Sustainable Design and Construction

USGBC concerned about developers using LEED registration in marketing

Photo: Cygnusloop99 via Wikimedia Commons

February 18, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

LEED administrators are concerned about a small group of developers or project owners who tout th...

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ASHRAE, USGBC, IES consider biomass requirements in green building standard

The proposal defines biomass as organic material, such as wood and crop waste, that can be burned to generate thermal energy. Photo: Kapilbutani via Wikimedia Commons

February 12, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The proposal would add biomass to approved renewables.

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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Rendering courtesy Tesla
January 21, 2015 | John Caulfield

Tesla Motors’ “gigafactory,” a $5 billion project on 980 acres in Sparks, Nev., could annually pr...

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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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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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Every aspect of the Centerlocation, materials, utilities, operation and usemee
November 12, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

More than a decade after opening its groundbreaking Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the grou...

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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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The research can help designers identify which products should be subjected to e
October 16, 2014 | Perkins+Will

The white paper includes a list of 193 flame retardants, including 29 discovered in building and...

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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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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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Rendering of Hy-Fi, winner of the Bronze Award. Image courtesy Holcim Foundation
September 29, 2014 | Holcim Foundation

The 13 Holcim Award winners for North America illustrate how sustainable construction continues t...

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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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September 12, 2014

The Armstrong facility is the first building in Pennsylvania and among only 17 buildings globally...

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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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All photos: courtesy Valspar
September 02, 2014 | Valspar Sponsored Content

The building’s custom-fabricated wall panels look like copper, but are actually flat metal sheets...

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The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Campus in Saudi Arabia is
August 01, 2014 | Green Building Certification Institute

Partnership intended to improve LEED certification process for projects in countries around the g...

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Energy-efficiency retrofits are on pace to grow more than 7% a year through 2023
July 28, 2014 | Navigant Research

Payback periods remain a critical factor for decisionmakers on retrofit projects, report finds....

July 21, 2014 | Schindler Elevator Corporation

Pennsylvania plant is the first LEED Gold certified elevator manufacturing facility in North Amer...

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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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The complex is envisioned with public garden space. Renderings courtesy of April
July 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Aprilli Design Studio has stepped forward with a new idea for a vertical farm, which is intende...
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