Clemson University's Lee III Hall is a zero net-energy building. Photo: Nicobro1/Wikimedia Commons
Provides guidelines for measurement and implementation
The University of Texas at Dallas Student Services Building is the first academic building in Texas to receive LEED Platinum status.
Revised ANSI standard open for review through Oct. 26
The LEED sign at the Crystals at the CityCenter development in Las Vegas. Photo: Cygnusloop99/Wikimedia Commons
Goal is to ensure users are aware of factors that impact their ratings.
The Hills at Vallco. Renderings courtesy Sand Hill Property Co. (via San Jose Mercury News)
The new owners of the mall in Cupertino, Calif., intend to transform the outdated shopping mall i...read more
The LEED Gold Tidewater Community College/City of Virginia Beach (Va.) Joint-Use Library. The Building Team: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE (design architect), RRMM Architects (AOR), Anderson Brulé Architects (interior design), Stroud, Pence and Associates (SE), C. Allan Bamforth, Jr. (CE), Pace Collaborative (MEP), In Sites (landscape architect), and Gilbane Building Co. (CMAR). Photo: Jeff Goldberg / ESTO
Today, the green building movement is all about eliminating toxic substances in building material...read more
KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles extracted from the ocean. Renderings courtesy KWS Infra
KWS Infra is piloting a program to make roads from plastic garbage, including bags and bottles ex...read more
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"IgCC Powered by 189.1” will provide the design and construction industry with “the single, most-...read more
Aerial photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 crossing, just east of Interstate 580 junction. Photo: Kluft via Wikimedia Commons
Data from NASA shows carbon emissions could be the driving force behind devastating water shortag...read more
To make the assessment, the resources used and the wastes generated are calculated, mass-balanced, and normalized relative to a specific quantity called a functional unit.
LCA is a way of quantifying the environmental impact generated by the manufacture and delivery of...read more
Photo: The Forest Home Garage in Ithaca, N.Y. All images courtesy of Green Parking Council.
The new program rates parking structures based on 48 elements of operation, from water reuse to b...read more
San Francisco United States Federal Building. Eric in SF via Wikimedia Commons
For the first time, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to submit budget...read more
Photo: Sloan Valve
The research found that certain variables: toilet paper—along with the pipe slope and flush volum...read more
California Academy of Sciences. Photo: TheDailyNathan via Wikimedia Commons
California has a new LEED certification path as the state struggles with drought.
Philips City Farm Research Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Photo courtesy Philips
A research center in The Netherlands is testing the latest techniques in urban farming.
The Washington, D.C.-based USGBC employs 260 people, and last year reported $74.1 million in revenue.
Fedrizzi will be leaving an organization that has grown to 76 chapters. The Washington, D.C.-base...read more
The transformation of the 142,000-sf Electrical Training Center—which was formally announced 11 months ago—should be completed by Spring 2016. Rendering courtesy NECA
Construction has begun Los Angeles County on what is being called the nation’s largest Net Zero P...read more
The VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver, B.C. Integrated MEP engineers at Integral Group and structural engineers at Fast + Epp worked with Perkins+Will’s Peter Busby, FRAIC, LEED Fellow, DSC (Hon.), to design this petal-shaped, LEED-NC Platinum building. Photo: Nic Lehoux, courtesy Perkins+Will
When it comes to water conservation, Building Teams tend to concentrate on water-efficient plumbi...read more
A water-conscious, sustainable landscape is easily achievable, and the options for native and dro...read more
While first generation LED lighting fixtures were basically your standard incandescent or fluores...read more
Renderings courtesy Handel Architects
To achieve Passive House standards, Cornell Tech Residential will incorporate a number of sustain...read more
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, British West Indies. Photo courtesy Inovateus Solar
Strapped with both water and energy crises, several island nations are investing in solar-powered...read more
The rating system can be applied to development projects located on sites with or without buildings, ranging from national parks to corporate campuses, streetscapes and homes, and much more. Image: EPA
The new SITES rating system can be applied to development projects located on sites with or witho...read more
A 1.4-MW fuel cell power plant, installed on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in 2014, generates clean, round-the-clock baseload power. The fuel cell is part of a configuration, in which high-quality heat produces steam for campus heating and absorption cooling. Photo courtesy FuelCell Energy
Demand for fuel cells, while modest, is growing, and cost savings are getting noticed.
Researchers view the Colorado Rocky Mountains through an electricity-generating SolarWindow module. Photo courtesy SolarWindow Technologies
Made primarily out of hydrogen and carbon, the coating can turn see-through surfaces into solar p...read more
The firm released its ecoMetrics analysis tool at the CAGBC Conference. Image: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The firm's new ecoMetrics tool allows for a comprehensive analysis of data from energy simulation...read more
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The new handbook demonstrates methodologies using real data from New York City.
The planned Seoul Skygarden will be made out of a 40-year-old overpass, which was deemed unsafe for heavier vehicles in 2009. Renderings courtesy MVRDV
The garden will be organized as a library of plants, which will make the park easier to navigate....
The growth of IPD is among the key takeaways from the USGBC Region 7 Conference.
The Waterfront, a 128-unit wood-based residential development in Stavanger, Norway, designed by AART architects and Kraftvaerk for client Kruse-Smith. This first phase was completed last July; a second phase is under construction. More than 80 firms competed for the project. Photo courtesy AART Architects
The recent push for larger and taller wood structures may seem like an architectural fad. But Bui...read more