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The Three Green Building B’s: Benchmarking, Best Practices, and (Major) Benefits

By David Jaber Facility assessments (investigating a building’s energy, water, material usage and waste, similar to LEED O+M or other facility greening audits)…
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Green My Digs: 5 Most Eco-friendly Apartment Buildings in America

By: Tim Eyre The robust global environmentalism movement has impacted virtually all aspects of American life. And while green building practices have been…
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Earthships Provide Path to Future Self-Sustaining Homes

Rolling up to the Earthships world headquarters in Taos, New Mexico is like stumbling upon an alien planet – a striking, stark desert…
Centenial Plaza, a transit plaza in (pricey) Mountain View, CA

HUD and EPA Launch Effort to Build Sustainable Communities

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced this week that their agencies launched a grant program that will help build…
Putney Shool's net-zero field house. Cows in the foreground, solar panels in the background.

Net-Zero in Vermont: Putney School a Model for Sustainability

In the unassuming rural community of Putney, Vermont, students and faculty at the Putney School are proud of their new field house. Not…
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Embracing the Economic Case for Sustainable Design

By Ronald C. Weston, AIA, LEED AP The sustainable design and green building movement have made tremendous advances over the past decade to…
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Can Commercial PACE Financing Drive $2.5 Billion in Energy Efficiency Investments?

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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For the 2012 London Olympics, The Winning Medal is Green

With 15 months to go before the 2012 Olympics begin in London, the mega-event’s organizers have the goal of emerging as the most…

Trimming the Fat Off the Fitness Industry

This post is part of a series on sustainability in the health and wellness industry, curated by Becky Eisen, Dana Ledyard, Izabel Loinaz.…
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USA’s First LEED Gold Airport Terminal Unveiled at SFO

Although the aircraft parked at its gates may leave a sizable carbon footprint, San Francisco airport’s newly refurbished terminal two (T2) aims to…

Video Interview: Navigating Green Building Certifications

Dealing with green building certifications, even for building material professionals, is anything but easy.  Serious Materials, a company dedicated to building better buildings,…
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Video Interview: Serious Materials on the Empire State Building

Buildings consume over 50% of the energy in the US, and over 50% of building energy consumed by buildings is in heating and…
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FedEx Reaches Company Milestone and Opens Energy Efficient Data Center

A few days ago FedEx Corp. unveiled its Enterprise Data Center-West (EDC-W), located in Colorado Springs, CO, making it the company’s first environmentally…

A New Path of Building with New Avenue Homes

Are you tired of the continual expansion of suburban sprawl?  Or perhaps just want a home that is right sized for your household,…
interior of Villa Velpeloo

With Help from Google Earth, Architects Build Chic Modern Home

Villa Velpeloo is a new modern home in Enschede that is about a two hour drive (or six hour bike) east of Amsterdam.…