Green Building

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Is LEED Becoming the New Normal?

The USGBC's signature LEED green building program is becoming the "new normal" for the building industry, creating new ways for companies to stand…
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How to Fight Greenwashing: The Value of Third-Party Certification in Green Building

Greenwashing, or vague environmental claims, are rampant in the marketplace, especially in green building. Third-party certification of claims can add credibility to claims,…
An architect's design of a tiny home village in Olympia, WA that houses 29"chronically homeless" disabled adults.

Big Change Dwells in Tiny Houses: Corporate Sponsorships and Making a Difference

Choosing smaller options such as a 7.5-ounce rather than a 12-ounce can of soda for long-term benefit is often a no-brainer. But what…
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EPA Report: Los Angeles Buildings are ‘Energy Stars’

Energy use in commercial buildings accounts for 17 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at a cost of more than $100 billion per…
Ginger Dosier

2013 Postcode Lottery Green Challenge Winner: Ginger Dosier ‘Grows’ Bricks with Bacteria

The brick is the basic building block of architecture, popular because it is modular, has a simple design and is both easy to…
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The New Energy Landscape Part II: Growth Areas for Impact and Sustainable Energy Investment

Energy is set to be a key global concern for the foreseeable future—and to continue to be an important focus for impact and…
The New Energy Landscape

The New Energy Landscape Part I: Impact and Sustainable Energy Investing

New research has added fuel to the debate about energy use and climate change. It's more urgent than ever for impact and sustainable…
David-Gottfried

A 3p Chat w/ David Gottfried; Founder, USGBC & World Green Building Council

Join TriplePundit for an exclusive live Google Chat interview with David Gottfried, the father of the global green building movement, on Wed. April…
PR company linked to new LEED report

New “EPA” Report Trashes LEED Standards… No, Really!

Last Friday, a group called the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA, what else?) released a bombshell report claiming that LEED-certified buildings "actually use more…
German heat recovery system

Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems Gaining Popularity in Cold Climate Construction

Heat recovery ventilation systems are an energy efficient solution in extremely cold climates, and they're growing in popularity around the world.
Giovanni Ciarlo and Kathleen Sartor

What Does It Mean to Live From Scratch?

Giovanni Ciarlo and Kathleen Sartor are creating communities that are totally integrated with nature from scratch can last for generations.
Siemens Middle East headquarters in Masdar City

Siemens, GE Open Up Shop at Masdar City

This week, global electronics powerhouse Siemens inaugurated its new Middle East headquarters at Masdar City - a pivotal turning point in the city's…
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Fifteen Cutting Edge Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development

No two cities are alike, and likewise no two “sustainability master plans” should be the same. Nevertheless, there are a number of proven…
The Start.Home builds around the Core to maximize efficiency

Stanford Start.Home: Sustainable Design That Puts People First

Stanford University's Start.Home entry for the Solar Decathlon builds on a Core concept of sustainable design and modularity for cost-effective home design.
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Sustainable Design Pays Off for Big Muddy Workshop

Big Muddy Workshop is a true People Planet Profits business in Omaha, Nebraska