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Bonne Nouvelle! French Law Mandates Green Roofs, Solar Panels

Last week, the French parliament approved a law that requires new commercial buildings to be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.
green housing

Platform Brings Energy Efficiency to Affordable Housing

The Free State Energy Benchmarking Program aims to deliver significant energy-efficiency savings to affordable housing owners in seven U.S. states.
Premier House in Twickenham, U.K., one of the Carbon Trust's Low Carbon Workplace buildings.

5 Trends Shaping the Future of the Workplace

Bruno Gardner, managing director of the Low Carbon Workplace initiative at the Carbon Trust, explains five trends shaping the future of the workplace.
Christian Grande, floating villages, climate change, green building, Seasteader Institute, Leon Kaye, floating city, AbiFloat

Italian Yacht Designer Christian Grande Proposes Posh Floating Village

Famed yacht designer Christian Grande of Italy has proposed AbiFloat, which combines modular building and luxury in a floating village setting.
General Motors, GM, Technical Center, Detroit, Warren, Michigan, architecture, mid century, Modernism week, LEED, green building, Leon Kaye

Modernist Icon GM Technical Center Undergoing a Gradual Green Upgrade

Little about GM's Technical Center in Warren, MI has changed, but this icon of modernist architecture has started a slow green building upgrade.
Aluminaire House, Palm Springs, green building, aluminum, modernism week, Leon Kaye, Albert Frey, mid century modern, architecture, sustainable design, modular home, Joseph Rosa

Forbearer of Modern and Sustainable Architecture Moving to Palm Springs

The Aluminaire House, the first metal prefabricated house built in the U.S., will move to Palm Springs, the epicenter of mid-century modern architecture.
US Green Building Council, top ten leed states, USGBC, LEED, green building, LEED certification, solar, Leon Kaye, water efficiency

USGBC Announces the Top 10 States for LEED in 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its 2014 list of the top 10 LEED states in green building performance.
As of October 2014, more than 3.3 billion square feet of building space were LEED certified. This achievement was only possible because leading businesses came together to drive change with measurable results.

Signed, Sealed, Committed: Why We Signed the Ceres Climate Declaration

A signature seals a deal, backs a promise and commits you to action. Whether signing a receipt at a restaurant or closing on…
Copenhagen, Denmark, Tredje Natur, climate adaptation, smart cities, Leon Kaye, St. Kjeld, climate change

Copenhagen Reveals World’s First Neighborhood Adapted for Climate Change

Copenhagen recently revealed what it says is the first neighborhood redesigned to adapt to climate change.
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So You Want to Be a Sustainable Business?

April Brown of Colorado State University provides three easy steps to start implementing sustainable initiatives into your business practices.
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Lighting It Up: Sporting Venues Transition to LED Technology

Sporting venues at the professional and college levels are transitioning to LED lighting solutions. Learn about the factors influencing the shift.
olive garden

Interview: Todd Taylor on Darden’s ‘Restaurants of the Future’

Darden has set out to utilize innovative technology in all corners of its restaurants, appropriately dubbed 'restaurants of the future.' I sat down…
A drawing of Method's planned manufacturing plant.

Method’s New Factory to Host World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Back in March, eco-friendly cleaning supply company Method broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing plant, set to be built on Chicago’s South…
New fiberglass windows for apartments

Green Building Questions: What Makes Fiberglass Windows Energy Efficient?

In an effort to go green, many evangelists have been advocating fiberglass windows. But how energy efficient are they?
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7 Strategies for Achieving LEED Certification

Achieving LEED certification is a powerful tool for for companies undertaking Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting. Use these seven strategies if you…