Why Don't Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency? – Yale Environment 360

Analysts call it the “energy performance gap” — the difference between promised energy savings in green buildings and the actual savings delivered. The problem, researchers say, is inept modeling systems that fail to capture how buildings really work. By Richard Conniff • May 25, 2017 Not long ago in the southwest of England, a local community set out […]

'Green' Buildings May Boost Productivity, Cut Down on Sick Days – SHRM

​When evaluating a job offer, there’s more to consider than salary and health care benefits. New research suggests that working in a green-certified building could improve productivity, job performance and overall well-being. A series of new studies, led by Harvard University and SUNY Upstate Medical University, found that occupants of high-performing green buildings showed higher […]

Future buildings need to be resilient: NZ Green Building Council … – Stuff.co.nz

WAYNE CURTIS The country’s first six-green star office building, the Geyser building in Parnell. Building owners picking themselves up from last week’s earthquake have a unique opportunity to make their property a better investment and workplace, a property body says. The New Zealand Green Building Council is marking its 10th anniversary and in that time, sustainable building […]

Green buildings help us think better, finds report – Curbed

Green design gets a lot of attention for its energy- and money-saving aspects, but determining the buildings’ impacts on health isn’t always easy to quantify. But a team of researchers from Harvard, Syracuse University, and SUNY Upstate Medical Center conducted a study to help shed light on how the built environment can change our ability […]

Spotlight on green buildings in Canada – Corporate Knights Magazine

Illustration by Studio Tipi Howard Roark, the protagonist architect in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, eschews conventional thinking in favour of designing buildings that are elegant and efficient. This, it turns out, is the key to about a third of the solution to climate change and a good deal of human happiness in most industrialized countries, […]