Green Specifications

June 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Energy Department today launched a new Buildings Performance Database, the largest free, publ...

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June 05, 2013 | USGBC

In an effort to accelerate sustainable development around the world, the U.S. Green Building Coun...

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May 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The next version of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system will expand water-saving...

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May 14, 2013 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When it comes to durability, a 50-year building design ideally should include 50-year coatings. M...

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May 09, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a "no sweat" toilet to a deep-well lavatory, here's a round up of the latest high-efficiency...

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May 09, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Six years after a tornado virtually wiped out the town, Greensburg, Kan., is the world's leading...

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May 03, 2013 | USGBC

The Green Building Advisory Committee established by the General Services Administration, officia...

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April 26, 2013 | DLR Group

DLR Group and the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University have collabora...

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April 24, 2013 | BD+C Staff

North Carolina lawmakers have introduced state legislation that would restrict the use of nationa...

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April 08, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Analysis of daylighting control systems in 20 office and public spaces shows that while the autom...

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April 02, 2013 | Yudelson Associates

A new book from leading sustainability, green building author and expert Jerry Yudelson challenge...

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March 29, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a nanophotonic material that not only reflects...

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Due to open in August 2013, the West Branch library in Berkeley, Calif., replace
March 27, 2013 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The Building Team for Berkeley, Calif.’s new 9,500-sf West Branch library aims to achieve net-zer...

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March 27, 2013 | BD+C Staff

A new guidance manual, LEED for Neighborhood Development and Historic Preservation, outl...

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Enermodal staff at the firms annual employee conference (opposite) and Enermoda
March 21, 2013 | Ted Agres, Contributing Editor

At Enermodal Engineering, there’s only one kind of building—a sustainable one.

March 14, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Chicago top EPA's list of the U.S. cities with the greatest nu...

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Walgreens to build first net-zero energy retail store
March 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Walgreens announced plans last week to build one of the nation's first net-zero retail stores. Th...

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BD+C's 2011 White Paper: Zero and Net-Zero Energy Buildings + Homes
February 21, 2013 | BD+C Staff

We submit our eighth White Paper on Sustainability in the hope that it will inspire architects, e...

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The LEED Platinum, net-zero-ready campus police substation at Miramar College, a
November 29, 2012 | By Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor, Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor, and Rob Cassidy, Editorial Director

More and more colleges and universities see sustainainably designed buildings as a given

Valencia College at Lake Nonas innovative new $21.7 million Academic Building d
November 20, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Featuring the latest technologies, the three-story, academic facility includes academic spaces an...

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November 15, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Partnership will help further USGBC’s mission by advancing green building education

November 15, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Focus is on healthy building materials to promote indoor environmental quality and human health...

November 15, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

7,000 members of the green building industry convene for opening ple...

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November 13, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Respondents indicated a widespread commitment to sustainable practices

A ceiling-high stone fireplace framed by rustic wooden logs was created by artis
November 11, 2012 | By Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor, Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor, and Rob Cassidy, Editorial Director

Hotel boom signals good news for greener lodging facilities

The 15,000-sf 911 facility in Morris, Ill., designed and built by Wight & Co. fo
November 11, 2012 | By Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor, Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor, and Rob Cassidy, Editorial Director

Public sector remains a bastion of sustainability

The Edwin and Nancy Van Brunt Central Energy Plant, which powers the entire 34-a
November 11, 2012 | By Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor, Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor, and Rob Cassidy, Editorial Director

Green medical facilities extend beyond hospital walls

The LEED Platinum-rated Panama Commons, in Panama City, Fla., is a community of
November 11, 2012 | By Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor, Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor, and Rob Cassidy, Editorial Director

Sustainably designed apartments are apples of developers’ eyes

College Park Elementary School, Virginia Beach, Va., has an integrated wetland g
November 11, 2012 | By Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor, Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor, and Rob Cassidy, Editorial Director

High-performance schools put ‘sustainability’ in the lesson plan

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