Green Specifications

WELL building standard introduced in China

WELL complements green building rating programs such as LEED, Three Star, and BREEAM. Image courtesy Morgue File/kconnors

March 25, 2015 | Marisa Long, USGBC

The WELL Building Standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring...

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Energy Trust of Oregon offers financial incentives for net-zero buildings

Net zero office building prototype. Rendering courtesy HOK via Wikimedia Commons

March 12, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The organization is offering technical assistance along with financial benefits.

AEC industry groups look to harmonize green building standards, codes

The groups say the effort should encourage the construction of more sustainable buildings. Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikimedia Commons

March 05, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The USGBC, ASHRAE, ICC, IES, and AIA are collaborating on a single green code.

Shopping centers set their sight on solar
February 09, 2015 | Panasonic Eco Solutions

As part of its pledge to environmentally sound practices, real estate investment trust Macerich i...

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Illinois leads top 10 U.S. states for LEED green building

National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, designed by The Freelon Group and HOK. Photo: @Albert Vecerka/Esto

February 04, 2015 | USGBC

Collectively, 1,662 commercial and institutional projects became LEED certified within the top 10...

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Photo courtesy Leo A Daly, NEON
December 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

For the past six years, Leo A Daly has been designing sites for remote field stations with near-z...

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Gilbane invested $60,000 to acquire its first 3D laser scanner, the FARO Focus 3
December 23, 2014 | Jeff Yoders, Contributing Editor

From energy modeling on the fly to prefabrication of building systems, these advancements are pot...

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Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
December 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Zaha Hadid Architects released designs for the new headquarters of Emirati environmental manageme...

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December 18, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

The new collaboration recognizes importance of sustainable parking facility design and management...

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Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year. Photo: courtesy
December 17, 2014 | U.S. Green Building Council

Houston's Monarch School was named the K-12 school of the year, and Western Michigan University w...

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Photo courtesy Anthony92931/Wikimedia Commons
December 12, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The company aims to build 100 new DD Green-certified restaurants by the end of 2016.

Rendering courtesy Behnisch Architekten
November 25, 2014 | Behnisch Architekten

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

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Jerry Yudelson, President of the Green Building Initiative, with Grant Seiffert,
November 21, 2014 | GBI

The STEP Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing technology industry benchmar...

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November 12, 2014 | USGBC

The new additions, from India, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Kazakhstan, Hungary and Mexico, b...

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Photo: M.O. Stevens via Wikimedia Commons
November 02, 2014 | David Gibney, LEED AP, M+W Group

M+W Group's David Gibney offers his top lessons learned from coordinating dozens of large LEED pr...

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One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia
October 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Appraisal Foundation is striving to improve appraisers’ understanding of green valuation.

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

The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, e...

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October 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Among the breakthrough products to make BuildingGreen's annual Top-10 Green Building Products lis...

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The 44,640-sf Iowa Utilities Board/Office of the Consumer Advocate Building in D
October 21, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director
Much of the spirited discussion around LEED v4 has been centered on the Materials & Resourc...
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October 16, 2014 | USGBC

To be selected, LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, undergo an extensive portfolio review,...

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Photo courtesy Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities
October 15, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The impetus behind Harvard's Center for Green Buildings and Cities is what the design school’s de...

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Photo: www.saltdistrict.com
October 14, 2014 | USGBC
This year’s Leadership Award recipients include Christine Ervin, David Orr, Jim DeCesare, Lloyd...
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October 02, 2014 | USGBC

Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects are notable for their planned affordable housin...

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September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from the World Green Building Council finds “overwhelming evidence” to support offic...

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September 16, 2014 | USGBC

The study showed that demand for the LEED Accredited Professional and LEED Green Associate creden...

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Tesoro Corporation headquarters in San Antonio, TX, a LEED-certified building. P
September 03, 2014 | Green Building Certification Institute

The LEED Proven Provider designation is designed to minimize the need for additional work during...

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July 28, 2014 | Council on Tall Buildings

The 10 Year Award recognizes proven value and performance in a tall building, across one or more...

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July 18, 2014 | The Green Building Initiative

The Green Building Initiative announced that the University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Belk Ha...

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July 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

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All photos:  Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH
July 10, 2014 | CTBUH

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and...

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