An Energy-Efficient Modern Church References Utah’s Mining History

Salt Lake City-based design practice Sparano + Mooney Architecture designed a church for West Valley City, Utah that’s strikingly modern yet sensitive to the existing site context. Located near Bingham Canyon Copper Mine, the world’s deepest open pit mine and a major employer in the area, the church pays homage …

Harvard Study: Green Buildings Deliver Nearly $6bn in Health and Climate Benefits

Green certified buildings are delivering billions of dollars in health, climate and energy-saving benefits, according to a major new study from Harvard University. Engineering giant United Technologies Corporation (UTC) commissioned a team of researchers at the university to study how LEED certified buildings had performed over a 16 year period …

World’s First Streetlights Powered by Footsteps Installed in Las Vegas

When most people think “clean energy,” solar panels and wind turbines typically come to mind. But what if the simple act of walking could create emissions-free electricity? Las Vegas is proving that kinetic energy is a real world solution to harmful carbon pollution that is causing global warming – by …