Green Building and Energy Efficiency

April 2024 | Current | Green Building and Energy EfficiencyA Deep Dive Into the Decarbonization ReportU.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

April 2024 | Current | Green Building and Energy Efficiency

A Deep Dive Into the Decarbonization Report

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

After profiling the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) sustainability efforts in previous articles, Construction in Focus caught up with the organization once again, this time to learn about an exciting new report. State of Decarbonization: Progress in U.S. Commercial Buildings 2023 discusses the sector’s progress, the current status of data availability, and mechanisms available to reduce the carbon emissions of commercial buildings in the United States—the first report to compile all of this information into a single source.

April 2024 | Current | Green Building and Energy EfficiencyArchitecture for Animals – Design for Every LifeAnimal Arts Design Studios

April 2024 | Current | Green Building and Energy Efficiency

Architecture for Animals – Design for Every Life

Animal Arts Design Studios

When thinking about architecture and building design, we know much time and thought goes into creating sound, healthy, and attractive structures for people, but what about housing for our animal friends? Animal Arts Design Studios specializes exclusively in animal care design, including animal shelters and veterinary hospitals, with a proven track record of success with more than 1,500 projects in 40 U.S. states, Canada, and overseas, ranging in size from 600 to 110,000 square feet.

Current | Green Building and Energy EfficiencyPower Couple – Enercare and Subterra Provide Energy SolutionsEnercare

Current | Green Building and Energy Efficiency

Power Couple – Enercare and Subterra Provide Energy Solutions

Enercare

Coming together to address a vital energy need in the market, Enercare and Subterra Renewables are working to decarbonize living in the way we interact in our homes, transitioning away from fossil fuel powered systems to renewable geothermal energy. Finalized in Q4 2023, the partnership of these two Canadian companies represents a first-of-a-kind industry relationship aimed at providing quality products, service, and results to clients, all while helping to reduce our carbon footprints.

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023Building Community With Beautiful HomesSynergy Homes / Seven Lakes

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023

Building Community With Beautiful Homes

Synergy Homes / Seven Lakes

Taking pride in a reputation for integrity, reliable partnerships, and sound business decisions, St. John’s, Newfoundland-based Penney Group shares strong fundamental principles with its partners, coupled with steadfast dedication to employees, customers, and communities. Founded 40 years ago by Ches Penney, the company is involved in a wide range of real estate developments that offer quality design, environmental awareness, and a commitment to building community.

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 202361 Years of Health and Wellness by DesignESa

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023

61 Years of Health and Wellness by Design

ESa

ESa has more than six decades of providing collaborative, sustainable wellness and architectural design expertise to international customers who are leaders in the healthcare, hospitality, education, corporate, and senior living sectors. This Nashville, Tennessee-based expert in architectural design creates interior and landscape architecture, master planning, and space planning.

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023Bringing Design and Sustainability to Colorado Home BuildingMcStain Neighborhoods

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023

Bringing Design and Sustainability to Colorado Home Building

McStain Neighborhoods

McStain Neighborhoods got its start in Boulder, Colorado in 1966 as a small home-building company. Over time, that endeavor grew to be one of the larger private builders along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains—an area running through cities like Pueblo and Casper—with its work mainly focusing on the border town sector of the metropolitan area of Boulder itself.

2023 | April 2023 | Green Building and Energy EfficiencyThe Future Is GreenU.S. Green Building Council

2023 | April 2023 | Green Building and Energy Efficiency

The Future Is Green

U.S. Green Building Council

Construction in Focus last spoke with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2019 to learn about the organization’s mission to transform buildings and communities through LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and other important initiatives. We caught back up with USGBC this month to learn about current efforts to help architects, building owners, and developers meet their sustainability goals.

2023 | April 2023 | Green Building and Energy EfficiencySpending Less to Get MorePerformance Engineering Group

2023 | April 2023 | Green Building and Energy Efficiency

Spending Less to Get More

Performance Engineering Group

Large buildings usually have large utility usage. But Livonia, Michigan-based Performance Engineering Group is out to correct the massive waste caused by oversized equipment in buildings across North America through visionary, precision engineering, and its mission is catching on fast. With a focus on preventing water waste, this company also offers radiant floor heating, snow-melting technology, and a range of conversion options for buildings that use hydronic or steam heating.

2023 | April 2023 | Green Building and Energy EfficiencyTransforming Communities Through Affordable HousingRegan Development

2023 | April 2023 | Green Building and Energy Efficiency

Transforming Communities Through Affordable Housing

Regan Development

With housing prices still out of reach for many prospective buyers, it’s heartening to know Regan Development, an Ardsley, New York-based, family-run business with more than 30 years of experience, has created residential, commercial, and affordable housing real estate projects worth over $750 million, enhancing thousands of people’s lives in the process.

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