Sustainability & Resilience

How to Create More Resilient Hotels

Hotels have been plagued with low occupancy since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. One way to make hotels more resilient against the impacts of future pandemics is designing flexible spaces. Learn more.

EV Chargers: A Hot Tenant Amenity

Talk about sustainable tenant amenities was already circulating before COVID-19, but now that property owners are trying to draw people back to the office, the conversation is heating up again. 

Announcing the Inaugural Purpose Awards from BUILDINGS and i+s

In this episode, VP of Media Steven Sloan joins Chief Content Director Robert Nieminen to announce a brand new awards program: The Purpose Awards. Find out why we're launching this new program to celebrate and elevate the products, projects, designs, and spaces that contribute most to the Triple Bottom Line—People, Planet, Profit. The products and projects that not only do no harm, but best support the health and wellness of humans and the planet.

Why Are Building Codes So Important?

The recent building collapse in Surfside, Florida, underscores the importance of strong building codes that require resilient building. Dr. Anne Cope of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety joins BUILDINGS Editor in Chief Janelle Penny to explain how strong codes reduce damage from natural disasters and what building owners in less resilient states should know.

Are You Recycling Your Thermostats?

Mercury thermostats are no longer in production, but may remain in buildings—and when those buildings upgrade to smarter HVAC systems, the old mercury thermostats must stay out of the landfill. Danielle Myers of the Thermostat Recycling Corporation explains how to recycle your building’s mercury thermostats and why it’s important.

Learn About Our Partnership to Revitalize a Community, Sustainably

In this episode of the BUILDINGS podcast, we talk to our partners at Citizen HKS, Boaz & Ruth about our collaboration on Benefield, a community based project that revitalizes the Highland Park corridor in Richmond, Virginia, that will become a place that anchors and supports the community’s youth, serving as a catalyst for change and hope.

How Green is Your Lease?

Is your lease green enough? Green lease language lets both owners and tenants reap the benefits of sustainable building improvements. Learn more.