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Rendering courtesy Tesla
January 21,2015

Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually produce enough power for 500,000 electric cars.

January 14,2015

The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London Gateway project site in Oakland, Calif....

January 07,2015

A broadly accepted market definition of zero-energy buildings is foundational to efforts by governments, utilities, or private entities to...

Photo: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
January 07,2015

The report identifies several barriers to investment in such retrofits, such as the costs and complexity associated with relatively small loan...

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
December 19,2014

Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental management company Bee’ah, revealing a structure that...

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy
December 17,2014

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University was honored as the top higher-ed institution,...

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten
November 25,2014

The multi-use building for Artists For Humanity that is slated to be the largest energy positive commercial building in New England.

Photo: Victor Grigas via Wikimedia Commons
November 20,2014

The cost of producing wind and solar power has decreased 58% and 40%, respectively, during the past five years, making renewables more cost-...

Every aspect of the Center—location, materials, utilities, operation and use—mee
November 12,2014

More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the group is back at it with a structure designed to be...

Starbucks stores are profiled in the report, as the company has opened 500-LEED
October 27,2014

The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, emphasizing the economic and social benefit of...