Federal Center South Building 1202 in Seattle. The building, designed by ZGF Architects LLP, was a COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013. Photo: Benjamin Benschneider
"Lessons from the Leading Edge" is a study of the 200 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten...read more
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Goal is to transfer biophilic design theory to real-world applications.
Carbon dioxide has been captured and stored by scientists for years, but now GE has a novel idea...read more
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The 640-sf living wall biofilter provides cleansed air for the office building and provides a stu...read more
A rendering of what Masdar City was expected to look like upon its completion as a net-zero city. Credit: Forgemind ArchiMedia, Flickr Creative Commons
The $22 billion experiment, to this point, has produced less than stellar results.
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Ruling allows PV owners and other small energy generators to continue to be paid wholesale rates...read more
American Technical Publishers in Orland Park, Ill., a LEED Gold-certified building. Photo: American Technical Publishers/Wikimedia Commons
Illinois leads the list for the third straight year.
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Florida lagging on development of green roofs.
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Projects larger than 5,000 sf must recycle or salvage at least half of their trash.
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Plan revealed at UN climate conference.
Vacant lot in Detroit. Photo: Stephen Harlan/Creative Commons.
Effort aims to improve property values, city life.
Colorado State University students gather outside of the school’s LEED Platinum Pavilion at Laurel Village in Fort Collins. The 11,500-sf, $5.5 million facility was designed by 4240 Architecture to function as a village square, with a sloped green lawn for outdoor performances and outdoor seating areas. Photo: Raul Garcia, courtesy 4240 Architecture
Buzzwords like “living lab” and “experiential learning” are indicative of the trend toward more h...read more
Ambler Boiler House, on a brownfield site in Pennsylvania, was reinvented as a Class A office with geothermal heat pumps and a graywater reuse system. The Building Team: Heckendorn & Shiles (architect), Elton & Thompson (SE), Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP, Cx), Alderson Engineering (geothermal), Domus (CM). Courtesy Bala Consulting Engineers
Some developers are missing an opportunity by downplaying sustainability at a time when demand fo...read more
Modules for a data center for one of Skanska’s telecommunications clients were built in an offsite factory. Callison was the architect. Cosentini Associates provided engineering. Photo: Adam Friedberg
Data centers account for 2% of the nation’s electricity consumption and about 30% of the power us...read more
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Headquarters, San Diego. Photo: Rick Naystatt, U.S. Navy
Increased competition among green building rating systems, the rise of net-zero buildings, and a...read more
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A 42% cut to come from buildings, vehicles, supply chain.
Duo-Gard bike storage. Photo: Ferut Architects (via BuildingGreen)
A hybrid urinal, ventless dryer, and a chair made of mushroom roots are among the new green produ...read more
Construction in Raleigh, N.C. Photo: James Willamor/Creative Commons.
Clients and tenants increasingly value sustainability.
Photos courtesy Human Habitat.
Founders of Human Habitat believe their Impact Farm could grow up to six tons of produce per year...
During renovations, the team integrated the biofilter into the new HVAC system to provide clean a...read more
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New governance structure will have two leadership bodies.
Nearly half of energy-modeled projects met or came close to meeting 2014 carbon reduction targets. Photo: York Region/Creative Commons
Energy modeling allows architects to be more ambitious with energy-saving in their design project...
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This new edition of GS-11 includes floor coatings, concrete and masonry sealers, and fire resisti...read more
The SEED Collaborative will partner with a select group of cities, like Philadelphia, and states to help them better collect and manage building energy data. Photo: Peter Miller/Creative Commons
The SEED Standard will help manage, standardize, share performance data.
Cantilevered planters will host cedar trees and other plants hundreds of feet above ground. Renderings courtesy Stefano Boeri
Cantilevered planters will host cedar trees and other plants hundreds of feet above ground.
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Helps product manufacturers offer insight into material and supply chain sustainability
Tampa is planning a $2 billion, 40-acre urban mixed-use development. All buildings within the city district will pursue WELL Certification. Rendering courtesy Delos and Strategic Property Partners
The plan calls for the construction of a $2 billion, 40-acre urban mixed-use development, where a...read more
The Lowline would create a vibrant public space in one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Renderings courtesy Kibum Park/Raad Designs/Flickr
If realized, The Lowline would provide 1.5 acres of green space for the Lower East Side of Manhat...read more
The biofilter provides the majority of the building's fresh air intake to substantially reduce energy usage.
Benefits of the living wall include dust control and sound abatement.
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The 35 winners have demonstrated leadership within the green building movement.