Green Building

Study: LEED Certified Hotels Achieve ‘Superior Financial Performance’

Researchers from Cornell University's school of hotel administration recently took a look at the revenue that's gained by U.S. hotels with LEED certification,…

CSR Report Review: Salesforce.com and Cloud Computing Sustainability

Salesforce.com recently released its most recent sustainability report, which covers the company's progress on operational efficiency and green building.

Top 30 Cities for Green Real Estate

How do you measure the growth of green real estate? One way is by counting the total square footage dedicated to efficient design.…

Alternative Building Method: Aerated Concrete

Autoclaved aerated concrete has some environmental benefits compared to typical cement, reducing energy use during manufacture and providing some durable features.

Redwood: The Natural Solution to a Man-Made Problem

At the California Redwood Association, we’ve seen the market come full-circle in terms of understanding the natural solution vs. man-made solutions. More and…

Arborwall Brings Energy Efficient Log Cabins to the Custom-Built Home Market

Based in northern Maine, Arborwall is demonstrating that log cabins can be both sustainable and energy efficient.

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…