy of ClimaCool Corp.
November 4, 2013
New units help an industrial renovation project achieve its energy- efficiency goals.
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Energy Efficiency’s Next Frontier

End-use monitoring boosts energy savings, reduces maintenance costs and can even prevent equipment failure.
September 5, 2013
Using and analyzing data to increase energy efficiency is not a new idea.
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Decentralized Power Generation in PV Plants

June 1, 2013
PV plants using transformerless string inverters and a decentralized approach stand to benefit technically and economically.
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A Prohibitive Proposition

May 7, 2013
The EPA solid waste proposal will discourage recycling and have a negative impact on the construction industry.
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Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide Power Plant Emissions Decline in 2012

February 27, 2013

SOand NOdeclined to their lowest level since the passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. 


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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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