Tag: commercial buildings


DOE Offers $400M to Support State Energy Codes for Commercial Buildings

September 19, 2023

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Energy is coming to the aid of states and territories by offering a total of $400 million in formula funding toward the adoption or the update of model energy codes for commercial development. The goal of […]


Sustainable building practices proven to increase efficiency and save money

December 17, 2021


Commercial buildings, including office spaces are responsible for over 40% operating expenses borne by the business. It is estimated that office and residential buildings will contribute to 8% of the total global energy by the year 2050. It is also […]


Zero energy buildings can be constructed with no added upfront cost

September 17, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Many types of zero energy (ZE) buildings can be constructed with no added upfront cost, and some commercial buildings can see return on investment in as little as one year, according to a report by U.S. Green Building Council Massachusetts […]

Construction Techniques

DOE offers $35M for energy-efficient construction tech

May 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The DOE’s mission is to help address energy challenges in the U.S. through science and technology, and commercial buildings have long been an agency focus. According to the department, commercial buildings use 20% of the country’s power. In order to […]

Construction Processes, Design

Inside Autodesk’s new workshop for 21st-century construction

May 10, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

In South Boston’s busy Seaport District, a former wartime logistics hub has been given new life as a nurturing, collaborative home for 21st-century technology — all 1.4 million square feet of the place. Instead of fixing ships and storing goods, […]

Construction Techniques

Inside the new, high-tech labs where future building systems are being tested

April 27, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

On a hillside in Berkeley, CA, overlooking the San Francisco Bay, a team of building scientists is exploring the future of building systems integration. Among their collaborative partners is another group of scientists who are also working from a considerable […]