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July 17,2014

The Urban Green Council addresses a concern that many "green" buildings in the U.S. have: poor insulation.

The complex is envisioned with public garden space. Renderings courtesy of April
July 16,2014
Aprilli Design Studio has stepped forward with a new idea for a vertical farm, which is intended to resemble a giant tree. It uses lightweight...
All photos: © Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH
July 10,2014

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding micro-climates, has won the...

The winning design by Bart Shaw, AIA. Rendering courtesy of AIA.
June 30,2014

The American Institute of Architects held a competition to solve the farmer's markets' biggest design dilemma: lightweight, bland canopies that...

M-1 streetcar line, Detroit. Credit: Anderson Illustration | Brookings Instituti
June 16,2014

A new Brookings Institution study records the emergence of “competitive places that are also cool spaces.”

June 12,2014

With the construction of the LEED-NC Platinum Oakland University Human Health Building, constructed in Rochester, Michigan, SmithGroupJJR recently...

Photo: Paul Sableman via Wikimedia Commons
June 02,2014

The Green Parking Council, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute, has launched the Green Garage Certification program, the parking...

The Building Team just completed Phase II of the project, which includes 129 new
May 27,2014

First opened in 1940, South Boston's Old Colony housing project had become a symbol of poor housing conditions. Now the revamped neighborhood...

Photo: Brett VA via Wikimedia Commons
May 16,2014

The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program will offer 14 grants to developers of affordable housing in North America who are committed to...